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"I fell on my back on the floor. I don’t know what happened after that. All I could feel was the kicks of this woman who was insulting me and attacking me."

— Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Ali Beheshti, who says he was pushed to the ground and beaten by a woman after he admonished her for not complying with strict Islamic dress code.

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So two Washington Post reporters headed there to find romance.

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"Maybe young women don’t wonder whether they can have it all any longer, but in case any of you are wondering, of course you can have it all. What are you going to do? Everything, is my guess. It will be a little messy, but embrace the mess. It will be complicated, but rejoice in the complications. It will not be anything like what you think it will be like, but surprises are good for you. And don’t be frightened: You can always change your mind. I know: I’ve had four careers and three husbands."

Nora Ephronin her 1996 Wellesley commencement address, debunking (16 years ahead of time) the Atlantic’s current cover story “Why women still can’t have it all.”

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"Forget it. Women who stay at home are wonderful. Women who go to work are wonderful. Whatever."

Barbara Bush, on Fox News, via TPM. Exactly. (More, if you must.) [Correction appended: It was Barbara, not Laura.]

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Who run the world.
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Who run the world.

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The Army is recruiting an elite cadre of all-women forces. Here, nine of the hopefuls embark on 100 hours of non-stop tests and training. It’s 3 a.m in Fort Bragg.
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The Army is recruiting an elite cadre of all-women forces. Here, nine of the hopefuls embark on 100 hours of non-stop tests and training. It’s 3 a.m in Fort Bragg.

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"Tunisia just this year adopted the democratic model of government we’ve been using for two centuries, and they’re already three times closer to proportional representation by gender."

Max Fisher in The Atlantic online.

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Ladies and gentlemen: Viola Davis.

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Saudi women got behind the wheel today, flouting a government ban.
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Saudi women got behind the wheel today, flouting a government ban.

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"What LOLCats did for kittens, we’re going to do for PMS."

A press release in our inbox. For a site promising to “delight and surprise readers with edgy content built around understanding the various parts of a woman’s cycle.”

No.

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