“Julie White, who plays Nancy Kohler, came to our final production in New York, and she came backstage in tears and said: ‘This play makes me want to be a better person.’ And I think that is what it’s all about.”
The self-love vibes Lizzo projects have attracted countless followers. But the feminist is also forthright about her struggles with depression—and fighting off an ever-present fear of not being “enough.”
Feminists in Los Angeles Monday celebrated the growing momentum for women’s equality worldwide, from the menstrual equity movement taking shape across the globe to the re-invigorated push for ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment sweeping the U.S., at the Feminist Majority Foundation’s 14th annual Global Women’s Rights Awards.
“I feel I’ve earned my right to choose. You don’t get to play God, man. I do.”
“You can’t control women.”
“We tend not to be overtly political—but as it turns out, just trying to be a woman in the world is political.”
Afghan women have spoken out to demand their inclusion in the peace process unfolding between the Trump administration and the Taliban—and so have women across the globe who stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them. Actor, activist and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie has now joined that chorus of voices.
“I do not hate men at all,” Amber Tamblyn confesses in her latest book. “I am critical of them.” In an exclusive clip for Ms. readers from the audiobook, Tamblyn sounds off on “good men” and her definition of feminism in the era of #MeToo.
“We have irrefutable evidence that when women are included, it accelerates peace-building, it improves humanitarian response and it helps the economies of these countries that have been in conflict recover faster. But despite this, less than one percent of international aid to countries in crisis is given to women’s organizations—and I just, I find that kind of unacceptable. I think women are more than one percent of the solution.”
The Jane Club co-founders June Diane Raphael and Jess Zaino opened up to Ms. in a live interview about building better workplaces, the myth of work-life balance and how the “mother of all workspaces” got born.