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The 2018 Women’s Marches by the Numbers

Nearly 2.7 million people joined at least 419 Women’s Marches in the U.S. and its territories, in red states and blue states, in all 50 states, and at least 131 marches in 33 other countries around the world.

This Week in Women: It’s Long Past Time We Took Gender-Based Crimes More Seriously

An Islamist in Mali is being tried by the International Criminal Court in a “groundbreaking case” for forcing hundreds of women into sexual slavery. Meanwhile, Trump is going the other direction.

Reproductive Justice is Climate Justice: Why I’m Celebrating My IUD This Earth Day

Three years ago, on Earth Day, I became the proud owner of an IUD. The decision wasn’t just a great choice for my own health—it was also a great way to improve my carbon footprint.

French Feminism from the Intersections

Unfazed by opposition and motivated by a truer sense of France’s ternary motto, Rokhaya Diallo is an envoy of black excellence recognized internationally for confronting the heteropatricarchy in tireless combat.

Diversity and SNAP Decisions: How Women’s Voices Would Have Built a Better Farm Bill

The House proposal to cut funding for food stamps in the 2018 Farm Bill is fundamentally divorced from the reality and lived experiences of women’s lives. It’s not based upon any true understanding of what it is that women actually need to work. And that’s unsurprising—since a group of white, male members introduced it.

Mike Pompeo Would Put Women and Girls Worldwide at Risk as Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo’s alarming record leaves no doubt that, as the nation’s top diplomat, he will double-down on the Trump Administration’s war on women.

Comedy is Part of Feminist History—and We Need it Now More Than Ever

There is no fiercer political weapon than laughter. Feminists have known that all along.

How Can We Be Heard If We Are Arrested?

Nations will fail to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals if the warnings of feminist activists are ignored. Unfortunately, many gender equality advocates around the world are being persecuted every day by their governments.

The Lesbian Poets of Headmistress Press: Jessica K. Hylton and Jen Rouse in Conversation

Two lesbian poets talk about journeys, being seen and fusing the biographic with the fantastic.

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Parkland’s Menstrual Equity Moment

In an unexpected way, a much-mocked solution at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in the wake of a school shooting sparked a conversation around menstrual stigma—redefining the terms of “conceal and carry.”

The 2018 Farm Bill Will Disproportionately Harm Single Mothers

Make no mistake: Those most affected by the harsh proposals in this legislation will be women—specifically single mothers.

Five Feminist Poems for National Poetry Month: “The Quiet Woman” by Genevieve Taggard

Women have been responding to sexual harassment for generations. Poet Genevieve Taggard, born in 1894 in Washington state, was one of them; in “The Quiet Woman,” she captures fury and anger “like a surly tiger” of a woman fending off an unwanted advance.

Speaking Out Against the Systematic Violence Facing Rohingya Women and Girls

Razia Sultana made history Monday as the first Rohingya to ever brief the United Nations Security Council, speaking on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at its Open Debate on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Women in Italy are Demanding a #MeToo Moment

Women took to the streets in 40 cities all over Italy last month with a clear warning for the patriarchy.

Girls in India Aren’t Feeling the Impacts Recent Legal Victories on the Ground

Last year, India’s highest court ruled that sex with a child was always rape, closing child marriage loopholes in their age of consent laws. Victory celebrations ensued around the world—but reports from India reveal that the ruling has been difficult to enforce at the community level.

#MeToo

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Anita Hill, #MeToo and What Comes Next

Anita Hill’s testimony raised awareness about sexual harassment and mobilized women and girls to fight back on multiple fronts. The #MeToo movement has, too.

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