Women's Issues Sitemap - Page 3 2014-12-18

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.

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.

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.

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.

Peggy Noonan
Former special assistant to President Reagan and speechwriter for then Vice President George W. Bush, this versatile and multi-faceted woman is an author and columnist who writes from a conservative perspective.

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?

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.

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?

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

Weight Loss
Women seem predestined to gain weight as we grow older. Pregnancy and menopause create hormonal changes that can add pounds over time. Yet a healthy body weight reduces many health risks women face as we age. If you want to lose weight, you'll find resources and guidance here.

Women Architects & Designers
The accomplishments of women in architecture and design are overshadowed by a majority of men who dominate the field. Yet the achievements of these women are significant and varied, and worth a closer look.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Political Punditry - Observations & Writings By and About Women
The world of politics wouldn't be nearly as much fun without the sharp-tongued, sometimes snarky, always entertaining commentary offered up by political pundits, columnists, and other Washington observers. A look at the major female players and those caught in the media glare.

Puberty Issues Facing Girls
There's pressure on girls today to grow up fast and be more sexually aware at a younger age. And mounting evidence suggests that environmental factors are causing girls to enter puberty at a much earlier age. Learn what you can do to counteract these trends.

Women as Volunteers
Those who make volunteering a priority in their lives will tell you that they get back just as much as they give.

Yet the changing roles of women enable fewer and fewer to give volunteer time as many are overwhelmed by work, family, and other obligations.

Once the backbone of the volunteer community, women have to carefully pick and choose their volunteer roles these days.

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.

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?

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.

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

Depression
Loss of interest in things you enjoyed doing, changes in appetite or sleeping habits, a feeling of tiredness or lethargy, inability to focus or pay attention - all are symptoms of depression. Almost everyone experiences some form of depression at some time in their lives, but if these feelings persist for more than two weeks, it's time to seek help.

Top Women Financial Advisors
Women often prefer to turn to other women for advice. And some of the top experts in the field of finance just happen to be women. Why not learn who they are and take a look at their suggestions for effective money management?

Menopause
Plenty of jokes have been made about hot flashes, power surges, and private summers. But there's nothing funny about night sweats, irritability or mood swings, memory lapses, hair loss or weight gain. All are symptoms of menopause. Learn more about what changes menopause brings about and how you can lessen their effects.

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.

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.

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.

Support Groups for Women
We all long for understanding, compassion, and respect. And sometimes it's easiest to find this among others who share our situation or outlook.

That's where a support group comes in.

Whether you're coping with a health issue or trying to change your life for the better, there's nothing like sharing stories and experiences with others on the same path.

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.

Women's Groups - Groups for Women
Women's groups are often built around shared interests or concerns. Groups for women can focus on hobbies, parenting, knitting, books, or a desire for mutual support.

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.

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.

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.

Investing for Women
Women tend to be more cautious than men when it comes to investing and financial planning. Tips and suggestions on how to invest wisely and where to start.

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

Second Marriages - Making it Work the Second Time Around
A second (or third) marriage differs from the first one in many ways. The good news: Both partners are often wiser and know what they want and don't want this time around. The bad news: It's often tougher to blend families, finances, households, lifestyles, and expectations. What are the qualities of a successful second marriage, and how can women avoid making the same mistake twice?

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.

Widowhood - Losing a Spouse
After years together, it seems as if you can't possibly continue on without your partner. How can you pick up the pieces of your life and begin again by yourself?

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?

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?

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.

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

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?

First Wave Feminism - 1848-1920
It all began with the Seneca Falls Convention - the idea that women should be granted the right to vote. Envisioning a future in which gender equity would be a reality, these forward-thinking women established the foundation from which all other subsequent feminists movements have arisen.

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.

Second Wave Feminism 1960s-1970s Women's Lib
Feminism was reborn in the 1960s as women sought to liberate themselves from the traditional roles of wife ad mother. Iconic images such as bra burning and women's encounter groups made Women's Lib a powerful movement, but the second wave crashed with the defeat of the Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s.

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 and Bankruptcy
More women than men file for bankruptcy each year. And recent changes in U.S. bankruptcy laws put women at even greater risk than before. What are the situations that arise that compel a woman to seek bankruptcy, and how can women avoid making these costly mistakes?

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.

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.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act
The long and difficult road faced by supporters of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in getting the anti-pay discrimination bill passed.

Negative Media Coverage of Sarah Palin
Negative media coverage of Sarah Palin's campaign and significant gaffes made by the candidate in the first month have led to a disastrous slide in the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate's popularity.

Sarah, Hillary, Michelle, Cindy - Influential Women in the 2008 Presidential Campaign
Sarah, Hillary, Michelle and Cindy each have a role to play in the historic 2008 presidential campaign as current candidates, former candidates, or spouses of those on the ticket.

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.

Teen Pregnancy in the United States
A look at teen pregnancy in the U.S., including facts and statistics and media coverage of teen pregnancies making headlines.

Alexis A. Moore Biography, Founder/President, Survivors in Action
Biography of Alexis A. Moore, cyberstalking expert and Founder/President of Survivors in Action, a national victim's advocacy group.

Top 10 States With Highest Teenage Pregnancy and Birth Rates
A list of the top ten states with the highest teenage pregnancy rates and highest birth rates among females age 15-19 in the U.S.

Review of 'The Iron Lady' - Margaret Thatcher Film Starring Meryl Streep
A film review of 'The Iron Lady,' the Margaret Thatcher biopic starring Meryl Streep in the title role, from a women's issues perspective.

'The Hunger Games' Film Review - How the Movie is Different from the Book
In its translation from the printed page to the big screen, 'The Hunger Games' retains its power. But lost along the way is the engaging voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen who narrated the novel. Without the humor and honesty of Katniss's interior dialogues with herself, the film turns out much grimmer than the book albeit otherwise true to the novel.

"Still Hot" by Sue Mittenthal and Linda Reing Book Review - Uncensored Guide to Divorce - Surviving Divorce
Book review of

"Daughters of the North" by Sarah Hall - Book Review - Feminist Utopias
A book review of the novel

"American Eve: Evelyn Nesbit, Stanford White" by Paula Uruburu - Book Review
Book review of

"Brutal" by Michael Harmon - Book Review
Book review of the young adult novel

"The Generosity of Women" by Courtney Eldridge - Book Review
Book review of

Book Review - "Lust in Translation" by Pamela Druckerman - Adultery Around the World
Book review of

Book Review: "Body Clutter" - Marla Cilley & Leanne Ely
A book review of

Joan Rivers Documentary - Joan Rivers A Piece of Work Film Review
Review of the 2010 documentary

'American Horror Story' Review - Powerful Women, Strong Female Characters
Although horror isn't a genre typically associated with female empowerment, the FX TV series 'American Horror Story' which debuted in October of 2011 introduced major and minor female characters of complexity, depth, and strength, and provided strong roles for older actresses like Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy.

Profile / Bio of Ann Romney, Wife of Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney
A biography / profile of Ann Lois Davies Romney, former First Lady of Massachusetts and wife of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, including her birth date, childhood and family background, schools/colleges she attended, and her acomplishments as a wife and mother.

"Why Don't I Do the Things I Know are Good for Me?" by BJ Gallagher - Book Review
Book review of

What is 'The Republican War on Women' and When Did It Start?
When someone utters the phrase

'Dancing at the Shame Prom' Book Review
A book review of 'Dancing at the Shame Prom,' an anthology edited by Amy Ferris and Hollye Dexter. The collection includes the work of 27 writers who -- with honesty and candor -- tell the hidden stories of shame that kept them small.

Lifting Ban on Women in Combat - Transcript Highlights of News Conference, Quotes from Panetta
One of the final acts of departing Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was to announce the lifting of a 1994 ban on women in combat. In a press conference with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the two men explain why. Quotes and highlights from the transcript of that Pentagon briefing.

With Military Ban on Women in Combat Lifted, Policy Catches Up to Reality
Women have been fighting on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan for over a decade -- they just haven't gotten credit for it. With the January 2013 announcement that the Pentagon will lift the ban on women in combat, now that service will be recognized and enable women to advance in the military

Fashion, Passion, Class Warfare and Feminism - Why We Love Downton Abbey
Why is it that everybody's talking about Downton Abbey? How did a British drama about class distinctions, nobility, and the serving class take America by storm? There's a subtle feminist thread running through Downton Abbey despite the fact that it takes place in a society in which women don't even have the right to vote, let alone inherit property. Take a in-depth look at why Downton Abbey resonates with so many of us, especially women.

Fashion, Passion, Class Warfare and Feminism - Why We Love Downton Abbey, Part II
Downton Abbey revolves around the lives of the three Crawley sisters in the early part of the 20th century, and how each of them deals with the pressures of society and the gender expectations that limit their lives. There's a subtle feminist thread running through Downton Abbey despite the fact that it takes place in a society in which women don't even have the right to vote, let alone inherit property. Take a in-depth look at why Downton Abbey resonates with so many of us, especially women. Page 2.

Single Women's Vote in the 2012 Election
Who wins the 2012 presidential election may have a great deal to do with how many unmarried women turn out to vote. A look at why this often overlooked group may be the most important segment of

Women's Issues in the Second Presidential Debate of 2012
In the second presidential debate of 2012, although undecided voters were responsible for the questions posed to the candidates, once again women's issues got short shrift.

Why Some Republican Candidates Make Stupid Remarks About Rape
Never have so few men made so many cringe with such stupid words. The 2012 election cycle has spawned a number of cringe-inducing comments about rape and pregnancy due to rape. Why have so many Republican candidates made stupid statements about rape, and why haven't Democrats?

Wives of 'Rape Remark' Politicians - Who are the Women Married to These Men?
What kind of a woman marries a politician who can make such ignorant statements about rape and pregnancy resulting from rape? Surprisingly, these stay-at-home political wives were once independent and liberal-thinking women before marriage, and their back stories may surprise and even shock you.

When Did the Republican Party Turn Its Back on Women and Women's Issues?
You'd never know it from the present political climate, but historically speaking, the Republican Party was in the forefront of supporting women's issues and women's rights. So why have Republicans turned their backs on women, and when did this start?

Robyn Hatcher Biography
Biography of Robyn Hatcher, writer, public speaking trainer and coach, communication and presentation skills consultant and founder of SpeakEtc.

Movie Review: "Juno" (2007)
A review of the movie Juno, written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman. The film tells the story of the title character, a witty, offbeat teenager who finds out she's pregnant and decides to give the baby up for adoption.

"Four Freedoms" by John Crowley - Book Review
Book review of

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.

Gender Pay Gap - Women Earn Less Than Men, But By How Much?
In the U.S. in 2010, women who were full-time wage and salary workers earned 81% of what men earned. While this represents the national average, when measured across all 50 states and the District of Columbia the percentages varied significantly. Here's a breakdown of the each state and the percentage of women's earnings as compared to men.

Notable Women at the London 2012 Olympics: The Famous and Infamous
While the 2012 London Olympics may be remembered as

2010 Teen Birth Rate Declines Due to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Efforts
An increased focus on teen pregnancy in the U.S. and concern over teen pregnancy prevention has had a positive impact -- significant declines in the teenage birth rate in 2010 over 2009 numbers. Facts and statistical information on teen birth rates in 2010 including historical perspectives, how and why the birth rate varies across states, the impact of race and ethnicity, and why 2010 was such a historic year.

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.

Vaginagate - Michigan Rep. Lisa Brown Silenced for Saying 'Vagina'
When Republican leaders in Michigan silenced state Rep. Lisa Brown for using the word

Vaginagate - Silenced Michigan Lawmaker Fights Back with 'Vagina Monologues'
Michigan state Rep. Lisa Brown and other female lawmakers struck back at GOP leadership in the state House for silencing Brown for using the word 'vagina' by staging the groundbreaking play 'The Vagina Monologues' on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing, Michigan. Page 2.

Book Review: "The Girl's Guide to Absolutely Everything" by Melissa Kirsch
A how-to book that's more like a cheat sheet for young women starting out,

Book Review "Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters" by Courtney E. Martin
Book review of

Emma Bilello Biography
A short biography of writer and journalist Emma Bilello.

V-Day and The Vagina Monologues – Understanding V-Day, The Vagina Monologues and Valentine’s Day
What does V-Day have to do with

Death of Bus Gang Rape Victim Reveals India's Epidemic of Rape
The issue of sexual violence against women and girls in India -- and the nation's reluctance to prosecute rape and sexual assault crimes -- came to a head in December 2012 with the vicious gang rape and beating of a 23-year-old medical student that led to her death.

Rick Santorum on Women's Issues - In His Own Words
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is a staunch supporter of traditional family values who is opposed to abortion, contraception, military women in the front lines of combat, and women working outside the home. His thoughts on these topics and more can be found here in his own words.

Viral Video of Bullied Bus Monitor Elicits Sympathy and Donations
A video showing a group of middle school boys viciously bullying school bus monitor Karen Klein of Greece, NY, goes viral and not only elicits worldwide sympathy for the widow and grandmother but raises more than a hundred thousand dollars on her behalf.

Record Number of Women Running for Congress in 2012
More women ran for Congress in 2012 than ever before. Here's a breakdown by party affiliation and a look at why so many women may have decided to run...and why 2012 offers specific opportunities for new candidates to win.

"Just Like Family: Inside the Lives of Nannies, the Parents They Work for, and the Children They Love" by Tasha Blaine - Book Review
A book review of

History of Women in Congress from 1917-2012
How did a woman get elected to Congress in 1917, years before women were granted the right to vote? A look at the milestones and historic events that put women in the House and Senate, and the trailblazing female Representatives and Senators who broke through the Congressional glass ceiling.

"Scared of Santa" Book Review
Book review of

Michele Bachmann's Childhood -- Her Early Years in Waterloo, Iowa
When Michele Bachmann officially launched her 2012 presidential campaign, she did so from the town she was born in -- Waterloo, Iowa -- where she was known as Michele Marie Amble. What was Michele Bachmann's childhood like growing up in Waterloo and Cedar Falls? What were the most significant events of her early years, and how did they shape her life?

Bloomberg's Breastfeeding Initiative Latch On NYC
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a voluntary initiative among New York City hospitals to encourage breastfeeding and place infant formula under lock and key, predictably controversy erupted. But is a woman's right to choose what to do with her breast related to her right to choose what to do with her uterus and vagina? And shouldn't we be promoting what's in the best interest of the baby?

Michele Bachmann's Teenage Years - Michele Bachmann's Anoka High School Years
Michele Bachmann's happy childhood in Waterloo, Iowa was shattered when the Amble family moved to Minnesota and her parents subsequently separated. By focusing on her education and getting involved in activities at Anoka High School, she was able to overcome the hardships brought about by her parents' divorce. A look at Michele Amble's high school years as a teenager attending Anoka High.

Parents Influence Teen Sex - Mothers Influence Teen Sex
For every parent who has ever said,

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.

Should My Daughter Get the HPV Vaccine?
The HPV vaccine has become a talking point for presidential candidates and a concern of mothers and fathers across the country. If you're asking,

Politics and the HPV Vaccine Controversy
Controversial on several levels, the HPV vaccine became a political issue in the 2011 presidential race as two candidates, Texas Governor Rick Perry and Rep. Michele Bachmann, used the issue as a weapon in a presidential debate and in media appearances. The use of vaccine scares, however, is not new to the HPV vaccine as misinformation about an alleged autism/vaccine link made the public squeamish about the potential dangers of vaccines. Page 2.

Shannon Hale Interview - Author of "Princess Academy"
An inteview with Shannon Hale, Newbery award-winning author of

Shannon Hale Interview
An inteview with Shannon Hale, Newbery award-winning author of

Shannon Hale Interview
An inteview with Shannon Hale, Newbery award-winning author of

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.

What is child sexual abuse? Definition of child sexual abuse
What is child sexual abuse? Does the abuse always include physical contact, or can abuse occur without touching? Is it child sexual abuse if the perpetrator is another child? A short article on the definition of child sexual abuse.

What is sexual harassment? Definition of sexual harassment
Definition of sexual harassment and guidelines taken from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

What is rape? What is the definition of rape?
What is the definition of rape? Although the definition of rape varies from state to state, here's a look at what the U.S. federal government now defines as rape.

What is Paul Ryan's position on abortion?
Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has clearly defined views on abortion. Here they are, from his first run for Congress in 1998 to his most recent support of anti-abortion legislation.

What is Mitt Romney's position on abortion?
2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has shifted positions on abortion since his days as governor of Massachusetts. What was the reason for his change of heart, and what has he said about his views on abortion and choice?

What is Mitt Romney's position on contraception?
The Republican nominee for president in the 2012 election, Mitt Romney seems to have carefully avoided nailing down his specific views on contraception, probably because they have shifted over the years. This look at the candidate and where he stands today shows how many of his views on the issue have taken a 180 degree turn in the past decade.

Free Birth Control? What Insurance Covers Under 'Preventive Services' Guidelines
What's covered by insurance under the 'preventive services' guidelines announced by the Health and Human Services Department on August 1, 2011? A detailed list of what's covered including FDA-approved contraception including the pill, the morning after pill, the contraceptive ring, the cervical cap, along with breastfeeding support, domestic violence counseling, and HIV screening and counseling.

What is Planned Parenthood?
What is Planned Parenthood -- a health care provider? an organization that provides sex education? a family planning clinic? an advocacy group? Planned Parenthood is each of these things and more. A comprehensive look at the non-profit organization, its mission and outreach, its educational programs for children, teens and young adults, and its training programs for professionals who work with youths.

Did Your Child Get the HPV Vaccine?
Do you have a daughter between 9 and 26 and has she gotten the HPV vaccine? What were your reasons for doing so, or not doing so? Do you think the controversy surrounding the vaccine is blown out of proportion? Why or why not? And if you have a son, is your pediatrician or family doctor encouraging you to consider the HPV vaccination for him? Readers share their stories.

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

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin. Women's Issues.

I won't give it power over me -- don't give in! - : I Was Raped


Prosecute if you can and seek support - : I Was Raped


I'll never get over it but I will get better - : I Was Raped


I put complete faith in the man I married... - : Surviving Domestic Violence - Survivors Share Domestic Violence Stories
Readers share stories of domestic violence, how they survived, and what they did to break free

My father raped me, and my mother blamed me - : I Was Raped


It's not okay. It's NEVER okay. Report it right away. - : I Was Raped


The friend who stood up for me - : I Was Raped


He drugged me, then raped me - : I Was Raped


I am a child of rape - : I Was Raped


"I didn't think anyone would believe me" - : I Was Raped


The Things Women Want - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
Women who blog are often thrust into categories -- mommy blogger, feminist blogger, geek girl blogger. But any blog written from a female perspective frequently offers thoughtful viewpoints not heard in mainstream media. Add your blog to this list or find new blogs to read...or send your favorite female blogger here to share her blog.

The pain never went away - : I Was Raped


You can never forget - I am working on forgiveness - : I Was Raped


I'm still in it, still trapped - : Surviving Domestic Violence - Survivors Share Domestic Violence Stories
Readers share stories of domestic violence, how they survived, and what they did to break free

It's taken me 12 years to share this story - : Surviving Domestic Violence - Survivors Share Domestic Violence Stories
Readers share stories of domestic violence, how they survived, and what they did to break free

Nothing can stop a woman! - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


'Trust your crazy ideas' - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


No one believed me - : I Was Raped


You deserve better & are strong enough to get away - : Surviving Domestic Violence - Survivors Share Domestic Violence Stories
Readers share stories of domestic violence, how they survived, and what they did to break free

Why I'm a survivor and not a victim - : Surviving Domestic Violence - Survivors Share Domestic Violence Stories
Readers share stories of domestic violence, how they survived, and what they did to break free

After being raped at 14, still recovering years later - : I Was Raped


Travel gave me a new perspective on what I wanted in my life - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


Putting family before friends - there's always a sacrifice - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


Daily Living as a Widow - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
Women who blog are often thrust into categories -- mommy blogger, feminist blogger, geek girl blogger. But any blog written from a female perspective frequently offers thoughtful viewpoints not heard in mainstream media. Add your blog to this list or find new blogs to read...or send your favorite female blogger here to share her blog.

Looking Woman - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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He was a "counselor" who raped, manipulated me - : I Was Raped


The Southern Sessions - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Sexually assaulted while traveling in another country - : I Was Raped


Domestic violence only gets worse over time - : Surviving Domestic Violence - Survivors Share Domestic Violence Stories
Readers share stories of domestic violence, how they survived, and what they did to break free

I kept quiet for years - : I Was Raped


Moderation is the key - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


JustBloggingAlong.com - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
Women who blog are often thrust into categories -- mommy blogger, feminist blogger, geek girl blogger. But any blog written from a female perspective frequently offers thoughtful viewpoints not heard in mainstream media. Add your blog to this list or find new blogs to read...or send your favorite female blogger here to share her blog.

Not sorry about choices but I *am* exhausted - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


All Ways Options - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Honest advice from someone who's been there - : Surviving Domestic Violence - Survivors Share Domestic Violence Stories
Readers share stories of domestic violence, how they survived, and what they did to break free

I proved him wrong, and he learned a lesson - : Why I Speak Out Against Sexist Language and Sexist Comments
Do you speak out when you hear sexist language being used or call out the person making sexist comments? Readers share their stories and offer advice on speaking out against sexist language.

Let go of "I need this or that" to be happy - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


It happened when I was 9 - : I Was Raped


Betrayed by a "friend" who then became "suicidal" - : I Was Raped


No "Win" or "Lose" in a Partnership - : If I Could Share One Piece of Advice for Women
If experience is wisdom, then life's best lessons are ones we learn over time. What have you learned that you'd like to pass along as practical advice for women? Is it advice about relationships? parenting? friendship? work and career? or just a simple observation that can make life easier and more fulfilling? Post your advice for women of any age and find out what other readers have shared as their best advice for women.

I don't trust people anymore - : I Was Raped


Women on the Verge of the Perimeni - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Having it all has changed over time - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


I'm a feminist because life is about change... - : Why I'm a Feminist
Readers share stories as to why they call themselves

Rockstar Guide Books - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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The disturbing story thatl made me a feminist - : Why I'm a Feminist
Readers share stories as to why they call themselves

Blogology - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
Women who blog are often thrust into categories -- mommy blogger, feminist blogger, geek girl blogger. But any blog written from a female perspective frequently offers thoughtful viewpoints not heard in mainstream media. Add your blog to this list or find new blogs to read...or send your favorite female blogger here to share her blog.

Southern Ladies Business - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Living Hero - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Freedom From Toxic People - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Orthodox Judaism and feminism from a 15-year-old's perspective - : Why I'm a Feminist
Readers share stories as to why they call themselves

Everyday encounters from a woman's perspective - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Loving the Questions: Melissa Lynn Block's Blog - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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The Lifted Veil - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Thriving After Abuse - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Virginia Hopkins Health Watch - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Women's Collaborative Circle - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Your (Wo)Man in Washingto - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Love and Words - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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The Reid Report - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Ambition Is Not A Dirty Word - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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The Narcissistic Continuum - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Wheat Free, Sugar Free, Nuts Free, Guilt Free - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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"Who says?!" - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Adirondack Baker - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Evil Slutopia - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
Evil Slutopia

The Unexpected Twists and Turns - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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mgyerman.com - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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something something - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Everyday People Project - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Deep Muck Big Rake - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Heartfeldt Politics, Courageous Leadership, Powered Women - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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PunditMom - : Female Blogs - Looking for the Best Blogs Written from a Female Perspective
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Affected my relationship with my son until I sought help - : I Was Raped


With more than a little help from my husband - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


Of course there are sacrifices. Get real. - : Is 'Having It All' Possible for Women?


Address it directly...and humor helps - : Why I Speak Out Against Sexist Language and Sexist Comments
Do you speak out when you hear sexist language being used or call out the person making sexist comments? Readers share their stories and offer advice on speaking out against sexist language.

Remembering a Childhood Incident - : I Was Raped


I've never told anyone but my husband - : I Was Raped


My feminist revelation at age 16 - : Why I'm a Feminist
Why I'm a Feminist

Learning to rely on yourself - : Why I'm a Feminist
Despite an upbringing that taught her to rely on men, one woman learned that she needed only to rely on herself.

Stereotyping Women Drivers - : Why I Speak Out Against Sexist Language and Sexist Comments
Why so many stereotypes about women drivers? One woman tells her story of how she confronted the stereotype when a friend made a sexist comment about women drivers.

Lessons learned from the family - : Why I'm a Feminist
Family influences and life experiences led this woman to approach the world as a feminist.

Parental influence and a dislike of the "ism"s - : Why I'm a Feminist
Strong parental influence (especially from Dad), a firefighter sister, and an awareness of how the

I"m a teen mom myself - Teenage Pregnancy and Teenage Mom TV Shows - The Best and the Worst
Once upon a time, teenage pregnancy was a scandal and becoming a teenage mom was something to be ashamed of. Today, not so much. Numerous TV shows have teen pregnancy and teen motherhood as the theme, including reality shows and teen dramas. What teenage pregnancy and teenage mom TV shows do you watch, and why? Which are the best? What's the worst? Do you think they're realistic, or do they glamorize teen pregnancy and motherhood?

Erin Brokovich - What's Your Favorite Women Empowerment Film?
When you hear the phrase

The reality - screwed up situations w/ baby daddies - Teenage Pregnancy and Teenage Mom TV Shows - The Best and the Worst
Once upon a time, teenage pregnancy was a scandal and becoming a teenage mom was something to be ashamed of. Today, not so much. Numerous TV shows have teen pregnancy and teen motherhood as the theme, including reality shows and teen dramas. What teenage pregnancy and teenage mom TV shows do you watch, and why? Which are the best? What's the worst? Do you think they're realistic, or do they glamorize teen pregnancy and motherhood?

Frozen River with Melissa Leo - What's Your Favorite Women Empowerment Film?
When you hear the phrase

Thelma & Louise and Catwoman in Batman Returns - What's Your Favorite Women Empowerment Film?
When you hear the phrase

Not treated well by San Francisco screeners - TSA Screening Methods - Your TSA Screening Horror Stories
With the full body scan and more aggressive pat down being implemented at airports across the U.S., more and more women are feeling humiliated and violated by the new TSA screening methods and screening process.

San Francisco International Airport - TSA Screening Methods - Your TSA Screening Horror Stories
With the full body scan and more aggressive pat down being implemented at airports across the U.S., more and more women are feeling humiliated and violated by the new TSA screening methods and screening process.

Bad TSA Screening Experience in Seattle Sea-Tac - TSA Screening Methods - Your TSA Screening Horror Stories
With the full body scan and more aggressive pat down being implemented at airports across the U.S., more and more women are feeling humiliated and violated by the new TSA screening methods and screening process.

Terrible TSA Screening at Sea-Tac Seattle - TSA Screening Methods - Your TSA Screening Horror Stories
With the full body scan and more aggressive pat down being implemented at airports across the U.S., more and more women are feeling humiliated and violated by the new TSA screening methods and screening process.

"Death Proof" by Quentin Tarantino - What's Your Favorite Women Empowerment Film?
When you hear the phrase

Romancing the Stone - What's Your Favorite Women Empowerment Film?
When you hear the phrase

Positive TSA Screening Experience at SFO - TSA Screening Methods - Your TSA Screening Horror Stories
With the full body scan and more aggressive pat down being implemented at airports across the U.S., more and more women are feeling humiliated and violated by the new TSA screening methods and screening process.

"Living Out Loud" - Holly Hunter, Queen Latifah - What's Your Favorite Women Empowerment Film?
When you hear the phrase

"V.I. Warshawski" starring Kathleen Turner - What's Your Favorite Women Empowerment Film?
When you hear the phrase

"Private Benjamin" starring Goldie Hawn - What's Your Favorite Women Empowerment Film?
When you hear the phrase

Full body scan at LaGuardia - TSA Screening Methods - Your TSA Screening Horror Stories
With the full body scan and more aggressive pat down being implemented at airports across the U.S., more and more women are feeling humiliated and violated by the new TSA screening methods and screening process.

Pregnancy and Airport Screening Concerns - TSA Screening Methods - Your TSA Screening Horror Stories
With the full body scan and more aggressive pat down being implemented at airports across the U.S., more and more women are feeling humiliated and violated by the new TSA screening methods and screening process.

What is datafurnishing?
Definition of datafurnishing and how the acquisition and use of your personal information affects you and makes you vulnerable to cyberstalking.

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.

Abortion Restrictions - Hyde Amendment and Abortion Restrictions
Information on the Hyde Amendment which set in place abortion restrictions that negatively impacted poor women's access to reproductive choice.

Obama's Position on Equal Pay
What is Obama's position on equal pay for equal work?

What is a trigger food - What are trigger foods?
What is a trigger food? Definition of a trigger food and how it relates to binging and Binge Eating Disorder

Top 10 Occupations That Employ the Largest Percentage of 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.

What is an abortion rider?
When a potential government shutdown threatened on April 8, 2011, due to partisan bickering over the federal budget, one of the sticking points between Republicans and Democrats was the so-called 'abortion rider' and funding for Planned Parenthood. What exactly is an abortion rider? Explanation of the abortion rider and why the term is somewhat inaccurate.

What is Equal Pay Day?
A description of Equal Pay Day, which marks the point in the year it takes a woman to make the same amount of money made by a man in the previous year

Ten Facts About Women-Owned Businesses
Statistics and facts about women-owned businesses and businesses owned by women of color - and how they compare to all firms.

Healthy Weight for Black Women is Higher Than White Women = Black Women, Weight and BMI
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.

Zoe Nicholson Biography
Biography of Zoe Nicholson, author, speaker, and Equal Rights Amendment activist.

Women CEOS - Fortune 500 Companies Headed By Women CEOs
If success is measured by heading up a Fortune 500 company, then these 15 women CEOs are the top female CEOs.

What Top Female CEOs Earn
Despite breaking through the glass ceiling, what the top female CEOs earn might surprise you. And no surprise -- they earn significantly less than men.

Women in Congress in 2009 - Record Number of Women in Congress in 2009
There's a record number of women in Congress in 2009, including the highest number of women senators ever.

Anchorwoman TV Show Reopens Gender Debate
The hiring of a model to anchor a local TV newscast - as depicted by the Fox reality show

Women Candidates in 2008 - How Many Women Ran for Public Office in 2008 Election?
Women candidates in 2008 were smaller in number than years past. How many women ran for public office in 2008? Not as many as you might guess.

How Many Women are Running for Congress in 2010?
With all the talk about mama grizzlies and the Year of the Republican Women, is 2010 a record year for women running for Congress? How many women are running for Congress in 2010, and do Republican women make up a good portion of those female candidates?

2010 Election - How Did Women Do in 2010 Election - Women Candidates in 2010 Election
In a year labeled

Serena Williams, Top Career Prize Money Winner in Women's Sports
Serena Williams sets a new record as the top career prize money winner in women's sports.

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.

CEDAW - What is President Obama's Position on CEDAW?
The fourth in a five-part series of interviews with Kavita N. Ramdas, an international women's rights expert, on CEDAW and the Obama administration's stand on the UN women's rights treaty that the U.S. failed to sign thus far.

Patricia Taub biography
Biography of Patricia Taub, writer, journalist, family therapist and women's issues advocate.

Dr. Mary Walker - Only Woman Awarded Medal of Honor
Dr. Mary Walker, the only woman ever awarded the Medal of Honor, was a trailblazer who was also the first female military doctor in the US and the first female prisoner of war. Learn how she earned her Medal and why it was later taken away from her.