The 19th, a fellow nonprofit newsroom focused on gender news, will mark January’s consequential milestone with high-level conversations on the legal, historical and cultural impact of Roe, and what the future holds without it. The program will feature thought leaders in the reproductive rights and justice space—including our very own Ellie Smeal, Ms. publisher and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
Join us live (or RSVP and tune later!) to learn everything you need to know about abortion pills on Wednesday, Jan 18, 2023, at 4 p.m. Pacific / 7 p.m. ET.
Late afternoon on Wednesday, Dec. 21, feminist leaders and congressional members marched from the House steps to the Senate to demand a vote on the Equal Rights Amendment.
In response, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) promised he’d bring it up for a Senate vote before April of next year.
This Sunday, July 24, join the National Women’s History Museum for their Sundays@Home digital programming series—this weekend, themed “Celebrating 50 Years of Ms. Magazine.” The fireside chat will take place 12–1:30 p.m. PT (3:00–4:30 p.m. ET) and will explore the past and present of Ms. with executive editor Kathy Spillar; historian Beverly Guy-Sheftall; and historian Amy Farrell; moderated by Carmen Rios.
Today the U.S. approaches the end of a Supreme Court term unlike any other—leaving many to wonder about the Court’s commitment to equality, inclusion and nondiscrimination.
On July 6, Michele Goodwin will be joined by leading experts in constitutional law, criminal justice, women’s rights, administrative law, the Second Amendment, and free speech; together, they will give an overview of this term, what’s at stake, and what comes next.
Up to 25 percent of undergraduate women will become victims of sexual violence—but because existing mechanisms for capturing and measuring this impact fail to capture the full scope of the issue, this number may be even higher. On Monday, members of Congress formally called this to the attention of the Biden administration.
In a letter signed by 77 members of Congress, signatories called on the Department of Education to update Campus Climate surveys, which assess campus culture including sexual violence.
Penny Harrington—the chief of the Portland, Oregon Police Bureau in the mid-’80s and the first woman to lead a major U.S. city’s police department—died at her home in Morro Bay, Calif., on September 15, 2021, at the age of 79.
Harrington became a police officer in 1964 in Portland and headed the Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Center for Women and Policing at its founding in 1995. Harrington served in Portland in the Women’s Protective Division and began to challenge discriminatory policies after a few years in the force. She became chief of police in 1985 and was the first woman in America to lead a police department in a major city.
As the world watches the Taliban seize and tighten their grip on power in Afghanistan, women’s lives come under greater threat each day. What is the reality for women and girls on the ground in Afghanistan? What do Afghan women stand to lose? How are feminists fighting back?
The day after Texas’s new abortion law went into effect, the Women’s March announced its return to Washington and across the nation on October 2 to rally in support of reproductive rights.
Alyson Gerber and Martha Hunt initially became friends bonding over their experiences with scoliosis; Hunt had a fusion and Gerber wore a brace. They came together for an honest conversation about self-worth, body image and learning to value oneself.