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The “Gendered Face” of Ebola

| September 17, 2014

Recognizing that Ebola is killing more women than men—and why—will be key to stemming the spread of the disease. More »

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With Women In The Lead, Abolishing The Death Penalty Gains Traction

With Women In The Lead, Abolishing The Death Penalty Gains Traction

| September 10, 2014

With capital punishment under renewed scrutiny in the U.S., activists are intensifying efforts to abolish it. Women leaders, coming to the movement as witnesses, advocates, survivors, and former prisoners, are playing an increasingly visible role. More »

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“Lasso of Truth”

“Lasso of Truth”

| September 4, 2014

A new play takes a unique look at Wonder Woman—and the surprising man who created her. More »

A New Look at Dorothea Lange’s Life and Work

A New Look at Dorothea Lange’s Life and Work

| August 28, 2014

A documentary premiering this week reveals why the groundbreaking photography of Dorothea Lange resonates for a modern audience. More »

Women’s Studies: Don’t You Mean Gender Studies?

Women’s Studies: Don’t You Mean Gender Studies?

| August 21, 2014

The author, the director of a women’s studies program, takes a stand in favor of “the all-inclusive concept of ‘Women’s Studies.’” More »

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What to Make of “Female Empowerment” Marketing

What to Make of “Female Empowerment” Marketing

| August 14, 2014

The author, a marketer and media critic, takes a close look at the trend of ads that seem to be selling women’s and girls’ strength as much as any product. More »

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Education About Breastfeeding Needs to Start Earlier—Much Earlier

| August 7, 2014

The author points out that the shaming of breastfeeding women will change only when we start teaching young people about its benefits. More »

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“Humanizing What Choice Looks Like”

“Humanizing What Choice Looks Like”

| July 31, 2014

When it comes to portraying women’s experiences of abortion, Obvious Child, this summer’s surprising feminist romantic comedy, is a game-changer. More »

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A Harsh Climate for Women

A Harsh Climate for Women

| July 23, 2014

By any measure, women are hardest hit by the effects of climate change. So we need women’s leadership in finding solutions. More »

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Closing the Information Gap on International Surrogacy

| July 16, 2014

Two advocacy groups are teaming up to shed light on the human rights aspects of cross-border surrogacy. More »

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