Americans Now Believe Women Are as Competent as Men—but Not as Ambitious
A new study shows that some gender stereotypes have shifted significantly over the decades, while others remain stubbornly in place.
Meet the Women Fighting for Gender Equality in Addiction Treatment
A gender-targeted approach to harm reduction and drug treatment could help close the gaps between how male and female drug users can work toward recovery.
Pornography Enthusiasts Are Less Misogynistic Than the Average American Man
New research finds that attendees at an adult expo are more likely to respect working mothers.
Harriet Tubman Won't Be Featured on the $20 Bill Just Yet. Here's a Look at Currencies That Already Feature Women.
While the U.S. features mainly white men, many countries highlight a more diverse range of people on their currencies.
What We Can Learn From the Dramatic Dip in Divorce Among Millennials
Millennials may be proving that coming to marriage later, with less rigid roles, is enabling the sort of marriages that Boomers idealized—and too often failed to create.
How an Autodidact Astronomer Became the First American to Discover a Comet
Maria Mitchell was the only widely recognized and respected female astronomer of her time—something she fought to change.
Why We're Still Fighting Over the Equal Rights Amendment in 2019
The amendment was originally defeated in the late 1970s, and today's reignited movement to ratify it has much in common with the earlier fight.
One Way to Fight for Equity in Science: Nominate More Minorities for Big Prizes
Many such prizes don't even come with award money, but they boost people's careers.
Viewfinder: New York City's Fearless Girl Gets a New Home
A child stands alongside the Fearless Girl after a ceremony unveiling the statue's new permanent location outside the New York Stock Exchange on December 10th, 2018.
As Votes Roll In, Fresh Records for Women's Representation in U.S. Government Are Within Reach
By the morning after Election Day, America knew the number of women in the House of Representatives would hit historic highs. Could the Senate and governors' mansions, too?
How a Record Number of Female Candidates Translated Into Numbers of Women in Power
A record number of women ran for some of the nation's highest offices this year. Here's how they've influenced the gender make-up of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the states' governors.
California Is About to Become the First State to Require Companies to Have Women on Their Boards
New legislation would require all publicly held companies based in California to have at least one woman on their boards starting next year.
Hit Movies Have More Female Characters—and Stronger Ones Too
New research finds females still make up a minority of the onscreen population, but they are depicted more often in leadership roles.
Bringing Female Voices Into Sudan's Male-Dominated Peace Talks
A conversation with Rasha El Fangry, the coordinator of the Collaborative for Peace of Sudan.
A Maryland Court Rules to Protect a Transgender Student's Locker Room Access
The student, Max Brennan, was initially required to use a gender-neutral restroom.
Viewfinder: Marching in London for Workplace Equality
Thousands of protesters march during the March4Women event on March 4th, 2018, in London, England.
Female Officer Completes Marines' Infantry Officer Training Course
Thirty-five other women have attempted the course since the Marines first opened it up to women in 2012, but all failed to complete the training.
At Film Festivals Last Year, Men Directed Three Times as Many Films as Women
And that's actually an improvement over recent years.
A Feminist Fairy Tale Sticks It to the Turkish Patriarchy
Director Deniz Gamze Ergüven on critiquing oppression—and shooting a subversive film on the run.