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Voters Can Challenge the Trump Administration’s Cruel and Misogynist Immigration Policies in November

This is a defining moment for our country. Will we resist the current cruelty or will we take our place in the line of countries that, over the centuries, have dehumanized, isolated and destroyed whole groups of people who sought only to survive?

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When Will Lawmakers Stop Surveilling Women’s Bodies?

Women claimed an outsized voice last week in the first national elections since the #MeToo movement went viral—but we have a long way to go in reclaiming our bodies.

Healing from Hate: How the KKK Took My Health Away

When I was five years old, he joined the Ku Klux Klan; eventually, he became the North Carolina faction’s Grand Dragon. Although I now live in peace, much physical healing from the hate he espoused still lies ahead for me.

Gender Watch Hot Takes: 25 Feminist Experts React to the 2018 Election Results

We asked experts on gender, race and politics to weigh in on the 2018 election results, sharing their reactions to what happened and insights and analyses from research, practice and personal sentiments.

Feminists are Pushing for Pelosi as Speaker in the Wake of a Pink Wave

“At a time like this, we need an experienced Speaker of the House who has a proven record of passing landmark legislation that improves the lives of the American people. That leader, without a shadow of a doubt, is Nancy Pelosi.”

Thanks, Birth Control!

Thanks to birth control, I lived my best life. Let’s ensure it’s available for the next generation so they can shatter every ceiling.

Celebrating the Feminist Victories of the 2018 Midterm Elections

Exhausted, but exhilarated. That pretty much sums up how I (and probably most Ms. readers!) feel about last week’s midterm elections.

LGBTQ Activists in Brazil are Bracing for the Worst After Jair Bolsonaro’s Presidential Win

Over 57 million people voted to elect Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s next president at the end of October, shocking feminists around the world who had rallied in solidarity against his campaign. Now, LGBTQ activists fear that a war against their rights—and lives—has just begun.

The Ms. Q&A: How Dr. Leana Wen Plans to Take Planned Parenthood Boldly Forward

“I recognized that we can’t wait. The cavalry isn’t coming. I need to step up and do everything I can to make this a more just, humane world.”

Black Women Led the Way on Election Day—Now They’re Leading the Charge for Voting Rights

Black women’s leadership and GOTV efforts led Black women candidates to victory, and the Black women we elected will lead the country on a new path toward equality and justice for all. But we had to overcome monumental hurdles to get to these victories—with some voters still fighting today to ensure their ballots from Tuesday are counted.

Are You Ready for the Feminine Revolution?

It’s true: I have always been enthusiastic and had more obvious feelings than others in a room. That’s why I loved reading “The Feminine Revolution” by Catherine Connors and Amy Stanton, which encouraged women like me to reframe old standards that have claimed that “traditional” feminine traits are weak or bad.

We Heart: The Podcast Telling the Stories of “Cool Dead Women”

It’s important to know our “foremothers,” as Virginia Woolf advised us. Today, we all know her name. But what about Leonie von Zesch, a dog-sledding Alaskan dentist who cleaned cavities with hairpins? What about Alice Ball, the African American woman who discovered a cure for leprosy in Hawaii when she was only 24—only to have her Ivy-League professor steal the credit?

Justice Beyond Accountability

Individual accountability matters, but sexual violence is also a community and cultural issue. To end rape culture, we need to seek out new models for justice that go beyond the state.

(More) Notes to Their Younger Selves: Five Pieces of Advice for Young Feminists from Women of Color

“We don’t have to subscribe to people who want us to make ourselves smaller. We need to liberate ourselves to live boldly in our fullness.”

The Transnational Feminist Fight to Reform Healthcare

Since the Industrial Revolution, the degradation of our planet has been simultaneous with the devaluation of women’s bodies and lives around the world.

In the Age of Trump, Immigrant Survivors are Seeking Safety Underground

Latina women in the U.S. are taking the #MeToo movement home—and opening their doors to immigrant survivors of domestic abuse. As the Trump administration escalates attacks on their communities, the refuge these women provide has become ever more critical.

Powerful Women Turned the Tide on Tuesday

When you combine the power of women candidates and women voters, there is nothing we can’t achieve. The 2018 midterms proved that.

Getting to Equal: Three Ways We Can All Fight for Gender Mainstreaming in the U.S.

The U.S. needs a feminist systems reboot. This is how we can help make it happen.

How the Trump Administration Gaslights Women

Last month, when then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh faced several credible allegations of sexual assault, Republican Party leadership almost immediately procured a letter signed by 64 women attesting to the Judge’s respect for women. We’ve seen this before. Nearly every alleged abuser has had a wife, daughter, childhood friend or other woman they have a close […]

The Anatomy of Silence: Examining What Gets in the Way of Talking About Sexual Violence

I said #MeToo—but I was scared that it wouldn’t make a damn bit of difference. That fear was what led me to compile “The Anatomy of Silence,” an anthology of non-fiction and creative narratives about the silence that surrounds sexual violence.

Women Have Already Won

We should be proud of what we have accomplished during this election for women and for the future of our democracy.

Daring to Remember is an ongoing series of stories about life in the years before Roe v. Wade and in the face of contemporary attacks on the right to abortionIn these uncertain times, we are fighting for Roe and safe, legal abortion access with our own testimonies about life without choice. We are daring to remember what a nation without safe, legal abortion access looks like.

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Daring to Remember: Stories of Women’s Lives Without Abortion Access

Daring to Remember: How Kate Daloz’s Family Lost Her Grandmother

Last May, the author of “We Are As Gods: Back to the Land in the 1970s on the Quest for a New America” told the devastating story of her grandmother’s death from a self-induced abortion in The New Yorker. Decades after her death, the story remains as relevant as ever.

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