Last year was a historic year for women voters and candidate, and Nov. 5th's election results show the trend is continuing on state and local levels. As we look to next year's midterm elections, 43 percent of Americans say it would be a good thing if more women were in Congress.
German parents will no longer feel pressured to decide on sex assignment surgery for their newborns. Babies with both male and female characteristics can now have their gender left blank on birth certificates.
Artist Nelson Shanks had to face four judges in a four-hour session. Talk about pressure. The painting of the first four female Supreme Court Justices was unveiled this week at the National Portrait Gallery.

In Pennsylvania there's been a law on the books for years that cautions against harassing a pregnant woman. Her belly, just like her breasts and other body parts are off limits. But even if it's not against the law where you live, reframe from rubbing that big beautiful belly.

Since the government shut down a few weeks ago, the question on everyone’s minds still is: why isn’t our government working? In its newest diversity gap study, a children’s book publisher breaks down the reasons why.
Ultraviolet is accusing Revlon of flashing the pink ribbon during Breast Cancer Awareness month while being apart of the problem. The activist group is asking supporters to sign a petition and get the cosmetics-maker to follow the lead of Cover Girl and Neutrogena.

Daisy Coleman is not afraid to speak out about being assaulted by boys she thought were her friends. Thanks to her bravery and crowd-sourced justice, the Maryville, Mo. rape case, has been reopened and a special prosecutor has been assigned to the case.

In New Zealand, more women accept the belief that they are the "fairer sex," and they deserve to be taken care of by men. But researchers say, hostile forms of sexism are less tolerated. We wonder what the results would be in the U.S.

Each year, corporations pack the shelves with pink ribbon products, surrounding us with “breast cancer awareness” messages. These products help to raise billions of dollars in the name of breast cancer, and yet more than 40,000 women in the United States still die of the disease every year.

Many were upset that Malala Yousafzai didn't win the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet, her loss and "celebrity" raises some criticism of how the West has idolized her. Either way, she is young and has potential to do even more--which outshines any prize.

How many Latinas are in the Senate? None. And there's never been any. And in Congress, of the 78 women, there are only nine Latinas. And there's only been one Latina governor--New Mexico's Susana Martinez.