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Female Faces from the Liberation Square

Female Faces from the Liberation Square

| March 16, 2011

As Egypt prepares for a referendum on Constitutional amendments—one that was scheduled for Saturday but may be delayed in the face of significant opposition from young organizers among others—the author, an expert on Egyptian women and development, reflects on the youthful leaders of the revolution. More »

Wisconsin Budget Battle Targets Women and People of Color

Wisconsin Budget Battle Targets Women and People of Color

| March 11, 2011

It's not the first time budget cutters have manipulated stereotypes to scapegoat groups of women, as freelance writer and Wisconsin native Kate McCormack explains. More »

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelo

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Reflections from Natalie Portman, Maya Angelo

| March 7, 2011

For the centenary of International Women's Day this week, Marianne Schnall samples assessments from a wide range of women on where we stand around the world. More »

In Zimbabwe: She Won't Be Stopped

In Zimbabwe: She Won't Be Stopped

| March 4, 2011

The focus of the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women this year, in annual meetings ending today, is to promote women’s and girls’ access to education, training, science and technology. Here is one woman’s story. More »

Defense of Marriage Act—Obama Changes His Mind

Defense of Marriage Act—Obama Changes His Mind

| March 2, 2011

While the president still is reportedly struggling with the issue of gay marriage personally, the author explores the legal and political ramifications of his decision that DOMA violates the constitution. More »

Getting Real About Reel Employment

Getting Real About Reel Employment

| February 25, 2011

Hollywood bigwigs don't want to hear it, but Martha Lauzen's figures do not lie: a few high-profile successes, however welcome, belie the stagnant status of women in the film industry. Here she suggests strategies for change. More »

Lingering Inequity in the Arts—A Comedic Take

Lingering Inequity in the Arts—A Comedic Take

| February 23, 2011

In a new play in San Francisco, Theresa Rebeck explores workplace reality where a woman's good work may reward no one. More »

Rape Myths Persist—Reactions to the Assault on Lara Logan

Rape Myths Persist—Reactions to the Assault on Lara Logan

| February 17, 2011

Even after decades of public discourse about the nature of sexual assault, rape is still misunderstood. Here, clinical psychologist Sheela Raja writes that it's past time to put the myths to rest. More »

“In Cairo: A Birth” a Poem by Egyptian Feminist Writer Mona Helmy

“In Cairo: A Birth” a Poem by Egyptian Feminist Writer Mona Helmy

| February 11, 2011

Egyptian feminist writer Mona Helmy celebrates a fragile beginning of life in her poem, transliterated by Robin Morgan. More »

Celebrating Reel Women: The First Annual Athena Film Festival

Celebrating Reel Women: The First Annual Athena Film Festival

| February 9, 2011

Two advocates for women in film launch a cultural institution in New York City. More »