Women of Value


I arrived at the end of a fight in the parking lot of a discount store. The woman I was standing next to was a friend or a sister who was angry with the woman with the blood stain on her shoulder and the large hole in her top. The friend or sister is standing … More Women of Value

How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy


A newly married couple walks near Rome’s Arch of Constantine. Photo: AFP By: Catherine Edwards/The Local Italy in the 1960’s was experiencing a whirlwind of change. The Second World War had left a legacy of acute poverty and a country suffering an identity crisis after years of fascism and occupation, but by 1964, the transformation … More How an economic miracle transformed love and marriage in post-war Italy

Welcome to Generation M: Muslim women are set to define our global future – get ready


  Meet Generation M By: Shelina Janmohamed/UK Telegraph   If I were to pick on face to define our global future, she would be female, Muslim, urban and digitally connected. That might sound surprising, especially given that most of what we know of Muslim women is limited to what they wear or how oppressed we … More Welcome to Generation M: Muslim women are set to define our global future – get ready

China’s Leftover Women: What its really like being Unmarried at 30


A ‘leftover woman’ in the SK-II ad  By: Yuan Ren/Beijing As I turn 30, I am left wondering what it means to be a Chinese woman – and a well educated one at that – entering her third decade. One thing is for sure: if like me, you’re unmarried at 30, your life “is over”. Just … More China’s Leftover Women: What its really like being Unmarried at 30

Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination


John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul (Credit: Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/AP/Alex Brandon) By: Katie Mcdonough/Salon Women account for two-thirds of minimum wage workers, and a great many of them are supporting families on just $7.25 an hour. For a family of four, that’s well below a poverty wage. Women also account for two-thirds of tipped workers, … More Congress’ despicable war on working women: How our warped laws perpetuate discrimination