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UK Moves to Criminalize Forced Marriage

UK Moves to Criminalize Forced Marriage

| June 28, 2012

Forced marriage, an oppression particularly targeting girls in South Asian cultures, must be addressed by Western governments as well, argues author Shiuan Butler. More »

“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

“Having it All?”—The Wrong Question for Most Women

| June 26, 2012

As it has done at least once a decade for the past 40 years, the media seems intent on pitting women against each other in a "Having it All" debate about work inside and outside the home. Author and organizer Ellen Bravo explains why the discussion defies reality. More »

“We Are the Girls from Seton High”

“We Are the Girls from Seton High”

| June 22, 2012

Overcoming her ambivalence, multi-media journalist Mary C. Curtis finds comfort and acceptance at her high school reunion. More »

Burmese Nobel Laureate after 21 Years

Burmese Nobel Laureate after 21 Years

| June 20, 2012

The author recalls her time in Burma just before the military coup that kept Aung San Suu Kyi from accepting her Nobel Peace Prize for two decades. More »

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

Ms. Is Celebrated in the City of its Birth

| June 15, 2012

Four decades after its birth as the nation's first feminist mass-market magazine, Ms. was honored this week by the New York City Council. Shelby Knox writes of its continuing advocacy. More »

Women of the Roundtable

Women of the Roundtable

| June 12, 2012

A discussion in Washington, D.C., last week brought together women representing the necessary elements to drive forward the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. More »

Nuns Mad As Hell

Nuns Mad As Hell

| June 7, 2012

As a group of nuns plans to crisscross the country to highlight their work with the poor and powerless, Adele M. Stan explains why we may be witnessing a catalyzing moment in U.S. Catholic history. More »

Justice Ginsburg Should Continue to Raise Her Vital Voice

Justice Ginsburg Should Continue to Raise Her Vital Voice

| June 5, 2012

The author of a new book on the rhetoric of women on the Supreme Court argues that the nation needs to continue hearing the voice of Ruth Bader Ginsburg from her hard-won position on the high court. More »

When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

When “Jane” Comes Marching Home Again

| June 1, 2012

In May the Army began a new Defense Department policy that will open an additional 14,000 positions for women. Will we be ready for them when they come home? More »

Childbirth Hollywood Style

Childbirth Hollywood Style

| May 30, 2012

Okay, it's a comedy. But does the most recent pregnancy-themed film have to trivialize women by ignoring any and all real issues about giving birth? More »