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How An American Woman In Afghanistan Trains For A Marathon

How An American Woman In Afghanistan Trains For A Marathon

“Women can’t walk outside at all, to say nothing of running,” Jessica Wright told me. They’re not supposed to be seen. Particularly as a foreigner, you literally can’t walk anywhere, not even covered.
The Women of The Root Are on Strike Today

The Women of The Root Are on Strike Today

Abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth is famously attributed with asking, “Ain’t I a woman?”Read more...
Tunisia Takes a Big Step to Protect Women From Abuse

Tunisia Takes a Big Step to Protect Women From Abuse

A hair salon in Tunis. A new law aimed at protecting Tunisian women has been lauded by human rights groups.
Jordan Moves to Repeal Marry-Your-Rapist Law

Jordan Moves to Repeal Marry-Your-Rapist Law

Women calling for the repeal of a law in Jordan allowing rapists to escape punishment if they marry their victims stood outside Parliament in Amman on Tuesday.
Rula Quawas, Champion of Women’s Advancement in Jordan, Dies at 57

Rula Quawas, Champion of Women’s Advancement in Jordan, Dies at 57

Rula Quawas in 2016 with students at the University of Jordan.
In Iran, Rouhani Begins 2nd Term With Signs He’s Yielding to Hard-Liners

In Iran, Rouhani Begins 2nd Term With Signs He’s Yielding to Hard-Liners

President Hassan Rouhani, second from right, and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, center, during Mr. Rouhani’s official endorsement ceremony in Tehran on Thursday.
American Women’s Party Puts Dems On Notice

American Women’s Party Puts Dems On Notice

When the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Representative Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), stated last week that the party would support Democratic candidates who are
Lebanon Repeals Its Marry-Your-Rapist Law

Lebanon Repeals Its Marry-Your-Rapist Law

Wedding dresses displayed in Beirut, Lebanon, by the women’s rights group Abaad in April to protest a law that allowed rapists to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims.

The Deadly Cost of Pregnancy for Migrant Women in Jordan

Alice Su writes about the dangers facing Filipina domestic workers who become pregnant in Jordan, where abortion is illegal and migrant women’s rights are not a priority.
Aryana Saeed, Afghan Pop Star, Won’t Let Mullahs Stop the Show

Aryana Saeed, Afghan Pop Star, Won’t Let Mullahs Stop the Show

Aryana Saeed, an Afghan singer, performing in Kabul on Saturday after her concert at Ghazi Stadium on Friday was canceled.

Women in Berkeley could soon be allowed to go topless in public—just like men

Other Californians are pushing for full nudity in public. The post Women in Berkeley could soon be allowed to go topless in public—just like men appeared first on The Daily Dot.
‘Upskirting’ Could Soon Be a Crime in the U.K.

‘Upskirting’ Could Soon Be a Crime in the U.K.

The intrusive practice of taking photos up a woman's skirt is not always covered by current laws.
Kate Millett, Ground-Breaking Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

Kate Millett, Ground-Breaking Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

Kate Millett at her home in Sacramento in 1974.
In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Savior

In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Savior

While a generation of young Germans has grown up with a woman in the highest office, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the campaign poster at rear, has shunned the word “feminist.”
In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Savior

In Angela Merkel, German Women Find Symbol, but Not Savior

While a generation of young Germans has grown up with a woman in the highest office, Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the campaign poster at rear, has shunned the word “feminist.”
Women Shouldn’t Have to Sue Google to Get Equal Pay

Women Shouldn’t Have to Sue Google to Get Equal Pay

Last week, Google was dealt another blow in its battle to prove that it lives up to its stated values of inclusivity: Three female former employees filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all women
Parliament Square in London Is Closer to Having First Female Statue

Parliament Square in London Is Closer to Having First Female Statue

Statues of Mohandas K. Gandhi, front, and Abraham Lincoln in Parliament Square in London.
Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

James Damore was fired by Google last month after suggesting that there may be biological reasons for gender gaps in tech jobs.
Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

James Damore was fired by Google last month after suggesting that there may be biological reasons for gender gaps in tech jobs.
Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

James Damore was fired by Google last month after suggesting that there may be biological reasons for gender gaps in tech jobs.