Beauty is the template for every fairy-tale heroine, says Amanda Filipacchi, daughter of a former elite Ford model. She has written a novel about an attractive woman who dons an elaborate, unattractive disguise to find real love. "It's sad how important it is," she says of beauty. "It's kind of tragic."
Why does brewing always seem to be the business of men? A group of women in Sweden are trying to change that by brewing their own beer: "We Can Do It!"
Photographer Jodi Hilton visited a Syrian refugee camp last fall. And she came across something unexpected: beauty. Kurdish women there have facial tattoos, also known as "deq."
In Malaysia, the threats came after an on-stage performance that included (gasp!) hugs.
Male university students in Taiwan have supported transgender colleagues in one of the most simple — and striking — ways imaginable.
An all-female group called al-Khanssaa Brigade has published a guide for women living under the rule of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, mandating veils, isolation and early marriages.
The 18-year-old actress and fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson started an online magazine three years ago as a safe place for teen girls curious about the wider world. It features frank talk and a chance to ask advice from celebrities. Comedian Stephen Colbert to singer Karen O are among those whose stepped up to the videocam for the site.
Singer/songwriter Mihir Joshi was surprised when Indian censors cited him for using offensive language in his recently released track, "Sorry." The word in question: Bombay.
While plenty of American women find love and connections on traditional dating sites, many have been subjected to misogynist comments, hostility and threats. Here's a dating site where women have more control.
Twenty years ago, the Beijing International Conference on Women reviewed the research and declared that raising the status of women was a linchpin for global development. Join PRI's The World as we explore how far we've come and what it means to combat gender inequality in our Across Women's Lives coverage.