We Can’t Achieve Peace and Security Until We End Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a very present danger to women in times of conflict. That must be reflected in our policies and strategies to achieve peace.

Right-Wing Attempts to Discredit Roy Moore’s Accusers Are Failing

This time, victim-blaming has failed—demonstrating the power of a re-invigorated movement against rape culture from Hollywood to Washington.

Between Sexual Assault and Sex Panic

We must believe that most women understand the difference between the single inappropriate hug or a random sexual joke and rape and harassment.

Roy Moore’s Accuser Responds to His Attacks on Her Character: “I Am Done Being Silent”

“I sat quietly for too long, out of concern for my family. No more.”

We Must Shatter Silence—And Shift Our Sexist Culture

It is not a “culture of secrecy” that must end in politics. What must end is our gendered culture that has privileged men’s desires and needs over the safety and security of women.

Beyond Abstractions: Confronting Trans-Directed Violence

We must move forward in the fight against gender-based violence. And we must do so with transgender communities in mind.

Our Culture is Rape Culture—And We Have to Confront It

The U.S. was founded as a rape culture. But we’re not supposed to talk about that.  

Feminists Took to the Streets in Los Angeles to Fight Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Survivors, allies and activists pushed back against workplace sexism and highlighted the intersections of gender-based violence and economic inequality at two different marches Sunday.

The Trouble with Confidence

Women make choices daily between the freedom to enjoy solitude—whether alone at home or in the world—and safety. Oftentimes, men can’t comprehend what that’s like.

The Intersectionality of Believability

Believability is a privilege still reserved for white women.

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