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Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

Filmmakers Find Surprises at an Islamic School for Girls in Syria

| July 18, 2012

Airing this week on PBS, "The Light in Her Eyes" portrays a religious teacher pursuing a complicated set of goals to enrich her students' lives. More »

If Women Ran Hollywood . . . 2012

If Women Ran Hollywood . . . 2012

| July 16, 2012

The author of annual studies of women working in film and prime-time TV updates a classic consciousness-raising article as a 2012 reality check. More »

Nuns and Virgins

Nuns and Virgins

| July 12, 2012

With the republication of her novel set in the 1950s, Caryl Rivers considers the nuns who taught her and those who are still today the heart of the Catholic Church. More »

Stopping Traffic

Stopping Traffic

| July 10, 2012

The worldwide child sex industry has set up shop in the United States. Mary Ann Swissler asked advocates what it would take to stop it. More »

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

Women’s Magazines and the Cult of Hypocrisy

| July 5, 2012

This week, Seventeen magazine promised to publish un-photoshopped images of real girls, finally responding to 14-year-old SPARK activist Julia Bluhm's campaign. Such pressure must continue argues author Laura Bates. More »

Katniss and Merida—Year of the Heroic Archer?

Katniss and Merida—Year of the Heroic Archer?

| July 3, 2012

Having consulted Geena Davis, who has played her share of strong female characters, the author asks, are two successful female-driven action movies released in one year a sign of good times to come for heroic women on screen? More »

Nora Ephron—An Appreciation

Nora Ephron—An Appreciation

| June 29, 2012

Author M. G. Lord knew Nora Ephron socially, but appreciated her most through Ephron's essays. She writes about why they've had only the best influence on her own writing. More »

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 »