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Stories of women in the news who have done exceptional things or made headlines around the world.

The 6 Toughest Single Women in Film (PHOTOS) Pages: 2 3 4 5 6
    Don't mess with any of these strong female leads.

Into Africa Pages: 2 3 4 5
    Check out how these women are aiding Africa.

My Mom And I Share The Same Husband Pages: 2
    A mother and daughter having sex with the same man may sound hard to believe, but it's a necessity for women in one Bangladeshi tribe. Not that they're thrilled about it.

My Life in a Cult Pages: 2
    Author Lauren Drain speaks out about picketing U.S. solders' funerals and praising the terrorist attacks of September 11 as a teen member of the notorious Westboro Baptist Church — and about how her parents disowned her for questioning the grou

Green Queens: The Leading Ladies of Marijuana
    Marijuana is going mainstream, and now women are active in all areas of the industry, too. They're lobbyists and pols working to reform drug laws; growers and dispensary owners; and consultants, accountants, and attorneys for the industry. Here's the

Where the Boys Are Pages: 2 3 4
    In China, a cultural preference for boys has created such a severe gender imbalance that unmarried men will soon outnumber unmarried women by an estimated 40 million. Abigail Haworth reports on the country's looming marriage crisis from the lonely he

Running in Heels (10/01/2012) Pages: 2 3
    Attention, political junkies: 2012 is a record year for female candidates. Meet the women to watch (and vote for) this campaign season.

The Political Vag-Enda
    In her latest book, Vagina: A New Biography, feminist Naomi Wold takes a look at our nation's latest hot-button topic: lady parts.

Psychics 2.0 Pages: 2
    Savvy professional women seeking insight on love, career, and money matters are investing serious cash in future-predicting "intuitives." Is there a real payoff or is this the oldest con in the book?

How Pissed Off Are Republican Women?
    The Republican Party's "war on women" is one of the biggest political stories of the year. So are female GOP voters standing by their party?

Sex for Diesel
    For many impoverished young women who live in the remote villages of brazil's Amazon River, passing cargo ships are their only link to the outside world — and sex with the men who work on them, their only source of livelihood.

Are Pregnant Women's Rights at Risk? (06/01/2012)
    If an expectant mother survives a suicide attempt but her fetus doesn't, is it murder? That question is at the center of a controversial court case that could impact women nationwide.

The Modern Motherhood Conflict
    Check out why author Elisabeth Badinter believes that modern motherhood is a thowback to the past.

Why Women Pay More (04/01/2012) Pages: 2
    From dry cleaning to haircuts, women often pay more due to gender pricing. Read more to find out about how you maybe paying more, but receiving less.

Who to Ask Why Women Pay More (04/01/2012)
    Drop your local governor or member of congress a line demanding a federal law outlawing gender pricing. We've posted all of their contact information here!

Sleeping With the Enemy (03/01/2012) Pages: 2
    How Joy Lynn Bruce learned the shocking truth about her husband — and her marriage.

A Tragic Baby Boom (02/01/2012)
    After the 2010 earthquake, births in urban Haiti skyrocketed. Part of the reason? Rape babies.

The Ax Factor: Reality TV Crackdowns (01/01/2012)
    Author Caitlin Flanagan wants to protect teen girls from the Internet and shield them from racy song lyrics. Is she right — or crazy old-fashioned?

Loving a Madoff (12/01/2011) Pages: 2
    Author Laurie Sandell recounts her relationship with Bernie Madoff's son Andrew and his fiance Catherine Hooper in the aftermath of the biggest financial fraud ever perpetrated.

The New Face of the GOP? (11/01/2011)
    Why are more young women identifying themselves as Republican? We asked GOP wunderkind Sarah Huckabee Sanders, daughter of former presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee.

Girls Gone Wild: London's Female Looters (11/01/2011)
    Who were the young women who joined the chaotic riots in London, looting stores and igniting cars? You'd be surprised.

Should You Really Listen to Your Gut? (10/01/2011)
    A new book says you can't count on your gut instinct to protect you from danger.

Rebekah Brooks: The Rise and Fall of a Female Media Mogul (10/01/2011)
    The tabloid phone-tapping scandal in London has broken a last frontier for women: the corporate villain.

Confessions of A Real-Life Flight Attendant (10/01/2011)
    Flirtatious pilots and sexcapades with passengers make the new show Pan Am seem positively professional.

My High School Boyfriend Was Gay (10/01/2011)
    A new site celebrates ill-fated romance.

The Marie Claire Fashion Team (10/01/2011)
    How's this for Fashion 101? The magazine's top editors have been mentoring the Front Row Challenge finalists to help them get a game plan for their big runway moment. Get to know them now.

Faces of Hope (10/01/2011)
    Meet the brave women refugees from Bosnia, Congo, and Afghanistan who are not defined by tragedy … but by courage.

Women Under Water (10/01/2011)
    No e-mail, no privacy, but lots of officers… What's it like to live in a submarine? Get the inside story on the first women to take the plunge.

The Big Business of Breast Cancer (10/01/2011) Pages: 2 3 4
    Some $6 billion a year is committed to breast cancer research and awareness campaigns. Is it any wonder that the disease has become a gold mine for pink profiteers and old-fashioned hucksters?

Kids on the Sex-Offender Registry: A Marie Claire Survey (08/01/2011)
    As American teenagers increasingly get labeled as sex-offenders — for offenses such as sleeping with an underage high-school sweetheart — Marie Claire conducted an exclusive survey, state by state.

Outrage over Women's Rights in Egypt (09/01/2011)
    Female revolutionaries are pushed aside — and forced to undergo "virginity tests."

The Accidental Sex Offender (08/01/2011) Pages: 2 3
    It was a classic teenage love story. He was a football star, and she was a cheerleader. They met, they fell in love, they started having sex. And then the cops got involved. Fifteen years later, they're still paying the price.

Diary of an Escaped Sex Slave Pages: 2 3
    She was forced to have sex with hundreds of men before she turned 10. After such a brutal past, what does her future hold? In a Marie Claire exclusive, Sreypov Chan tells her phenomenal life story.

Forced to Be Fat Pages: 2 3
    In Mauritania, where big is beautiful and stretch marks are sexy, young girls are brutally force-fed a diet of up to 16,000 calories a day -- more than four times that of a male bodybuilder -- to prepare them for marriage.

Mexico's Female Drug Lords Pages: 2
    When Estrella Hermila Ramos's gangster father was gunned down by the local drug cartel, she didn't mourn him—instead, she made a play for his turf.

The World's Best Country for Women (June 2006) Pages: 2 3 4 5
    If you want to be happy, healthy, and powerful, you might consider packing your bags and moving to a picturesque country on the other side of the Atlantic.

The Stereotyping of Female Scientists
    Professor Hazel Sive, associate dean of MIT's School of Science, talks about the women of the nation's top tech program.

Underneath the Burka (08/01/11)
    A provocative new book lifts the veil on love, sex — and what the "Arab Spring" really means for women.

Ivy League's Struggles with Sexual Misconduct
    Yale, Princeton, and Harvard Law are all facing some serious sexual-misconduct complaints.

Modern-Day Earth Angels (07/01/2011) Pages: 2 3
    A new book, Eco Amazons, celebrates women at the forefront of the environmental movement — almost 50 years after Rachel Carson’s seminal manifesto, Silent Spring, led the charge. Three pioneers share their vision.

The Daughter of the Disappeared (07/01/2011) Pages: 2
    When Victoria Donda learned that her supposed father was accused of being a notorious torturer in Argentina and that her true parents were political prisoners, she soon unraveled a web of family secrets and lies.

From the Front Lines of Libya Pages: 2
    American photojournalist Lynsey Addario survived six days of hell while being held captive in Libya. Now she shares her story.

Is Shoplifting an Addiction?

A Family Affair (05/01/2011) Pages: 2
    It was horrifying enough when Melissa Tamplin's mother was savagely stabbed to death. But in her wildest dreams, she never guessed her own sibling was behind the murder.

My Unwanted Abortion
    As U.S. abortion rights come under yet further attack, Sarah Ivens — shattered by her unborn baby's diagnosis — had to end her pregnancy in one of the most hostile places imaginable.

Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Speaks Out
    The President of Planned Parenthood discusses the challenges and rewards of her job.

The Day My Husband Disappeared Pages: 2 3
    On a trip to Greece for Michelle Kramer's birthday, her husband, a succesful doctor who lavished her with gifts, vanished. Her search for him turned up shredded documents, survivalist gear, and $6 million in debt.

A Bid for Justice Pages: 2
    How Liz Seccuro's rapist apologized — and was finally prosecuted — after 20 years.

Why Are These Women in Jail?
    In Afghanistan, women and children are rotting away in prison for "moral crimes" like leaving an abusive husband.

Breaking China's One-Child Law Pages: 2
    In an unprecedented crackdown, Chinese officials set out to sterilize 10,000 women — by jailing their relatives until the women submitted.

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