Ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment goes beyond a matter of principle. It would also offer a host of legal remedies to gender-based disparities, including discrimination in the workplace and the injustices that face survivors in our rape culture—and it would be a major boon to the emerging movement for menstrual equity.
The women’s movement is more complex and more diverse than ever before. We’ve shown what we can do at the polls—and now we must show our determination to defend democracy from those who want to destroy it for profit.
I’ve been backstage coaching women leaders since the Million Mom March in 2000. Whether you’re speaking to the crowd or marching right along with it this year, these three tips will help you keep your head in the game so your message rings clear.
100,000 people marched to the polls in Chicago ahead of the midterm elections. Across the country, feminists today are doing the same.
We must always remember that women have not and are not always safe in the public theater of protest and demonstration, whether on the streets or in digital spaces—where violence and harassment are often anonymous, faceless and unaccountable.
The silent outrage women have felt for oh, so long is finally gaining voice and gaining volume.
Nearly 2.7 million people joined at least 419 Women’s Marches in the U.S. and its territories, in red states and blue states, in all 50 states, and at least 131 marches in 33 other countries around the world.
This will not be our defeat; it is our rebirth. Change is possible. And I believe it can begin with young women like me.
The #MeToo movement—also known in Italy as #quellavoltache (that time that)—was a central focus of this year’s Women’s Marches in Rome, Milan and Florence.
I felt compelled to celebrate the women who are speaking up and fighting back—so I began creating small, handcrafted tiny monuments, or tributes, to these women in the midst of this dark and oppressive administration.