Why Does Everything Seem to Be Going Wrong for Women's Progress?

Whether you look at job stats or the pay gap, at the movie awards or Sunday morning TV, it's been a rough 2011.

From headlines last week alone: “Women have made no significant gains in the last year and are no further along the corporate ladder than they were six years ago.” The only woman hosting a network Sunday talk show (and that redoubt of monochromatic smugness still matters for something) moved on after what’s generally believed to be failure, to be replaced by the guy who held the job before her.