Soheir Bataa, 13, died after female genital mutilation in Egypt. Now her doctor is being prosecuted.


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    No Peace

    Abused by Military Justice

    Over a year ago, a civilian woman accused her Marine ex-husband of beating and raping her. She’s still waiting for the incidents to be fully investigated.

    Missing Teens

    Poster Girls for Jihad

    Two young teenagers who disappeared from Vienna 10 days ago may have joined the Syrian jihad—or they may have been groomed and trafficked.

    Hold Up

    Not So Fast on the ‘Female Penis’

    Scientists discovered a cave-dwelling insect whose females have a penis and males have a vagina—or so the headlines say. But the ‘female penis’ isn’t really that at all.

    Chicken or Egg

    Career + Family = Solved?

    Egg freezing seems to offer the possibility of having it all, but the odds are still only one in five.

    Baby Blues

    Antidepressant-Autism Link

    New research shows SSRI use during pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, may elevate the risk of autism spectrum disorders. But mothers-to-be shouldn’t panic just yet.


    Boko Haram’s Sick Hatred of Girls

    The abduction of 200 female students from northern Nigeria was not the first attack on girls’ education by the al Qaeda-linked group—and it won’t be the last.

    Time Out

    TV Anchor: 'Why I Called Foul'

    When Bloomberg anchor Stephanie Ruhle was teased by a male guest, she called him out on live television. Here’s why.

    Shut Up

    Anti-Vaxxers’ Newest Scheme

    After years of alignment with anti-vaxxers, Jenny McCarthy says she’s not anti-vaccine—she’s pro ‘one poke per visit.’

    Pre-natal care

    Brazil to Promote Natural Route

    Eighty-two percent of Brazilian women are opting for C-Sections, many after hearing of the poor treatment received by women who had natural births.


    Perfect Pregnancy!

    From ‘Clueless’ to Clueless

    Diapers are ‘pseudoscience.’ Dairy leaves ‘toxic sludge’ in your uterus. And whatever you do, don’t use tampons! Plus more claims from Alicia Silverstone’s new book, ‘The Kind Mama.’

    Body Image

    Our Photoshopping Disorder

    The media has been on a rampage against severely Photoshopped images, particularly of young women. Now a new bill calls on Congress to get involved. But is it really a political issue?

    Cut and Paste

    When Perfect isn’t Good Enough

    Not content with supermodels, lingerie company asks men and women to fabricate the “best of.”


    Best ‘Scandal’ Episode Yet

    The ‘Scandal’ finale was a non-stop onslaught of twists and turns and utter insanity. It was also the show's most exciting, craziest episode to date. [WARNING: SPOILERS]


    Career vs. Family: Why Choose?

    One D.C. psychologist explains two solutions to prevent women from choosing between their children and their careers.


    A Prenup for Digital Privacy

    Celebrities and power couples are asking for digital protection in their pre- and post-nup marriage agreements, but having something to hide isn’t necessarily the reason.


    How to Be Popular, ’50s Style

    When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt from her hilarious and brave journey.

    Cover Girls

    Who's on Top?

    Power lists that were short on women seem to compensate by putting one on the cover. How about putting more on the list?

    Meet the Creative

    The Glossy Mag Challenging Vogue

    When Net-a-Porter launched in 2000, the site changed the e-commerce business. Now it’s trying to revolutionize publishing with the launch of Porter, the ‘magazine of the future.’

Call to Arms

    Grandmother President

    Senator, Secretary of State… Grandma?!

    Pundits are discussing the impact Hillary Clinton’s pending grandchild will have on a decision to run for President. They need to stop.

    Enough Already

    Rape Threats Over a Comic Book

    After criticizing the new ‘Teen Titans’ cover, journalist Janelle Asselin was name-called and threatened with rape. The worst part? No one is surprised.

    Dollars & Sense

    Who needs equality?

    The infamous women's "advocate" Phyllis Schlafly is once again standing against women.


    When I Grow Up

    What do you want to be when you grow up? This common question is rare for adolescent girls in eastern Congo—few had ever been asked. Through the Vision Not Victim Project, the International Rescue Committee and photographer Meredith Hutchison partnered to ask girls just that. Their visions were captured in this series of photographs and shared with their families and communities.

    Sex Selection

    A Not-So-Level Playing Field

    “Masculine” female athletes are forced to undergo sex testing – and treatment – if they wish to compete professionally.

    Whose Property?

    An Artist Confronts Sexual Harassment

    Tired of cat-calls, one Brooklyn-based artist decided to confront the practice with a public art project, “Stop Telling Women to Smile."

    Unique Roles

    The UN’s Female Peacekeepers

    Filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and others praise the three UN peacekeeping units composed entirely of women, including one all-Muslim unit, that function on the ground and in peace negotiations.


    Day One Response Performs Alchemy

    Addressing one of the most-pressing issues of disaster relief, Day One Response gets clean water to victims.