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Is There Such a Thing as a 'Feminine' Way to Ride a Bike?

Women cyclists share their stories. 

Associated Press

Driving in Saudi Arabia as a Woman

Though not officially illegal, women aren't allowed behind the wheel. A handful of protesters are trying to change that.

Reuters

The 'Ruralization' of Urban Areas

The distinction between city and countryside is disappearing, creating a raft of new problems that disproportionately hurt women.

Corne

Tokyo Has a Nap Cafe For Sleepy Ladies

A 10-minute snooze costs about $1.50. 

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U.S. Women Are Dying Younger Than Their Mothers, and No One Knows Why

Medical advances have prolonged life expectancy, but women in parts of the country have been left behind.

What the World's Been Waiting For: Some Nice Bicycle Underthings for Ladies

Functional and fabulous.

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Bike-Share Is Key to Closing the Cycling Gender Gap

Bike-share is key.

Library of Congress

Remembering America's First Female Architect

Louise Blanchard Bethune designed a number of important buildings around Buffalo.

Spokeswoman Productions

In 1894, the 'New Woman' Was a Bicyclist Who Changed History

A documentary details the story of Annie "Londonderry" Kopchovsky, who rode around the world on two wheels in 15 months.

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Saudi Arabia Will Let Women Ride Bicycles — But Only For Fun

No transportation!

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Inside a Hindu Widow Community

Roughly 100 miles from New Delhi, widowed women live together in the Meera Sahavagini ashram.

After a Brutal Gang Rape, India Tries to Lure Women Tourists Back

But questions of safety linger.

Reuters

Brooklyn's Hasidim and Playing By New York Rules

Self-organized groups of religious enforcers should not feel free to intimidate community members into silence.

Blank Noise

'I Pledge to Walk Alone': Activists Demand Safer Cities for Women in India

Pressing for a deeper change in gender attitudes.

Sara Johnson

Diversity in the 113th Congress Looks Pathetic When You Plot It On a Map

Race and gender ratios in the U.S. House: Still terrible.

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In India's Cities, Separation Doesn't Mean Safety for Women

Women-only trains and taxis may only be reinforcing the threat of sexual violence in places like Gurgaon.

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We Won't Get More Women on Bikes Until We Have Stores That Cater to Them

A new crop of women-specific bike shops aim to fix the gender imbalance.

Reuters

Can All-Women Cities Solve Saudi Arabia's Productivity Problem?

Seems unlikely since a segregated city will never be as creative as a diverse one.

Reuters

Beach Volleyball Bikinis and Women's Bodies in Public Space

The perception of women’s bodies as public property to be commented upon and regulated is one of the universal undercurrents of urban life.