From Bad Subjects, a special issue on the many political, social, and cultural aspects of women's lives. Who creates harmony the world over? A report by the Institute of Development Studies calls for more balanced approach to resolving conflict and says the female view on freedom from violence is needed. What do you know, feminism really does work: A fascinating study that is monumental in its research scope and ambitions finds that the “mobilization of feminist movements is more important for change than the wealth of nations, left-wing political parties, or the number of women politicians”. The Humanist interviews with Gloria Steinem. Research suggests sex-related literature jeopardizes and empowers young women’s sexuality. From Ms. blog, Lisa Hix on why ordinary things go pink. Megan Hanson on how skinny women are “real women” too. How the new gender economics has more and more professional-class women looking at their mates and thinking: How long until I vote you off the island? From New York, can Marissa Mayer really have it all? Kate Barker on the (non)-sense of anti-feminists: women who oppose feminism. Gaby Dunn reviews We Killed: The Rise of Women in American Comedy by Yael Kohen.

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