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30 Years Ago FBI's Robin Ahrens Killed in Line of Duty

Monday, October 5, 2015

She was the first female agent to die in the line of duty and her colleagues call it doubly tragic because she was killed by friendly fire. Director J. Edgar Hoover kept the FBI ranks all male but today roughly 20 percent of agents are women.



Marlene Sanders, Tough Cookie, Renaissance Journalist
Ida B. Wells: 1862-1931
Winne Mandela Controversial 'Mother of the Nation'
Here's How I Found One Woman Missing from History
Pauline Frederick Paved Way for Female Journalists
History Repeatedly Traps Women; Let's Call It Out
Ruth Rosen Compares Intimidation, Then and Now
'Iron Jawed Angels' Was Last Movie to Make Me Cry
Greek Mythic Warrior Women Not Purely Imaginary


Teen Voices

Why 3 Arab American Girls Rule Out Hillary Clinton

Across Women's Lives

Indian dudes to Indian dudes: Respect women

Across Women's Lives

It took a bride shortage for some northern India communities to realize the value of girls


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Equality/Women’s Rights

NYC Launches Initiative Focused on Young Women of Color

Teen Voices

Multiracial Girls Open Up About Getting Bullied

Daraja Academy

Girls Bolt to Safe House to Avoid FGM

The World

Nepal's Constitution Maintains Fatherhood Bias

Crime Policy/Legislation

Need to Know: 2 Gaps in Federal Gun Law on Domestic Abuse

Teen Voices

In Nepal's Disaster Camps, Girls Suffer Fear of 'Staining'