“The defenders of the status quo—advocates of the firearms industry and the politicians paid to defend it—will tell you that horrific acts of violence like this are beyond our control. This could not be further from the truth.”
There have been 251 shootings in 2019. And all of them preventable. To say it is time to take action is a massive understatement.
With each incident of mass violence, it becomes more evident that gender-based violence, abuse, oppression and bigotry are inextricably tied. Efforts to prevent these heinous acts require a larger societal commitment to end abuse and oppression in all its forms, particularly at the intersections.
Kavanaugh’s record shows that he has a pattern of putting the concerns of corporations, the wealthy and the powerful over the interests of everyday people—with damaging consequences for women, workers, people of color and other vulnerable communities.
Thursday’s shooter had a long-standing feud with the paper he targeted—or, more specifically, had a long-standing issue with their coverage of his misogynistic and abusive behavior.
17-year-old Mei Ling Ho-Shing became an activist after she survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. Now, she’s calling for more than gun law reform alone—she’s demanding an intersectional approach to the #NeverAgain movement.
Event organizers expect up to half a million people to fill the streets of Washington, D.C. this Saturday at the March for Our Lives in support of school safety and laws to reduce gun violence. The event, scheduled to start in front of the White House, will be led by the teenage survivors of the mass […]
After the 2016 election, 17-year-old Lujayn Hamad organized on her Iowa City high school campus against hate and discrimination. In the wake of Parkland, she’s leading the march toward common-sense gun law reform with her fellow students.
The founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America talked to Ms. about how the movement to end gun violence has evolved, what happens when women form the front lines and how you can join the fight right now.
Students across the country have shown us the way. We must be bold and follow their lead.