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What the Midterms Could Mean for Survivors of Rape, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

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What Kavanaugh Means for Kenya

When developed countries politicize the female body, those of us in developing countries feel the effects.

We Heart: The Calendar Keeping Tabs on Queer, Dyke and Trans Herstories

The queer, feminist literary journal “Sinister Wisdom” has been making history for 43 years. Now, it is expanding and recording that history with a fun and sexy new project.

Teen Feminists are Mobilizing Young Voters for the Midterms

Across the country, teenage girls are working hard to make young voices heard in the upcoming elections and beyond.

Trans Women #WontBeErased

Trump administration officials want to propose a legal definition of “sex” that excludes and erases the trans community. Trans women and their allies were quick to talk back on Twitter—and defiantly claim their identities in the process.

Counting on the Latina Vote in the 2018 Midterms

Latina and Latino voters could play a decisive role in more than two dozen House races around the country.

Reverse Mentoring with GenMaverick: The Five Best Lessons I Learned From Teen Feminists

At the inaugural Maverick Live Summit in Los Angeles, teens took the stage to celebrate the new app’s intent to empower young girls to use their voices—and shared honest stories about their paths to incredible accomplishments.

The Ms. Q&A: Caitlin Moran Wants to Write What Needs to be Written

Ms. talked to the “How to Be Famous” author about feminism, Trump and her “very sexual, but snack-based” self-care.

We Heart: The Website That Keeps Your Voter Registration Straight

With voting rights more under attack than ever, it’s important that everyone stay vigilant to ensure that their registrations remain active. That’s where Don’t Get Purged comes in—a new website that checks the voter rolls in your state so that you can be sure you’re all set for election day. 

Four Key Facts About Women Voters

Many have suggested that the gender gap is becoming a gender chasm. These four facts warn us that there’s more to the story.

Voters in Georgia and North Dakota are Fighting Back Against Voter Suppression in Advance of the Midterm Elections

New laws and policies in North Dakota and Georgia threaten to disenfranchise large numbers of Native American and Black voters in November—but with three weeks left until election day, activists are standing steadfast in the battle for the ballot.

Taylor Swift’s Wildest (Midterm) Dreams are Coming True

Earlier this month, Taylor Swift took the Internet by storm when she broke her career-long political silence on Instagram—and in the weeks since, hundreds of thousands of her followers heeded her call to get registered and get engaged in the midterm elections.

Raising Mavericks: Inside the New App Empowering Teen Girls to Speak Out

YouTube personalities, musicians, Olympians and activists are among the crowd of young girls using Maverick to tell the “best dad joke,” share feminist advice for young boys and even talk about their first period.

Women in Kenya Want Access to Quality Maternal Health Care

Accessibility to quality health care centers is a major issue that contributes to high maternal mortality rates in Kenya—and now, women across the country are demanding the care they need.

 Mississippi, God Damn!

Just one week after I set foot in America, I met Nina Simone—and the dream that I had sheltered since I was four years old began its journey toward reality.

Modern HERstory: Five Trailblazing Women and Girls Leading the Fight for Equality Worldwide

Despite making huge contributions to the liberation movements of the last century and today, these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated. These are their stories.

We Heart: The Video Series Telling the Stories of Young Feminist Voters

A new social media campaign by A Band of Voters is empowering activists to speak up about the issues that drive them to the polls.

Rumplestiltskin’s American Dream

I decide the paradox of choice lay in the fact that “Americans” don’t need an American dream, while ours was confined to a Hobson’s choice. I wonder why my citizenship certificate didn’t give me a fast pass to a dream my parents sacrificed everything for.

Beyond the Midterms: This Isn’t a Moment, It’s a Movement

Many of the stories told this year speak of a wave of women who woke up the day after the election and decided to run for office, but many women who have been preparing for this moment for years.

The Ms. Q&A: Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova Wants You to Read and Riot

Nadya Tolokonnikova is no stranger to speaking out. Ms. caught up with the internationally-renowned feminist firebrand to talk about her latest book, what she’s fighting for and her own revolution from within.

The Midterms and the Battle for the Ballot

One of the most important elections in a generation is less than a month away—and lawmakers in North Dakota, Georgia and Florida are now mounting desperate, last-minute attempts to silence the voices of their constituents.

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

Daring to Remember: Ms. Co-Founder Letty Cottin Pogrebin Looks Back on Illegal Abortions Before Roe

“I would have killed myself. This isn’t hyperbole. If I couldn’t have had an abortion at 18, I would have killed myself—because I couldn’t see how I could possibly live my life.”

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