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Saudi Arabia Agrees to Let Women Drive

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take effect in June 2018, was announced in a royal decree read live on state ...

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Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment

Their stories came out slowly, even hesitantly, at first. Then in a rush. One female entrepreneur recounted how she had been propositioned by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist while seeking a job with him, which she did not land after rebuffing him. Another showed the increasingly suggestive messages she had ...

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How Liberian Women Delivered Africa’s First Female President

MONROVIA, Liberia — Bernice Freeman was chatting with some market women, trying to explain why it was so important that they leave their food stalls to vote for the first woman to be elected president of an African country, when she noticed some boys laughing nearby, waving something white. It ...

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Why Women (and Men) Are Marching Today, According to Twitter Data

This weekend, potentially 200,000 people—mostly women, and many sporting pink #pussyhats—will descend on Washington, DC for the Women’s March on January 21st. What initially began as a Facebook event has morphed into a cultural moment, a juxtaposition of the previous day’s inauguration of America’s 45th president, Donald Trump. Heather Whaling ...

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Too Good to Be Ignored: Women Who Reached the Top in Sports

When AnnMaria De Mars was growing up in the 1960s and ’70s in Alton, Ill., a “short, fat little kid with real thick glasses,” as she described herself, there were few outlets for girls interested in sports. “Back then, Title IX hadn’t passed, so it was perfectly legal to say, ...

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Trans Women Can Fill Their Estrogen Prescriptions—For Now

Getty Images/Cultura RF In August, Liv Wyatt went to her local CVS drugstore in western Massachusetts to pick up a prescription for estradiol valerate—an injectable estrogen she’s used since she began transitioning to a woman six years ago. But when she arrived, the people at the counter said her prescription ...

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