Advertising continues to portray women as charming keepers of the home, making it harder to succeed at work.
TV commercials continue to traffic in outmoded gender roles, relegating women to the home. A media scholar explains how these stereotypical portrayals can fuel workplace harassment by powerful men.
Filmmaker Harvey Weinstein, shown attending a concert to raise money for the Robin Hood Foundation in 2013.
Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP
Offering money as a form of atonement is easier for the movie mogul than finding someone who will accept it.
‘I’m not inviting you to abort, I’m inviting you to decide.’ Can democracy exist if women aren’t recognized as people with full human rights?
Seventy-five percent of all abortions in Latin America are illicit. In Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, where abortion is totally illegal, the bans correlate with a generalized failure of the rule of law.
They see me rollin’.
Saudi Arabia is in deep trouble on various fronts, so an international PR coup surely can't hurt.
Academia requires a lot of work outside the lecture hall.
Striking a better gender balance would be easy, but until now universities have not been paying much attention to the problem.
Lawmaker: my views have nothing to do with the law.
Voting on this issue is a matter of conscience, so the MP's view that women shouldn't be allowed to terminate pregnancies, even when they've been raped, is very relevant to the rest of society.
Leia's little-known academic standing can help challenge patriarchal notions about gender roles.
The role ‘creepshots’ have in the denigration of women, and broader questions concerning privacy, the body, and public spaces, need to be considered.
'Creepshots' are provoking questions concerning rights to privacy in public, and ethical concerns regarding technology and bodily autonomy.
Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors | Hirshhorn Museum.
By speaking their truths in societies that would rather not know, queer painters, female rappers and other outsider artists are pushing the bounds of gender and sexuality in the developing world.
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
Troupes of women in flowing red capes are turning up all over the US to remind us that reproductive rights are under threat.
Women transitioning from the front lines to civilian life are bringing with them some pretty high expectations of equality.
Demilitarised female guerrillas in Colombia are hoping to spark a new women's movement based in the FARC's revolutionary ideals.
Emmanuel Macron surrounded by Cabinet ministers – some more powerful than others.
Having the same number of Cabinet positions doesn't mean women have the same amount of power.
Objectification occurs when individuals – typically women – are reduced to their body parts.
New research shows young women experience street harassment about once every two days.
These South Sudanese soldiers are among those accused of rape, torture, killing and looting during an attack on aid workers.
AP Photo/Bullen Chol
Who is responsible for this problem? Research indicates that it's often the victims' own colleagues, and that aid agencies don't do enough to stop it.
Girls in Tanzania listen to an instructor who is teaching them about menstruation.
For millions of girls and women, menstruation is a burden. Here's why helping displaced and poor women and girls with their periods is a way to show true respect for them.
Women are increasingly the breadwinners of their families, a shift in domestic roles that has upsides and challenges.
Here's how we can make families work better for women in the 21st century.
Families benefit when fathers and mothers get paid parental leave.
The nation needs a more comprehensive approach to family leave and relief for parents with child care expenses. But the proposals the Trump team rolled out initially fell short.
The Arab Spring has given way to conservative values.
Despite a wave of hope sparked by the Arab Spring, women have found themselves marginalised once again by regimes with little interest in rights and equality
Women dressed as handmaids promoting the TV series The Handmaid’s Tale.
Brian Snyder, Reuters
With a new TV series based on the novel - and its bleak vision of women's rights - The Handmaid's Tale is riding a new wave of popularity.
President Jacob Zuma at the opening of the National House of Traditional Leaders in Parliament.
The clash over South Africa's Traditional Courts Bill is essentially about custom and constitutionalism. The government is often seen as pandering to traditional leaders' whims.