I Hope You’re Watching Me

One feminist mother’s account of intentionally “doing gender” her way.

Action Figures “For Girls” Aren’t Good Enough

Imagine one toy aisle that encompassed all types of doll, irregardless of gender. No pink-and-fluffy vs. dark-and-angry divide. More variety, color and choice.

Honoring the Childfree Auntie

15 percent of women in the U.S. will reach their 40th birthdays without ever having given birth—but they have given to the children in their lives in significant ways.

It’s Time For Girl-Powered Solutions To Inequality

When adolescent girls are a topic of discussion, they are somehow still missing from the conversation. The solution to this problem is easy: girl-driven and girl-operated efforts to end inequality.

The Nearly Impossible Dream

Hard work and ambition are supposed to be the keys to escaping poverty, yet few poor black girls will ever achieve middle-class success.

How Catcalling Changed As I Lost 80 Pounds (And How It Didn’t)

I’ve been downright fat, flabbily average, curvy and 19-percent-body-fat fit. But one thing has never changed: men commenting on my body.

Q&A: Meet the Vinyl Club Resisting Patriarchy One Record at a Time

The Chulita Vinyl Club is a three-year-old multi-city collective centering women of color—and celebrating their culture as an act of resistance.

The Condom Campaign

For two years, Alba Alvarado Sandoval fought to bring safe sex to her Northern California high school—and she succeeded.

Suicide and Adolescent Girls

Meeting the needs of girls is critical to achieving a range of development outcomes, and we cannot meet girls’ needs if we neglect their mental health.

How Family Courts Fail the Children of Abusive Parents

A two-year investigation by Laurie Udesky shines a light on the impact of a broken family court system.

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