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Myrlie Evers-Williams—Making Her Own History

Myrlie Evers-Williams—Making Her Own History

| January 28, 2013

The inauguration moment that most moved the author, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis, came early in the ceremony. More »

My Interview with Sally Ride

My Interview with Sally Ride

| December 27, 2012

Novelist Margaret McMullan recalls the question she wishes she hadn't asked the first American woman in space, Sally Ride, who died July 23 this year. More »

New York’s Firefighting Women

New York’s Firefighting Women

| October 8, 2012

Women firefighters have served New York City for 30 years, but their numbers are still tiny in comparison to men. Recently a pioneer among them, Brenda Berkman, examined why. More »

Plunging Necklines, Helen Gurley Brown, and Me

Plunging Necklines, Helen Gurley Brown, and Me

| August 14, 2012

Legendary Cosmo Editor Helen Gurley Brown died at age 90 August 13, 2012, in New York City. Book publisher Lori Perkins here remembers an icon. More »

Nora Ephron—An Appreciation

Nora Ephron—An Appreciation

| June 29, 2012

Author M. G. Lord knew Nora Ephron socially, but appreciated her most through Ephron's essays. She writes about why they've had only the best influence on her own writing. More »

Burmese Nobel Laureate after 21 Years

Burmese Nobel Laureate after 21 Years

| June 20, 2012

The author recalls her time in Burma just before the military coup that kept Aung San Suu Kyi from accepting her Nobel Peace Prize for two decades. More »

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

| June 14, 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 »

Justice Ginsburg Should Continue to Raise Her Vital Voice

Justice Ginsburg Should Continue to Raise Her Vital Voice

| June 5, 2012

The author of a new book on the rhetoric of women on the Supreme Court argues that the nation needs to continue hearing the voice of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her hard-won position on the high court. More »

Civil Rights, Workers and Women’s Activist Dolores Huerta Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Civil Rights, Workers and Women’s Activist Dolores Huerta Honored with Presidential Medal of Freedom

May 29, 2012

United Farm Workers of America co-founder, Dolores Huerta Foundation president, and lifelong organizer Dolores Huerta today receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Susan Loubet for KUNM Radio in Huerta's birth state of New Mexico interviewed her on her work, and on challenges for American women. More »