Negotiating Safety: Healing Through a Contact Sport

There are so many ways that people negotiate the world—but being hit on a regular basis tends to be far from the expected norm.

Russia Just Legalized Domestic Violence

Millions of lives were put at risk in January when Russia’s lower house of parliament voted 368-1 to decriminalize some domestic violence charges. Today, President Vladimir Putin signed it into law.

We Must Protect the Violence Against Women Act

Thanks in large part to VAWA, survivors are more supported when they come forward—but this law and the survivors it protects are now in jeopardy.

Donald Trump is Facing Another Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Summer Zervos, one of the multiple women who accused President Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, is now suing him for defamation.

A Creek, a Murder and a Feminist Eye on the Geography of Violence

The April 2016 murder of second-semester dance and theater major Haruka Weiser at Austin’s Waller Creek was, and remains, a tragedy of unspeakable proportions. And yet, we must see this killing as part of the far more pervasive and largely unrecognized work of violence.

No Justice: When Abuse and Incarceration Intersect

Women don’t just face the prison industrial complex. They face a prison abuse complex—and their untreated victimization puts them at higher risk for incarceration.

Striking—and Fighting—for Abortion and an End to Violence in Latin America

It was October 19, 2016—the day of the first women’s strike in Argentina. It was the day 80,000 people took the streets of Santiago to proclaim: “Not One Less.”

It’s Not Too Late to Give the Gift of Support and Solidarity

We started the Ms. Magazine Prison and Domestic Violence Shelter Program to let women in prison know they are seen and valued, and that feminists remember them and are fighting for them and alongside them.

A Judge on Trial

The “Recall Judge Aaron Persky” campaign makes its case for permanently benching Brock Turner’s biased judge.

The Process of Disclosure

Fourteen years. That’s how long it took me to admit to myself and others that I had survived a physically violent relationship.