Feminist Heroes of 2013

It’s hard to not get discouraged at a time when women are still fighting for the right to control their bodies, same-sex relations are criminalized in 76 countries, rape culture and victim-blaming run rampant and women are still trafficked for sex and slave labor around the globe. However, it’s important to take a moment to […]

13 Favorite Feminist Quotes of 2013

Here are quotes from celebrated women in 2013 that made us glow with feminist pride! It’s been a year of both triumphs and defeats for women worldwide, but one thing for certain is that there are lots of inspiring women who will never give up the fight. I have a daughter and I have granddaughters […]

Malala Yousafzai Addresses the United Nations

  Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban last year, turned 16 and celebrated her birthday by demanding that world leaders protect the right to education and gender equality.  She stood before the United Nations and gave a bold speech calling “upon all the governments to fight against terrorism” and to “protect […]

Malala Yousafzai Goes Back to School

Yesterday, marked the triumphant return of Malala Yousafzai to school for the first time since her attempted assassination last October. Malala, 15, has made an almost miraculous recovery from being shot in the head and neck while riding home in a car from school. Released from a hospital in Birmingham, England, earlier this month, Malala […]

Good News: Malala Can Stand—and Write!

She’s not out of the woods yet–her bullet wound remains infected and surgery lies ahead to repair her skull–but “Miracle Malala” Yousufzai is awake and making strides in her recovery from an assassination attempt. She can stand with some help, write, and when she has the tube in her throat removed, doctors believe she will […]

Malala Yousufzai: A Girl and a Country

In 2007 when the Tehrik-e-Taliban forces marched into the town of Swat, the rest of Pakistan watched, aghast and unbelieving. The town was very popular as a tourist destination, its verdant foothills studded with picturesque dwellings: a lush and cool getaway from the sun-baked plains of the rest of the country. Within days signs appeared […]