Hollywood in 2012 Was Female-Action Packed

Take a bow, movie makers of the year past. From little girls facing down prehistoric beasts to elderly goddesses communing with the planet, 2012 movies teemed with complex female characters and a new sense of opportunity.

South Dakota Spurs a Toast to Purple Power

People in South Dakota are taking the state’s abortion ban into their own hands in November. Kimberly Gadette says this exercise of grassroots democracy is part of a resurgence of “purple” people power that can be assisted by the Internet.

Male Backlash Muddles and Misses Facts

First, it was Iron John running around the woods. Now, it’s a Harvard professor intent on slighting women and a male group complaining about paternity obligations. Kimberly Gadette recommends they all “wake up and smell the diapers.”