| Apr 5, 2012
| 2:30 PM
Let's see if Jacques Rogge puts his spine where his mouth is.
At February's International Olympic Committee Women in Sport Conference in Los Angeles, the IOC president paid plenty of lip service to the ideas of gender equality. He also spoke of the...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 11:29 AM
On the surface, it looks as if the past 48 hours has brought nothing but good news for women athletes.
*Qatar, which never has had a female Olympian, announced its London Summer Games flag bearer will be a woman athlete, shooter Bahiya al-Ahmad. She...
| Feb 21, 2012
Vernice Armour knows a thing or two about facing adversity. She was the first African-American female pilot in the United States Marine Corps, as well as the first African-American female combat pilot. In three years she went from beat cop to flying...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: When I, a woman, tried to run for local public office, I found out that it's still an old boy's club. Have you ever heard of an all-woman political group? -- B.D.
You could start one. A new book will be out this month that gives you a plan:...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Wives with more education than their husbands no longer have a higher risk for divorce. Yippee! But, wait, they used to?
For couples married between 1950 and 1979, if a wife had a higher level of education than her husband, their marriage was one-...
| Jun 13, 2014
One tweet tagged Alan Martofel's helming of start-up feministapparel.com a "feminist fail."
"It was something like, 'Just found out Feminist Apparel is run by a dude. #feministfail," the 25-year-old Martofel told me by phone.
I'd tag it...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:13 AM
Generally, things have not gone well for America's religious right since 1692. It has been one setback after another, culminating in this week's heterodox court ruling.
In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged in Salem, Mass., for bewitching others, including...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Paine had it all wrong, in the view of some people, and it is time for America to follow the lead of the sheiks and mullahs of Saudi Arabia and Iran, along with the Imperial Kludds of the Ku Klux Klan and...
| May 21, 2014
| 1:46 PM
Who would have thought that a simple tweet could focus the world’s attention on a crisis in a remote part of the world? But #BringBackOurGirls, a message of outrage over the kidnapping of hundreds of Nigerian girls from their schools and homes,...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Sorry." It's a verbal crutch women often use instead of "I didn't hear what you said," or "Excuse me." A way of being extra polite.
It is also the subject of a new ad campaign by Procter & Gamble, the makers of Pantene hair products, which shows...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In its decision Monday in the Hobby Lobby case, the conservative Supreme Court majority that upheld corporations' religious objections to birth control spends an inordinate amount of time defending itself from the reasoning and wrath of Justice Ruth Bader...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 2:12 PM
Here's an easy way to cut through the arguments and counterarguments surrounding Monday's Hobby Lobby ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court: Think back to 2012.
Does the court's ruling in which a majority held that Hobby Lobby Stores and other private...