Features related to women

In this April 30, 2012 file photo, Lilly Ledbetter, left, speaks in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
April 8, 2014 | Blog

Even those who deny its existence acknowledge that it’s a reality. Continue reading

Sen. Gillibrand’s five-point family and economic plan is refreshingly, aggressively pro-worker.
October 9, 2013 | Blog

Sen. Gillibrand’s five-point family and economic plan is refreshingly, aggressively pro-worker. Continue reading

Puerto Rico Homeless
September 27, 2013 | Blog

The annual release of the Census poverty data is the one day the mainstream media will discuss poverty. But here are five other important findings you might have missed that week. Continue reading

APTOPIX Immigration Reform Rally
September 16, 2013 | Blog

Over a hundred women blocked an intersection in front of the House of Representatives to pressure representatives to stop standing in the way of immigration reform. Continue reading

May 8, 2013 | Group Think

Activism in America and around the globe draws on the strategies and tactics of many cultures and philosophies. But to the extent that a certain model has dominated in the American left, it’s the progeny of Saul Alinsky and the trade … MORE

April 19, 2013

Learn about American moms who, inspired by their children, took matters into their own hands to build a safer, healthier and more just world. Continue reading

Stephanie Coontz
February 28, 2013 | Group Think

Fifty years ago Betty Friedan shocked the nation with a best-selling book claiming that American women had been making themselves miserable by trying to live up to a myth —  that a normal woman wanted nothing more than to be … MORE

Jessica Bennett
February 28, 2013 | Group Think

“We could not imagine ourselves beyond the age of 21,” Betty Friedan wrote in 1963, in a message that shocked — and liberated — thousands of American women. “We had no image of our own future.” The argument, of course, … MORE

February 28, 2013 | Group Think

Feminism has come a long way — it has absolutely revolutionized the way gender shapes our lives. The restrictions placed on my mother’s generation have little bearing on mine. But sexism hasn’t disappeared, it’s simply adapted to the successes of … MORE

Melissa S. Fisher
February 28, 2013 | Group Think

The 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique provides an opportunity to assess the impact of the feminist movement in the United States over the past half-century. Women could not have entered the professional workforce in significant numbers without … MORE

February 28, 2013 | Group Think

“Far from having it all, most working women live in danger of losing it all,” writes activist Ellen Bravo. MORE

Amanda Marcotte
February 28, 2013 | Group Think

Of all the goals that feminists have been working towards for the past five decades, arguably they’ve made the most progress in the realm of sexual freedom. Contrary to popular belief, the sexual revolution was well underway when “women’s libbers” … MORE

Kate Bolick
February 28, 2013 | Group Think

Marriage is going the way of books. Which aren’t going anywhere. Let me explain. People have been marrying for 5,000 years. Throughout, what it means to be married has changed often, mostly in response to the economy. When we lived … MORE

Mallika Dutt
February 28, 2013 | Group Think

Our time is now. I was 18 when I arrived at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts as a foreign student from Kolkata, India. One of the first books I read was The Feminine Mystique. Friedan challenged the domestication of women … MORE

Betty Friedan in her New York apartment on May 25, 1970. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano)
February 26, 2013 | Group Think

Writers, sociologists, and feminists weigh in on the state of women’s rights and satisfaction 50 years after the publication of The Feminine Mystique. MORE

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