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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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Women Writers Find a New Platform

Women Writers Find a New Platform

| July 9, 2014

An innovative digital publisher offers new opportunities to women writers—and their audiences. More »

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Rwanda 20 Years Later

Rwanda 20 Years Later

| July 2, 2014

The author, a survivor of the 1994 genocide, sends out a call for both remembrance and action. More »

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A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

A New Look at Grace Lee Boggs, American Revolutionary

| June 27, 2014

A new documentary reveals the unique perspectives and extraordinary life of the author and activist, who has been agitating for change for some seven decades. More »

Kings Will Be Kings

Kings Will Be Kings

| June 20, 2014

The author explores the real evil in the box-office knockout Maleficent More »

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Remembering Freedom Summer

Remembering Freedom Summer

| June 12, 2014

Freedom Summer began 50 years ago this week. In marking the anniversary, multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis sees echoes of the struggles and resistance of that time in today’s voting rights battles. More »