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Is Barack Obama the First Female President?
    A new Washington Post article calls his "lack of leadership" womanly.

A Woman's Race to Save the Congo
    After learning about the genocide of Congolese women in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lisa Shannon decided to dedicate her life to the survivors of a war raging on the other side of the globe.

In a Very Special Episode...Jill Biden?
    On August 15, Lifetime's mushy military melodrama, Army Wives, will welcome none other than Second Lady Jill Biden as a guest star.

Must-See Film: Redlight
    If you happen to live in New York City, skip "The Bachelorette" tonight and go see something real: a documentary about young girls who are being sold into sexual slavery in Southeast Asia. We're talking girls as young as five years old.

Guards Ban Lawyer from Entering Jail, With or Without Bra
    A Florida attorney was banned from meeting with her incarcerated client because of what was underneath her shirt.

Hairgate: Carly Fiorina vs. Barbara Boxer
    Female politicians Carly Fiorina and Barbara Boxer are battling it out over their hairstyles.

Saudi Cleric Advocates Breastfeeding—for Grown Men
    In Saudi Arabia, it’s illegal for women to socialize with men, but a proposed law in the Arab kingdom would create a legal way for women and men to mingle. How? Brace yourself— by having women breastfeed men.

White House Reporter Helen Thomas Retires After Israel-Palestine Remarks
    After her now-infamous remarks last week that Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine," the 89-year-old journalist ends her career.

What if the BP Oil Spill Were in Your Hometown?
    How large an area would the BP spill cover if it were happening in your hometown?

Sorority Girls Gone Wild (and Really, Really Gross)
    Two separate Ohio-based Pi Beta Phi sorority chapters have come under fire this month for hosting wild, out-of-control parties.

Russian Women Saved from Sex Trafficking in the Nick of Time
    Plus, find out how you can get involved in a new human trafficking public awareness campaign.

Relief Measures
    A bill dubbed the Potty Parity Act would make sure federal workplaces provide at least as many women's bathrooms as men's rooms.

News + Skin = Judgment...and Ratings
    If you're a woman in the public eye and appearing on news programs, the level of sexiness you project is just as important as the words that come out of your mouth.

Campbell Brown Quits CNN, So Why Are People Talking About Her Legs?
    Yes, it’s news that Campbell Brown has quit her post at CNN. But why the sexist circus?

Man Cleared of Rape Using the Skinny Jeans Defense
    An Australian man was acquitted of rape charges because his victim's pants were apparently too tight.

Vote Now! All Women Deserve Access to Contraception!
    The Obama administration is giving ordinary people a chance to become a part of the change the campaign promised.

Abortion Wars
    How did late-term termination become the third rail in the abortion debate?

Pride in a Young American Woman
    I often gaped at Monira as she shared stories of responding to acid survivors in extreme condition and of fearlessly demanding answers from her superiors.

Bangladesh is My Cup of Tea (Part II)
    I often gaped at Monira as she shared stories of responding to acid survivors in extreme condition and of fearlessly demanding answers from her superiors.

Bangladesh is My Cup of Tea
    I wanted my travels to initiate a dialogue about our lives as women. As it turns out, these amazing ladies were already speaking. I just needed time to sit with them over a cup of tea, and start listening!

Celebrate Independent Women
    My visit to Hasina’s home where she was attacked with acid as she slept five years ago was emotional, beautiful, out of my comfort zone, and definitely an experience I would always remember.

Remembering Women Around the World
    My visit to Hasina’s home where she was attacked with acid as she slept five years ago was emotional, beautiful, out of my comfort zone, and definitely an experience I would always remember.

Good News for Women Everywhere
    2009 Americans for UNFPA Student Award Winner, Nicole Paprocki

The Women of The Acid Survivors Foundation
    2009 Americans for UNFPA Student Award Winner, Nicole Paprocki

When Differences Become Our Strength
    2009 Americans for UNFPA Student Award Winner, Nicole Paprocki

Things That Make Us Love July
    Here, your calendar of events for July 2009.

Student Award Winner, Nicole Paprocki heads to Bangladesh for UNFPA
    2009 Americans for UNFPA Student Award Winner, Nicole Paprocki

Hair Is Back, But Is It Still Relevant?
    The recession of 2009 may not be the Age of Aquarius, all leather vests and pot and be-ins, but 41 years after it originally opened, Hair is just as germane. MarieClaire.com takes a look.

Americans for UNFPA Announces Student Award Winner
    She will learn about the global health and rights of women by visiting women’s health programs on the ground.




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