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The Woman Who Fought Freud—and Won

| January 26, 2009

Looking Forward to 2009

| December 29, 2008

The Women’s Media Center asked feminist authors and commentators Lynn Sherr, Alida Brill, and Beverly Guy-Sheftall to tell us what women might expect from what is widely expected to be a new year of national change. Their words are as cautionary as they are hopeful. More »

Show Her the Money

December 9, 2008

Mothers Linked World Wide

| December 8, 2008

They met in Toronto and cemented a movement of mothers that now promises a global network, with a website and a wide-ranging set of objectives. The author helped film a documentary tracing their progress. More »

“My Lord What a Morning”

| December 5, 2008

On the anniversary of the trial of Rosa Parks for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, the author recalls the significance in her own family of that day when tens of thousands read leaflets asking that they “stay off the buses” in protest—and the limits to freedom that still plague us today. More »

Moose, Mousse, and Spalinism

Moose, Mousse, and Spalinism

| October 31, 2008

Here, Robin Morgan takes aim at a few “feminists” who have taken to the blogways lately to support John McCain and Sarah Palin. Their reasoning is flawed, says Morgan, to say the least. More »

Voting—Without the Girdle

| October 30, 2008

The journalist and author of a forthcoming play on suffragist Susan B. Anthony explains why not voting should never be an option. A large turnout is as important to the nation, says Lynn Sherr, as any policy choice of the winner. More »

A Motherhood Movement for the 21st Century

| October 14, 2008

“You say you want a revolution?” is the theme of an international gathering in Toronto this month, where a grassrootsmovement to give voice and power to the mothers of the world is poised to come of age. The founder of the “rock ‘n roll” wing of the movement tells us what it’s all about. More »

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

Finally! The UN Gets One Right

| August 4, 2008

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously confirmed Secretary General BanKi-Moon’s appointment for\the post of UN high commissioner for human rights: the distinguished South African jurist Navanethem (“Navi”) Pillay. Women’s rights activists around the world can celebrate. More »

Making Strides in Politics and Online

| July 30, 2008

Jehmu Greene, a legendary grass roots organizer, plans next to “look laser-like at organizing young women. More »