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Soldiers, officers, and civilian employees attend the commencement ceremony for the U.S. Army's annual observance of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the Pentagon Center Courtyard on March 31, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

#MeToo Is All Too Common in National Security

I signed the letter, but didn’t think I deserved to be called a “survivor.” Until I started remembering the trail of abuse.

A couple walk pass a condom vending machine July 16, 2002, on a street in Beijing, China. (Getty Images)

China Refuses to Admit It Has a Rape Problem. I Would Know.

The Communist Party wants to blame Hollywood and "loose women," instead of acknowledging its own epidemic levels of sexual assault.

NINGBO, CHINA - FEBRUARY 18:  (CHINA OUT) Finished inflatable sex dolls are stored in a warehouse at the Jiamei plastic toy factory on February 18, 2012 in Ningbo, China. The Jiamei plastic toy company, based in the suburb of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, produces cheap sex dolls at an average price of 100RMB (15.80 USD), and has done so for several years. According to the company, more than 50,000 sex dolls are sold to the domestic market in Japan and Korea each year. (Photo by Kevin Zen/Getty Images)

Sex Dolls Are Replacing China’s Missing Women

The country's gender gap has left young men desperate for high-tech alternatives.

A woman is surrounded by riot police during disturbances in the Dandora district of Nairobi 14 April, 2008.  At least 14 people were killed  in Kenya when police clashed with members of a banned sect who went on the rampage and burned many vehicles after the murder of the wife of their jailed leader. Police said five people were killed in Nairobi, five in the Rift Valley and  four in central Kenya regions, where members of the outlawed Mungiki sect were blocking roads and stoning motorists.     AFP PHOTO / Stringer (Photo credit should read STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyan Women Just Fought One of the Most Violent Campaigns in History

More women are running for office than ever before in the East African country, but the backlash has been fierce and bloody.

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Can Saudi Arabia’s Young Prince Wean the Welfare State?

The ambitious plan to remake the Saudi economy is the brainchild of Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But does he have what it takes to upend his country?

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Looking back on my Navy career: From the Tailhook scandal to Marines United

It has taken less than a month for the “Marines United” revenge porn story to fade.

Thousands of women Pro-Choice protesters on Debnicki Square, in Krakow, during a 'Black protest'. Women nationwide strike took place all around the country and it is the response against the proposed tightening of the law on abortion in Poland. Polish women are demanding respect for their right to free choice and the freedom to decide about their own bodies and lives.
On Monday, 3 October 2016, in Krakow, Poland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Can Women Really Revolutionize Politics With Protest?

From Poland’s “Black Monday” strike to women shedding the compulsory hijab on social media, there is power in sisterhood and solidarity.

Demonstrators protest in Amsterdam in front of the US Consulate on January 20, 2017 after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in Washington, DC.  
Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday -- capping his improbable journey to the White House and beginning a four-year term that promises to shake up Washington and the world. / AFP / ANP / Olaf KRAAK / Netherlands OUT        (Photo credit should read OLAF KRAAK/AFP/Getty Images)

If Trump Wants to End Legal Abortion, He’s Going to Have to Go Through Holland First

Lilianne Ploumen’s bold, brave act could be the start of a concerted backlash against Washington.

People hold signs during a demonstration for International Women's Day in Paris on March 8, 2017.  / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Enduring Darkness of International Women’s Day

Women have gotten screwed for millennia, and that’s not a legacy that can be shaken off in a few short decades.

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Is AI Sexist?

In the not-so-distant future, artificial intelligence will be smarter than humans. But as the technology develops, absorbing cultural norms from its creators and the internet, it will also be more racist, sexist, and unfriendly to women.

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Can Antonio Guterres Finally Break the U.N.’s Glass Ceiling?

The U.N. struggles to practice what it preaches on women’s empowerment. Can the new secretary general break the institution’s glass ceiling?

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The United Nations Just Fired Wonder Woman

The U.N. caught itself in a not very wonderful PR battle as it slips on institutional gender parity.

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French Women Walked out of the Office Early to Protest the Pay Gap. What If American Women Did the Same?

What if American women copied their French and Icelandic counterparts and left the office early to prove a point about equal pay?

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