Why It (Really, Really) Matters Who Gets to Serve in the Military

The right to participate in public life through military service has often gone hand-in-hand with the basic civil rights we consider an essential foundation of democracy.

We Must Confront Gendered Violence in War to Achieve Peace in Afghanistan

Miguel Howe and Farhat Popal reported about the gendered violence of war and why centering Afghani women in post-war efforts is vital for creating sustained peace and equality.

We Can’t Ensure Dignity for Incarcerated Women Without Holding Officers Accountable

For women to have dignity in prison, institutions must model the same responsibility for bad behavior that the criminal justice system bestows upon them.

The Latest Victims: On Trump’s Attacks on Transgender Military Personnel

Though transgender individuals are facing an uncertain and potential unjust fate, they’re not the only ones. They’re merely the newest minority group made into political targets.

There Is Only One Side

As a nation, we must decide where we will stand: on the side of hate and violence or the side of love and equality. If the Trump administration cannot decide which they choose, we will just have to dig in our heels as we fight for ours.

From the Salem Witch Trials to Desiree Fairooz: On the Criminalization of Female Laughter

In January, Desiree Fairooz was arrested for laughing during Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing. It seems ridiculous—but her indictment is not without precedent.

A Woman Was Arrested in Saudi Arabia Because of What She Was Wearing

A woman was arrested in Saudi Arabia earlier this week for wearing a skirt and crop top with uncovered hair.

Activists Call for Police Reform in Wake of Justine Damond’s Death

Justine Damond, a 40 year-old Australian woman living in Minneapolis, was shot and killed outside her home by police Saturday night after she called 911 to report a potential assault.

America’s Shame: It’s Time to Shatter the Silence About the Trauma-to-Prison Pipeline for Black Women and Girls

Thus the truth: America has always turned its back on poor Black women and, when coupled with a criminal history, what we have is Black women being marginalized in their marginalization—locked up for surviving.

Q&A: Menstrual Equity Champion Jennifer Weiss-Wolf on Fighting for the Reproductive Health of Incarcerated Women

Ms. spoke with Weiss-Wolf about the recently-introduced Dignity for Incarcerated Women Act and how it could change the lives of women in prison.

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