Our Best Weekend Reads
Inside the U.S. decision to get behind Congo’s election and how the United States failed Afghan women.
Changing Global Gender Norms Is Possible
What India can show the United States about how to disrupt rape culture.
The Bombings the World Forgot
On the podcast: Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story.
The Woman Who Defied Iran
On the podcast: Masih Alinejad took off her headscarf and started a movement.
Women Write Better Constitutions
If you want to form a more perfect union, in Syria or elsewhere, you can’t rely on men.
2017 Was a Bad Year for Egypt’s LGBT Community. 2018 Could Be Even Worse.
Egyptian authorities are using a "debauchery" law to justify a crackdown on gay and trans people.
I Was Hillary Clinton’s Chief Foreign-Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.
Men in positions of power need to do better. That includes me.
#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.
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.
Sex Dolls Are Replacing China’s Missing Women
The country's gender gap has left young men desperate for high-tech alternatives.
More White, More Male, More Jesus: CIA Employees Fear Pompeo Is Quietly Killing the Agency’s Diversity Mandate
CIA insiders worry reforms pushed by Brennan are languishing in his absence.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Can António 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?
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.