Institutional Sexism in Policing is Still Holding Women Back—And That Impacts Everyone

Earlier this month, the U.S. Justice Department announced a lawsuit against the State of Michigan on the grounds of systematic gender discrimination against women corrections officers. The lawsuit shows that existing efforts to stop institutional sexism in the state—and around the nation—aren’t enough.

LISTEN: New Radio Mini-Season Follows a Survivor as She Faces Her Abuser

“Silent Evidence” is a quest to understanding the silence surrounding childhood sexual abuse. What’s at risk in speaking out? What’s at risk in staying silent? How do we break that silence?

After Voisine, Women Still Aren’t Safe from Gun Violence

How many more mass shootings and instances of gun-related domestic violence need to occur before we become a nation where no one is granted a life-threatening weapon with no questions asked?

NEWSFLASH: Hawaii’s New Gun Reform Laws Should Become the National Standard

Hawaii Governor David Ige signed three gun law reform bills into law Thursday, putting the state ahead of the rest of the nation in ensuring its residents are safe from gun violence. One law in particular also specifically addresses the intersection of gun violence and domestic violence.

The Enforcement Gap: How Period Protection Laws Fail Incarcerated Women

While new legislation in New York City would, on paper, guarantee that women be provided with a reasonable amount of menstrual supplies upon request in public spaces, ensuring the enforced distribution of supplies in practice at correctional facilities will likely remain a challenge.

NEWSFLASH: Judge Who Gave Brock Turner Only Six Months for Rape Blocked from New Sexual Assault Case

The decision to remove Persky from a new sex crimes case comes after a petition with over 1,000,000 signatures demanding such.

What Brazil is Showing Us About Feminist Resilience and Resistance to Rape Culture

Although experiences of trauma and institutional sexism remain, the survivors’ first-person public narratives, the mass street demonstrations including women across class and racial lines and the leveraging of art, underwear and hashtags to express solidarity bespeak the resourcefulness of a rising movement.

This Rape Victim Is Calling Out Rape Culture—And We Should All Be Listening

The Brock Turner is a primer on what rape culture looks like. His victim’s personal statement is a call to action to change that culture.

Faith Leaders Are Joining the Call for Gun Law Reforms That Save Women’s Lives

Last week, an interfaith coalition spanning 36 faiths came together to deliver one simple, but monumental, message: Women and girls can’t wait for common sense gun control.

Inside the Year’s Most Unbelievable Story Of Rape

Marie was just 18 years old when she was bound, gagged and raped at knifepoint in her own home by a masked intruder in 2008. When she reported her assault to her local police department in Lynnwood, Washington, she was charged with a misdemeanor for false reporting, a crime punishable by up to one year […]