For the past several years, Evan Rachel Wood has been championing the Phoenix Act—a bill which, if passed, would allow for special considerations in cases of sexual assault to extend the statute of limitations for victims to file charges.
Author: Sarah Alexander
This is Not Your Typical Love Letter: An Abortion Story
“This is Not a Love Letter” conveys with an impunative honesty writer Isabel Pask’s own experience soliciting an abortion in the U.S.
“I wrote this for the people who have had this experience,” Pask told Ms. “To let them know that, even though we’re not talking about it, you are absolutely not alone.”
Drawing the (Picket) Line: Inside the Fight for Public Education Funding in Los Angeles
“I miss my kids,” Samantha Barnea, a third grade teacher at Noble Avenue Elementary in North Hills, California, told Ms., “but I’m doing this for them.”
Welcome to Dietland
A new, feminist television series is barreling in full force to AMC this month with a scandalous proposition—that women should be unapologetically proud of who they are, regardless of their size.
The Portrayal is Political: Analyzing Abortion Onscreen
Television shows were more likely this year than in years prior to depict abortions as a means of bodily autonomy—but despite an insurgence of progressive and pointed political statements, many plot lines still missed the mark.
Federal Judge Rules Against Trump Administration’s Contraception Rules
The administration’s rules allow employers, universities and insurers to deny women access to comprehensive reproductive health care coverage by citing religious or moral objections.
Giving Women and Girls a Voice in Comedy
With the toxicity in comedy finally coming to light, this organization’s mission of providing a safe haven for women and girls to use and own their comedic voices is more important than ever.
Contraceptive Use in Poorer Nations is Increasing—And Saving Lives
Efforts to improve contraceptive access in poorer countries resulted in the prevention of 84 million unintended pregnancies, 26 million unsafe abortions and 125,000 maternal deaths in one year alone.
Exploited and Endangered: Female Factory Workers in Vietnam Open Up About Their Work Conditions
45 women in Vietnam divulged the harsh and inhumane factory conditions they face at Samsung plants in a landmark report.
Right-Wing Attempts to Discredit Roy Moore’s Accusers Are Failing
This time, victim-blaming has failed—demonstrating the power of a re-invigorated movement against rape culture from Hollywood to Washington.