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USA Today Columnist Worries That Democratic Women Have Stolen All the Power

Democrats are quite likely to nominate a woman for president in 2016, which would be the very first time in American history that a major political party has done such a thing. Ross Baker, a political science professor at Rutgers, explains in USA Today that this possibility should alarm us all. Show More Summary

American Muslim Women Open First Female-Only Mosque in the U.S.

The people who gathered on Friday evening for the first prayer service at Women’s Mosque of America didn’t need a 2011 study by the Islamic Society of North America to tell them what they already knew—and had experienced first hand: American mosques are not particularly welcoming to women.

With Republicans in Charge, Women Are Losing Leadership Positions in the Senate

For the second year in a row, Republicans, anxious to kill off the "war on women" narrative, appointed a woman to give the official response to the State of the Union address. But while Sen. Joni Ernst got to make a speech on TV, don't look for her to be heading up any Senate committees this year. Show More Summary

Chris Christie Supports Parents Who Choose Not to Vaccinate Their Kids

The battle over vaccinations threatened to become partisan today, as the latest outbreak of measles that has infected over 100 people inspired some political leaders to weigh in.

The Misguided Liberal Love for Megyn Kelly

Last week, Jim Rutenberg of the New York Times Magazine ran a fairly flattering profile of Megyn Kelly, host of the popular Fox News Show "The Kelly File." In it, he describes one of Kelly's favorite ways of distinguishing herself from...Show More Summary

Money, Not Marital Status, Has the Most Impact on How Parents Raise Kids

Despite all the attention paid to marital status when it comes to raising kids, a new report from the Council on Contemporary Families finds that, in reality, financial status actually matters more. Sandra Hofferth, a professor at the...Show More Summary

UVA Sorority Sisters Banned From Frat Parties to Punish Them for Being Potential Rape Victims

Spring semester is underway and there are a lot of eyes on how rush season is going for the Greeks at the University of Virginia after the school was the subject of a massive Rolling Stone piece on campus rape back in November. ThatShow More Summary

The Ghostbusters Casting News Is Totally Exciting. The Reaction to the News Is Even Better.

Huge news in the world of comedy: Director Paul Feig has announced the four stars of his upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, and they are funny. Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon will play the four leading roles. Show More Summary

Another Sign That Men's Magazines Are Changing: Men's Health Denounces "Pick-Up Artists"  

Men's magazines have long been home to some of the most sexist attitudes about women. But a recent exchange between men's magazine writer Tauriq Moosa and the South African edition of Men's Health magazine suggests a bit of good new...

When Career Expectations Are Just About Getting Enough Money to Eat

Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of discussion about why women aren’t achieving as much in their careers as their male counterparts, even though women have been enrolling in and graduating from college in greater numbers than men since the 1980s. Show More Summary

Watch the First Anti-Domestic Violence Super Bowl Commercial

An anti-domestic violence PSA will air during the Super Bowl this Sunday, courtesy of the No More campaign and the National Football League, which donated its internal ad agency to create the spot and, according to the Wall Street Journal, half a minute of air time on NBC, "where ad time costs roughly $4.5 million for 30 seconds." No More is billing it as the first of its kind.

What's Stopping New Orleans From Getting a Brand New Planned Parenthood Clinic

New Orleans is in desperate need of a new Planned Parenthood clinic. The current one is housed in a small, converted one-story house that only has two exam rooms and operates at mass capacity. The need for better facilities is great, because Louisiana has some of the highest STI and unintended pregnancy rates in the country. Show More Summary

How the Great Blizzard of 1888 Killed the Petticoat

In 1888, a blizzard hit New York City with such ferocity that it propelled the city into the 20 th century. Telegraph and telephone wires whipped dangerously in the wind, prompting the New York Times to call for an underground power line system. Show More Summary

Study on Women’s Painkiller Use Causes Concern Over Hypothetical Embryos, Not Actual Women

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Thursday showing that opioid painkiller prescription use is really high among women. Analyzing health insurance data claims, researchers found that an average of 39 percent...Show More Summary

GOP Women Stopped the 20-Week Abortion Bill. That’s Not Standing Up for Reproductive Rights.

Today, on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade, the Republicans have betrayed the movement. As my colleague Betsy Woodruff wrote last night, Republicans in the House just killed the vote on a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, even though a similar bill passed with ease last year in the same Republican-controlled body. Show More Summary

Ultra-Orthodox Women in Israel Launch Their Own Political Party

When it comes to Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish women, we tend to hear mostly about the terrible things that happen to them—from having to sit in the back of public buses to being banned from hosting or even calling into radio shows....Show More Summary

Boehner Applauded Equal Pay at Last Year's State Of The Union. Why Not This Year?

Last night’s State of the Union address covered many of the same themes as last year's speech, but President Obama had a little more fire in his belly, and Republicans appeared more hostile to his message. One big change was how congressional Republicans reacted when Obama declared his support for equal pay for women. Show More Summary

Obama Declares Childcare "A Must-Have" 

In his 2015 State of the Union address, President Obama told the story of Rebekah and Ben Erler of Minneapolis, your typical middle class American family with two kids. Rebekah was a waitress when their first child was born; Ben worked construction. Show More Summary

What Happens When Kids Eat Pizza

Your kids are eating too much pizza. That's the conclusion of a paper published in Pediatrics this month looking at how much pizza consumption contributes to overeating in children and teenagers. While overall pizza consumption is down among kids in the past decade, researchers found that when kids eat pizza, they eat too much in general.

The Pope Tells Catholics Not to Breed “Like Rabbits” but Refuses to Endorse Contraception

This past weekend, during a small press conference on a jet back to Rome from his visit to the Philippines, Pope Francis criticized the tradition—usually encouraged by the Vatican—of Catholic couples having large broods. “Some thinkShow More Summary

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