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Daring to Remember: Stories of Women’s Lives Without Abortion Access

Daring to Remember: Two-and-a-Half Illegal Abortions

“When I got back to my apartment, there was a note on my bed, in the middle of all the blood, from my boyfriend—saying he had stopped in to see how I was doing. “

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Capitol Hill’s #MeToo Moment is Long Overdue

I tried to obtain simple information about filing a misconduct complaint against a Representative—and encountered a troubling series of gatekeeping and stonewalling procedures.

Confronting the Dangers of Medical Sexism at “The Bleeding Edge”

Kirby Dick’s new Netflix documentary, “The Bleeding Edge,” reveals the dangers of the world of under-regulated medical devices—and their disproportionate impacts on women’s lives.

Claiming Public Space for Girls on International Youth Day

In 2015, UN Women declared public space to be “a social good, which should be safe, accessible, inclusive and available for all,” though many youth do not enjoy such accessibility. This is especially true for young women.

This Week in Women: Taking Steps Toward Gender Parity in Politics Worldwide

Tuesday’s primaries broke the record for the number of women who have secured a major party nomination for the U.S. House of Representatives. In Argentina, a disappointing vote on abortion was still a milestone for women.

LISTEN: Poet Fatimah Asghar Explores Partition, Immigration and Assimilation in “If They Come For Us”

In an exclusive clip for Ms. readers, Asghar reads four poems from her debut collection out now.

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Centering the Most Vulnerable Women Workers in the #MeToo Movement

The rise of #MeToo has only amplified the need for more intersectional frameworks that incorporate meaningful grassroots collaborations with low-wage workers to unroot the status quo of rape culture.

Immigration Advocates are Challenging the Trump Administration’s Anti-Woman Asylum Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ so-called “expedited removal” policy is an effective death sentence for thousands of women and children—and advocates are fighting back. 

Racism, Research and Barriers to Better Health Outcomes for Women

Despite legislation passed over 20 years ago, women, and especially women of color, are still being left out of clinical trials. The health outcomes for women, and especially women of color, reflect this disparity.

I Won’t Stop Fighting for Title X—Because it Transformed My Mother’s Life

My mother can recall in vivid detail the day she went with her friends to buy birth control in 1970.

Street Harassment Still Happens—But It’s Becoming Less Socially Acceptable

Laws signal what is okay—and what is not. That’s why laws against street harassment matter, and it’s why new laws in France and the U.S. show promise for a future without public abuse of women.

Are We Seeing a Historic Gender Gap? Not Exactly.

There has been an intense focus on gender in the 2018 midterms. How will it affect female voters in November?

The (Unfortunately Timely) Miseducation of Cameron Post

“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” will make you laugh—but it won’t let you forget the horrors of anti-gay conversion therapy.

From Hope to Destitution: Life Inside Egypt’s Women-Only Village

Al Samaha was meant to provide the women residing within it with a rare space to be self-reliant—but an attempt to create a haven for women exiled for their lack of male guardianship has become a prison for its residents. 

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: How Young Men Can Transform the Future of Manhood

What is it about male identity that links so undeniably with violence? How do we break these cycles of violence?

Fighting for AAPI Equal Pay

The idea that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander women are a monolith is not only inaccurate, it’s irresponsible—and it’s hurting our chances at getting equal pay.

Feminist Litigators are Demanding Rights for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors—and Taking on Betsy DeVos

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded groundbreaking Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault that made it easier for survivors to seek justice—and now, litigators are demanding her department reverse course.

Women Report Sexual Harassment More than Men, Even in Male-Dominated Workplaces

New data shows that women not only report sexual harassment at a higher rate than men, but also report sexual harassment at a higher rate than men—even in male-dominated spaces. 

Mapping the Male Supremacy Movement: Women as Housekeepers With Wombs

A recent exchange on the message board asked participants to weigh in on women’s functionality. One poster responded: “Seriously, the only role women play in this movement is donating their husband’s money.”

Politics is on the Menu at Hell’s Backbone Grill

Restaurant owners are making headlines as they navigate the turbulent waters between business and politics. But for the two women who run Hell’s Backbone Grill in a rural Utah town, the road to activism didn’t require a second thought.

Ms. Muse: Anastacia-Reneé on Poems Living in the Body, What Women Writers Need and Raising a Fist

In this edition of Ms. Muse, Seattle’s Civic Poet shares two new poems and demands space for women writers to thrive.

Daring to Remember is an ongoing series of stories about life in the years before Roe v. Wade and in the face of contemporary attacks on the right to abortionIn these uncertain times, we are fighting for Roe and safe, legal abortion access with our own testimonies about life without choice. We are daring to remember what a nation without safe, legal abortion access looks like.

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Women around the country and the world are seeing red and demanding justice—and their stories are at the center of the next issue of Ms.

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