Branding yourself as an outspoken feminist role model doesn't necessarily make you one

Sexual Assault

On Thursday, Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington, D.C., introduced new legislation intended to expand the rights of people who have been sexually assaulted,...

Scientists have created an "artificial" or "external womb," which someday could be used to save human babies born extremely prematurely.  A study, published in Nature Communications,...

Since Donald Trump’s election win, new legislation proposed in Republican-led states threatens to bring climate change denial into the classroom, all in the name...

sSPOTLIGHTs

Cross your fingers and hope to...
Maybe there is some justice... Bill O'Reilly is out at Fox News. After weeks of speculation, 21st Century Fox pulled the plug on the 67-year-old's nightly show. Nothing could make me happier. In my estimation, he represents everything that the Republican Party now sadly stands for. Not one to stick...

Restrictive age limits prevent many from adopting
In most areas of our personal and professional lives, we understand that with age comes experience and wisdom. Yet, in parenting, “advanced age” has been viewed as a liability. That’s why, when a recent study from Aarhus University in Denmark found that older mothers have a more positive experience...

Muslim women have many stories
There’s another woman in the Kendall Jenner Pepsi ad. Do you see her? We meet the headscarf-wearing photographer when she looks seriously at the camera, before the scene shifts to her impatiently sorting through contact sheets. Upset that she cannot find the perfect shot, she takes her camera out...

News & Opinion

Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s first national security adviser, may have violated federal law when seeking security clearance to work in the Trump administration...

Those of you who voted for Trump and thought that he was going to help you pay for child care like he promised should...

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger was asked to write a flattering blurb for Donald Trump's son-in-law and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner...

And it is not just a couple - it is thousands
According to Emily's List, which has been supporting female pro-choice candidates for the past 30 years, there has been a huge surge in the...

Norway leads the way with their - "Hunter Troops"
Norway has taken the step of having the first all-female special forces unit in the world. These women are an elite group called Norway's Jegertroppen...

Attitudes are changing and it's not all good news for women
There are days when I wish I could stay home and be there for my kids. I know I miss a lot. I also...
Another Trump supporter, another piece of fake news

TOXIC CULTURE AT FOX

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly announced Tuesday night that he was going on a two-week family vacation, adding that he’d scheduled the trip “last fall.”...

Before the booing started, Ivanka Trump tried to convince the audience at a panel on women's empowerment and entrepreneurship at the W-20 summit that...

Some men think it is funny to slip off a condom during intercourse. It even has a name, "stealthing" and online groups have been...
Pilot program to begin in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi

OTHER PEOPLE'S UTERUSES

Shonda Rhimes, the creative force behind such hit as Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is joining Planned Parenthood’s national board...

On April 10, members of the National Commission on Forensic Science heard the bad news, at their final two-day meeting in Washington, DC, from Andrew...

There is little logic to the Trump administration’s recent threat to shut down the government. On this, everyone, including Republicans, Democrats and outside experts,...

NYC's Troop 6000 is looking to spark a chain reaction
Girl Scout Troop 6000 is the first in New York City that is designated solely for homeless girls, all of whom live at a commercial hotel,...

You may put your life at risk if you don't
There is actually a phrase for it when you don't take the medicine that a doctor has given you - nonadherence to prescribed medications....

Three women on the misconceptions surrounding the procedure and why it's needed
When Donald Trump suggested that abortion laws permit doctors to “rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth...

The Internal Revenue Service will once again employ private debt-collection companies to recover overdue payments from hundreds of thousands of Americans who owe back...

Tanya Gersh came home one night to find her husband sitting in a dark house, in the midst of packed suitcases in their bedroom....

Dozens were injured and at least two people killed in Venezuela during a mass anti-government demonstration that the opposition called “the mother of all marches,”...
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