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Disgust, Stigma and the Politics of Abortion

Abortion is an emotionally charged issue—not just for those who oppose it. I find it disgusting that white men continue to believe that they have the knowledge, power and political capital to legislate a simple and safe medical procedure for women.

WEBINAR: Learn How to Build Campaigns for Renewable Energy with Ms.

Ms. is hosting a free webinar with movement leaders on building and sustaining movements to boost renewables and combat climate change. RSVP today!

The Chimera of Choice

How do we determine where to draw the lines of acceptable and unacceptable bodily interventions? Especially troubling is the eerily uncomfortable overlap of female genital construction surgery and what we define as female genital mutilation.

No More Stalling: We Can Prevent Maternal Deaths

It is time to make certain more mothers survive.

Q&A: Amy Brenneman on Defining—and Devoting Herself to—Feminism

“Calling myself a feminist says to the world that my life’s work is to speak for all those whose voices are drowned out.”

Indomitability in a Dark Time: An Open Letter to Women Graduating in the Age of Trump

“This is a dark time to be a young woman finishing school.”

Don’t Let Them Divide Us

We should shift focus and support the women who are speaking up on specific issues instead of tearing down the ones who aren’t. 

Liberating Words: “The Hunter”

The darkness
Like an envelope
Swallows her

Five Female Poets on Identity and Migration

Their ability as artists to employ language, landscape and code switching is exceptional. Now, more than ever, their poems and perspectives are needed in the public sphere.

NEWSFLASH: Mexico City Prosecutor Blames Woman for Her Own Death

After Lesby Berlin Osorio was strangled to death, the Office of the Public Prosecutor took to Twitter to blame her for her own murder.

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