Diversity and SNAP Decisions: How Women’s Voices Would Have Built a Better Farm Bill

The House proposal to cut funding for food stamps in the 2018 Farm Bill is fundamentally divorced from the reality and lived experiences of women’s lives. It’s not based upon any true understanding of what it is that women actually need to work. And that’s unsurprising—since a group of white, male members introduced it.

Mike Pompeo Would Put Women and Girls Worldwide at Risk as Secretary of State

Mike Pompeo’s alarming record leaves no doubt that, as the nation’s top diplomat, he will double-down on the Trump Administration’s war on women.

Parkland’s Menstrual Equity Moment

In an unexpected way, a much-mocked solution at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in the wake of a school shooting sparked a conversation around menstrual stigma—redefining the terms of “conceal and carry.”

The 2018 Farm Bill Will Disproportionately Harm Single Mothers

Make no mistake: Those most affected by the harsh proposals in this legislation will be women—specifically single mothers.

The Political Double-Standards Facing Cynthia Nixon

Why haven’t we seen as many women transition from the spotlight to the debate stage? The research into women candidates illuminates a few reasons.

A New Front Line in Mississippi’s Fight for Reproductive Justice

Activists are paving the way for an abortion-friendly future for Mississippi with a scholarship fund for future providers.

Walking “20 Weeks” in Her Shoes

Leena Pendharkar’s film 20 Weeks allows viewers to walk in the shoes of a couple making a major decision around pregnancy and abortion—flipping the script to let the personal drive the political.

War on Women Report No. 22

As recordings of the president bragging about sexually assault women resurfaced in the news this week, Madeleine Albright called out his sexism. In the midst of it all, a dangerously anti-abortion and anti-contraception Trump nominee for the federal bench had her confirmation hearing.

We Can Make National Security Policy More Inclusive—Classroom by Classroom

A new study shows that gender is missing from security policy and international relations curricula—and that both professors and students want their programs to be more intersectional.

Boy, Bye: Paul Ryan’s Anti-Woman Reign in the House is Finally Over

Let’s not mince words: Paul Ryan’s retirement is a victory for women across the country, and feminists won’t soon forget it. 

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