The Ms. Q&A: Alejandra Y. Castillo on Combating Domestic Violence During the COVID-19 Epidemic

Vast numbers of people across the country are being told to stay home. But experts warn this will lead to an increase of domestic abuse occurring within households. We spoke to Alejandra Y. Castillo, CEO of the YWCA USA, about the impact this virus is having on households across the U.S. and the ways we can all help protect those who are most vulnerable to domestic abuse during this time of self-quarantining and self-isolation.

Black Feminist in Public: Veronica Chambers on the Power and Meaning of Beyoncé

“I think people who dismiss her as somehow being a lightweight or a pretty girl with some lucky breaks—as if you can create at that level without thinking critically!—that is actually just another sign of misogyny and how women are discounted for what they create. When we make exquisite things, people assume there are fairies in the night who do it with magic dust instead of looking at the work and the research and the effort that goes into it.”