There are more than 300,000 rape-related physical assaults against women each year in the United States.
Marge Piercy's writing almost always focuses on working class women and wide-ranging social concerns including a lifelong commitment to progressive social change.
While walking through the Evergreen Cemetery recently, located in Ridgewood Brooklyn, I came across a section dedicated to eight unidentified young women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911.
Young women talk about how they have benefited from the struggles of their mothers' and grandmothers' generation, and the new and old challenges they face today.
What better way to celebrate 100 years of International Women's Day than join in solidarity with the Wisconsin teachers - and all of America's public workers - to say "No way" to union-busting and throwing Wall Street's mess on working families.
This unnamed verse, written in 1970, seems as if it could have been written yesterday in half a dozen nations - and in some U.S. states as well.
Republicans are trying to wipe out all funding for family planning, and defund Planned Parenthood entirely, in the budget bill to be voted on shortly.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia just asserted for a second time that our Constitution does not protect women against discrimination, a good reason why America needs the Equal Rights Amendment.
The best scene in the new British film, "Made in Dagenham," comes when a reporter asks Mrs O'Grady how her band of strikers will be able to cope. "We're women!" she explains pointedly.
A disturbing study finds that killing of newborn babies in some parts of France is five times more frequent than official estimates had expected - but why?