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Fall 2018


Ms. Urgent Report

The Gender Gap and a High-Stakes Election

by Katherine Spillar

If past years are any indication, women's votes will be decisive in the midterm election's outcome. In this issue, our experts explain what's at stake.

Unfair Pay and Unsafe Workplaces

by Andrea Camp

The persistent gender pay gap means that, even in an improving economy, women are still having a tough time making ends meet.

An End to Affordable Health Insurance

by Marissa Evans

The Trump administration has managed to damage the Affordable Care Act even without Congress' full repeal.

Protecting Predators, Not Their Victims

by Carrie N. Baker

Education Department rules changes are rolling back protections for survivors of rape and sexual harassment.

A Return to Separate and Unequal

by Aviva Dove-Viebahn

School vouchers won't fix public education.

An Immigration Policy of Cruelty, Misogyny and Child Abuse

by Roxana Bacon

Central American women who headed north to safety lost their children along with their freedom when Attorney General Jeff Sessions instituted the ZT ("zero tolerance") policy.

Stacking the Federal Courts

by Amanda Hollis-Brusky

Conservative Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is just the tip of the iceberg. At stake is the intentional and calculated remaking of the federal judiciary.

Up Front

  • Letters
  • Keeping Score



Not Excused; Measure for Measure; Girls Rise Up; The Shadow Hearing; Short Takes


Fight Like Marielle; The Time is NOW; Short Takes



Alias Jane

by Cindy Wolfe Boynton

Whenever abortion is difficult or impossible to access, you'll find women like the "Janes," who in the years before Roe v. Wade gave desperate women a safer choice.

Photo Essay

Clinics Shuttered

photographs by Tara Todras-Whitehill; text by Camille Hahn

In Mozambique, health care providers face a dire choice: Sign on to the Global Gag Rule and agree to remain silent about abortion - or refuse U.S. funding and close their doors.


Book Reviews

  • Erin Aubry Kaplan on Rebecca Traister’s Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger
  • Juhie Bhatia on Mary Robinson’s Climate Justice: Hope, Resilience, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future
  • Julie Phillips on Eugenia Kim's The Kinship of Secrets


Great reads for fall 2018

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