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Daring to Remember: Stories of Women’s Lives Without Abortion Access

Daring to Remember: The Four Illegal Abortions That Compelled Me to Fight for Roe

Four illegal, life-threatening abortions touched my life—and informed my fight for Roe as Executive Director of NOW-NYC in the 1970s. We cannot return to those bloody, damaging, deadly days.

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From Hope to Destitution: Life Inside Egypt’s Women-Only Village

Al Samaha was meant to provide the women residing within it with a rare space to be self-reliant—but an attempt to create a haven for women exiled for their lack of male guardianship has become a prison for its residents. 

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: How Young Men Can Transform the Future of Manhood

What is it about male identity that links so undeniably with violence? How do we break these cycles of violence?

Fighting for AAPI Equal Pay

The idea that Asian Americans and Pacific Islander women are a monolith is not only inaccurate, it’s irresponsible—and it’s hurting our chances at getting equal pay.

Feminist Litigators are Demanding Rights for Campus Sexual Assault Survivors—and Taking on Betsy DeVos

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos rescinded groundbreaking Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault that made it easier for survivors to seek justice—and now, litigators are demanding her department reverse course.

Women Report Sexual Harassment More than Men, Even in Male-Dominated Workplaces

New data shows that women not only report sexual harassment at a higher rate than men, but also report sexual harassment at a higher rate than men—even in male-dominated spaces. 

Mapping the Male Supremacy Movement: Women as Housekeepers With Wombs

A recent exchange on the altright.com message board asked participants to weigh in on women’s functionality. One poster responded: “Seriously, the only role women play in this movement is donating their husband’s money.”

Politics is on the Menu at Hell’s Backbone Grill

Restaurant owners are making headlines as they navigate the turbulent waters between business and politics. But for the two women who run Hell’s Backbone Grill in a rural Utah town, the road to activism didn’t require a second thought.

Ms. Muse: Anastacia-Reneé on Poems Living in the Body, What Women Writers Need and Raising a Fist

In this edition of Ms. Muse, Seattle’s Civic Poet shares two new poems and demands space for women writers to thrive.

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud—and Going Too Far

As I told audiences across the country during my book tour, the history of feminism is two steps forward, one step back—so how can we make that step back smaller?

Thumbs Down: It’s Time for More Diverse Voices in Film Criticism

There are twice as many men as women reviewers in broadcast, online and print media—and over 80 percent of reviewers across gender lines are white.

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Using Situational Prevention Strategies to Fight Campus Sexual Assault

To create safe, supportive environments for all people on campus, programming must consider how the campus environment impacts violence perpetration.

The Ms. Q&A: Jennifer Baumgardner Still Believes in the Power of Feminist Publishing

We talked to feminist author, editor and literary luminary Jennifer Baumgardner about her new press and what she’s reading in the age of Trump.

Bold Moves to End Sexual Violence: Self-Defense and Self-Empowerment for Women Workers

At an anti-sexual violence program designed by and for janitors, 20 female janitors proudly proclaim that yes, they are somebody; yes, they matter. For some, it is their first time considering this idea.

Child Marriage Isn’t Just Happening “Over There”

Child marriage affects 650 million women and 150 million men worldwide—including the United States and Europe. That’s one girl every 23 seconds.

Beauty as Survival in “Orange is the New Black”

In season six of “Orange Is the New Black,” the women of Litchfield aren’t wearing makeup like they used to.

Mapping the Male Supremacy Movement: The Alt-Right’s Woman Problem

Men who hate women—masking fear, sexual insecurity or ignorant devotion to ideological misogyny—are vocal within the alt-right, which enjoys a synergetic bond with more specifically misogynistic extremist movements.

Will Promoting Gender Equality Be a Winning Strategy for Women Candidates in the Midterms?   

Will running on such gender equality platforms be helpful for Democratic candidates more generally—and women candidates, more specifically—come November? 

We Heart: Hannah Gadsby’s Revolutionary Rewrite of the Stand-Up Special

In a stunning queer and feminist performance that questions the foundations of comedy itself, Gadsby expertly leads viewers beyond the levity of our lives—and through anger, laughter, inspiration and sadness.

What Women Want in India

The current global What Women Want campaign has roots in India—where advocates realized women’s voices were missing from their work to improve maternal healthcare and deliberately sought them out.

Young Feminists are Waging a New Fight for the Ballot

Whether working the phone bank for Hillary Clinton or debating criminal justice policy at the dinner table, Sylvana Widman can’t remember a time she didn’t follow politics. She also can’t remember voting—but that’s not her fault. She’s not old enough.

Daring to Remember is an ongoing series of stories about life in the years before Roe v. Wade and in the face of contemporary attacks on the right to abortionIn these uncertain times, we are fighting for Roe and safe, legal abortion access with our own testimonies about life without choice. We are daring to remember what a nation without safe, legal abortion access looks like.

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From the Latest Issue

Seeing Red: Inside the Summer Issue of Ms.

Women around the country and the world are seeing red and demanding justice—and their stories are at the center of the next issue of Ms.

Seeing Red

Crumbling classrooms, 25-year-old textbooks and insulting pay? Teachers are not going to take it anymore. With their #REDforED rallies and walkouts, our nation’s predominantly female educators are reminding us of the lesson we learned in kindergarten: Listen to the teachers.

Snatched Away: How the Trump Administration’s Attacks on Food Stamps Impact Women

With its work requirement guidelines, the Trump administration threatens to take away poor women’s access to food.

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