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Summer 2017

Up Front

  • Letters
  • Keeping Score



Nevada Says ERA Yes!; Singled Out; Short Takes


Mending Their Lives; A Dangerous Place for Women; A Steppe Forward; A Fiery Scotswoman; Short Takes


Women on the Run

by Nina Rabin and Roxana Bacon

Central American women fleeing domestic violence are hardly a national security threat, yet these terrified women have borne the brunt of some of the harshest border policies enacted—all in the name of “keeping America safe.”

Island Escape

by Arzo Wardak

An Afghan American who has worked as an independent volunteer at the Moria Refugee Camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Wardak gives Ms. her firsthand account of what women and children face while there.

Girls in White Dresses

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Forced child marriage isn’t just a problem abroad. Thousands of U.S. girls are married off each year—often to adult men—in places like the South Bronx and Lincoln City and the Silicon Valley. It’s time state laws protected them.



Trump’s Starvation Budget

by Martha Burk

The president’s plan gives to the rich and takes from women, children and the poor.


The War on Women’s Health

by Janel George and Gaylynn Burroughs

Trumpcare leaves 23 million more people uninsured and slashes $834 billion from Medicaid, rewarding the wealthy while penalizing low-income women.

The Writing on the Wall

by Margaret Atwood, Introduction by Aviva Dove-Viebahn

More than 30 years after The Handmaid’s Tale was published, we revisit Atwood’s vision and heed her warning.

Book Reviews

  • Persis Karim on Manal al-Sharif’s Daring to Drive: A Saudi Woman’s Awakening
  • Julie R. Enszer on Fiona Davis’ The Address
  • Roxana Bacon on Rosa L. DeLauro’s The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable


Great reads for summer 2017

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