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“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

| June 26, 2012

As it has done at least once a decade for the past 40 years, the media seems intent on pitting women against each other in a "Having it All" debate about work inside and outside the home. Author and organizer Ellen Bravo explains why the discussion defies reality. More »

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

| June 15, 2012

Four decades after its birth as the nation's first feminist mass-market magazine, Ms. was honored this week by the New York City Council. Shelby Knox writes of its continuing advocacy. More »

Nuns Mad As Hell

Nuns Mad As Hell

| June 7, 2012

As a group of nuns plans to crisscross the country to highlight their work with the poor and powerless, Adele M. Stan explains why we may be witnessing a catalyzing moment in U.S. Catholic history. More »

The Omega Women & Power Conference

The Omega Women & Power Conference

| June 6, 2012

Congratulations to PWV Alum Emily May, American Express Future Leader of Social Change

| May 22, 2012

WMC Co-Founder Gloria Steinem Joins the “E-Book Revolution”

WMC Co-Founder Gloria Steinem Joins the “E-Book Revolution”

| May 17, 2012

Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity

Misogynistic Ads and the Oxygen of Publicity

| May 17, 2012

Retro-sexist advertising may be presented as ironic, but it features the same, familiar images feminists rallied against decades ago, argues the author. What to do? More »

A Mother’s Day Conundrum

A Mother’s Day Conundrum

| May 11, 2012

Psychologist Paula Caplan describes the complicated balancing act involved in honoring her mother while caring for her. More »

My Mom and the Bearded Lady

My Mom and the Bearded Lady

| May 10, 2012

The author's mother has given her an early exposure to a diverse collection of women, which serves her well as a writer and strategic activist. More »

May Day with Occupy Oakland

May Day with Occupy Oakland

| May 8, 2012

The author describes the Occupy movement's action in Oakland last week, in light of a very different mood in the city that greeted the general strike called six months ago. More »