They're starting revolutions, opening schools, and fostering a brave new generation. From Detroit to Kabul, these women are making their voices heard. View The Daily Beast's list and photo gallery of these 150 fearless women in the world.
You'd think attending a conference about international issues that impact women, where forced marriage and honor killings were discussed, would be depressing, since we still have so far to go. But as the 3rd annual Women in the World summit last weekend, hosted by Newsweek and The Daily Beast, wrapped up to the tune of Aretha Franklin's "Respect," I felt uplifted.
Although some Hollywood celebrities can come across as vapid and self-obsessed (cough, Kim Kardashian and her closet of shoes), not so with Reese Witherspoon, who—when not starring in rom-coms and doting on her two kids—serves as a global ambassador for Avon and as Honorary Chairman of the Avon Foundation for Women.
Not only is March Women's History Month, but today is International Women's Day, a day to celebrate everything women have achieved, and remember that we still have a long way to go. Today we're thankful for the reasons to celebrate women's progress, as well as mindful of the setbacks we still have to grapple with.
Calling Sandra Fluke a "slut" and slamming author Tracie McMillan as overeducated but not necessarily intelligent were just the radio host's latest zingers. From equating Obama with Hitler to likening Hillary Clinton to a "screeching ex-wife," Rush's 19 most outrageous remarks.
There are reasons not to date geeks. That vibrator could be undermining him. Women would rather share pain than pleasure. He robbed her, then asked for a date. The logic behind dry humping. A flowchart that indicates promiscuity. Bethenny Frankel should try honey instead of vinegar. Some husbands are put off by childbirth. Sharing a bathroom with a boy is weird. And, Jon Stewart has a few smart things to say about the Limbaugh/Fluke deal.
March is National Women's History month—anointed so in order to empower today's women by teaching them about women's progress in the past. Women's progress is a dynamic thing, and is often marked by two steps forward, one step back. From education to reproductive rights, check out our Women's Rights report card below to see how the fairer sex is faring today.
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A survey that came out yesterday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents some haunting statistics about rape, stalking and domestic violence. Over the course of a year, more than 12 million men and women are victims of these crimes, usually committed by an intimate partner, and more than 1 million women report being raped each year.
A new study published in the Journal of Sex reports that the more decisions a woman makes on her own, the less likely she is to have sex.
The Daily Beast has only been around since 2008, but already the powerhouse news website is impacting us all in a big way. Tuesday night Beast founder Tina Brown launched her new initiative to support women around the world who live amidst violence, often in horribly compromised family situations, and who are fighting for a voice.
"YOU are going to Walk with the Philly SlutWalkers on August 6th , AND dress in a slutty way?" a very good and savvy friend asked me for the second time --- her voice incredulous. "Yes, I am -- in an age appropriate slutty way," I responded. "What's that?" she continued, still incredulous. "A slinky little black dress, purple boa and long purple gloves." (I had also bought purple sneakers that I did not mention.)
We were fairly certain that domestic abuse would no longer be tolerated in any capacity, but it turns out there's still a large chunk of modern America who deems it acceptable.
Lest you thought it was an ordinary day—think twice! Today, Thursday, September 23, has been declared Sexual Freedom Day. The Woodhull Freedom Foundation, a nonprofit organiation based in Washington, D.C , is a leader in the push for sexual freedom as a fundamental human right.