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Inside Our Fall 2017 Issue

Ask a Doctor

A feminist-founded group of Ohio doctors is vocal in its support of health care and abortion rights.

Feminist Fix: Demanding Accountability for Harassment and Assault—From Hollywood to the Hill

Women have continued to come forward about rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by powerful men—including Congressional candidate Roy Moore and comedian Louis C.K.—and the call to take domestic violence seriously is louder than ever in the wake of Sutherland Springs. Also inside: Hillary’s letter to her younger self, demands for a DREAM Act, Germany’s third gender, a big boom in ACA enrollment and other feminist links!

This Week in Women: Journalists are Breaking the Silence

Several big stories broke this week exposing efforts to silence and threaten women seeking justice for rape and sexual assault.

Small But Mighty: Independent News Outlets Are Making An Outsized Impact

The message of a new study is clear: If we want to foster robust conversations about national policy, we need to continue to support independent news outlets.

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 Abortion War Isn’t The Only Battleground for Women’s Lives

It is time for a new movement. And it’s time to escape the absurd standoff—in which we hurl rhetoric about choice and life while so many women have far too little of either.

Pussy Riot Takes On The Police State

On the anniversary of both the Russian Revolution and Donald Trump’s election, Pussy Riot released a new song and music video spotlighting the chaos of authoritarianism.

A Night of Firsts: Women Won Big and Made History in Tuesday’s Elections

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of the 2016 elections, voters across the country delivered historic wins for women candidates.

Women Speak: Neha Misra Brings Light—and Power—into the Lives of Women Around the World

Neha Misra is a social entrepreneur, poet, visual folk artist and global champion for improving sustainable energy access by advancing women’s leadership.

The Intersectionality of Believability

Believability is a privilege still reserved for white women.

Breaking Down How All Politics Became Reproductive Politics

“I want people to be mad because they were duped. Because our lives don’t have to be this hard.”

A Woman Who Dared—With ME

It was late afternoon, and I could barely get my body out of bed. In fact, I had been in bed most of the last few days—or was it weeks? Even with all that rest, my legs were still too weak to stand up.

The Epidemic of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence Isn’t Slowing Down

2017 is the deadliest year on record for trans people. So was 2016. So was 2015. It’s time for lawmakers to break the silence and address the epidemic of violence against trans communities.

Five Feminist Short Story Collections to Read This Fall

These five feminist short story collections, all of which are brand-new this fall, tell compelling stories that interpret the lives of women in authentic and intimate ways.

Ava Bogle is Fighting Shame to Save Humanity

“For me, my feminism is intrinsically connected to my sexuality. To me, these things go hand in hand.”

Women Speak: Reetu Sogani on Mainstreaming Social and Climate Justice

“Climate change is not an issue of science, but an issue of social justice.”

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