Culture & Society

The United States is nearly alone in not offering paid parental leave. Two Senators have introduced a paid version of FMLA and a few states have taken matters into their own hands and are offering paid leaves to families. It might be time to move.

Play nice is something every mother says. But her advice isn't always heeded online. So now Microsoft is going somewhere no other gaming system has: they are creating a system of checks and balances. For female gamers, this is a very welcome change.

British-born, Palestinian Shadia Monsour has been rapping since 2003, and has gained recognition in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States for her songs and collaborations with other artists. She considers herself to be part of a "musical intifada" against conservatism and oppression of women.

This fall, an estimated 12 million women will enroll in college. The number of women students surpassed men in 1980, and the gap has been widening ever since. Since 2011, more working women have held college degrees than working men. Of the 80 highest ranked schools in the country, here is a roundup of some of the best colleges for women.

Sunday marks the fourth annual International Anti-Street Harassment Week, drawing attention to the rising global problem of street harassment. From global to domestic to virtual, those interested in finding solutions will have a host of events to choose from.

Politics can be a dirty game, and activists are the first ones to call a government out. Some choose hunger strikes, and others choose to say no to the penis and withhold sex. As Ukrainian women launch a sex strike, it's got many wondering, do these tactics really work?

On the first anniversary of the clothing factory collapse that killed 1,133 people in Bangladesh, designers are raising awareness of the fashion industry's biggest challenges. April 24 is Fashion Revolution Day, and you can help build momentum by wearing an item of clothing inside out, photographing it, and then sharing it with the hashtag, #insideout.

Digital natives are finding different ways to deal with death. From YouTube channels to websites devoted to facts about death and essays about coping, will the typical newspaper obituary or church-basement support group be going out of style?

We just love them so much. They’re our husbands, our brothers, our lovers, our cousins, uncles, grandfathers, dads, daddies, our big bad daddies, co-workers, colleagues, friends, in-laws, sons, bffs. And we love them enough to give them a few pro tips, a couple of life hacks, and a bit of tender advice in this companion piece to "21 Things to Learn Before Turning 30."

We know most banks have less than desirable business practices: high fees, unfair lending, and - cock-blocking when it comes to buying condoms? Yes, that's right, a bank can determine what contraceptives you buy. At least, Chase bank does.

There's "Man's Bread," boiled gendered eggs, and separate alphabets for boys and girls? Yes, and thanks to some observant shoppers, Lisa Wade of Sociological Images is back on the case.

Mainstream discussions surrounding teenage pregnancy and teenage parenting are centered around prevention and the possible dire outcomes of teenage motherhood. Yet there is rarely room for discussion about the benefits a mother can enjoy - even her teenage years.

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