Just halfway through the year, 2021 is already the worst year in history when it comes to legislative attacks on trans rights. But advocates aren’t giving up hope.
‘Controlling Women,’ a new book by Kathryn Kolbert and Julie F. Kay, two leading legal authorities on reproductive rights, aims to revive robust discussion of reproductive rights—and not a moment too soon—by making clear just how much is at stake in whether abortion remains legal.
Feminists have every reason to be suspicious of capital punishment. Death penalty laws in the U.S. were enacted by legislatures dominated by men; death sentences are sought by prosecutors who are predominately men; juries that condemn defendants to death have historically been mostly male; and judges who sentence defendants to death are overwhelmingly male.
Fawzia Koofi and Fatima Gailani are two of four women at the Afghan peace talks, negotiating face-to-face with the Taliban. NPR special correspondent Renee Montagne spoke with Gailani and Koofi about what could be ahead for Afghan women.
“Peace is not a lack of war; peace is to live happily with Taliban and with every other group. We don’t want a peaceful prison. We want a peaceful country that everyone is free in.”
Because of the filibuster, it has become nearly impossible for our elected leaders in Congress to advance the will of the people.
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A glimpse at what you’ll find inside the upcoming Summer issue of Ms.:
In “Don’t Filibuster Democracy,” Jennifer Weiss-Wolf explains how advancements for women’s and civil rights hinge on eliminating an anti-democratic Senate rule: the filibuster; “The Women in the Room” provides a firsthand account of the Afghan peace talks from negotiators Fawzia Koofi and Fatima Gailani; Carrie Baker breaks down why abortion rights are in a “code red”; stories of period-positive activists; and more.