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Marching to the Polls

This year, we marched with a new mission: to make women’s voices heard in the next elections.

Women in Italy are Demanding a #MeToo Moment

Women took to the streets in 40 cities all over Italy last month with a clear warning for the patriarchy.

Girls in India Aren’t Feeling the Impacts Recent Legal Victories on the Ground

Last year, India’s highest court ruled that sex with a child was always rape, closing child marriage loopholes in their age of consent laws. Victory celebrations ensued around the world—but reports from India reveal that the ruling has been difficult to enforce at the community level.

The Political Double-Standards Facing Cynthia Nixon

Why haven’t we seen as many women transition from the spotlight to the debate stage? The research into women candidates illuminates a few reasons.

We Heart: Beyoncé’s Powerful Coachella Performance Celebrating Black Women

“Thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline Coachella. Ain’t that ’bout a bitch.”

A New Front Line in Mississippi’s Fight for Reproductive Justice

Activists are paving the way for an abortion-friendly future for Mississippi with a scholarship fund for future providers.

Walking “20 Weeks” in Her Shoes

Leena Pendharkar’s film 20 Weeks allows viewers to walk in the shoes of a couple making a major decision around pregnancy and abortion—flipping the script to let the personal drive the political.

The Ms. Q&A: Esta Soler Shatters Silence to Build Futures Without Violence

Esta Soler’s journey began with a minuscule desk in the DA’s office and a single seat at San Francisco General Hospital. In time, she would go on to redefine—and re-imagine—the fight to end domestic violence worldwide.

We Still Need the Sexy, Bilingual Poetry of tatiana de la tierra

A multilingual poet, publisher, print-based activist, begrudging academic, lover of smut and eternal other, de la tierra was everything I couldn’t resist as a young, queer writer still struggling to find community.

War on Women Report No. 22

As recordings of the president bragging about sexually assault women resurfaced in the news this week, Madeleine Albright called out his sexism. In the midst of it all, a dangerously anti-abortion and anti-contraception Trump nominee for the federal bench had her confirmation hearing.

This Week in Women: Violence Against Women Hurts Communities Around the World

Where domestic violence and violence against police intersect, India’s “acute national shame” over a muted response to rape and a staggering number of sexual assault complaints from immigrant detainees made headlines this week.

We Can Make National Security Policy More Inclusive—Classroom by Classroom

A new study shows that gender is missing from security policy and international relations curricula—and that both professors and students want their programs to be more intersectional.

Costa Rica Just Elected the First Black Woman Vice President in Latin America’s History

Epsy Campbell Barr made history when she and Carlos Alvarado scored a victory in Costa Rica’s presidential election earlier this month.

Feeling Guilty About #MeToo? Three Ways Men Can Do Something About It

The answer to #MeToo is not for men to hide their heads in the sand. Retreating to the sidelines of these conversations is not going to get us anywhere. Men are the missing link to addressing these problems—and these are the strategies they can use to help women fight back.

Boy, Bye: Paul Ryan’s Anti-Woman Reign in the House is Finally Over

Let’s not mince words: Paul Ryan’s retirement is a victory for women across the country, and feminists won’t soon forget it. 

Write Like Prayers: Revolutionary Poems for Young Feminists

Haley Jakobson lost everything, wrote it all down and then put it on the Internet; Samantha Giuliano decided to draw it. Their resulting book, Write Like Prayers, is the opposite of a vow of silence—and we’ve got two excerpts for National Poetry Month.

#MeToo

The Ms. Q&A: Gloria Steinem on #MeToo and Believing Women After Weinstein

“We who make up the country can act as we want our country to act. We can vote and organize and give money and ask questions and listen to each other.”

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