Success Today Built on Pill, Feminism, New Economy

In this excerpt from “Manning Up,” Kay S. Hymowitz gives background on modern belief that work can be enriching in, “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Businesswomen.” In the first part of the chapter, she makes the case that in the past, work failed to utilize both men and women’s capabilities.

Pushed to Return to Rwanda, Women Farmers Uprooted

In Uganda’s U.N.-run camps for Rwandan refugees, the July 31 repatriation deadline is causing particular hardships for women. For one thing, it has disrupted many families’ growing season. The last of three stories on repatriation turmoil.

Muslims Push Equality; Judge’s Bias Probed in Trial

(WOMENSENEWS)–CheersOver 350 Muslim women from 47 countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this week to launch a global campaign for equality, the BBC reported Feb. 18, placing reforms to family laws in Muslim nations around the world at the heart of their agenda. The women have started a new organization called Musawah, which means “equality” in Arabic, to push their cause forward.”I believe that Islam has given women equal rights and equal faith,” Saudi women’s rights activist Hatoon Alfassi told the BBC, adding that it is appropriate to criticize and challenge authorities who restrict women. The application of Islamic family law varies across nations, but may deny women the freedom to marry the partner of their choice or to travel or receive an education without permission of a male guardian.The conference, organized by the Malaysian group Sisters in Islam, was held in the same week as the appointment of the first women to a government ministerial post in Saudi Arabia, Agence France-Presse reported Feb. 15.