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  • by Shiri Regev-Messalem on Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:51am

    Dramatic changes to welfare law in Israel over the past decade have resulted in a conflict between poor mothers and the state over the value of caretaking and conceptions of citizenship. In the...

  • by Susan Fisk on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 12:32pm

    We have all heard that women are from Venus and men from Mars, with brains from equally distant galaxies. You may have heard that in comparison to men, women have smaller, inferior brains ruled...

  • by Sharon Jank and Alexander W. Watts on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 2:46pm
    Housed in the midst of Silicon Valley, Stanford students will have a lot of job options upon graduation. However, one thing graduates might not be thinking about as they look for job openings and...
  • by Brenda D. Frink on Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:54am

    This month marks the anniversary of a little-known event. In October 1906, Mary Kelly, a working-class refugee of San Francisco’s 1906 earthquake and fire, unlawfully occupied a one-room...

  • by Lily Bixler on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 11:20am

    We've all heard that empowering women is the engine required to move our economies forward. But, what if that's not where it ends? New research finds that the benefits of women'...

  • by Heidi Thorsen on Monday, October 17, 2011 - 11:21am
    Cherríe Moraga is an artist of multiple identities: playwright, essayist, poet; Chicana, lesbian, mother, feminist, indigenous rights activist.  After many years of writing and over ten years...
  • by Andrea Rees Davies on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 2:36pm
    "With economic models straining in every corner of the world, none of us can afford to perpetuate the barriers facing women in the workforce," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton...
  • by Katherine Marino on Monday, October 3, 2011 - 1:26pm
    When Eman al-Obeidy burst into the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, desperately relating her tale of gang rape at the hands of Libyan...
  • by ELIZABETH ANN SANDERS on Monday, September 19, 2011 - 3:08am
    A visitor attending the final week of Estelle Freedman’s Feminist Studies 101 course might not recognize the class: rather than a traditional lecture, the students stand in Freedman’s place. For this...
  • by Natalie Marine-Street on Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 2:30am

    In 2004, the U.S. State Department designated the more than 80,000 Filipinas who worked as hostesses in Japan’s legendary nightlife industry as “trafficked persons,” believing these women to be...

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