| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Is there anything crueler or more repugnant than calling a pregnant woman fat?
There are a number of unpleasant circumstances that come along with being pregnant, and I’m not just talking about morning sickness and “pregnancy brain.”...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When a relentless pounding shook her family's apartment door in Algiers, Karima Bennoune recalls grabbing a paring knife from the kitchen and hiding. "My father looked at me and rolled his eyes," she writes in the introduction to "Your Fatwa Does Not...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Abraham Lincoln said it best.
As the drums of disunion began to drown out the softer melodies of comity and reason, Lincoln, a candidate for U.S. Senate, warned a convention of Illinois Republicans that the nation could not escape its moment of decision....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:04 AM
House and Senate lawmakers have filed bills that would seek to protect pregnant women from discrimination in issues such as employment and benefits. Sen. Geraldine Thompson, D-Orlando, filed the Senate version (SB 220) on Monday, while Rep. Lori Berman,...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 5:40 PM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida has a checkered past when it comes to social-equality movements such as women's suffrage or gay rights, more laggard than leader.
So if there was a bright spot on the American Association of University Women's income-gap...
| Sep 29, 2013
Imagine marrying the man you adore, only to find yourself locked away in an Afghan harem, where your sweetheart alternately ignores, insults, hits and sexually assaults you.
This piece first ran in Printers Row Journal, delivered...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
With violence against women making global headlines, Nicole Kidman's work with U.N. Women is more urgent than ever.
"The U.N. is very solution-based. Which I find thrilling to work with because you can actually see things changing," says Kidman.
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The opening scene-setter for the 1996 film "Independence Day" might serve as a metaphor for what Egyptians could face if a draft constitution written by a panel dominated by Islamists and based on Sharia law wins approval in a referendum: "A loud rumble...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:21 PM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday named a new county ethics chief to replace the one she dumped during an investigation into Assessor Joseph Berrios, a political ally.
Ranjit Hakim, an attorney at Mayer Brown who has represented...
| May 25, 2013
| 4:32 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — The priest will be ordained in a purple Lutheran church. The Communion bread, symbolizing the body of Christ, will be gluten-free. The congregation will pray to "our mother our father in heaven."
But the real departure from Roman...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 6:53 PM
The Los Angeles City Council approved a $1.25-million payout Wednesday to a lesbian LAPD officer and a lesbian retired officer to settle claims by the women that they were subjected to repeated sexual harassment by a supervisor. The agreement marks......
| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Last week: Certainly the story of the week was the Zimmerman verdict. While the rule of law was upheld, recognizing reasonable doubt, since there were no witnesses and Trayvon was not able to tell his side of the story, not guilty had to be the verdict....