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The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

| March 18, 2013

Expand the circle of empathy in public life, urges multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »

Kosovo Human Rights Activists Resist Attacks on LGBT Community

Kosovo Human Rights Activists Resist Attacks on LGBT Community

| January 17, 2013

The author, a mtvU/Fulbright fellow in Kosovo, confronts an outbreak of religious extremism of unexpected violence, directed against LGBT expression in Prishtina. More »

Violence Against Women—Unfinished Business

Violence Against Women—Unfinished Business

| January 4, 2013

The new Congress will have to undo the damage caused by GOP House members who blocked reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act—legislation that until now had earned broad bipartisan support. More »

2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark

2012 Elections: Women Make Their Mark

| November 7, 2012

Women claim the last word in the "war on women" election this year, with 55 percent backing Barack Obama and many progressive women winning House and Senate seats. More »

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

DNC Platform—Reaching for a New Normal

| September 6, 2012

The author, who last week analyzed the potential impact on women of the policies outlined in the Republican National Platform, here turns to the Democratic statement of principles. More »

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

2012 DNC: A View from the Maryland Women’s Caucus

| September 5, 2012

The author, founder of Legalspeaks.com, finds the essence of diversity within the Maryland delegation to the Democratic National Convention. More »

After Tyler Clementi, How Can We Help Kids Stop Bullying and Suicides of their LGBT Peers?

| May 25, 2012

Following Dharun Ravi's sentencing for his role in the suicide of gay Rutgers freshman Tyler Clementi, psychologist, author, and Progressive Women's Voices alum Sheela Raja looks for lessons we can learn—and teach our kids—on bullying, prejudice, and trauma. More »

The New York Times Sexualizes and Sensationalizes Death of Transgender Woman

| May 15, 2012

Much to Celebrate

Much to Celebrate

| March 8, 2012

Today is International Women's Day. Christine Ahn and the Global Fund for Women mark the occasion by recalling substantial wins for women in 2011. More »

Minnesota Women and the GLBT Community Score Electoral Victories

Minnesota Women and the GLBT Community Score Electoral Victories

| January 17, 2012

One of two Minnesota women who won seats at a special election last week, Susan Allen becomes the first openly lesbian Native American to be elected to a state legislature. More »