Notes to Their Younger Selves: Five Pieces of Advice from Feminists

Feminist leaders at the Haas Institute’s 2017 Othering & Belonging Conference were asked what advice they would give to their younger selves. These are their answers.

What We Have to Learn from Arkansas

Arkansas is just one of many states chipping away at abortion access. And they’ve found a strategy that has been relatively successful: start by undermining the rights of poor women and women of color first.

A Different Kind of Welfare Reform

Welfare rights activists and lawmakers alike are rallying behind a bill that would rewrite the rules on who receives assistance, how and why.

Turning the Tables

Proposed legislation in Texas confronted anti-abortion laws by attempting to regulate a man’s private masturbatory habits and restrict his ability to purchase Viagra.

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.

Betsy DeVos Wants the Office for Civil Rights to “Return” to a “Neutral” State

The Education Secretary outlined a more lenient approach to civil rights in line with her other policy shifts watering down protections for women, people of color and trans folks within her department.

Q&A: Lizz Winstead on the Lady Parts Justice Comedy Tour “Exposing Sexist Sh*t Heads”

Ms. caught up with Winstead while she was on the road with the Vagical Mystery Tour to talk comedy, abortion access and reproductive justice in the face of aggressive anti-choice protestors.

Not Another Abortion Movie: “Birthright” Tells the Stories of the War on Women

Birthright goes far beyond the single issue of abortion to spotlight how the anti-abortion movement is intricately connected to a vast number of other issues—and is endangering women’s lives.

More Than A Survivor: The Anti-Trafficking Campaign That Tells The Real Stories of Survivors

This June, passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport bore witness to an innovative photo exhibit shining a light on doctors, artists, real estate agents and teachers who are survivors of sexual abuse and human trafficking.

#WhereIsMyName: Restoring the Identities of Afghan Women

In Afghanistan, women and girls are referred to by the name of the eldest male in their nuclear family. A new social media campaign confronts and pushes back on that tradition.

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