Last week, an interfaith coalition spanning 36 faiths came together to deliver one simple, but monumental, message: Women and girls can’t wait for common sense gun control.
There was a buzzing air of positivity at Women Deliver, and such a diverse mix of people spreading ideas and creating partnerships to make collaborative action possible.
I feel strongly that every woman, regardless of age or where she lives, must have the ability to decide her own future— including her reproductive future.
We need to go beyond “safe” issues like education and economics and address the structural factors that prevent women from fully realizing their human rights. We will have to move conversations about challenging sexism and patriarchy and changing power dynamics out of side rooms and onto center stage, into keynote addresses and into the headlines.
The profile below is part of the Ms. Blog’s “Telling Her Story” series for Women’s History Month. Check back throughout March for more profiles of women doing great things in their communities. Life for me is an unbelievable circus, where we are called to perform the daring feats that those before us were afraid to try. —Shanta […]
A new ad campaign is taking aim at sexual assault, but not in the way you might think. Instead of telling women to protect their drinks or offering bystander intervention tips, the ads have a powerful message for survivors: “You did not deserve it,” “There is healing. There is hope” and “Your voice matters.” Created by activist group […]
The interview below is part of the Ms. Blog’s “Telling Her Story” series for Women’s History Month. Check back throughout March for more profiles of women doing great things in their communities. Teresa Younger has a message for us: “Speak up, speak often and speak loudly.” Younger discovered her own voice at an early age and has […]
Buttressed against the cold wind by purple knit caps and emboldened by enthusiasm, thousands of people gathered on a 20-foot stretch of sidewalk in front of the Supreme Court Wednesday morning to shout their support for the lawyers arguing the Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt case. Their chants could be heard three blocks from the court. The Whole Woman’s […]
On Wednesday, Wisconsin-based clothing retailer Lands’ End issued an apology for featuring a profile of Ms. cofounder Gloria Steinem in its Legend Series, after anti-abortion customers flooded the company’s Facebook page with angry comments and threats of a widespread boycott. Appearing as an insert in its print catalogue and referenced heavily on the company’s website and social media pages, […]
On March 2, the Supreme Court will hear the United States’ most important abortion case in more than two decades, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. The case will determine whether Texas’ most extreme abortion restrictions are constitutional, and if the laws are allowed to stand, 5.4 million women could be left with just a handful of abortion clinics to serve […]