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Women Who Know Their Place: Meet the New Feminists in the Senate

Meet the feminist challengers who won in November—and are taking their fights to the Senate starting today.

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Menstrual Equity’s Red Carpet Moment

Rayka Zehtabchi stands out in this year’s pool of Academy Award nominees for Best Documentary Short—not only because she’s the only woman among them, but because her film “PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE.” also tells a uniquely female story that emerged from a transnational feminist coalition fighting for menstrual equity.

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ERA YES Pins: Fashionable (and Feminist) as Ever

The audience was awash in a sea of “suffragette white” during President Trump’s State of the Union Address last week—with a sprinkle of “equal rights green.”

Today in Feminist History: Amelia Earhart Wants to Fly Further—and Fight On for the ERA

February 11, 1937: Amelia Earhart—who five years ago became the first woman, and only the second person, to fly solo across the North Atlantic—announced plans today for a far more ambitious adventure.

10 Reasons Feminists are Wary of Neomi Rao

Donald Trump has nominated Neomi Rao to fill now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s vacated seat on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. If confirmed, she would sit on the most powerful and high-profile bench in the country beyond the Supreme Court—and shape the future of law with a distinctly anti-feminist perspective.

International Law Demands the U.S. Do Better on Abortion Policy

New lawmakers in Congress were eager to challenge Trump’s Global Gag Rule—but Presidential memoranda are not the only barriers to bringing U.S. foreign assistance policy in line with international human rights and humanitarian law.

The Ms. Q&A: What Alexandra Robbins Learned as an Undercover Greek

Writing an anti-fraternity manifesto would likely have been an infinitely easier choice—but instead, Alexandra Robbins sought successfully to weave hope from chaos in “Fraternity: An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men.”

The Gender Gaps Shaping the Grammys

New research from the USC Annenberg Inclusivity Initiative shows that the music industry at-large has far to go when it comes to women’s representation.

Keeping Score: The Good (and Bad) News About Abortion Laws

This week in feminist news: Dolores Huerta called for more feminist power, Jane Fonda spoke out on the gender gaps in Oscar nods, NARAL crunched the numbers on abortion laws nationwide and the Navy did a “Missing Man Flyover” for a woman for the first time.

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Picks of the Week: Three Awkward, Activist, Women-Driven Coming-of-Age Stories Streaming Now

“One Day at a Time,” “Song of Parkland” and “Pen15” bring modern girlhood—and activism—into sharp focus.

In the Wake of #NunsToo, It’s Time for Repentance and Conversion

The sexual abuse of nuns is not the problem. It’s the symptom. The problem is patriarchy—and the church’s participation in, benefit from and maintenance of sexist structures of power.

The State of Paid Leave

It has been encouraging to see politicians on both sides of the aisle signal their support for a national paid parental leave plan in the days since President Trump’s State of the Union address. With any legislation, however, the devil is in the details—and the plan proposed by the administration to date is devilish indeed.

The U.S. Has Never Needed Paid Family and Medical Leave More

Congress must pass the FAMILY Act, and President Trump must sign it into law.

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What the State of the Union Showed Us About Black Women’s Political Power

Stacey Abrams’ speech reminded us that when Black women lead and vote, problems get solved.

The State of Our Union: Feminists in Congress Vow to Fight on for Women’s Equality

Feminists from the House of Representatives, all dressed in “suffragette white,” came together Tuesday to sound the alarm on issues facing women across the country.

Meet the Feminists Ready to Talk Back to Trump from the Audience at the State of the Union

After much debate and delay, President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address tonight—and the audience will be ready to talk back. 

Our Leaders Can—and Must—Ask Tough Questions About Religious Freedom

The Knights of Columbus want you to believe any questions about their agenda are an attack against Catholicism. But the truth is that they are diverting tax-free resources to advance an agenda—under the guise of religious freedom—that is completely out of touch with the majority of Catholics.

WATCH: Eunice P. Justice Delivers the 2019 State Of The Uterus Address

“From East Ovary to West Ovary, all the way to South Vagina—the United States of the Uteri is being invaded by extremist politicians coming from shithole countries like Whitemanistan, and Incel-vania. Some are dangerous. Some are useless, and all of them want to destroy the freedoms the Uteri of America currently enjoy.”

Feminists in the House are Fighting on for #PaycheckFairness

Only one month after a record number of women were sworn in to serve in the 116th Congress, feminist lawmakers in the House re-introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act.

How Empowering Women and Girls Can Help Stop Global Warming

“Securing the rights of women and girls can have a positive impact on the atmosphere, comparable to that of wind turbines and solar panels and forests.” I talked to author and expert Katharine Wilkinson about the key ways that empowering women and girls can help stop global warming.

Neither Feminist Nor Christian

The so-called “Christian” Right has continued to attack the LGBT community—and some folks who call themselves feminists are abetting them.

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