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Kicking It on Kickstarter!

Kicking It on Kickstarter!

| January 13, 2012

The powerful coming-of-age film “Pariah” is currently playing to critical acclaim. Its post-production story demonstrates the crowdfunding potential of Kickstarter for women filmmakers. More »

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

U.S. Redefines Rape, Updating an 80-Year-Old Characterization of the Crime

| January 10, 2012

The new definition, a major step forward in providing justice and tracking the crime, came after advocates launched a viral "rape is rape" campaign. More »

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

Sexual Politics at Penn State—An Inside Look

| January 6, 2012

The author, professor emerita of Penn State University, describes the culture that produced the recent scandal—and suggests a path to a needed focus on the victims of such abuse. More »

Occupying the Occupy Movement

Occupying the Occupy Movement

| January 3, 2012

An Occupy movement for 2012 could gain strength and staying-power with strategies suggested by an emerging feminist critique. More »

U.S. Senate Races—Democrats Look to a Strong Field of Women

U.S. Senate Races—Democrats Look to a Strong Field of Women

| December 19, 2011

Several Republican women are also likely to be competitive for open Senate seats in 2012. More »

Needed—A Spotlight on Stalking

Needed—A Spotlight on Stalking

| December 16, 2011

The subject of an episode of "Stalked: Someone's Watching," the author calls on the media to investigate and report on the kind of help required by survivors of stalking crimes. More »

Obama’s Epic #FAIL on Plan B

Obama’s Epic #FAIL on Plan B

| December 13, 2011

Out of patience with Obama Administration betrayals on health issues, a coalition has launched a petition demanding an agenda that is fair to women. More »

At UN Climate Talks, Highly Trained Women Play Critical Role

At UN Climate Talks, Highly Trained Women Play Critical Role

| December 11, 2011

Two decades after first joining together to make their voices heard at the Earth Summit in Rio, women environmental leaders continue to make progress at the recent UN conference, though it produced only limited gains on climate change. More »

A Child’s Holiday Wish

A Child’s Holiday Wish

| December 9, 2011

A troop of children visited Congress yesterday to deliver messages to lawmakers: "Please let my family stay together." More »

Was Gertrude Stein a Hitler Fan?

Was Gertrude Stein a Hitler Fan?

| December 8, 2011

The focus of major exhibitions currently in Paris and Washington, D.C., and opening early next year in New York City, avant-garde icon Gertrude Stein continues to inspire controversy. Here, author Renate Stendhal weighs in to set the record straight. More »