It seems to be difficult for us to be truly transparent about the value hierarchy we place on women — especially in the art world, which remains one of the last unregulated markets in the developed world.
There seems there is still a not unfounded fear that becoming a mother will hinder one’s artistic career, but these artists at many junctures of their motherhood that the experience can also be a fertile ground for artistic creativity.
In Jakarta, a feminist singer, a visual artist, a transgender performance artist and the country’s first female Muslim stand-up comedian, all struggle to preserve the increasingly restrictive space for free expression.
This week, we speak with New Zealand's former prime minister, Helen Clark and filmmaker Gaylene Preston regarding their documentary about Clark's foiled bid to become the United Nation's first female Secretary General.
Fifty years ago, on March 16, 1968, U.S. soldiers attacked the Vietnamese village of My Lai. Even though the soldiers met no resistance, they slaughtered more than 500 Vietnamese women, children and old men over the next four hours.