Nour Ghobrial

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MAKERS

They should be household names, but instead they’re hidden figures— not anymore. Learn about the women who have been ripped out of history books

The idea that gender is a spectrum is a new gender prison – Rebecca Reilly-Cooper

What is gender? This is a question that cuts to the very heart of feminist theory and practice, and is pivotal to current debates in social justice …

Feminism

How can scientific institutions shake their sexist legacies?

Feminism

Single Women Are Now the Most Potent Political Force in America

By the time I walked down the aisle — or rather, into a judge’s chambers — in 2010, at the age of 35, I had lived 14 independent, early-adult years …

Feminists should not be content with mere equality – Livia Gershon

In the spring of 1971, a group of 12 women moved into a brick house near Lincoln Park in Washington, DC and named themselves The Furies Collective. …

Maternity Leave and Why the United States is the Only Developed Nation Without It

Coeducation at university was – and is – no triumph of feminism – Nancy Weiss Malkiel

The 1960s witnessed a major shift in higher education in the Anglo-American world, which saw university life upended and reshaped in profoundly …

The warped world of marriage advice before feminism – Rebecca Onion

In April this year, the Meredith Corporation announced that it would reduce <i>Ladies’ Home Journal</i> to a shadow of its former self. The venerable monthly …

A Diamond and a Kiss: The Women of John Hughes

My childhood fantasy went like this: Standing in a church doorway in a “Miss Pretty Princess” bridesmaid dress with a floral wreath in my hair, and …

The Breakfast Club

The Confidence Gap

Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.<p><b>F</b>or years, we women have kept our heads down and played by the rules. We’ve been certain that with enough hard work, our natural talents would …

Redefining Feminism

The state of women in America<p>by Carly Fiorina<p>When I was a little girl, my mother told me: “What you are is God’s gift to you. What you make of …

Women's Soccer Is a Feminist Issue

Female athletes have historically received very little attention from activists and advocates for gender equality. Why?<p>When I told my friends and family I’d be going to Brazil for the World Cup last year, they looked at me like I’d just won the lottery. In a sense, I had; I’d entered a lottery just …

Feminism

Feminism, Now with Men

What do the prime minister of India, retired National Football League punter Chris Kluwe, and superstar comedian Aziz Ansari have in common? It’s not …

Would you be the same person if you were a different gender? – Charlotte Witt

A few years ago a blog called <i>The Philosophy Smoker</i> hosted a discussion of women’s dress. The blog’s motto (‘In which issues concerning the profession …

Why we have too few women leaders | Sheryl Sandberg

If Our Sons Were Treated Like Our Daughters

Come with me. Let's open the door to a parallel universe. You unlock this door with a key of imagination, just like on <i>The Twilight Zone</i>. Here in this parallel world, the rules are different because gender roles are flipped. Loving parents and teachers accept this strange culture as if it's not so …

Crossing Over

<i>Born in El Paso, She Made Herself in Juárez</i><p>En route last year from El Paso to Ciudad Juárez, once the most dangerous city on earth, Claudia Delfin …

Snatching History's Forgotten Women from the Evil Clutches of the Patriarchy

Since the advent of recorded history, women have been ignored, trivialized, or written out. Project Continua is working to fix that.<p>It wasn't until college that I realized the way that women had been erased from history. I'd studied the subject in high school; my teacher attributed the lack of …

The Sexism of School Dress Codes

These policies can perpetuate discrimination against female students, as well as LGBT students.<p>Maggie Sunseri was a middle-school student in Versailles, Kentucky, when she first noticed a major difference in the way her school’s dress code treated males and females. Girls were disciplined …

Education