women in society
The critical challenge of gender equality
We need to critique the excesses of new social orthodoxies from a considered position.
Equal but different: what the UN and feminism still don’t get
Another International Women's Day, another pleasing soundbite about equality.
Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy made headlines around the world. But is she sending women the right message?
A sense of purpose
Mrs Thatcher’s steely resolve to improve Britain is sorely needed today, but tempered by compassion for the post-industrial working class.
She served her country well
Courage, kindness and conviction were the hallmarks of the Margaret Thatcher I knew.
Why men fight
Will women in front-line combat duty change the way men behave in combat?
The third rail of feminism
Why isn't the media interested in the facts about the controversial practice of female genital mutilation?
The marriage gap in the women’s vote
President Obama won 65 percent of the single women's vote by promising to look after them.
“Till death do us part”
As millions of divorced baby boomers age, some are rediscovering the meaning of their marriage vows.
Misogyny for the politically disenchanted
The Australian Prime Minister became an internet sensation after she denounced the misogyny of the Opposition Leader in Parliament. But does the word mean anything any more?
Of wars and women
The rhetoric of warfare in the US election campaign masks an unjust cause.
Will “choice” trump even gendercide?
A new page in Canada’s abortion debate will force pro-choice politicians to decide just how non-negotiable their position is.
The end of men - and women
If masculinity is doomed, so is femininity, as a new book demonstrates.
A dangerous dish on the cultural menu
Are “boys on the side” really the answer to young women’s career ambitions?
A new book gives an insider's view of the Susan G. Komen Foundation vs. Planned Parenthood battle.
Catholic women and that other contraceptive mandate
Why do so many church-going women reject Catholic teaching on family planning? At last someone has asked them.
Children made me
A Catholic academic and feminist tells how she discovered the meaning of marriage and the joy of self-giving.
The mixed legacy of Helen Gurley Brown
The Cosmopolitan editor’s sexual agenda has been a spectacular failure for women. What a shame it obscured some rather good advice.
Striking a blow for equality, perhaps
What kind of victory is it for women to appear on the world stage punching each other?
What’s behind our girl-harming culture?
A professional body tackles the issue of the sexualisation of girls but fails miserably to diagnose the cause.
Contracepting America: the real war on women
Catholic institutions are suing the Obama administration over its contraception mandate. A Catholic priest explains why the Church opposes the pill.
An unknown unknown for gay marriage supporters
Same-sex marriage has a dark secret: its potential for exploiting women in developing countries.
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