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For Love and/or Money: When Business and Activism Join Hands

For Love and/or Money: When Business and Activism Join Hands

| August 18, 2010

Social-entrepreneurial partnerships can be win-win situations, reports writer-photographer Laura Tillman, but nonprofits and celebrities have to choose their collaborators carefully. More »

Letter from a Mama Grizzly to Sarah Palin

Letter from a Mama Grizzly to Sarah Palin

| July 20, 2010

Commentator Sally Kohn, somewhat confused about Sarah Palin's recent outreach video, asks here for a bit of clarification. More »

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard—Poised to Hold Her Own

Australia Prime Minister Julia Gillard—Poised to Hold Her Own

| July 6, 2010

Australia's first woman PM is unusual in more ways than one, and feminists such as political scientist/author/poet Susan Hawthorne are cautiously optimistic. More »

Wonder Woman in Pants is Not a Feminist Win

Wonder Woman in Pants is Not a Feminist Win

| July 1, 2010

It’s the end of an era. At 69 years old, Wonder Woman has decided to put on some pants. More »

Women Need Immigration Reform: What You Can Do About It

Women Need Immigration Reform: What You Can Do About It

| June 24, 2010

Women immigrants in the United States are a positive force in their communities. Rather than criminalizing them, argues the author, we must let them take care of their families. More »

Women’s Stake in Fighting Arizona’s New Law

Women’s Stake in Fighting Arizona’s New Law

| May 20, 2010

The author, a Women’s Media Center Progressive Women’s Voices alumna, reports back from a Mother’s Day delegation in Phoenix to protest the state’s treatment of immigrant women. More »

Rhonda Copelon—An Architect of Feminist Human Rights Law

| May 18, 2010

When Rhonda Copelon died this month of ovarian cancer, she was 65 and the influence of her ground-breaking legal career could be appreciated around the world. Here, adapted from a tribute at an awards ceremony last year, friend and colleague Charlotte Bunch describes her extraordinary personal and professional contributions. More »

The Problems We Mothers Wish We Had

The Problems We Mothers Wish We Had

| May 6, 2010

While the media focus on “Work-Family Dilemmas of the Rich and Famous,” the average employed mother has few resources and fewer choices, says the author of a new book, “The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly Nation.” More »

The Way We Talk About “Women’s Lit”

The Way We Talk About “Women’s Lit”

| May 3, 2010

Marketing demands and an underlying thread of sexism in the publishing industry work together to trivialize literature written by women, argues WMC Progressive Women’s Voices commentator Courtney Young. More »

Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

Saving the Earth: What Science Can’t Accomplish

| April 22, 2010

As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the author describes how women have worked to break through the seemingly impervious bureaucracy at the UN to finally impress on world leaders that saving the earth depends on guaranteeing women equal rights and status. More »