A retired female tennis pro sees nothing wrong with players such as Maria Sharapova and the Williams sisters using “all their assets.” Younger players, meanwhile, rave over some of their outfits. But a trainer regrets the trend in exposing more flesh.
Monica Henry takes issue with a recent article spotlighting Murray Straus’ research finding that women initiate “a large proportion” of domestic assaults. Given the known problems with his research methods, why give him the spotlight?
Despite common assumptions, youth sex isn’t the only good sex, says Margaret Morganroth Gullette. In this excerpt from her book, “Agewise: Fighting the New Ageism in America,” she posits that many women find that sex actually improves with age.
Malalai Joya, called the “bravest woman in Afghanistan,” is finishing up a U.S. tour where she has pressed the Obama administration to pull the military out of her country. She says nothing could be worse for women than what she sees as the current civil war.
A family newspaper in Gwalior trains women to report their own stories and confront abuse, fraud and corruption. Rupesh Shrivastava started the paper in 2003 and daughter Samanvaya is editor. Third in a series on the changing role of women in India.
A new diet pill to hit drugstore shelves is feeding the national weight-loss obsession. Judy Norsigian and Heather Stephenson say the drug, marketed as alli, is the wrong answer for consumers who hunger for better health.
The Balkans is a fractured region, still mending from years of ethnic and sectarian war and a media saddled by tycoons peddling nationalistic views. Gordana Igric is determined to bring the Balkans together through a truer, independent journalism.
In the afterglow of the U.S. Women’s Open, which treated the world to great golf between June 27 and July 4, Paula DiPerna offers personal and historic insight into a women’s sport that is enjoying an upswing.