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Michael Rosenkrantz

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Nepal's Female Activists Show the Need for International Action on Gender

Michael Rosenkrantz | May 7, 2013 | UK
On International Women's Day I will be celebrating the many women I have met in Nepal who are challenging inequality by fighting for their rights. I am volunteering with international development charity VSO to help women from poor and isolated communities own the land they work on.
Lynne Featherstone

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Push for Change on Women's Rights

Lynne Featherstone | May 7, 2013 | UK Politics
Bringing about change is a long-term task, in which girls' education, economic opportunities and women's representation and rights are all key. This is why the UK's programmes and the benefits they bring to Afghan women and girls will continue long after British troops come home in 2014.
Jasmine O Connor

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Violence Against Lesbians and Bisexual Women Should Be a Global Concern

Jasmine O Connor | May 7, 2013 | UK Lifestyle
Every day, lesbians and bisexual women become victims of forced marriage, forced impregnation, honour killings and other violent attempts to either change their sexual orientation or punish them for it. Many feel unable to seek justice, fearing that in doing so they may disclose their sexual orientation, putting themselves at risk of reprisals or even prosecution.
Leena Gade

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Life in the Fast Lane

Leena Gade | May 7, 2013 | UK Sport
I am not treated differently to anyone else on the team and I was given an opportunity to take on a role that would be tough whether you are male or female. I am very lucky to work in such a technical field that is truly challenging and I hope that what both Teena and I do can open up the world of engineering and high performance to a wider audience.
Maria Miller

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A Day to Celebrate Women in All Walks of Life

Maria Miller | May 7, 2013 | UK Politics
Friday is International Women's Day. And it is an opportunity for us to celebrate women in all walks of life. It is a chance to look at where we are now, how far we have come, and what needs still to be done. It is also a time to reflect on the work which is improving the lives of women across the world. It is also an opportunity for us to reflect on the vital role women are playing in our own society, be it in business, education, entertainment, public service or in the home.
Deborah Swiss

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One Woman's Guide to Changing the World

Deborah Swiss | May 7, 2013 | Women
Elizabeth Fry challenged her nation's moral compass. Understanding that poverty is neither a choice nor a crime, she tirelessly worked to educate women in low-paid jobs, in workhouses, in halfway houses and in prisons.
Trudy Bourgeois

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Demand. Equality. Going Beyond International Women's Day.

Trudy Bourgeois | May 7, 2013 | Politics
The progress that those who have gone before us have made. The progress that seemed impossible, but was fought for and obtained. The progress I've personally witnessed, just in my lifetime. But there is much progress needed -- much still ahead of us.
Joy Chen

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Don't Date or Marry a Screamer

Joy Chen | May 7, 2013 | Women
I stayed because I thought that if you love someone, you should take the good with the bad. I stayed because at those times when the rest of the world didn't understand him, he said he needed me. I stayed because the prospect of being alone was scary. It felt too hard to climb out.
Kathryn Pogin

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Notre Dame Healthcare and 'Sincere Religious Belief'

Kathryn Pogin | May 7, 2013 | Religion
In its legal complaint, the University claims that it is "unapologetically committed to the moral principles and ethics of the Catholic Church," but the truth is that it has chosen to live out its Catholic mission selectively, and in a way that exacerbates existing equity issues on campus.
Suhag A. Shukla, Esq.

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International Women's Day: Arise! Awake! My Hindu Sisters

Suhag A. Shukla, Esq. | May 7, 2013 | Religion
For too many centuries, sometimes under the guise of culture and tradition, sometimes with the excuse of blaming foreign cultures, we have allowed the essence of the Vedas and the essence of womanhood to be muddied by society's bullies. How long will we tolerate it?
Jocelyn Greenky

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Have Them From Hello

Jocelyn Greenky | May 7, 2013 | Women
"Hello." Have you ever thought about how you say that all-important word that starts every single chat?
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

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The Color Orange and My First Cousin Jesse: Rediscovering Family

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | May 7, 2013 | Women
The Last of the Mohicans was made in 1992, just after my mother (the next to the last of my Mohicans) succumbed to cancer. Very much in Chingachgook's moccasins, I am the last, now, of the Boleman-Herrings.
Liz Kozak

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Leave Our Princesses Alone

Liz Kozak | May 7, 2013 | Parents
...Is it just me, or does it look like Cinderella's been making pies outta that pumpkin carriage? ...More like "Beauty and the BEEF," know what I'm saying???
Alison Dotson

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OCD on Girls: Symptoms Arise As a Plot Twist in Real Life, Too

Alison Dotson | May 7, 2013 | Women
Just as Hannah herself resists typical far-fetched sitcom stereotypes -- she's not model thin, she struggles with her finances and her career choices-- her OCD symptoms are presented in a way that resists the low-hanging fruit of a kooky character most of us never encounter in our day-to-day routine.
Amy Cooper

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Helping Our Girls Rise

Amy Cooper | May 7, 2013 | Impact
My husband and I are constantly struggling to get our children to realize how lucky they are to be living in the U.S. Prior to moving here, we spent five years living in China and traveling Asia, where we saw extreme poverty and witnessed many of the issues that children in developing countries face.
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

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Telecommuting Kills Creativity: What the Research Says About Yahoo's New Work Policy

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | May 7, 2013 | Business
Everyone is pissed off about Yahoo's new ban on working from home. Or at least, that's what the media coverage seems to suggest. But none of these news articles have asked a basic question: What does the research show?
Chez Pazienza

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Today, We Are All Beauty Pageant Winners Who Did Amateur Porn

Chez Pazienza | May 7, 2013 | Technology
Melissa King shot her porn scene -- which, despite being all smiles for, she admits on-cam was done mostly for the money -- then probably figured she'd just get on with her life.
Emma Gray

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The Real Reason Topless Cover Models Make Women Want To Buy Magazines?

Emma Gray | May 7, 2013 | Women
I'm not sure that Glamour's topless cover shots are appealing to women because the cover models' breasts are "average."
Rabbi Laura Geller

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The Personal Is Political

Rabbi Laura Geller | May 7, 2013 | Religion
In reflecting on the 50th anniversary of "The Feminine Mystique," Stephanie Coontz wrote that "readers who return to this feminist classic today are often puzzled by the absence of concrete political proposals to change the status of women. But The Feminine Mystique has the impact it did because it focused on transforming women's personal consciousness."
Jessica Bennett

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When the Good Girls Revolted -- A Story of Newsweek

Jessica Bennett | May 7, 2013 | Women
We noticed it only superficially, at first. We'd spot a story we'd suggested under the byline of a more respected male colleague. Other times, one of us would be asked to rewrite somebody else's sloppy draft -- only to notice how he rose above us on the masthead.
Heidi Mulligan Walker

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'In 10 Years, Who Will Remember Where You Were?'

Heidi Mulligan Walker | May 7, 2013 | Women
My 5-year-old daughter's birthday assembly at school would be taking place at exactly the same time that our CEO would be addressing us. I remembered a piece of great advice and asked myself, "In 10 years, who will remember where you were on this particular morning?"
Maryjane Fahey

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7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Toxic Mating Habits

Maryjane Fahey | May 7, 2013 | Women
According to every single woman's magazine on newsstands today, it's spring cleaning time. With that wardrobe change comes the inevitable metaphor of tidying up the wintry wreckage of worn-out mating habits. Here are seven essential tips for spring cleaning.
Cassie Slane

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Carly Fiorina Interview: Marissa's Ban on Working From Home and HP's Future

Cassie Slane | May 7, 2013 | Technology
Do you remember when female leaders at the top of Silicon Valley companies were hard to find? Well, they still are. But at least now, there are a few more than there were. Only 14 years ago Carly Fiorina was the first.
Nancy Rubin Stuart

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Why Write Women's History?

Nancy Rubin Stuart | May 7, 2013 | Women
That social disconnect between the rhetoric of the woman's liberation movement and the realities of suburban life led me to wonder about women across the country who were also beginning to change traditional roles. As a journalist I I had to find out.
Dr. Sharon Orrange

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Lean in... And Get Your Hands Dirty

Dr. Sharon Orrange | May 7, 2013 | Women
Leaving the profession of medicine and "leaning back" would mean I would tell my girls, "I was a different person because of you." Now I will tell them, "I was made to be a doctor, and I am a much better one because of you."
Nina Bahadur

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What I Know About Fear Now That I'm In My 20s

Nina Bahadur | May 7, 2013 | Women
My specific anxiety revolves around spaces I can't get out of, but the tendrils are far-reaching. There was a point in my life where a low-level terror had an effect on everything I did, and I was too ashamed to talk about it -- even with people who were close to me.
Brenna Weingus

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'American Idol' Recap: Top 10 Guys Perform, Devin Velez Wows

Brenna Weingus | May 7, 2013 | TV
The Top 10 guys of "American Idol" gave it their all and it was ... alright. While a few performances brought the house down, most fell flat and left me (and the judges) wanting a bit more.
Otaviano Canuto

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Gender Equality Pays Off in Brazil

Otaviano Canuto | May 7, 2013 | World
Brazil's success in reducing poverty and income inequality has been widely reported in recent years. What is less known is that there has also been progress in lessening gender inequality in the past two decades.
Zenita Nicholson

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Let Us Remember All Women on International Women's Day

Zenita Nicholson | May 7, 2013 | Gay Voices
Some lesbian women, in particular, often feel compelled to conform to gender stereotypes by wearing attire that is considered "sexy" and "feminine." Some women have "sham" relationships with men, just to avoid these social sanctions.
Maria Shriver

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Why Women Must Lean In and Push Back

Maria Shriver | May 7, 2013 | Women
I hope that as we continue this conversation, we do so with the understanding that no one woman's experience is the same, that we all have different choices to make, and that we all have something vitally important to bring to the table.
Jenny McClary

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Androgynous Women Need Clothes Too! Enter veer nyc (PHOTOS)

Jenny McClary | May 7, 2013 | Gay Voices
Genderless clothing is a serious need. One morning we complained about it over brunch, but we realized that A) we aren't the only ones with this need, and B) if you want something badly enough, you just have to do it yourself. Thus veer nyc was born.
The Purple Fig

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Turns Out I Love Being a Mother After All

The Purple Fig | May 7, 2013 | Canada Living
In 2005 my life was very different than it is now. A job in advertising afforded me a very indulgent lifestyle and I spent every cent on purses, high heels, and enjoying myself. Having a child was the last thing on my radar. Life never goes the way we plan it. Today, I have a 10 month old, a husband and a house in Toronto.
Ronna Benjamin

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When Your Friend Is An Alcoholic

Ronna Benjamin | May 7, 2013 | Fifty
My friend Tammy had troubles, but it took me awhile to figure it out. She was a redhead who smoked menthols, loved music, dancing and beer. Her father was a judge, a real one, but she herself was totally non-judgmental.
Kristin Shaw

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Is 21 Too Young to Marry?

Kristin Shaw | May 6, 2013 | Weddings
My first instinct was to tell her that she's too young. That they're moving too fast. I wanted to tell her to slow down.