As a feminist, I found the film about Fox to be satisfying, but also hard to watch—and not for the reasons you might expect.
It was a rough year for women’s rights. But not all was lost—and sometimes feminist even won.
Despite significant setbacks, the last decade was one that saw many gains for women in the U.S.
As we prepare for another decade of feminist struggle, let’s look back at some of the feminist highlights from the last 10 years.
On Friday, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Appeals ruled in Jackson Women’s Health Organization v. Dobbs that the state cannot ban abortion before viability.
About 200 organizations and 700 individuals filed 27 legal briefs in June v. Gee, an abortion case before the Supreme Court, on December 2. One brief—filed by the Feminist Majority Foundation, NOW, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Women’s Law Project—showcases how TRAP laws, in a climate of violence and harassment against abortion providers, force clinics to close.
If you think “The Handmaid’s Tale” is fiction, the chilling new independent documentary film from Jo Ardinger and producer Rosalie Miller about the widespread detention and criminal prosecution of pregnant women in the United States, will move you to organize for a new Mayday.
I encourage everyone to take a few moments, as the Thanksgiving season winds down, to think about Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind, Hanna Harris and the thousands of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in the U.S. and Canada.
The United States District Court in New York City issued a thorough and forceful decision Wednesday striking down the Trump administration’s recently-adopted “conscience exemption” policy granting broad rights for anyone working in the health care industry to refuse reproductive health care to women, even in emergency situations when a woman’s life is in danger.
The tremendous power and prestige of conductors and concertmasters provides ample opportunities for abuse. But the abuse can start much earlier, among teachers and young students.