From picking up gendered in-home chores like cooking and cleaning, to acting as stand-in parents for younger siblings, teenage girls are feeling serious pandemic-related strain. Here are a few of their stories.
“When I listen to lawmakers demonize migrants and reduce them to numbers, I am reminded of the days I spent managing a migrant shelter in New Mexico and the people I met there. … I know from firsthand experience that the children and parents at our border right now are not national security threats. They are families faced with no good choices who made the incredibly tough decision to leave a dangerous situation for an equally dangerous journey in hope of finding safety.”
Meet Jenni Monet, journalist and founder of the weekly newsletter Indigenously: Decolonizing Your Newsfeed and tribal citizen of the Laguna Pueblo.
“Tears well up when I think about returning to my King Soopers to shop for groceries, but I plan to—for personal and political reasons. … Perhaps what will most heal our communities is social change, so that the deaths in Atlanta, Orlando, Parkland, Las Vegas and so many other places, as well as here in Boulder, will not have been entirely in vain.”
In elementary school, my kids are already getting the message that when men do something it is called “history,” but when women do something it is called “women’s history.” As a historian, I know this is not remotely true and I do not want to have to unteach my children (or yours) these myths when they get to college.
The Latino vote was instrumental in putting Joe Biden in the White House and sending four new senators to Congress.
Ms. reporter Lisa Rabasca Roepe spoke with María Teresa Kumar, president and CEO of Voto Latino, about the organization’s early beginnings, how it used artificial intelligence (AI) to find new voters and the prevalence of disinformation in the Latino community.
From the Spring 1972 issue:
“Society needs women on welfare as ‘examples’ to let every woman, factory workers and housewife workers alike, know what will happen if she lets up, if she’s laid off, if she tries to go it alone without a man.”
There are approximately 6 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year, and more than a million of those end in loss. A million. Every year.
Despite this unfortunate prevalence, there is no support infrastructure in place for people going through pregnancy loss. I realized this when I went through it myself.
Meet photographer and educator Cheriss May, whose powerful work has appeared in major publications like The New York Times, People Magazine, NBC News, Reuters, BET, the Today Show, National Press Photographers Association and many others. Her subjects include notable feminists, including First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Cicely Tyson, Maya Angelou and Gabby Giffords.
When Lilly Ledbetter, a longtime manager at Goodyear, discovered her salary was significantly lower than her male colleagues, she took the company to court. While her case was overturned at the Supreme Court, her hard work finally paying off when President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 into law as his first official act.
Now, Lilly’s life and her case are going to be the subject of “Lilly,” a feature film, directed by Rachel Feldman and starring Patricia Clarkson. Ms interviewed Ledbetter and Feldman about their exciting project.