Growing up Sikh in New Jersey in the 1960s and being bullied because of her background and religion, Sapreet Kaur seeks to lift up all of humanity in ways both big and small.


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    The NRA Nightmare: America’s Moms

    At this weekend’s annual convention, there will be a lot of talking back and punishment threats, but who will eat soap remains to be seen.

    Not a Vacay

    Caroline Kennedy Is Big in Japan

    President Obama has arrived in Tokyo amid the biggest Asian crisis since Vietnam. Caroline Kennedy has discovered that being ambassador to Japan is no longer an easy life.

    Fired Up

    Hopelessly Devoted to Hillary

    They’re ready to do more than just volunteer if Clinton runs in 2016. A Hillary tattoo? Her face on their car? That’s just the tip of the iceberg.

    The Unkindest Cut

    Soheir Battaa is dead. Why?

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

    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.



    When Models Try to Act

    As Kate Upton takes on her first major motion picture role in ‘The Other Woman,’ The Daily Beast ranks our favorite models-turned-actresses from best to worst.

    Dig It

    Women of Monumental Importance

    Female archaeologists and scholars are on the front lines in the fight to save precious ancient sites, cultures, and communities. Meet some of the most exciting innovators.

    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.

Call to Arms


    Was Madeleine McCann One of Many?

    A new development in the formerly closed case finds detectives scrambling to uncover new leads after a revelation that a suspect in 18 other nearby break-ins fit the same description.

    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.