Michelle Obama’s speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, uncontestably one of the most powerful convention speeches, stressed women’s increasing empowerment in the US. “My daughters…now take for granted that a woman can be president of the United States,” she triumphantly declared in a blue dress, designed by Christian Siriano, known for being inclusive in […]

Dr. Joyce Banda served as the first female president of Malawi from 2012 to 2014 and founded the People’s Party in 2011. Prior to serving as president, Dr. Banda was the first female vice president of Malawi. She is the founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation, the National Association of Business Women, and the Young […]

What happens when a country without legal abortion tells women not to get pregnant? This was the question many asked when government officials in El Salvador recently told women to avoid getting pregnant until 2018 as a precaution against the Zika virus. Zika, which displays common cold-like symptoms in adults, can cause serious birth defects […]

Supreme Court Justices, of all the prominent federal officials, have long been shielded from the celebrity that can accompany successful political careers. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, however, is inverting this paradigm; recent years have seen her develop into something of a cultural icon. A biography about her, written by the founders of famous Tumblr account […]