Celebrating the Feminist Victories of the 2018 Midterm Elections

Exhausted, but exhilarated. That pretty much sums up how I (and probably most Ms. readers!) feel about last week’s midterm elections.

LGBTQ Activists in Brazil are Bracing for the Worst After Jair Bolsonaro’s Presidential Win

Over 57 million people voted to elect Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next president at the end of October, shocking feminists around the world who had rallied in solidarity against his campaign. Now, LGBTQ activists fear that a war against their rights—and lives—has just begun.

Black Women Led the Way on Election Day—Now They’re Leading the Charge for Voting Rights

Black women’s leadership and GOTV efforts led Black women candidates to victory, and the Black women we elected will lead the country on a new path toward equality and justice for all. But we had to overcome monumental hurdles to get to these victories—with some voters still fighting today to ensure their ballots from Tuesday are counted.

Powerful Women Turned the Tide on Tuesday

When you combine the power of women candidates and women voters, there is nothing we can’t achieve. The 2018 midterms proved that.

How the Trump Administration Gaslights Women

Last month, when then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced several credible allegations of sexual assault, Republican Party leadership almost immediately procured a letter signed by 64 women attesting to the Judge’s respect for women. We’ve seen this before. Nearly every alleged abuser has had a wife, daughter, childhood friend or other woman they have a close […]

Women Have Already Won

We should be proud of what we have accomplished during this election for women and for the future of our democracy.

Closing the Political Gender Gap Starts in the Classroom

Among U.S. high school students, boys and girls are equally interested in running for office. As college students, however, things change dramatically.

Eleanor Roosevelt’s Election Day Advice for Women

“You and I have to correct anything that is wrong—and we can always be heard.”

My Vote, My Voice, Our History

I’m voting today to honor those who went before me and fought, tooth and nail, to ensure that I could. And I’m voting to make sure their vision of a more just and equal world gets a little closer to becoming a reality.

Why it Matters When Women Lead in Politics—and Why You Should Vote

For too long, gender has determined who holds the decision-making power in this country and around the world—and that needs to change.

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