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Sterilization part of women’s right to choose

Hillary Smith

November 6, 2014

When I was growing up, the future I envisioned for myself always included two assumptions: first, that I would get married, and second, that I would have children. I am sure that most girls and young women hold these same assumptions. Certainly, the traditional perceptions of women as wives and m...

Gender and Pay

Hillary Smith

April 14, 2014

Generations after women first began to demand social and political rights, we are still struggling. It almost seems like a worse kind of struggle, because it's a struggle that many people refuse to see. Instead, they choose to believe that men and women are finally on equal footing. It's 2014, after...

‘Half the Sky’ an eye-opening look at women’s issues in developing countries

The Editors

March 13, 2012

This review was contributed by Karin Tompkins "Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women," a nonfiction book by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, is an eye-opening work about the consequences of discrimination against women in developing countrie...

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