Women

COLUMN

#BringBackOurJournalists

The sloppy, pop-humanitarian coverage of the Boko Haram cease-fire-that-wasn't isn't just bad journalism -- it's a missed opportunity.

Lauren Wolfe |

COLUMN

How Malala Can Help Defeat the Islamic State

Empowering Muslim women is the key to degrading and ultimately destroying medieval and reactionary fanaticism.

David Rothkopf |

Lab Report

Do Brazilian Women Really Reign Supreme?

Brazil's woman-versus-woman presidential race suggests that feminism has triumphed. The reality is more complicated. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.

Anna Petherick |

Argument

What Woman Was Ever Born to Such Misfortune

For the Syrian refugee cast members of a new theater production of the Euripides classic, "The Women of Troy," insult follows injury.

Cynthia P. Schneider |

Argument

Bridging the Two Tunisias

So far Tunisia's revolution has managed to bridge the gap between secularists and Islamists. But can that precarious accord make it through election season?

Brian Klaas |

Argument

This Isn't the Time to Go Wobbly on Slavery

The U.K. government has made a good start on its war on slavery. But it needs to get serious.

Michael Pollitt |

In Box

Born Into Bad Luck

The sad fate of Japan's fire horse women.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

In Box

Is Polygyny a Slave to History?

How the slave trade patterns of centuries ago are still shaping African marriages today.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Christian Caryl

9 Things to Avoid When Creating Your Own Caliphate

If you want to rule for 1,000 years, don't touch my daughters or my cigarettes.

Christian Caryl |

Feature

100 Days of Violence, Rumors, and Loss

Since Boko Haram seized the girls of Chibok, Nigeria has racked up the world’s highest terrorism fatality rate -- and the country is beset by nasty conspiracy theories about who is to blame.

Andrew Walker |

Dispatch

The Hidden Victims of India's Suicide Belt

Farmers are killing themselves over debt in Punjab state -- and leaving wives, daughters, and other women behind.  

Mallika Kaur |

Putinology

'Girls, Stop What You're Doing or Die'

In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.

Anna Nemtsova |

COLUMN

The Promise of Hashtag

If only Twitter could save Nigeria's stolen schoolgirls.

Matt Bors |

COLUMN

The Problem With Confidence Men

How Katty Kay and Claire Shipman get it wrong on women and overconfidence.

Rosa Brooks |

Dispatch

A Fair Stake in the Ground

Why keeping women away from Congo’s mines -- which are rife with exploitation and sexual violence -- could do more harm than good.

Jill Filipovic |

Argument

Misreading Modi

The controversial front-runner is campaigning against rape, but he may be disastrous for India's women. 

Amana Fontanella-Khan |

COLUMN

Abuse of Power

Sexualized violence against girls is going unchecked in schools around the world -- and the perpetrators are teachers. What can be done to stop them?

Lauren Wolfe |

Feature

For the Mothers of Tondo

Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.

Tom Hundley |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Remembering photographer Anja Niedringhaus; Protesters clash with police in Athens; and Balinese young people celebrate the Kissing Festival.

FP Staff |

Argument

In Defense of the Handout

Are conditional cash transfers really the silver bullet to raising countries out of poverty?

John Norris |

Feature

Does the Academy Matter?

Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women?

FP Staff |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Katelyn Fossett |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Students clash with security forces in Venezuela; armed men stand guard in Crimea; and London's Royal Opera House hosts a 400-person yoga class.

FP Staff |

Argument

Blind Spot

Why do convictions for the world’s worst crimes neglect survivors of rape?

Lauren Wolfe |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Katelyn Fossett |

Report

Unarmed and Dangerous

With civilian rape on the rise, the war on Congo's women comes painfully, pervasively home.

Lauren Wolfe |

Rebuttal

The Recline! Response (Part 2)

Kristin Lord, Suzanne Nossel, Whitney Kassel, and Ari Ratner weigh in on Rosa Brooks's recent columns and a woman's right to recline.

Kristin M. Lord |

Rebuttal

The Recline! Response (Part 1)

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith, and Mieke Eoyang take on Rosa Brooks' Manifesto for the new working woman.

Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julianne Smith and Mieke Eoyang |

COLUMN

Slack? Nap? Snooze?

A follow-up to my Recline manifesto.

Rosa Brooks |

Dispatch

The $20 Million Case for Morocco

The kingdom is using an army of flacks to keep the illusion of peace and stability.

Eliza Barclay |