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Senator Gillibrand's Call to Action

Senator Gillibrand's Call to Action

| October 11, 2011

Like the national appeal to Rosie the Riveter during World War II, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York is asking women to move "Off the Sidelines" to the center of decision making and power in the United States. More »

Woman of Peace—Leymah Gbowee

Woman of Peace—Leymah Gbowee

| October 10, 2011

The producer of "Pray the Devil Back to Hell" and of a PBS series premiering Tuesday this week, "Women, War and Peace," writes of her friend Leymah Gbowee, who along with sister Liberian, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and pro-democracy campaigner Tawakkul Karman of Yemen, has won the Nobel Peace Prize. More »

After the Great Recession

After the Great Recession

| October 7, 2011

The economic recovery has yet to begin for American women, according to two reports issued this week by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR). Here, acclaimed economist Heidi Hartmann, who co-authored the analyses, explains the disturbing findings. More »

"Femicide"—The Power of a Name

"Femicide"—The Power of a Name

| October 5, 2011

Sociologist Diana Russell has organized for decades to end violence against women. Here she argues that labeling the most extreme form of such violence is essential to combating it. More »

Ericka Huggins and "Black Power Mixtape"

| October 3, 2011

In her interview by author Emily Wilson, Ericka Huggins tells why a recent documentary on the Black Panther Party can help open up a needed conversation on race, gender and class. More »

Seattle Law Advances Paid Sick Leave Campaign

Seattle Law Advances Paid Sick Leave Campaign

| September 29, 2011

Following a thoughtful strategy, citizen advocates joined with city council members and business owners to design a paid sick leave ordinance enacted by a close-to-unanimous vote in Seattle. More »

Connected—Tiffany Shlain's New "Autoblogography"

Connected—Tiffany Shlain's New "Autoblogography"

| September 26, 2011

Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain invented a word for her film that crosses genres between documentary and memoir and explores how technology alters our sense of relationship. More »

The Biology of Nurturing Fathers

The Biology of Nurturing Fathers

| September 21, 2011

The act of daily childcare changes fathers hormonally, and that's all to the good of their families. The author discusses what feminists have long suspected. More »

The Deep Black Hole of Women’s History

The Deep Black Hole of Women’s History

| September 19, 2011

"History Detectives" on PBS will feature a "Votes for Women" segment in which author Louise Bernikow helps the crew unearth the origins of an early 20th century purple and gold banner. Her experience provoked the following thoughts about women's history, the media and where we are now. More »

Listening to Women—Obama’s Jobs Proposal

Listening to Women—Obama’s Jobs Proposal

| September 13, 2011

The jobs plan President Obama presented to Congress this week recognizes that out-of-work women need targeted help. More »