This series of articles in the International Herald Tribune – reprinted in the New York Times – examines “the most recent shifts in women’s power, prominence, and impact on societies around the world.”  Earlier installments have been noted in this blog; recent articles   consider women’s career opportunities and family obligations in France (“Where Having it All Doesn’t Mean Having Equality“) and pressure to adopt Islamic dress (“Chechnya Coerces Women on Dress, Activists Say“).