Moving from Shackling to System Change: What’s Next in the Fight for Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women

North Carolina officials have announced that prison officers will no longer shackle incarcerated women during childbirth—but the organizers and advocates at SisterSong, the women of color reproductive justice collective that led the campaign against shackling in the state, aren’t yet embarking on a victory march.

The Ms. Q&A: Chessy Prout is Reclaiming Her Narrative—as a Survivor and an Activist

“I just remember wanting to be a lighthouse for survivors—for people, for boys and girls in my school who were looking to stand up and fight back against this sort of rape culture that exists in so many places. I wanted to be the person that they could come to and say: ‘How can I help? How can I stand up? Let’s fight this together.'”

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.

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.

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.”

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.

A New Front Line in Mississippi’s Fight for Reproductive Justice

Activists are paving the way for an abortion-friendly future for Mississippi with a scholarship fund for future providers.

The Ms. Q&A: Esta Soler Shatters Silence to Build Futures Without Violence

Esta Soler’s journey began with a minuscule desk in the DA’s office and a single seat at San Francisco General Hospital. In time, she would go on to redefine—and re-imagine—the fight to end domestic violence worldwide.

Feeling Guilty About #MeToo? Three Ways Men Can Do Something About It

The answer to #MeToo is not for men to hide their heads in the sand. Retreating to the sidelines of these conversations is not going to get us anywhere. Men are the missing link to addressing these problems—and these are the strategies they can use to help women fight back.

The Future of Disability Rights Activism is Female

Young women are bringing a feminist lens to the fight for disability rights that is critical in the current political climate. 

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