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Inside Our Fall 2017 Issue

Bookmarks: 11 Great Fall Reads for Feminists

A literary sisterhood, a primer on reproductive justice, a working woman’s handbook for fighting sexism, a social justice chef and more.

TAKE ACTION: Urge Business Leaders to Break Their Silence on Abortion Rights

Business leaders said nothing as 28 states this year alone introduced bills to ban all or some abortions. Challenge them to break their silence—and save women’s lives.

We Need Women’s Voices in Media—Beyond Their Stories About Powerful Men

The #MeToo stories flooding the media landscape are giving women voice. Will they grant women more credence beyond the wake of Weinstein?

Beyond Abstractions: Confronting Trans-Directed Violence

We must move forward in the fight against gender-based violence. And we must do so with transgender communities in mind.

Inside Ocho Tijax: Meet the Women in Guatemala Offering Support in the Face of Horror

These women weren’t really activists: They were a graphic designer, a journalist, a sociologist, a dentist and a photographer driving to Hogar Seguro Virgen de la Asunción in Guatemala. By the time they arrived, emergency workers were bringing out survivors and bodies.

The Ms. Q&A: Barbara Smith on Finding Hope in the Struggle

Barbara Smith, co-founder of the Combahee River Collective, talked to us about its legacy in the feminist movement, intersectionality and identity politics.

Securing Relief for Women and Girls in Dominica’s Devastation

Disasters tend to bring to light the multiple inequalities that women and girls face day-to-day. The devastation in Dominica is no exception.

The Ms. Q&A: Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on Getting Intersectionality Right

“What does it mean that intersectionality is now being talked about as some kind of weird diversity project as opposed to an analysis of how power interacts with itself and each other? And what is at stake when we don’t get it right?”

Our Culture is Rape Culture—And We Have to Confront It

The U.S. was founded as a rape culture. But we’re not supposed to talk about that.  

Band of Sisters: Gloria Steinem and Yoko Ono Join Hundreds to Remember Kate Millett

“I wouldn’t have missed this revolution, not for love or money. I remain forever loyal to that moment in time, that collective awakening, which set me free from my former life as a girl.”

Rest in Power: Remembering Linda Nochlin’s Revolutionary Retelling of Art History

As Linda Nochlin coolly proved nearly half a century ago, even academic inquiry can be an act of revolution.

Honoring Trailblazing Female Firsts in an Age of Resistance

In the heart of the Brooklyn Museum, between Picasso’s “Woman in Gray” and Monet’s rippled river in “Islets at Port-Ville,” landmark women from many fields traded stories on Thursday.

Feminists Took to the Streets in Los Angeles to Fight Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Survivors, allies and activists pushed back against workplace sexism and highlighted the intersections of gender-based violence and economic inequality at two different marches Sunday.

A 12-Year-Old Warrior for Justice

“I know I might be little,” Angelika begins. “But I make a huge impact on this earth.”

#MeToo: This Time I’m Not Letting It Go

When men say “you misunderstood,” or “it wasn’t intentional,” I don’t believe them. I didn’t believe them then and I don’t believe them now—especially now, after years of slights, innuendos and deliberate disrespect.

Activism From the Streets to the Screen

When war and genocide burst through Cambodia, Loung Ung was a 5-year-old girl scrambling to stay enough steps ahead of starvation, exhaustion, disease and the Khmer Rouge to survive.

Lawmakers Are Using Tax Reform Legislation to Push an Anti-Abortion Agenda

The latest tax reform bill enables the naming of fetuses as beneficiaries of college savings plans. That policy could codify the anti-abortion notion of “personhood” into law.

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