Producer Michelle Ferrari sits down with Ms. for a conversation surrounding her new documentary exploring the 72-year battle that eventually led to the passage of the 19th Amendment. The two-part documentary explains the long-fought and surprisingly unfamiliar story of women’s struggle to secure the right to vote. The film comes at a crucial moment, commemorating the centennial of the women’s vote— focusing on divisions in the movement, injustices, obstacles and achievements.
Social movements led by women have been shown to be more effective, according to the research of Erica Chenoweth, a professor of Political Science at Harvard who studies civil resistance. But why?
LGBTQ people have more than their fair share of coronavirus cases. Greater equity would improve the lives of LGBTQ people, the profitability of businesses and the performance of our overall economy.
Award-winning journalist Maria Ressa was found guilty of “cyber libel” for investigating President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, who has continuously suppressed press freedom and has been responsible for countless human right violations. Journalism is under major fire in the Philippines, and Ressa has been persecuted for denouncing an administration that egregiously disregards basic human rights.
Ressa said: “I’m being set up as an example so that others will stop asking tough questions, and I think that puts responsibility on me to continue asking tough questions.”
Whether it’s the Boston Tea Party as in the mid-1700s, or modern-day Black Lives Matter demonstrations, protesters rail against the idea that liberty is not for everyone.
There’s nothing more in the spirit of the American Revolution than protesting.
The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.
Black mothers of those killed as a result of police brutality and racially motivated gun violence are making positive change in the wake of their children’s deaths.
“When George Floyd called his mama,” said Diallo, “all of the mothers were summoned to push forward and make things happen. Our strength, our strength is to really push forward the change we need because we’re not going to give up.”
This week, we update you on the pandemic, track the politicization of mask wearing and provide a reproductive rights rundown.
Vanessa Guillén was a 20-year-old soldier for the United States Army who mysteriously disappeared from the Texas Fort Hood Army Base on April 22—after disclosing information of sexual harassment.
Vanessa’s story is creating a #MeToo moment for the military. There must be a congressional investigation into her disappearance and likely, death.
Black women are being murdered, violated and maimed. It’s hidden in plain sight, even as they are leading our current-day social movements with fierce intention.
Sister, they are killing us.