New Study Shows That For Women, Guns Still Offer More Danger Than Protection

Their conclusion? “For women in America, guns are not used to save lives, but to take them.”

Gender, Class and Incarceration

More and more women with economic and social advantages are attending institutions of higher learning—but women without those advantages increasingly find themselves in penal institutions.

The Fight Goes On: What’s Missing from the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights

As we celebrate this imminent victory, we must continue to push for policies that dismantle obstacles to justice for all survivors.

Resistance to the Prison-Industrial Complex Remains a Feminist Issue

This week’s prison strike is the tactic of a growing movement that promises to tackle the systemic violence touching countless women’s lives.

How Common is Sexual Assault in the United States? The Answer Depends On Who You Ask

Better data and reporting requirements will not solve the problem of sexual assault—but it could make sure policymakers can finally make smarter decisions about how to combat it.

No Honor in So-Called “Honor Killings”

At least 4,000 to 5,000 women are murdered in the name of “honor” annually around the world.

It Could Have Been Me: Korryn Gaines and the Criminalization of Black Women

Every bone in my body tells me that I could have been Korryn Gaines.

The NRA is Dead Wrong about Women and Guns

Never mind a woman’s intelligence, self-respect or ambitions. According to the NRA, empowerment—real empowerment—is an experience privy to those clutching the grip of a gun.

India’s New Anti-Rape Policies Leave Some Women At Risk

The ultimate goal will always be to build a culture where women don’t need panic buttons. In India, and elsewhere, that means doing a lot more work.

Our Policing Problem is Also a Diversity Problem

In order to change police culture, we must improve hiring practices and recruit more women officers and more officers of color.