As the 2020 candidates have begun to roll out criminal justice reform proposals, we cannot forget the 219,000 women currently incarcerated in the United States. Tragically, women are often overlooked in plans meant to reduce the number of Americans held in jail cells or sent to prison each year.
As a schoolgirl, Bernice Sandler objected to the way girls were excluded from the class activities the boys did. She told her mother that she was going to “change the world”—and she did.
Meet the feminist challengers who won in November—and are taking their fights to the Senate starting today.
Meet the 36 feminists being sworn in on Capitol Hill today to serve in the House.
Despite making huge contributions to the liberation movements of the last century and today, these trailblazers come from backgrounds and communities that are traditionally overlooked and under-celebrated. These are their stories.
The thought of health insurance without coverage for contraception, mammograms and childbirth? Plainly, it makes us sick.
An end to abortion access is not an end to abortion—only an end to safe, shame-free medical care. These stories are testimony to the lengths women are willing to go to in order to regain control over their bodies and their lives. They call themselves the lucky ones—because they are lucky to have survived.
These are the stories of women who sought out abortions—and found relief—despite attacks on abortion rights and access, and in some cases before Roe.
Ms. community members shared the stories of the women in their families who died in the years before Roe from unsafe or self-induced abortions.
These spring reads span the global movement for workers’ rights, toxic masculinity, rape culture and the Trump era. (We’re also excited about two groundbreaking memoirs.)