Sexual violence against women in the African nation has become an "incredibly inexpensive tool for controlling and eviscerating the population," says Eve Ensler, founder of the advocacy group V-Day.
As women gain more financial clout, their spending patterns direct more money toward education, health and community.
With greater educational opportunities yielding better jobs for women than ever before, female spending power has become a central engine of the economy—and is changing the world for the better.
Northwestern University professor Alice Eagly says the highest leadership positions today are more open to women than ever—but there are female-specific branches at each career stage that lead many away.
As notable women have reached the highest echelons of business, and as women have surpassed men in higher education, it's tempting to think that the idea of a "glass ceiling" is becoming outdated. But research indicates that prejudice still persists in the workforce in the form of wage, employment and opportunity gaps.
Research suggests that not only are male and female brains different, but that they exist on a spectrum with autism and psychosis at either end.
Ideas that one sex has an inherent genetic advantage over the other have long been held as taboo, lest low-level biological variance be unfairly and unscientifically used to prop up gender stereotypes. But new research finds that baseline genetic differences in the brain do affect a person's psychological worldview—creating specific real-world advantages and disadvantages for each gender.