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With House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Other Emmy-Nominated Dramas, Women’s Stories Dominate

With House of Cards, Game of Thrones, and Other Emmy-Nominated Dramas, Women’s Stories Dominate

| September 15, 2016

Powerful, female-driven narratives are leading this year’s Emmy nominations for Outstanding Drama Series. More »

Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

Is the US Doing Enough to Push for a Female Leader of the UN?

| September 12, 2016

As the United Nations General Assembly gathers this week, the Security Council will consider candidates to replace the current secretary-general. Will entrenched sexism get in the way of choosing a woman for the job? More »

Fifteen Years After 9/11, US Muslims Still Living With Aftereffects

Fifteen Years After 9/11, US Muslims Still Living With Aftereffects

| September 10, 2016

Journalist Dilshad D. Ali, who has been covering stories about US Muslims for 15 years, asks: Is there reason for the Muslim community to feel hopeful? More »

Tags: Religion
School Sexual Harassment: Underreported and Ignored

School Sexual Harassment: Underreported and Ignored

| September 6, 2016

Sexual harassment is alarmingly widespread in middle schools and high schools, with serious consequences for students. But the problem isn't getting enough attention or research. More »

Rocky Rivera Is “Gonna Turn You Into a Feminist”

Rocky Rivera Is “Gonna Turn You Into a Feminist”

| August 31, 2016

This Bay Area rapper is using her art to promote feminist and other social justice messages. More »

To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Keep Fighting for Voting Rights

To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Keep Fighting for Voting Rights

| August 25, 2016

Women's Equality Day marks the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when US women won the right to vote. Mary C. Curtis reminds us that the fight for this right is ongoing. More »

Tags: Politics
Women Running For Our Lives

Women Running For Our Lives

| August 23, 2016

The recent murders of three women runners in three different states have sent shock waves through the female running community. More »

Losing Larry Wilmore and Why It Matters—to TV, Women, and the Nation

Losing Larry Wilmore and Why It Matters—to TV, Women, and the Nation

| August 19, 2016

On the news that "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore" has been canceled, Angela Bonavoglia reminds us that Wilmore's unabashed feminism set him apart among male political comedians. More »

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Sex Testing for Female Olympic Athletes Is a Thing of the Past (At Least for Now)

Sex Testing for Female Olympic Athletes Is a Thing of the Past (At Least for Now)

| August 15, 2016

Thanks to a challenge by a runner from India, controversial “gender verification” tests for female athletes have been suspended. One of the leading advocates behind the policy change explains: "High-performance sports is all about unique bodies." More »

Glass Cliffs and Gray Rhinos: Why a Crisis Is Too Late to Pick a Woman to Lead

Glass Cliffs and Gray Rhinos: Why a Crisis Is Too Late to Pick a Woman to Lead

| August 9, 2016

Women often gain leadership positions when it’s time to help a country or company out of a crisis. But author Michele Wucker asks: Why don’t we value the ways that women can prevent the crisis to begin with? More »