Female Empowerment

Female empowerment is the process of making social power available to women at the same capacity of men in a traditionally patriarchal system. It is the active valuing of women’s inherent strength, capabilities, beauty, viewpoints, and wisdom in response to standards and expectations that have diminished them in relation to those of men in both public and private spheres. Female empowerment has been proven to aid positive economic, social, and political transformation in a male-dominated world.


Dr. Maya Angelou Recites Her Poem “Phenomenal Woman” - Super Soul Sunday - OWN

Poet, teacher, activist and more—pay tribute to Dr. Maya Angelou and listen to her read her unforgettable poem “Phenomenal Woman.”


Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologis...

There's Power in Numbers

When women found themselves “alone or nearly alone” in a sea of men, they came to be seen as “tokens” – a constantly scrutinized stand-in for all women, viewed by others in terms of their gender and gender stereotypes.

Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.


A documentary featuring interviews with 100 influential women from around the world.


Michelle Obama Gives Advice to Girls

First Lady Michelle Obama and Charlize Theron offer a few wise words to teenage girls at a Glamour Magazine event.

Difficult Women

Difficult Women tells of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection. The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail.

To call woman the weaker sex is a libel; it is man’s injustice to woman. If by strength is meant brute strength, then, indeed, is woman less brute than man. If by strength is meant moral power, then woman is immeasurably man’s superior.

The Path We Walk as Women

In the commentary from the Fall 2019 special women’s issue of Buddhadharma, Jan Willis reminds us of the powerful role of women in Buddhism, historically and today.


Audre Lorde Reads Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power

Audre Lorde reads the essay “Uses of the Erotic: the Erotic as Power.” There are some ad-libs, but this reading is pretty faithful to the final text, which can be found in Lorde’s essay collection Sister Outsider, among other anthologies. One of the most important essays of the 20th century.


Women’s Well-Being