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Summer 2018

Up Front

  • Letters
  • Keeping Score



Seeing Red; Snatched Away; Girls v. the U.S. Government; Moving on to Plan C; Short Takes


Nothing Out of the Ordinary; Fearless by Blood; Short Takes


Held for Ransom

by Sarah Willets

When poor women—legally innocent women—can’t pay their bail to get out of jail, whole communities suffer. Here’s what women activists are doing to fix this unjust system.

Enough Is Enough

by Carrie N. Baker

Women workers, celebrities, feminist leaders and Congress members are demanding changes in laws to hold predators accountable for sexual harassment and assault. Here’s the plan.



'It’s Only Blood'

by Anna Dahlqvist

For her new book, a journalist traveled the globe, researching the stigma attached to menstruation and uncovering stories of those working to end the silence and the shame.



by Robin Morgan

The lives of some women wait patiently to be embroidered as they deserve.


Louise Slaughter

by Eve Elzenga

With her Southern accent and gentle nature disarming those around her, Rep. Louise Slaughter quietly and relentlessly made progress on women’s health and reproductive rights.

Book Reviews

  • Erin Aubry Kaplan on Rachel Devlin’s A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America’s Schools
  • Michelle Chen on Annie Lowrey’s Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World


Great reads for summer 2018

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