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Electoral Advertising is a Women’s Media Policy Nightmare

Electoral Advertising is a Women’s Media Policy Nightmare

| March 1, 2012

The author, who directs Media Equity Collaborative, demonstrates why super PACs and the corporate media controlling the airways pose a threat to fair media treatment for women. More »

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Girls Get Called “Slut” Everyday—They Could Be Making Friends Instead

Girls Get Called “Slut” Everyday—They Could Be Making Friends Instead

| February 28, 2012

Jessie Klein, author of "The Bully Society," writes that girls need help in building trusting relationships. More »

Date Rape Revisited

Date Rape Revisited

| February 23, 2012

Twenty-five years after an historic campus study, why are colleges still struggling to deal with the problem? More »

Oscar and the Usual Suspects

Oscar and the Usual Suspects

| February 21, 2012

Women's absence from Best Director nominees only reflects the industry's dismal hiring statistics, as demonstrated in the author's annual Celluloid Ceiling study. More »

Bahrain Medics Still at Risk

Bahrain Medics Still at Risk

| February 16, 2012

On the one-year anniversary of the uprising in Bahrain, a lawyer continues her fight for medics arrested and tortured for treating protestors injured by police—in demonstrations where women have played a key role. More »

Birth Control and the Bloviators: What Just Happened?

Birth Control and the Bloviators: What Just Happened?

| February 13, 2012

The author of "Good Catholic Girls: How Women Are Leading the Fight to Change the Church" explains what's behind the Catholic bishops' hard-line reaction to President Obama's compromise. More »

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A Feminist Film Festival With a Different Take

A Feminist Film Festival With a Different Take

| February 8, 2012

The Athena Film Festival, opening in its second year this week at Barnard College, is designed to advance a national conversation on women and leadership, as its cofounder Melissa Silverstein explains. More »

Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

Hillary Clinton Launches Public Service Initiative

| February 6, 2012

Working with the nation’s top women’s liberal arts colleges, Secretary of State Clinton hopes to harness the potential of women around the world to strengthen leadership in both government and civil society. More »

Komen vs. Planned Parenthood—What’s Going On?

Komen vs. Planned Parenthood—What’s Going On?

| February 4, 2012

Immediate outrage in the social media greeted the Komen foundation after it defunded breast cancer screening by Planned Parenthood. Ellen Sweet explores what’s behind its puzzling turn-about. More »

Could DSM-5 Be Harmful to Your Mental Health?

Could DSM-5 Be Harmful to Your Mental Health?

| February 2, 2012

The APA diagnostic manual revision process, in the news recently over the definition of autism, holds other potential threats for women’s health. Elayne Clift investigates the gender issues in DSM-5. More »