Women

COLUMN

Recline!

Why "leaning in" is killing us.

Rosa Brooks |

The List

Do Not Despair, Ye Flaccid, Loveless Hordes

Fleshy oysters and severed phalluses: The best sexual stimulants from around the world.

Catherine A. Traywick |

COLUMN

Waiting for Davos Woman

Why culture is not a virtue.

David Rothkopf |

Think Again

Think Again: Prostitution

Why zero tolerance makes for bad policy on world's oldest profession.

Aziza Ahmed |

Dispatch

Screwball

How Germany’s progressive prostitution law backfired and turned it into the bordello of Europe.

Paul Hockenos |

Tea Leaf Nation

Blame It on the Booze

In China, some lawyers and police still think drunkenness -- even condom-wearing -- excuses rape.

Adam Century |

Argument

Maid in Manhattan

Why isn't anyone focusing on the domestic help in the Indian diplomatic scandal?

Sumit Ganguly |

Argument

Drafting Discord

Why Egypt's next constitution won't fulfill the democratic dreams of the revolution.

Isobel Coleman |

Dispatch

Russia's New Black Widows

The deadly and mysterious new breed of female suicide bomber.

Yulia Yuzik |

Argument

Beware of the Middle East's Fake Feminists

Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.

Samia Errazzouki |

Christian Caryl

What My Daughter Deserves

The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Hollow Vengeance

Why four hangings won't change India's horrific culture of rape and torture.

Mallika Kaur |

Letters

Getting to Equal

How Norway is doing the hard work of achieving gender equality.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Lab Report

Libya's Unarmed Revolutionaries

Civil society groups face an uphill battle in a society dominated by militias.

Fadil Aliriza |

Argument

Away Game

Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.

Chris Stephen |

Argument

Bridging the Gender Gap

How big data can improve the lives of a billion women and girls.

Melinda Gates |

Dispatch

Malala's Forgotten Sisters

Girls as young as 5 are still being sold into marriage in Pakistan. And no one will stop it.

Adriana Carranca |

Interview

'Widows Are the Invisible People'

It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.

Elisabeth Braw |

Reality Check

What's Really Wrong with the Middle East?

Explaining the persistence of violence, sectarianism, and incompetence.

Aaron David Miller |

Think Again

Think Again: Working Women

Why American women are better off than the lean-inners and have-it-allers realize.

Kay Hymowitz |

Case Studies

Liberia Leans In

In a country where rape has been used as a weapon of war, reformers are making special efforts to turn women into cops.

Laura Bacon |

Argument

A Shameful Neglect

It's time to stop pretending that America's in Afghanistan to help women.

Anna Badkhen |

Argument

Erotic Republic

Iran is in the throes of an unprecedented sexual revolution. Could it eventually shake the regime?

Afshin Shahi |

Slide Show

Who Says You Can't Have It All?

Happy Mother's Day to the world's most powerful moms.

Slide Show |

David Rothkopf

The Balance of Power

Why sexism is civilization's greatest shame.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

The Millennium Development Goals Are Working

The world has made great strides in combating extreme poverty. But it’s time to set a new horizon.

John Podesta |

Profile

Who's the Most Powerful Woman in the World?

Hint: It's not Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. She lives in Berlin and is key to solving the euro crisis.

Jeffrey Gedmin |

Dispatch

China’s Michelle Obama

Peng Liyuan is the first prominent Chinese first lady in decades. But does she matter?

Paul French |

Argument

Springtime for Salafists

Rampaging Islamist vigilantes are cracking down on free expression -- and ruining Tunisia's Arab Spring.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |