Women's Issues Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Eating Healthy - Overcoming Food Addiction and Eating Healthy
Eating healthy often involves overcoming food addiction. In an interview, author and nutritionist Leanne Ely explains how eating healthy foods and making the right choices is easier than you think.

The Most Educated Group in the U.S.: Black Women
Black Women are the most educated group in the U.S. But what does this mean for their opportunities, wages, and quality of life?

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Why Sex With Boss Is a Bad Idea for Your Career
Sex with the boss may sound exciting, dangerous, and romantic, but an office affair with the boss can a very bad idea.

Who Was Rosie the Riveter? (World War II)
Who was Rosie the Riveter? Hint: she was more than catchy poster.

Deciphering the Meaning Behind a Gift
The unspoken meaning behind his gifts and what they say about your relationship.

Supreme Court Scandal on the Small Screen
The HBO film Confirmation tells the story of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill for a new generation.

Influential Women
Gandhi once said,

Harriet Tubman on the Twenty Dollar Bill
Harriet Tubman was an amazing woman. Now she’s going to grace the front of the twenty dollar bill.

Most Common Slang Words for Vagina
What are some of the most common terms for vagina?

What is a Puma?
We've all heard the term cougar to describe a woman, but what is a puma? Is she a younger version of a cougar or something completely different?

Best Safety Apps for Women
Are you a woman on the go but are worried about safety or security? Check out these apps that not only keep you connected, but also keep you safe!

The Rise of Misogyny in the 2016 Presidential Campaign
The Republican frontrunner is an unabashed misogynist. But much of the other campaigns have relied on sexism as well. What does this mean for the 2016 presidential campaign?

Women's Issues on About.com: News and Perspectives
Find out about women's issues from politics to pop culture. Learn to view news, trends and current events from a woman's point of view.

Notable Women in Politics
Although less than one-sixth of the US Congress is female, women have an important role to play in politics in increasing our influence and impact. Whether these women are politicians, candidates, first ladies, activists or game-changers, they are all notable, powerful, and have made the history books.

Sexism in Politics
Even though there are women in the Cabinet, Supreme Court, Congress, and nearly all levels of government, female candidates running for public office continue to experience sexism. It doesn't just impact the candidate but can also influence voters. Examples of sexism in politics and in media coverage of candidates of both genders.

Women and Politics 2010
It was the year of the Mama Grizzlies and the Republican Women. More conservative women ran for office in 2010 than in any previous year. But how did women do in politics in 2010?

2012 Election
Between the record number of women running for Congress and the controversial Republican

Women in Politics 2016
News about female candidates and women in politics in the 2016 election cycle.

Anti-Gay Laws are a Danger to Women
North Carolina has passed a reckless transphobic bill, setting LGBTQ rights and common decency back years. It is far from the only state pursuing such measures.

Working Women & Issues in the Workplace
Many of the biggest workplace challenges facing women revolve around gender. Why do females still earn less than males holding the same job? Will the glass ceiling ever be shattered? Is a balance between family and career attainable? What will it take to establish a work environment where gender is a non-issue?

Women & Politics - Women Politicians, Activists, and Political Players
Women politicians are entering the political arena in greater and greater numbers. As more and more female candidates are elected for the first time to public office, the changing face of leadership is growing more female. Get to know the politicians, advocates and activists and learn how earlier advancements laid the groundwork for women today.

Women in the Arts and Creativity
The unique perspective of women is never more apparent than in the arts. Writers, artists, performers all bring a distinctive aspect to their work, and serve as role models for other women to explore their own creative force.

Sarah Palin - 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Candidate
Sarah Palin became the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate when John McCain tapped the relatively unknown Alaska governor as his running mate on August 29, 2008, making her the first woman ever on the Republican ticket.

Feminist Movement and Equal Rights for Women
The fight for women's equality and the feminist movement have a long history with numerous players and participants. The freedoms and rights so many women take for granted today were hard-fought by women not so long ago.

Girls, Teens and Young Women
Growing up female in America is harder than ever. Media and peer pressure, teenage sex and abstinence, friendships and relationships - they all complicate your life when you're just trying to make it to adulthood.

Profiles of Influential Women
These women number among the most powerful individuals of our times, and run the gamut from entertainment to politics.

Media Images of Women and Influence on Women's Lives
It's no secret that women compare themselves to the female images they see portrayed on television, film, and advertising. At both the conscious and subconscious level, these media images of women lower self-esteem and affect behavior at every age and stage of life. We know they're unrealistic, yet they exert pressure on women to conform, and influence how we live, love, work and play.

Parenting, Caregiver Issues, Family Relationships
For women facing parenting and caregiving decisions, situations can run the gamut of circumstances and emotional states. There's joy in being able to stay at home, stress if you're part of the sandwich generation, optimism at the prospect of adoption, pressure to do right by your blended family, bittersweet feelings in caring for a parent or spouse, and grief over the death of a child.

Life Transitions - Women Starting Over & Changing Lives
Women experience many periods of transition in their lives, often as the result of loss or change. Divorce, death of a spouse, return to school, career change, late or second marriage, single parenting, empty nesting - the chance to begin again arises from both happy and painful circumstances.

Violence Against Women
It's a grim fact that violence against women exists and that it is frequently underreported. Many women never speak out because of shame, fear, and a feeling that they are somehow responsible for their victimization. There are resources and help for every woman, no matter what the situation. It's just a matter of taking that first step.

Inside & Out - Body Issues & Relationship Issues
Women struggle quietly to be authentic and accepted for who we are. We're told to just be ourselves; but at the same time, external pressures to conform to female stereotypes make many of us feel inadequate and inauthentic. The fallout of this conflict touches upon body issues, sex and intimacy, aging, mid-life crisis, eating disorders, and depression.

Women Writers and Women Novelists
The work of women writers and novelists have shaped our cultural landscape and given voice to women's issues even before women had the right to vote. Meet some of the influential women who've put pen to paper - or fingers to the keyboard - to tell their stories and the stories of others.

Women and Politics in 2008
Highlights of the 2008 election cycle involving prominent women, female candidates, presidential candidates on women's issues, women running for Congress and firsts for women.

Women’s Colleges—Fun Facts and Figures
There are so many advantages to studying at women only institutions. Here are just a few women’s colleges that have educated some of the finest minds.

The Advantages of Women’s Colleges
Although only about 50 remain in the United States, women’s colleges offer students an unparalleled experience of college life and a potential for a career success often unmatched by their co-ed peers. Here’s why.

McCaskill Speaks Out for Oversight of Police
All eyes are on the striking militarization of the police in the wake of Mike Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.

Ntozake Shange’s "for colored girls" Turns 40
Pioneering feminist author Ntozake Shange’s acclaimed choreopoem for colored girls who considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf turns 40 this year.

The 2014 Women Winners of the MacArthur Genius Fellowship
The annual list of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant winners reads like a “who’s who” of the intellectual world and the 2014 list is no different.

bell hooks: Visionary Feminist
Feminist author and activist bell hooks is well-known for her visionary, transgressive thoughts on everything from feminism, to relationships, to self-love.

Monica Lewinsky Seeks to Set the Record Straight
Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern notorious for her affair with President Bill Clinton, is attempting to reinvent herself again.

Profiles of Women Who Have Won Pulitzer Prizes
Women have been winning Pulitzer Prizes since the prize’s inception almost one hundred years ago. Here are just a few.

Woman on the Rise: Amber Rose
Amber Rose is making a name for herself as voice against slut shaming.

“Belle” Highlights Black Life in 18th Century England
The film Belle uncovers the fascinating story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a biracial woman coming of age in 18th century England.

Maya Angelou: A Phenomenal Woman
Pioneering poet, artist, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou has passed away at age 86.

Why Powerful Men Sexually Harass Women
Most women will experience sexual harassment in their lives, and it'll happen at the hands of a man who is more powerful than her -- typically a boss, supervisor, or one of the higher-ups in her workplace. What is it that makes some powerful men think they can get away with sexually harassing women? Does power change how men regard women?

Facts Reveal Women Earn Less Than Men
It's common knowledge that women earn less than men, but what are the facts and statistics? Numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal how wide or narrow the gender wage gap is based on age, race, education, and marital status

Hobby Lobby and the Affordable Care Act
Hobby Lobby, once a little known arts and crafts chain store, is the now front and center at the debate between health care reform and religious freedom.

Is the Bechdel Test Still Relevant?
Almost 30 years ago, cartoonist and MacArthur Genius Fellow Alison Bechdel created what is now known as the Bechdel Test. What is its role in our understanding of women in film today?

Review of Mockingjay: Part I
The penultimate film in The Hunger Games franchise is worth seeing, especially in the context of our current global unrest.

Statistics on Tweens and Dating Violence
Facts on tween dating abuse and violence, and statistics on tweens and dating violence.

What Is a MILF? (Explanation of Acronym)
Definition and discussion of the term milf and its relationship to female sexuality and aging.

Before You Make a Change in Your Life
Change often happens when we see others accomplish what we want to do ourselves. A look at the different areas in which women implement change in their lives, and advice from those who've changed for the better.

Female Anthem - What is the Top Female Anthem?
Ever since Helen Reddy's 1972 hit

Right Age to Have Sex - When Do Most Teens Have Sex?
When deciding what's the right age to have sex, many young women and teen girls are influenced by their peers. But if they turn to the media for the answer to the question

Black Swan Film Explores Female Relationships
A review of Darren Aronofsky's 'Black Swan' which examines a number of women's themes woven throughout the film -- themes involving mother daughter relationships, female friendships, the transition from girlhood to womanhood, sexual harassment, women's power, female sexuality and the pursuit of perfection.

Victim-Blaming Rape Myths
Rape myths -- beliefs about sexual violence and rape victims -- are almost always wrong yet persist in our culture and are commonly accepted beliefs. A definition of what rape myths are, examples of common rape myths, and the story of a CBS reporter whose rape in Egypt in February 2011 illustrates the negative impact of rape myths.

Moms With Sons - Single Sex Education for Boys
A mother of three sons considers the advantages of single sex education for boys and finds that like girls, boys benefit from a classroom setting that focuses exclusively on their needs and helps dispel gender stereotypes.

10 Pros and Cons Arguments For Abstinence
The first in a two-part series on the pros and cons of abstinence, these 10 arguments for abstinence include why abstinence is the only 100% effective method of pregnancy prevention and why delaying sex may be the best choice for teens emotionally and academically.

Ten Arguments Against Teen Abstinence
The second in a two-part series on the pros and cons of abstinence, these 10 arguments against abstinence include reasons why this may not be the most realistic approach for all teens and how teens are still at risk of getting STDs even if they refrain from vaginal intercourse but still engage in other forms of sexual contact.

Women College Presidents
Although women may comprise a relatively small number of those who serve as presidents at American colleges and universities, they are a growing presence on college campuses.

The Truth About Rape
The Cosby scandal has revealed some disturbing ways in which we think about rape and sexual violence. Here are some facts to dispel the myth.

Arguments For and Against Abortion
Many points come up in the abortion debate. Here's a look at 10 abortion arguments from both sides - 10 arguments for abortion and 10 arguments against abortion - for a total of 20 statements covering a range of issues including teen pregnancy, rape and incest, post-abortion stress, health concerns and complications, and whether abortion is moral.

Three Most Common Reasons Women Have an Abortion
A look at why women choose abortion and the most commonly given reasons why women have an abortion.

Why Women Choose Abortion - Statistical Breakdown
A look at why women choose abortion and a statistical breakdown of the most commonly given reasons why women have an abortion. Page 2.

Ovarian Cancer Survivors and Their Stories
A diagnosis of ovarian cancer is frightening, but the disease isn't always fatal, as these ovarian cancer survivor stories reveal.

Renee DeVesty's Rape Survivor Story
Rape survivor Renee DeVesty shares her story after nearly 30 years of silence and explains why women who recover are rape survivors, not rape victims.

Top 10 Facts About Women and Women's Issues
Drawing from a cross section of political, economic, and social concerns, these top 10 facts about women illustrate why women's issues should be of concern to every woman

Don't call me a cougar
Synonymous with older women who date younger men, the term 'cougar' isn't necessarily a compliment -- or an accurate way to describe women whose partners just happen to be younger. The UK entrepreneur behind the Don't Call Me a Cougar blog exposes the fallacies of the cougar stereotype, and says that the term is sexist, ageist, and not empowering to women.

Do Older Women Like the Term 'Cougar'?
The term 'cougar' isn't necessarily a compliment -- or an accurate way to describe women whose partners just happen to be younger. The UK entrepreneur behind the Don't Call Me a Cougar blog looks at the differing cultural attitudes in the US and the UK, and reveals what women really want in a dating website. Page 3.

List of Planned Parenthood's Services
Most frequently cited by opponents as the country's leading abortion provider, Planned Parenthood does so much more for women's health care. Only 3% of the services provided by Planned Parenthood are abortion services, so what are the other 97%? Here's a detailed account of what Planned Parenthood does.

Is Anti-Feminism on the Rise?
Anti-feminism is nothing new, but the individuals that are a part of “Women Against Feminism” are putting a contemporary spin on an ideology as old as feminism itself.

What is Reproductive Justice?
You have may heard of the term reproductive rights but what about reproductive justice?

Boys Cooking - Moms With Sons- Teach Boys Cooking Skills
A mom with sons explains with teaching boys cooking not only provides them with valuable life skills, but also creates bonding opportunities and shows them that neither cooking nor the kitchen is for women only.

"Sister Wives" on TLC (Reality TV): Review
Is TLC's polygamy reality show 'Sister Wives' worth watching? A feminist takes a look at the family dynamics between Kody Brown and the sister wives, and wonders if a polygamist can be accused of cheating on his wives.

How Much Does It Cost to Have an Abortion?
How much does an abortion cost? The answer depends on what type of abortion you choose -- an in-clinic procedure or a medication abortion involving the abortion pill.

Safety Tips to Avoid Rape, Sexual Assault
Ten safety tips for women of all ages to stay safe, minimize risk and avoid rape and sexual assault based on RAINN's safety tips for college students.

"With Love All Things Are Possible' - A Rape Survivor Keeps Her Baby
Jane Noe was a college student studying overseas when she was raped by a fellow student. Alone and afraid no one would believe her, she remained silent...until she found out she was pregnant. A pro-choice advocate, Noe explains why her decision to continue on with her pregnancy and keep the baby was the right one for her even as she supports every woman's right to choose.

Abstinence Only Education and Sex Education in the U.S.
The decision whether or not to require high schools to provide sex education, HIV education, or abstinence education to their students is made at the state level and has a significant impact on teen pregnancy and teen birth rates, not to mention contraceptive use. Based on the findings of the Guttmacher Institute, this article examines which states have specific requirements in place and where abstinence only education is all that's offered to students.

Women, Thanksgiving and Gender Roles
Why is there a gender divide at Thanksgiving? Why are women in the kitchen and men in the family room watching TV? Even the most forward-thinking women revert back to those stereotypical gender roles at Thanksgiving. Read what experts have to say about these roles, why we assume them, and whether or not we can change the dynamic.

'The Hunger Games' Not Just For Girls - Why Women Are Reading Suzanne Collins' Trilogy
A book becomes a bestseller only when it crosses over and appeals to a broad age group, and that's what's happened with 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins. Why is this trilogy so popular with girls and women of all ages, and is it because of Katniss Everdeen, the heroine of the series? Why did author Suzanne Collins describe her as

When a Mother Dies - How Her Adult Daughter is Affected
It's devastating to lose a mother at any age. For adult daughters, the grief is accompanied by a feeling of being alone, being unmoored, even for women who weren't close to their mothers. A therapist and author of a memoir on her own mother/daughter relationship reflects on the impact of a mother's death on an adult daughter, and the mix of thoughts and feelings that are engendered.

Women's Lost Wages - Cost of the Gender Pay Gap
The gender pay gap that exists might not sound so bad when looked at year by year; after all, the typical woman worker earns an estimated $5,000 less than her male co-worker. But when factored over a lifetime, the pay inequity results in a loss of close to half a million dollars. A look at the extent of the gender pay gap and ongoing attempts to close the gap through litigation and legislation.

Rape Victims, False Rape Accusations and Credibility
A vastly underreported crime, the issue of rape and sexual assault is further compounded by misinformation about false rape statistics and how women behave after being raped or sexually assaulted. Both bring into question a woman's credibility and whether or not rape cases have any chance of moving forward in the legal system.

Rape Victim's Behavior and Language - The Strauss-Kahn Sexual Assault Case
The sexual assault case against former IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn seemed solid until the credibility of the hotel maid he attacked was questioned. A renowned expert on law enforcement's handling of rape victims discusses how reporting the accounts of rape and sexual assault victims in the victim's own words -- using authentic language and not clinical terms -- is critical to successful investigation and prosecution. Page 2.

Determining Credibility of Rape Victim's Story - Getting It Right, Avoiding Bias
Sometimes a rape victim's account of what happened may seem to change over time. Is it proof that she's lying or that the rape never happened? Not according to a leading expert who's worked with rape victims and law enforcement. Sometimes it's the interviewer's fault, and sometimes the rape victim lies out of fear that her story doesn't sound like a

2011 Statistics on Teen Sex & Contraceptives
An October 2011 CDC report on teenage sexual activity and contraceptive use sheds light on why some teens choose birth control and others don't.

Mother Daughter Relationships and "My Mother's Greatest Gift To Me"
In mother daughter relationships, it often takes years for women to realize what

Teenage Pregnancy, Teen Birth Rates, Teen Sex Statistics 2006-2011
Teenage pregnancy statistics and teen birth rates are among the topics covered in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's October 2011 report on teen sexuality covering the years 2006-2011, along with indicators revealing continuing trends in both those areas.

Chris Brown Assault - Chris Brown Assault of Rihanna
Chris Brown's assault of pop singer Rihanna put teen dating violence in the spotlight, revealing that celebrities are not immune to domestic violence.

Do Women Love Their Bodies?
Do women love their bodies? So much of our culture focuses on what women hate about their bodies that there's little self-love evident on the internet or in the media.

What is a Feminazi? Definition of feminazis
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh frequently throws the word

Media Sexism - Does Media Sexism Hurt Female Candidates?
Does media sexism and sexist attacks against female candidates hurt them politically? A study by Lake Research Partners shows that not only does it negatively influence voters and reduce support for female candidates, it impacts their male opponents as well.

Women's Issues
The Jersey Girls Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Lorie Van Auken -- all 9/11 widows. Page 2.

Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer of Google. Women's Issues. Page 4.

Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay
Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay. Women's Issues. Page 6.

The Mother of Reality TV -- Mary-Ellis Bunim
The Mother of Reality TV -- Mary-Ellis Bunim. Page 7.

Female Sexuality, Women's Sex Lives and Sexual Identity
Issues surround female sexuality, women's sex lives and sexual identity from adolescence through menopause and aging. From concerns about puberty to breast health and loss of libido, women at every age struggle with their sexual self-image.

Hillary Clinton - Groundbreaking Campaign To Be First Woman President
Articles, commentary and ongoing coverage of Hillary Clinton's groundbreaking campaign to be the first woman president. Despite her loss, as she notes she put 18 million cracks in the highest, hardest glass ceiling, and garnered more votes and more support than any other runner-up in history.

Rape, Date Rape and Sexual Assault
It's reported that only a fraction of women in the U.S. who have been raped or sexually assaulted ever report the crime. Fear, shame, despair, or the desire to simply bury the experience and move on keep women silent. Yet tremendous progress has been made in recent years in helping the rape survivor not feel victimized again as she goes through the legal system.

Self-Improvement and Change for the Better
Thinking of making a change for the better? Trapped by old behaviors or old ideas and ready to try something new? See what self improvement resources are available, hear from women who've made similar changes, and find out what you need to do to make the change permanent.

Women's Issues in the 2008 Election
Women's issues are a hot topic in the 2008 election. On both tickets, the candidates are clearly split on several key concerns. These include abortion, contraception, pregnancy prevention, domestic violence, pay equity and more. What are the positions of the candidates?

Women in Politics
Women in all aspects of politics.

More on Human Trafficking
Articles on modern day slavery, also known as human trafficking.

Advocates and Activists
You don't have to be on the inside to make a difference. Working outside the political structure, these women have drawn attention to their causes and are advocates for change.

Women's Groups - Women's Friendships
Women frequently reach beyond themselves to build community connections through friendships, women's groups, social opportunities and volunteering.

Cultural Icons - Legendary Women
There are influential women. There are famous women. And then there are cultural icons around whom a cult of celebrity grows, even after death. Their appeal is cross-cultural, and they are women to be remembered.

Female Bloggers - Mommy Bloggers - Women Blogging
The rise of female bloggers may be the single greatest advancement the internet has afforded women. New media provides any woman with a computer and online access unlimited opportunities to make her voice heard, and these influential female bloggers are among the best.

International Women's Rights - Global Women's Rights
Around the world in nations big and small, the struggle to ensure women's rights is played out again and again with varying success. From the United Nation's international women's rights treaty to individual efforts taking place at the grassroots level, women are committed to equal access to self-determination, health, education, and leadership opportunities as men enjoy.

Milestones and Advancements - Notable Milestones in Women's Rights and Advancements Still Ongoing
Women have earned many rights over the years and still advocate for a level playing field between men and women. By recalling the milestone events and advancements made by countless women, we remember them and inspire future generations to build on what's already been accomplished.

Reproductive Rights and Issues
A great divide exists in this country, fueled by the debate over reproductive rights, contraception and prevention. Many thoughtful and passionate arguments have been put forth by pro-life and pro-choice advocates, and legislation has shifted back and forth over the years. Yet neither has seen a firm resolution to the ongoing conflict over Roe v. Wade.

Weight & Food Issues - Obesity, Anorexia, Binge Eating, and More
Nearly every woman has some form of dissatisfaction with her body. And weight is the overwhelming concern for many. Some fight weight gain, obesity, and food addiction. Others struggle with anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating. Every woman needs to come to terms with her body, her self-image, and self-esteem.

Money Matters for Women
Effective money management is a skill everyone should master, yet women are much less likely than men to make financial planning a priority. Whether you're single, married, divorced, or handling your finances for the first time, tips, advice, and insight can help you solidify a secure financial future.

Women Musicians & Female Singer/Songwriters and Vocalists
Profiles of notable women in music, from contemporary female performers to women who broke ground decades ago.

Male Female Relationships
When it comes to male female relationships, happily ever after only exists in fairy tales. To establish and maintain strong and lasting relationships, women and men need to understand each other to live with each other.

Sex and the Workplace
Does gender matter in the workplace? It shouldn't, but it often does if sexual tension enters into the picture. Sexual relationships involving coworkers and and/or bosses, sexually charged comments that come close to sexual harassment, even casual flirting can make female employees uncomfortable. How are women affected by sex in the workplace?

White House Council on Women and Girls
Following through with the promises of his 2008 campaign, President Barack Obama created the White House Council on Women and Girls to see how all departments in his administration can better express the needs of females of all ages in America.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
The first piece of legislation signed into law by President Obama, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act enforces the right of women to be paid the same as men for equal work.

McCain's position on women's issues
What are John McCain's positions on women's issues? Does he support women's health and reproductive choice?

Obama's position on women's issues
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's position on a number of key women's issues

Sarah Palin's Campaign - Sexism and Gender Discrimination
Sarah Palin's campaign has faced sexism and gender discrimination since the announcement that she would be John McCain's vice president and the first Republican female on the presidential ticket.

Sexism Evident in Media Coverage of Hillary Clinton's Campaign
Sexism was evident in media coverage of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, making it even tougher for the first woman whose candidacy was seriously regarded.

Supreme Court Firsts for Women
The first women to step onto the Supreme Court entered an atmosphere that had been exclusively male (and predominantly white) for generations. Who were these women and what were the paths they followed to reach the highest court in the land?

2008 Elections - Women Candidates & Influential Women
The 2008 election saw Hillary Clinton as a viable female presidential candidate and the rise of Sarah Palin. What other women were influential in the 2008 elections? What was the impact of other female candidates in Congressional and other races?

Commentary on 2008 Presidential Race By / About Women
The 2008 presidential race will go down in the history books as having had the first serious and viable candidacy of a woman. A round-up of commentary about Hillary Clinton written by women.

Doris Lessing - Nobel Laureate
With a body of work that has spanned half a century, Doris Lessing was already a recognized and respected writer prior to winning the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature. From science fiction to feminist fiction, Lessing writes in various genres, exploring her themes from different perspectives.

Gender Bias, Sexism in 2008 Presidential Race - Media Double Standards
Evidence of gender bias and sexism in the 2008 presidential race was apparent and impacted the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin, from double standards in media coverage to questions raised and statements made by opposing candidates.

Michelle Obama and the Historic 2008 Presidential Campaign
Michelle Obama's place in the historic 2008 presidential campaign as the wife of the first black nominee of a major party is groundbreaking. She's poised to possibly become the nation's first black First Lady, and may soon make her own history.

Oprah Winfrey - Talk Show Host One of World's Most Influential Women
Oprah Winfrey has grown a Chicago-based talk show into a multi-platform brand that includes TV and radio, publishing, and the internet. In the process, she's become what Forbes calls one of the most influential women in the world.

Sexual Harassment
Any unwelcome sexual advances in the workplace make women uncomfortable and impact their ability to do the job they were hired to do. Whether it's a boss or a co-worker, there are actions women can take to protect themselves legally, physically, and emotionally.

Title IX - Title IX Sports - Title IX Education
Though Title IX is most often associated with women's sports, improvements in all aspects of educational access for women and increased opportunities arose from this landmark legislation.

Single Mothers
Households headed by women are increasing -- whether by separation, divorce, widowhood, or choice.

Beijing Conference on Women
For those who were in attendance, the Beijing Conference on Women was a life-changing moment and a way for women to connect globally. In the years since, the gathering has stood for what's possible when women are part of the conversation.

CEDAW - Convention on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women
Often called an international bill of rights for women, CEDAW - the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women - has been ratified by nearly every nation on Earth. Notably, the US is one of the few exceptions.

Female Leadership, Women in Management
In the corporate world, the corner office and/or the six or seven-figure salary are indications that you've made it. But how is it for women at the top? In many industries, there are far fewer women in management than men. Is female leadership different from male leadership, and do female CEOs truly have it all?

Gender Discrimination
When female employees don't receive the same pay or promotions as their male counterparts, that's gender discrimination. Many women sense that sex discrimination occurs in the workplace, but proving it in a court of law is another matter. That's why legislation to end discrimination based on gender is so critical.

Workplace Legislation for Women
It's universally accepted that across the board, women still earn less than men for the same work. Workplace legislation is an attempt to correct that gender gap and to improve opportunities for women to advance on the job and in their careers.

Obama Administration and Women
Barack Obama campaigned as a women's issues advocate supporting reproductive choice. Has he followed through as President Obama? Included are a variety of articles on how the Obama administration has dealt with public policy decisions involving women's issues.

V-Day, the Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls
V-Day, the movement to end violence against women and girls, evolved from performances of the play

Dating, Sex and Relationships
From preteens to young adults, females of every age feel social pressure when it comes to dating, sex and relationships. Learn how to handle the pressure and feel comfortable with your choices.

Gender Gap Between Girls and Boys
It's been talked about for generations, but it has yet to be closed. The gender gap that exists between boys and girls starts early and shows up in everything from toys and books to test scores and career interests. Mind the gap and find ways to bridge it with these approaches.

Media Images Influence Girls and Teens
At any age, females are vulnerable to the influence of media images, but it's especially true for girls and teens.

Mind-Body, Alternative & Integrative Medicine
Despite its name, alternative or complementary medicine (also known as integrative medicine) has gone mainstream. Complementary therapies are offered by many major hospitals and health centers, including acupuncture, massage therapy, reiki, aromatherapy, and others. Take a look at what's available, and what various therapies can offer you.

Peer Pressure and Relationships Between Girls
Books and movies have popularized the terms

Female Body Image
We live in a world that focuses on female body image to a disturbing degree. The goal of every woman should be acceptance and self-love, but with pressure from every side to be better, thinner, and prettier, it's hard to ignore the flaws and concentrate on what makes us unique and special.

Women's Health Issues
What are the leading health issues in women's lives? From disease and treatment to health care coverage, women don't always receive the care or attention they deserve.

Books for Girls, Teens, Young Women
Books that reflect the real concerns of girls, teens and young women -- especially books that deal with significant women's issues -- are hard to find. Here you'll find recommended books, book reviews, author interviews and some of the best-loved female characters in recent young adult literature.

Teen Abortion - Teens and Abortion
Although teen abortions are on the decline, a significant number of teens choose to terminate their pregnancies each year. Here's a look at teen abortion -- why teens choose abortion, facts about abortion, where teens go for abortions and how to make the right decision.

Teen Birth and Teen Mothers
Information, facts and statistics on teen birth in the United States and the challenges of becoming a teen mom, as well as societal and media attitudes toward teen mothers.

Breastfeeding Issues
While it's universally accepted that breastfeeding is best for a baby, the right to breastfeed -- or not to breastfeed -- continues to cause controversy, as do attempts to support breastfeeding or ensure that women have a choice as to how they raise their babies.

Celebrating Mom
Mom's hard work may go unnoticed most days. But there are many special days of the year in which Mom is honored and recognized. Some are holidays, some are birthdays and anniversaries. No matter the reason, here are ways to celebrate your mother or those women who hold a similar place in your heart.

Controversial Mothers
What could be controversial about motherhood and raising a child? As these headline-making stories reveal, quite a lot when they deviate from what's accepted as

Holiday Stress
Holidays revolve around celebrations and having a good time, but the added burden of cooking, cleaning, hospitality and entertainment -- not to mention gift-giving -- usually falls on a woman's shoulders.

The Influence of Mothers
In the midst of the day-to-day responsibilities of child-rearing, motherhood may not seem like such an influential position. But over time, mothers have tremendous impact on the lives of their children and hold sway over advertisers, manufacturers, and the marketplace.

LGBT Parenting
An adult who commits herself to the raising of a child takes on a responsibility for life. Yet for many non-traditional families, obstacles arise that threaten the parent-child relationship and the integrity of the family. These issues are often faced by lesbian or transgender mothers and are an indication that society still has a way to go to accept all forms of mother-child connections.

abortion - abortion rights - abortion issues
Abortion has been a legal medical procedure in the U.S. for more than three decades, yet it continues to be a hot button topic. From conservative state legislatures that try to roll back abortion rights to presidential candidates who pledge to appoint judges to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion news continues to make headlines.

The Glass Ceiling and Working Women
Is it true that there's only so far a woman can go before she hits that infamous glass ceiling? Why is it there, what does this career barrier mean to working women, and how can we break through?

Taking Time Off for Childbirth and Maternity Leave
Paid maternity leave is not commonplace in the U.S., so the decision to take time off for childbirth and an extended maternity leave can often result in financial hardship. In addition, there's the fear that by doing so, a woman will quickly be put on the

Online Groups for Women - Women's Online Communities
Online groups for women erase geographical borders and time zones. Women's online communities enable those with shared interests to come together , compare notes, offer support, and start online friendships that frequently spill over into the real world.

Plan B the Morning After Pill, a Form of Emergency Contraception
Commonly referred to as the Morning After Pill, Plan B is not an abortion pill. Instead, it's a drug that can prevent ovulation, fertilization, or attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus. It will not affect a fertilized egg already attached to the uterus and is thus regarded as a contraceptive drug.

Profiles of Notable Women Politicians
In recent years, increasing numbers of women are being elected to political office. Although women still lag behind men in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the gap is closing. Profiles of some of the most notable women in politics past and present.

RU-486 the Abortion Pill
Approved in September 2000 by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the U.S. , RU-486 takes its name from the company that designed the drug, Roussel Uclaf. Sold in the U.S. by Danco Laboratories under the name Mifeprex, it is still commonly referred to by its original name and by the description

Teenage Pregnancy
The United States has a much higher rate of teenage pregnancy as compared to other developed countries. Facts and statistics on teen pregnancy including rates of teen pregnancy nationally and state-by-state.

The Pill - Birth Control Pill - Oral Contraceptives
For decades now the pill has been a form of contraception millions of women have relied on. Although it does not prevent sexually transmitted disease, it is a safe method of birth control and is convenient. Get the facts about the pill, its benefits and possible side effects.

Women and Leadership - Gender Issues in Female Leadership
When it comes to leadership, do women differ significantly than men? Are there gender issues when it comes to female leadership?

Women and Religion - Role of Women in Religion
When it comes to women and religion, belief can bring both comfort and conflict. The role of women in religion varies widely, even within the same denomination. Some faiths practice gender equity at all levels, while other follow a traditional interpretation of men and women's roles.

Military Women - Women in the Military
The most challenging workplace for a woman may be the one that she's in 24/7 -- military service. Women in the military work, live, eat, and socialize with 'co-workers' in tight-knit communities on military bases, in war zones overseas, and often for long periods of time. In a culture dominated by men for many decades, how do women carve out their own identities and forge their own paths?

Women in the Workforce
Details and facts about working women. Information about women in the labor force, including demographics.

19th Amendment - Women's Right to Vote
Women's suffrage - the struggle for women to earn the right to vote - took the better part of a century and involved many players. From the Seneca Falls Woman's Rights Convention to the final ratification on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment - establishing a woman's right to vote - was years in the making.

Best and Worst Media Images of Women
Who tries to portray women with accuracy and authenticity, and who fails miserably? A few examples in both categories for you to consider.

Cyberstalking and Cybercrimes Against Women
Cyberstalking and cybercrimes against women are on the rise as more and more private information becomes easily accessible on the internet.

Domestic Violence - Physical and Emotional Abuse
Any time a woman is physically or emotionally abused by her partner, that's domestic violence. Getting out of the relationship may be terrifying, but so is the idea that the violence may escalate the longer you stay. Help and support for women in abusive relationships, and resources when it's time to break free.

Equal Rights Amendment
The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was an attempt to ensure that the rights of the U.S. Constitution would be applied equally to females as well as males. Why wasn't this amendment passed?

Image of Women in the Fashion Industry
Most fashion models have a BMI (body mass index) of 16 - well below the minimum BMI of 18 for a normal healthy adult. What does this say about how the fashion industry regards women of average size?

Female Genital Mutilation
In more than 30 countries, culture and custom dictate that young girls ages 4-10 undergo genital mutilation in a procedure that involves neither anesthesia or sterilized surgical tools. Female genital mutilation (FGM) can have serious psychological and physical side effects, and is gradually being recognized as a violation of human rights.

Entertainment & News Industry Show Disparity & Gender Gap
You've come a long way, baby... or have you? From video games to motion pictures, news and sports reporting, women lag behind men and/or face obstacles that males rarely face. Opportunities are scarcer for women in film, television, and print industries, and few females are found in top level management.

Women and Film - Women and the Film Industry - Images of Women in Film
Although women make up 51% of movie audiences, we're still seen as a niche market. Maybe that's why women are so scarce in film - scarce onscreen as heroines (not love interests) and scarce behind the camera as directors, writers, and producers. When we do show up, we're often misrepresented or depicted in ways that have little to do with real women's lives. Does it have to be this way?

Gender Warriors - Women Who Fought the Battle of the Sexes
Whether in sports, business, arts & culture, science or technology, these women leveled the playing field between men and women just a bit more by emerging victorious from the gender wars.

Historical Figures Who Paved the Way for Women
Instead of simply taking for granted all the rights and privileges women enjoy today, let's look back into the past and acknowledge and honor those women who changed the world for generations yet to come.

Individual Actions & Personal Choices Women Make
Every women's movement is made up of the sum of the individual actions and personal choices of the women who take ownership of their decision-making. Whether it's keeping a maiden name, speaking out about sexism, or working in a male-dominated field, every individual decision made by a woman moves us all incrementally forward.

Katie Couric, First Woman Named as Solo Network TV News Anchor
As the first woman to be named the permanent solo anchor of a network TV evening news program, Katie Couric stepped up to helm the CBS Evening News after the departure of anchor Dan Rather.

The Long Road to Suffrage
From Seneca Falls to the 1920s: an overview of the woman suffrage movement

National Hotline Numbers for Domestic Violence and Rape
These hotlines offer immediate assistance to women across the U.S. and can get any caller connected to help in her community.

Positive Depictions of Women - Media Role Models
We all recognize that the media frequently puts forth images of women that are unrealistic and, at worst, harmful. But often they are balanced by depictions that provide positive role models. These women may not be beautiful or glamorous, but they reflect who we are and how we want to be regarded - not as objects but as equals.

Prostitution, Pornography and the Sex Trade
Whether it's legal or illegal, prostitution and pornography characteristically demean and degrade women. Depictions of women in pornography frequently mix violence and abuse, while the realities of prostitution put women at greater risk of sexual and physical abuse and rape.

Third Wave Feminism 1990s-Present : Current Approaches
In some ways a movement that completely opposes the ideas of Second Wave feminism, Third Wave feminism seeks to bring women of color to the table. Additionally, aspects of third wave feminism also embrace the concept of girlie culture and female sexuality as a means of empowerment.

Women Actresses in Film, on Stage, and in Television
In Shakespeare's day male actors played all the roles including female characters. Over time, women earned the right to play their own gender in pioneering roles first onstage, then in film, and now on television. From the 19th century to today, these are the women performers who left their mark.

Women Artists
Women have pushed the envelope in a number of art forms including painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, and more.

Adoption - Parenting by Choice
Many women agree that the single most incredible experience of their lives is motherhood. For women who choose adoption, the experience can often be uplifting, occasionally frustrating, and frequently complex and confusing. Adoption advice, stories, and resources from those who have been there.

Death of a Child - Mothers Dealing with Grief and Loss
Most mothers would give their lives for their children. So when a mother experiences the death of a son or daughter and is powerless to change the outcome, there are additional burdens of despair and grief over the death of a child.

Women and Divorce
Though no woman enters into a marriage with divorce on her mind, current statistics suggest that nearly half of all newlyweds today will face divorce. What triggers the decision to divorce? What about the children? And why do so many women come out of divorce with significantly less financial resources than men? Get the facts to help you make the right decisions at this stressful time.

Gender Roles and Gender-Based Attitudes
How women feel about themselves is often heavily influenced by the attitudes and opinions of others, particularly the men in their lives. When women are forced into gender roles or viewed as sex objects, self-esteem issues frequently arise.

Mother Daughter Relationships
Mother daughter relationships can be the most satisfying or the most painful of all human connections. Whether unconditional love or constant criticism characterizes the relationship, every woman hopes for the same thing -- a mother or daughter she can rely on during bad times and good.

Mother Son Relationships
As a boy grows into adulthood, much of what he understands about women he learns from his mother. So his early experiences with the most influential female in his life -- his mother -- sets the stage for all future relationships.

Oprah Winfrey - Talk Show Host Oprah Changed Face of Television
Before Oprah, you had to look a certain way to be on TV. As a pop culture icon and media pioneer, talk show host Oprah has changed the face of television, and women (and men) love her for it.

Raising a Family and Becoming a Mother
You may come to motherhood late and be the parent of an only child, or you've always dreamed of having a whole houseful of children. Becoming a mother is a big step in the life of a woman, and many choices and opportunities make it exciting - and complex.

Returning to School - Going Back to College
Divorce, empty nest, losing your job - anything can be the catalyst for you to return to school to complete a degree or earn a new one in a different field. What prompts women to make this choice, and is it ever too late to go back to school?

Parenting a Special Needs Child
Motherhood is joyous, challenging, rewarding, and frustrating - often all at once. Every one of those emotions is magnified when you are the mother of a special needs child. More so than other mothers, you may look for guidance, inspiration, advice, and support from others to help you advocate for your child in the best way possible.

Impact of Images of Women on Television
Television creates images of women that frequently leave real women feeling dissatisfied with themselves, as their sense of self-esteem and body image are lowered.

Women as Caregivers
At some time in her life a woman will quite likely provide care for a spouse, child, parent, relative, or family friend. Caregivers can benefit from knowing about available resources, support organizations, facts about caregiving, and why care for the caregiver is essential.

Women and Criminal Justice
Women and the criminal justice system are inextricably linked. Not only do women are women increasingly involved in careers in criminal justice, but are often connected to it through legal cases and proceedings as both plaintiffs and defendants. Also, women are one of the fastest growing populations in the American criminal justice system. We explore all aspects of women's connections to criminal justice here.

First female four-star general Ann E. Dunwoody
First female four-star general Ann E. Dunwoody. Page 5.

Olympic Moms
The 2008 Summer Olympics saw an interesting phenomenom - more and more women who were mothers competing in the games. Page 8.

Oprah Winfrey, Kingmaker?
Oprah Winfrey's influence on the 2008 presidential race is still being debated. Yet her public support of the Illinois senator helped propel him to the front of the pack and brought large crowds to his rallies. Page 9.

Tina Fey and the Impersonation That Reversed the 'Palin Effect'
Days after Sarah Palin was chosen to be John McCain's running mate, many remarked on Tina Fey's uncanny resemblance to the VP nominee. The similarities brought the NBC sitcom star back to her former show, Saturday Night Live, to star in a series of political sketches that skewered the VP candidate and in part reversed the 'Palin Effect.'. Page 4.

Women bloggers
Women bloggers came of age in 2008 with top mommy blogs like Dooce, corporate advertisers interested in the BlogHer conference, and the rise of citizen journalists. Page 10.

The Women in Eliot Spitzer's Life
In 2008, the women in Eliot Spitzer's life garnered the type of media attention no woman would want. Page 11.

Date Rape
Despite common misconceptions, rape does not typically happen at the hands of a stranger. In fact, date rape makes up 78% of all rapes. Here's what every female at every age should know about date rape.

Get Organized - Organizing Your Home and Your Life
Did you know that living and working in a disorganized space adds stress to your life? Get organized, tackle the clutter and clean up your act with advice on organizing your home and your life.

Women's Sexuality and Health Issues
When a woman experiences health issues, illness or surgery, how she feels about her own sexuality and attractiveness often undergoes a significant shift even when there is no change in her external appearance.

Susan Estrich
Law school professor, attorney, syndicated columnist, network television commentator and author of several books, Susan Estrich is a woman of many firsts -- the first woman to run a presidential campaign, the first female president of the Harvard Law Review and the youngest woman to achieve tenure at Harvard Law School.

The Reclusive Leftist - Dr. Violet Socks - Liberal Female Bloggers
Though not as well-known as the top female bloggers, The Reclusive Leftist is one of those blogs that women send each other links to. Her thoughtful, intelligent commentary focuses on women's issues and politics.

Notable Political Bloggers Who are Women
Although the mainstream op-ed pages are dominated by male voices, in the blogosphere, many notable political bloggers are women. The Internet has given women the chance to speak out and connect with other women and men. Here are a handful of notable political bloggers who are women, and whose words have inspired, angered, and won awards for commentary.

cougar women, older women younger men
A term that's come into vogue in recent years, 'cougar' describes an attractive older women who is involved with younger men. Is the term accurate or sexist? Do women like the 'cougar' image?

Infidelity and Cheating
When you give your heart to someone, you also give your trust. So when infidelity rears its ugly head and a woman catches her partner cheating, it's a double betrayal. Why do men do this to women, and how can we cope...or move on?

milf / MILF image
When a woman became a mother, in generations past she used to be sexually off-limits, perceived as past her prime. Not anymore. The term MILF and the many websites dedicated to sexy 'mothers' (not to mention the pop culture image) have reimagined mothers in ways that might have made our mothers cringe.

Binging and Binge Eating Disorder
Binging and Binge Eating Disorder are serious concerns for women (and men) who find that their eating often gets out of control.

Michelle Obama's Speech at the 2008 Democratic Convention
Michelle Obama's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention provided a chance for the outspoken candidate's wife to introduce herself to the public in her own words, and address controversies that have swirled around her over comments made in the past.

What Is a Wet Nurse - Definition & History
Although the term wet nurse is rarely heard today, for centuries it was a position commonly held by poor women who would breastfeed the babies of the aristocracy. How did wet nursing come about and what led to the demise of the profession?

What Is a Butterface, Butter Face, or Buttaface?
When a woman overhears the comment that she's a 'butterface,' is that a compliment or an insult? What is the definition of butterface? Where does the meaning of butterface come from?

How to get an Order of Protection
What is an order of protection? Definition of the legal term, and an explanation of how to get an order of protection.

Sports Illustrated Makes History with Plus-Size Pinup
Ashley Graham makes history as the first plus-size model to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition.

Tsai Ing-wen elected Taiwan’s First Female President
Tsai Ing-wen makes history as Taiwan’s first female president.

The Startling Truth About Black Maternal Mortality
In the United States, Black women are four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. This is a human rights and reproductive justice crisis.

Remembering Scalia’s Messages of Hate
Former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia may have had a brilliant mind, but he should also be remembered for his unabashed racism, sexism, and homophobia.

The Words and Wisdom of Harper Lee
Harper Lee, acclaimed novelist of To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at age 89.

Interview with Chesya Burke
Chesya Burke is a woman writer on the rise. Burke's recently released first novel The Strange Crimes of Little Africa is a historical mystery set in the vibrant streets of the Harlem Renaissance.

Empty Nest Advice for Moving Forward
Many women approach the empty nest phase of their lives with fear and trepidation, and they shouldn't. Of course there's sadness and regret during the initial weeks of getting adjusted to an empty nest, but that's just part of the cycle of life. An empty nest can also mean personal renewal and new opportunities for growth. These 11 tips on thriving during the empty nest years will help you embrace what can be a very exciting time.

Help with Making the Abortion Decision
You're thinking about having an abortion and you've got questions about abortion and the abortion process. Having an abortion requires a great deal of advance planning, and this list of six items to consider can help with the decision-making and the process of choosing a legitimate health care provider who offers abortion services.

Top 10 Occupations That Employ the Most Women
These career fields and occupations employ the largest percentage of women. See what the top 15 occupations are along with links to information on what type of education is required and what kinds of jobs are available.

Reasons Why Women and Teens Choose Abortion
When a woman faces an unintended pregnancy and a baby she can't raise, if she terminates her pregnancy, others may ask

What Do We Want in a Candidate's Wife?
While we want to elect a President we can have a beer with, we still expect the First Lady to fit into a traditional role that is sadly out of touch with the times. Why does this double standard continue to exist, and what are the expectations that candidates' wives and potential First Ladies are burdened with?

First Lady Michelle Obama Biography
A biography and profile of Michelle Obama, wife of presidential candidate and Illinois Senator Barack Obama.

What Does Title IX Legislation Cover
Most often associated with women's sports, Title IX covers athletics as well as other aspects of gender equity in education.

History of Women Running for President
The history of women running for president spans more than 140 years and reveals how the idea of a female candidate evolved from novelty to reality. These women mounted significant campaigns that changed the face of politics. Included are six women whose collective candidacies moved us closer to the Oval Office.

Study on Healthy Weight for Black Women
Race matters when it comes to weight, as studies show black women can weigh more than white women, have higher BMI and waist circumference measurements, and still be healthier.

Women and Assault in the Peace Corps
An ABC News 20/20 investigation in January 2011 revealed a disturbing history of rape and sexual assault among women serving as volunteers in the Peace Corps. This most recent news is just one in a series of articles and stories about the dangers faced by women in the Peace Corps, a US government agency more concerned with its image than with keeping women volunteers safe.

Sexism and Women in Politics
When women politicians experienced sexism and sexist attacks on the campaign trail, they believed that 'put up and shut up' was in their best interests. Now we know better, and one female candidate learned the hard way that sexist attacks hurt women in politics and silence isn't golden -- it's the biggest political mistake a woman can make.

A Victim of Sexist Attacks Now Advocates for Change
When women politicians experienced sexism and sexist attacks on the campaign trail, they believed that 'put up and shut up' was in their best interests. Now we know better, and one female candidate learned the hard way that sexist attacks hurt women in politics and silence isn't golden -- it's the biggest political mistake a woman can make. Page 2.

How to Find an Abortion Clinic
How to find an abortion clinic that offer abortion services and avoid those anti-abortion websites that appear to be pro-choice but are designed to scare women away from abortion.

Choosing Prophylactic Mastectomy
Choosing a prophylactic double mastectomy made perfect sense to a woman whose mother died of breast cancer and whose sister is a BC survivor.

Prophylactic Mastectomy - Deciding to Have a Prophylactic Double Mastectomy
Deciding to have a prophylactic double mastectomy made perfect sense to a woman whose mother died of breast cancer and whose sister is a BC survivor. Page 2.

Prophylactic Mastectomy - Good and Bad Aspects
Choosing to have a prophylactic double mastectomy had both good and bad aspects for a woman with a family history of breast cancer. Page 3.

Prostitution Statistics and Rape
Rape and physical abuse of prostitutes are all too common in the sex trade. Prostitution statistics reveal that most have endured childhood sexual abuse and face a similar situation in adulthood. Yet the legal system turned a blind eye to prostitutes who've been raped, until the case of Aileen Wuornos made headlines.

Surviving the Loss of a Child with Writing
Mothers who experience the death of a child find different ways to survive the pain and grief. For one California woman surviving the loss of a child, writing in an online journal about her son's life and death helps her and other parents to endure and perhaps heal.

Traditional Occupations held by Women
The occupations that employ the most women continue to fall under the 'traditional' careers for women. These jobs also employ the largest percentage of women, and the top ten occupations for women account for 28% of the female labor force.

Tips on Pursuing Child Support Enforcement
An expert in child support enforcement describes the ins and outs of the enforcement of child support and tips for parents pursuing child support payments.

A Daughter Reflects on the Death of her Father
An adult daughter comes to terms with the terminal diagnosis and impending death of a parent, and recalls the special father daughter relationship they shared.

Father Daughter Relationship - Death of Parent
An adult daughter comes to terms with the terminal diagnosis and impending death of a parent, and recalls the special father daughter relationship they shared. Page 2.

Don't Date Narcissistic Men
A Kent State psychologist reveals why narcissistic men harbor hostility toward heterosexual women, and why dating narcissistic men may be a very bad idea.

Does the Government Fund Abortions?
Does the government fund abortions? Do taxpayer dollars pay for abortion? Although the short answer is no, the long answer covers exactly how taxpayer dollars are restricted from paying for abortions and the legislation that blocks government funding of abortion.

19th Amendment of the US Constitution
The 19th amendment, also known as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment, guaranteed women the right to vote and was signed into law on August 26, 1920.

The Hyde Amendment of 1977
A description of the 1976 Hyde Amendment restricting federal funding for abortions, and its impact on abortion today.

1972 American Amendments Title IX
A description of Title IX which changed the face of women's sports.

What is Sadie Hawkins Day?
Is Sadie Hawkins Day a real day, and is it the same day as Leap Day, February 29? How did it start, and why do women ask men out or propose marriage on Sadie Hawkins Day?

Dalai Lama's Vancouver Peace Summit Comments
About a month ago, the Dalai Lama said something about women that is just now making the rounds on Twitter. His statement,

The Problem with Virginity Pledges
Many teenage girls proudly wear a

Gifts That Give Back to Women - Socially Responsible Gifts
If you want to give a distinctive gift with special meaning, why not shop for gifts that give back to the women who produced them? These gifts 'give twice' by benefiting both seller and recipient. Often handmade by artisans who work within a women's collective, these socially responsible gifts provide financial support and economic independence to women, their families and communities. Browse this list of over a dozen resources for online gifts -- all benefit women, and many qualify as fair trade gifts.

What Is the CEDAW Human Rights Treaty?
What is CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women? A description of the United Nations' international human rights treaty also known as the Treaty for the Rights of Women.

After Catwoman - Julie Newmar's Many Lives - Women Changing Careers and Surviving a Divorce
Julie Newmar became a household name when she played Catwoman in the 1960s TV series

Finding Women's News Stories - Women's News Articles Subscriptions
Looking for news articles on important issues that impact women's lives? You can't just do an online search and type in

Rape, Sexual Assault of Women in the Peace Corps - Are Women Safe? Part II
Years before the ABC News 20/20 investigation into the Peace Corps in January 2011, in 2003 the Dayton Daily News exposed the increase in rape and sexual assault cases reported by women serving as volunteers in the Peace Corps and revealed a pattern of denial that the Peace Corps has engaged in for decades. Page 2.

Dear Patricia Arquette: You Do Not Speak for All Women
Patricia Arquette has won an Oscar for her stellar performance in the movie Boyhood, but it’s her comments on women that are getting the most attention.

Sarah Palin at the Iowa Freedom Summit
Sarah Palin’s appearance at the Iowa Freedom Summit has many on both the right and left baffled. Has the conservative provocateur lost some of her fan base?

Sex Work, Choice, and Power
With all the charges of exploitation and stigma around sex work, can porn ever be empowering? Porn stars Belle Knox and Asa Akira seem to think so.

10 Social Networking Safety Tips for Women and Girls
Even when we think we're being careful, we reveal a surprising amount of personal information when we use social networking sites and social media. These 10 tips for women and girls can help protect your privacy and reduce the risk of stalking and identity theft.

Top 10 Women's Health Issues and Causes of Death
When it comes to women's health, these ten health issues are the leading causes of death. It's important to know what they are because many are preventable.

Women's Political Discussions - Then and Now
What passes for political discussion among women today is very different from the discourse that occurred a century ago when women didn't have the vote. Read what their concerns were, and why their story adds emphasis to the need for women to speak up, speak out, and exercise their freedom of speech and right to vote. Page 4.

Abortion Funding - Hyde Amendment's Abortion Funding Restrictions Hurt Low Income Women
How the Hyde Amendment's restrictions on Medicaid abortion coverage hurts those who need abortion services the most - poor women who cannot afford to pay for abortion themselves.

Profile of Kirsten Gillibrand - Biography of Kirsten Gillibrand
Profile of Kirsten Gillibrand, chosen by New York Governor David Paterson for the US Senate seat vacated by Hillary Clinton.

FDA Approves Female Libido Pill
Addyi, a female libido drug approved by the FDA, has been called the “female Viagra.” But will the “little pink pill” live up to the hype? And is it safe?

2014: A Year in Women’s Issues
As the year comes to a close, here’s a list of some of the most important women’s issues of 2014.

What is Title X
Description of the federal program known as Title X which supports comprehensive family planning by provided funding to community based clinics offering contraception, information and counseling.

CEDAW and Women's Rights - Where Does the U.S. Rank Regarding CEDAW and Women's Rights?
The third in a five-part series of interviews with international women's rights expert Kavita N. Ramdas on CEDAW and how well (or poorly) the U.S. ranks in terms of gender equity and women's rights as compared to other nations.

Shirley Chisholm: 1972 Presidential Campaign
Shirley Chisholm made history in 1972 as the first black woman to run for president, 35 years before Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battled it out for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Page 2.

Shirley Chisholm: Campaign Legacy
Shirley Chisholm made history in 1972 as the first black woman to run for president, 35 years before Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battled it out for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination. Page 3.

Shirley Chisholm: First Black Woman to Run for President
Shirley Chisholm made history in 1972 as the first black woman to run for president, 35 years before Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battled it out for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Adele - Profile of the Grammy Winning Singer
A short but comprehensive bio / profile of singer songwriter Adele who is tied with Beyonce as the female artist with the most Grammy wins in one night.

Jobs Women - High Paying Jobs For Women Often Non-traditional Jobs
Despite a very real gender-based wage gap, in some jobs women often earn more than men. High paying jobs for women frequently revolve around non-traditional jobs, and in career fields where women are scarce, they can earn more than their male counterparts.

A Biography of the Recording Artist/ Actress Beyonce
A short but comprehensive bio / profile of Beyonc who is tied with Adele as the female artist with the most Grammy wins in one night.