Blog & Features RSS

Why Is It So Easy to Look Away When the Story Is about Women and Girls?

Why Is It So Easy to Look Away When the Story Is about Women and Girls?

| May 14, 2014

When in comes to telling the urgent story of the kidnapped Nigerian students, mainstream media have been slow to mobilize. The author, an international spokesperson for Planned Parenthood Federation of America, reveals why, and demands that we do better. More »

Tags:
Laying Claim to Our Bodies

Laying Claim to Our Bodies

| May 7, 2014

As parliament considers a law to roll back abortion rights, women in Spain are trying a novel approach to assert ownership of their bodies. More »

Tags:
Still Speaking Truth: Anita Hill in a Conversation With Robin Morgan

Still Speaking Truth: Anita Hill in a Conversation With Robin Morgan

| May 2, 2014

Tags:
Women Find Themselves on the Web

Women Find Themselves on the Web

| April 23, 2014

Amid ample evidence that both the small and big screens are still a man’s world, women are finding audiences by creating their own series and making them available on the web. More »

Tags:
One-Stop Shopping

One-Stop Shopping

| April 18, 2014

A Buffalo abortion clinic adds a birthing center, creating a new model of a full-service facility for women’s reproductive health. More »

Tags:
Moving Beyond the Bechdel Test

Moving Beyond the Bechdel Test

| April 9, 2014

The author, a leading expert on women in the film industry, introduces new research that goes beyond the numbers, revealing the quality of films’ portrayals of women. More »

Tags:
Meet Your Brand’s New Spokesperson: Funny, Female, and Fully Clothed

Meet Your Brand’s New Spokesperson: Funny, Female, and Fully Clothed

| April 3, 2014

The author, a marketing professional, takes note of some new and different female characters in TV ads—and hopes that they will set a trend. More »

Tags:
Building a Monument for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Building a Monument for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

| March 27, 2014

Activists have launched a large-scale, community-created artwork to show public support for victims and survivors of sexual assault. More »

Tags:
Reality Check on Pope Francis

Reality Check on Pope Francis

| March 19, 2014

When it comes to progress for women in the Catholic church, the author, a professor of religious studies, suggests that we take a hard look at Pope Francis’s actions, not just his rhetoric. More »

Tags:
#SheDocs: A Film Festival for the Future

#SheDocs: A Film Festival for the Future

| March 12, 2014

A a free, online documentary film festival, running throughout Women’s History Month, focuses on the stories of extraordinary women. More »

Tags: