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Marissa Mayer—Out of Touch with Women Workers?

Marissa Mayer—Out of Touch with Women Workers?

| March 20, 2013

The author, a mom and a Walmart employee, wonders if Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, who serves on the Walmart board, can advocate for her. More »

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

| March 18, 2013

Expand the circle of empathy in public life, urges multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »

Leaning In Can Get You Laid Out

Leaning In Can Get You Laid Out

| March 14, 2013

Media discussions of Sandberg’s advice for getting ahead in the corporate world miss an important consideration, says author and social media strategist Courtney E. Martin. More »

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence

| March 11, 2013

A UN Commission on the Status of Women Event Highlights Groups Acting to End Violence Against Women Around the World. More »

Showcasing Films by Cuban Women

Showcasing Films by Cuban Women

| March 8, 2013

For the first time, a group of women filmmakers from Cuba are showing their films in the United States, beginning in Los Angeles on March 8, International Women's Day. More »

A Tale of Two Journalists

A Tale of Two Journalists

| March 4, 2013

Caught in the crosshairs of social media comment, two TV journalists received very different treatment from their respective employers. More »

Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea—in 2013!

Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea—in 2013!

| February 28, 2013

First delivered on "Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan," this "Fighting Words" commentary demands action in response to a horrifying news story reported by journalist Jo Chandler. More »

Sarai Sierra Case Dominates Turkish Media—To What End?

Sarai Sierra Case Dominates Turkish Media—To What End?

| February 25, 2013

Accounts of the Sierra murder investigation jumped forward from the proverbial 'third page' treatment of crimes against Turkish women, but the coverage is deeply flawed argues Alyson Neel, reporting from Istanbul. More »

Sotomayor—From the Bronx to the Bench

Sotomayor—From the Bronx to the Bench

| February 21, 2013

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is determined to be as frank as possible in her new memoir. More »

Nepotism Is Not Feminism

Nepotism Is Not Feminism

| February 19, 2013

The author, editorial director of Feminist Studies, takes issue with the language the president used in last week's State of the Union address. More »