America was experiencing a family homelessness crisis long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Unless immediate action is taken to prevent a tidal wave of women and children from losing their homes in the year ahead, even more families will fall into the vicious cycle of homelessness.
Women, girls and members of the LGBT community are hitting the streets in cities throughout Myanmar to protest the country’s military takeover. The junta has erased the advances women have made and taken the country back to its hyper patriarchic past, which includes decades of repression and violence against Myanmar’s ethnic communities.
I embarked upon a three-year mission to advocate for myself and the dozens of victims of childhood sexual abuse. This article provides a #MeTooK12 case study in advocacy and activism and offers suggestions on ways to confront a sexual abuse scandal at a K-12 school, much of which would apply to both public and private schools.
“In Women’s History Month 2021, we celebrated extraordinary legislative victories for women’s rights—and, at the same time, suffered a profound tragedy. … Our message is simple: We will not give up our dream to live in a world without violence and with full equality under the law.”
(This letter from the editors originally appears in the Spring 2021 issue of Ms.)
“The violence our communities experience every day won’t be solved by more police. It won’t be solved by more people crowding our prisons. Those structures have failed us, time and time again, and they are rooted in and upheld by the same white supremacy that fuels these attacks.”
In the wake of the horrific anti-Asian racism and hate crimes in Atlanta, we need to fight for community-led solutions to help us heal. Here are four.
The pandemic has shown the critical state of violence against women and girls in conflict and crisis settings around the world, and the aid industry’s failure, yet again, to protect them or support their leadership.
I am not surprised that the acute anti-Asian sentiment festering during the pandemic and the historical objectification and “othering” of Asians, particularly women, in the U.S. has culminated in real-life ramifications. As an Asian woman, violence of this nature was already clear to me.
“Black women’s bodies are a site for state-sponsored violence.”
A growth in Black women’s representation in statehouses and other levels of government in recent years has increased their political power. Black women elected officials often are the ones who challenge policies over issues like police killings, racist monuments and voting restrictions.
It has also led to increasingly visible resistance, with several Black women being arrested or facing criminal charges in the midst of their work in statehouses or in their communities.
“Tears well up when I think about returning to my King Soopers to shop for groceries, but I plan to—for personal and political reasons. … Perhaps what will most heal our communities is social change, so that the deaths in Atlanta, Orlando, Parkland, Las Vegas and so many other places, as well as here in Boulder, will not have been entirely in vain.”
The hatred toward Asian American women fueled by right-wing groups online is now showing its physical manifestation—and Asian American women journalists are bearing the brunt. There’s been a clear rise in difficult and at times hateful treatment towards Asian American journalists, and women in particular.