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Women in Business

Starting a business can be challenging, particularly in a city like New York, which has always been one of America’s trend-setting cities. But for...

They call you names, the pick up the phone and threaten to kill you. They follow you home from work and take down your...

One month after the earthquake, millions of people in Mexico share the "unique pain of seeing certainties fall apart," reports Allessandro Parente. Ana Rosa Lorenzo...

sSPOTLIGHTs

A nation must take care of its mentally wounded warriors
Sexual assault is not exclusive to Hollywood and the world of politics. It also is a problem in our military, one that I lived through as a young Marine. I can never forget that warm summer night in Okinawa, Japan, in 1999.  I was taking an Algebra class. Math is my...

It is time to focus on the predators
I said “metoo” during professor Anita Hill’s testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas more than 25 years ago. But I was not allowed to provide the corroborating testimony that could have rescued Hill from the vitriolic and humiliating interrogation she endured from the all-male Senate Judiciary Committee. Neither...

Higher Education is no different than Hollywood
“No, please, don’t.”  That is what I used to say gently and politely to unwanted passes from men when I was a young single woman.  After all, I did not want to hurt their feelings!  Women are taught to be nice even when men aren’t.  Being pretty, soft and...

News & Opinion

Ten-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez was first stopped and then followed by US Border Patrol agents while on her way to the hospital in an...

In an unusual move a few months ago, Trump's newly appointed energy secretary, Rick Perry, directed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to design...

There Is No Longer An Adult In the Room
In forward-looking America, history is sometimes regarded as a roadblock to progress, a nuisance. And that, as has been repeatedly proven, is a mistake. Why...

But only one's been disgraced and fired from his job
The sexual assault allegations against Hollywood studio executive Harvey Weinstein and President Donald J.Trump are so strikingly similar, it's stunning that the outcomes for...

But there’s no one reason why
Updated statistics from the Guttmacher Institute this week reveal that  the incidence of abortion among different demographic groups in the United States has changed significantly from...
Stop telling them to "just relax"

Death & Taxes

The American people did not have to wait long for the other hammer to drop. In a statement issued late Thursday night, the White...

In the face of the recent rollbacks of protections by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, House Democrats have introduced a bill to help campus rape victims,...

Integrative Medicine could be a game-changer for actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who recently announced that she is now among 1 in 8 women with breast cancer. In...

25th amendment

Republican Sen. Bob Corker's comments last week criticizing President Donald Trump's dangerous emotional instability and raising the awful specter of World War III seem...

Governor Jerry Brown has asked President Trump for emergency aid as over 100,000 acres have already been burned and more are expected to be...

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia's first female president will step down after 12 years in power. Twenty candidates are running to replace Johnson but...

What counts for funny in White America
Five young white teenage girls from Weber High School in Ogden, Utah thought it was funny to record a video with them saying f**k Ni**ers.  And...

Sophie Fiennes spent five years filming the pop culture icon as she traveled the world
Fiennes latest documentary goes well beyond simply paying tribute to a consummate performer.

Men like Weinstein do not show themselves really to women or men higher up
So many young women (and men) have been the victim of sexual harassment and sexual assault on the set and in the workplace—and the script...

The kiss-and-make-up press conference with President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was one of the most awkward dates in the history of, well,...

There is no excuse for the President of the United States to ever disrespect the service of anyone who has served in the military...
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