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The Chimera of Choice

How do we determine where to draw the lines of acceptable and unacceptable bodily interventions? Especially troubling is the eerily uncomfortable overlap of female genital construction surgery and what we define as female genital mutilation.

No More Stalling: We Can Prevent Maternal Deaths

It is time to make certain more mothers survive.

Q&A: Amy Brenneman on Defining—and Devoting Herself to—Feminism

“Calling myself a feminist says to the world that my life’s work is to speak for all those whose voices are drowned out.”

Indomitability in a Dark Time: An Open Letter to Women Graduating in the Age of Trump

“This is a dark time to be a young woman finishing school.”

Don’t Let Them Divide Us

We should shift focus and support the women who are speaking up on specific issues instead of tearing down the ones who aren’t. 

Liberating Words: “The Hunter”

The darkness
Like an envelope
Swallows her

Five Female Poets on Identity and Migration

Their ability as artists to employ language, landscape and code switching is exceptional. Now, more than ever, their poems and perspectives are needed in the public sphere.

NEWSFLASH: Mexico City Prosecutor Blames Woman for Her Own Death

After Lesby Berlin Osorio was strangled to death, the Office of the Public Prosecutor took to Twitter to blame her for her own murder.

Q&A: Alysia Reiner on Using The “F” Word

“I don’t know if I actually truly knew what the ‘F’ word meant till I went to the Women’s March… Then and there I knew in every cell of my body.”

Reflections on the Women’s March: A Letter to My Son

You were at the Women’s March on Washington. You won’t remember it because I carried you. At just 15 weeks along, you were the size of an orange.

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