This week V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, marks its first decade with events in the New Orleans Superdome. Proceeds will benefit women working in the Katrina area, which founder Eve Ensler says is being forgotten.
After 20 years covering war and conflict, Judith Matloff has brought to light the high rates of sexual harassment and abuse that female reporters face in the field. Her work has broken a journalism taboo and opened an industry dialogue about safety.
A commercial publisher is trying to break the business mold for marketing books to women by printing titles that are serious and appealing. Their new imprint, Voice, debuted last month with Leslie Bennetts’ controversial “The Feminine Mistake.”
Plan B, the ‘morning after pill,’ became available without prescription this month, but access barriers persist. Advocates urge women to stock up ahead, prepare for the high cost and, if they prefer, send a guy over 18 to face the pharmacist.
Linda Hirshman has offended plenty of stay-at-home mothers with her polemic in praise of paid work and against house chores. But many also credit her for pressing a subject neglected by “workplace feminism.”
NOW hosts a gathering for women under 30 at its annual conference this weekend. Some of those attending say their key concerns are birth-control access, abortion, caregivers’ rights and human trafficking. Some participants are in their teens.
Arlene Rossen Cardozo generated buzz in the late 1980s when she wrote “Sequencing,” a book proposing that women can have it all, just not all at once. Twenty years later she and other researchers have probed the limits of that advice.