New Episode of Ms.’s “On The Issues With Michele Goodwin” Podcast: Women Saving Democracy: On the Front Lines of the Election


On the Issues with Michele Goodwin is a popular, issues and policy-focused podcast featuring feminist analysis, insightful conversations and exciting guests. This is the first podcast from Ms. magazine, a legacy feminist publication. In each bi-weekly episode, host Dr. Michele Goodwin and special guests will tackle the most compelling issues of our times, centering feminist concerns about rebuilding our nation and advancing the promise of equality. 

A new episode—‘Lady Justice:’ Dahlia Lithwick on the Women Saving America—is available now on Apple PodcastsSpotify and

In this episode, lawyer and writer Dahlia Lithwick returns to “On the Issues” for an intimate conversation with Dr. Michele Goodwin about the Supreme Court, her career, and new book, Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America. They dive deep about the women saving America and why Lithwick says she “quit the Court” after the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. 

A full transcript of the episode may be found here, as well as a few excerpts below:

“It started with the lawyers who showed up at the airports to protest the travel ban, overwhelmingly women, the judges who were ruling on the travel ban, overwhelmingly women, and I just had this sense that women were really deeply engaged from day one.” — Dahlia Lithwick

“I felt as though everyone was despondent and depressed, and they weren’t seeing what I was seeing, which is this immense talent and energy that women who latch themselves to the law were able to effectuate unbelievable change in the world.” — Dahlia Lithwick

Meet the Host of On the Issues: Dr. Michele Goodwin is a frequent contributor to Ms. Magazine and on She is a Chancellor’s Professor at the University of California, Irvine and also serves on the executive committee and national board of the ACLU. Dr. Goodwin is a prolific author and an elected member of the American Law Institute, as well as an elected Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Hastings Center. Her most recent book, Policing The Womb: Invisible Women and The Criminalization of Motherhood is described as a “must read.”

About Ms. Magazine: Co-founded by Gloria Steinem in 1972 and published by the Feminist Majority Foundation since 2001, Ms. magazine has been a trusted, popular source for feminist news and information in print and online for nearly 50 years. Ms.’s time-honored traditions of an emphasis on in-depth investigative reporting and feminist political analysis have never been more relevant, bringing a new generation of writers and readers together to share news, analysis, research and strategies for fighting back and moving forward, for shaping the future.


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