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Looking Back, Moving Forward: Anita Hill, #MeToo and What Comes Next


When Anita Hill stepped forward in the fall of 1991 to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee about her experiences of sexual harassment at the hands of Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas, she faced a wall of disbelief and disrespect.

Arizona State University Thinks Expulsion is “Too Severe” a Punishment for Rape


On March 31, Arizona State University student Brooke Lewis was raped by another student. Afterward, she reported the assault to the police, who are conducting an ongoing investigation, as well as ASU’s Title IX team—which found the assaulter responsible for sexual misconduct and called for his expulsion.

Monuments Matter: Seeking Sacred Space to Remember Women’s History


We know which people in our country’s history matter. We learn their names, hear their stories and analyze important decisions they made in school and in our public discourse.

What We Can Learn From Women’s Historic Election Wins


The November elections saw big wins among women running for office, many of whom made history with their victories.

Exploited and Endangered: Female Factory Workers in Vietnam Open Up About Their Work Conditions


45 women in Vietnam divulged the harsh and inhumane factory conditions they face at Samsung plants in a landmark report conducted by IPEN, a Sweden-based organization dedicated to the elimination of environmental toxins, and the Hanoi-based Research Centre for Gender, Family and Environment in Development (CGFED).

The Keeper of Women’s Stories


On her desk, Karen Kukil keeps a picture of herself running with determination, a rugby ball in her hands.

What About the Sexual Harasser in the White House?


There’s now  long and growing list of well-known men who’ve recently seen their careers shortened or ended after accusations of sexual misconduct. And then there’s Donald Trump.

This Is How We Stop the #MeToo Backlash


We live in a culture that blames and shames girls and women who survive sexual violence—whether it be a girl raped by a family member, a guy who rapes his date, a Hollywood director forcing women to give him oral sex or a politician sexually abusing a coworker.

Women Will Keep Speaking Out—And The World Must Keep Listening


I know where the Weinsteins and Cosbys of this world come from. I know one personally. A few years back, a student at the school I attended, and now work for, raped another student, who I am also related to, and stalked me and my young daughters.

Elizabeth May Wants More Women in Parliament


Women are outnumbered both in political leadership and in the broader political representation in Canada.

Reading Film Reviews While Female


The violent subjection of women in Hollywood—and the fears, threats and deep sycophantism that shroud it—might just have begun its decline with revelations about Harvey Weinstein and multiple others.

We’ve Been Here Before: Revisiting Anita Hill’s Testimony in the Midst of #MeToo


Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA) told members of Congress during a hearing on preventing sexual harassment that a trusted source recently divulged to her that a member of Congress exposed himself to a congressional staffer.

Convicted Rapist Brock Turner Wants A New Trial and Lesser Charges


Brock Turner—the former Stanford University student who served a six-month jail sentence following his conviction for three felony counts of sexual assault—is appealing his conviction and asking for a new trial.

The Ms. Q&A: Sayantani DasGupta Wants to Empower Girls to Slay Their Demons


Sayantani DasGupta—featured on the cover of Ms. in 1992 with her mother as part of our “Feminist Mothers and Daughters” issue—is now writing a new world into existence for girls.

Harvesting Hope for Women Farmworkers


There are almost 700,000 women, mostly immigrants, who make up the agricultural workforce in the Unites States.

War on Women Report No. 10


The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made.

We Can’t Achieve Peace and Security Until We End Domestic Violence


When advocates talk about violence against women and its intersections with national security, much attention is paid to rape in times of war and as a tool of war—practices which are obviously abhorrent, and must be stopped.

Right-Wing Attempts to Discredit Roy Moore’s Accusers Are Failing


In a press conference on November 13, Beverly Young Nelson, accompanied by attorney Gloria Allred, accused Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager—marking the final in a series of allegations of sexual misconduct against the Congressional candidate and former state Supreme Court Justice from Alabama.

Why Does the U.S. Rank 22nd Globally on Women’s Wellbeing?


The U.S. ranks 22nd out of 153 countries in terms of women’s wellbeing, according to a new global index prepared by Georgetown University’s Institute for Women, Peace and Security together with the Peace Research Institute of Oslo that aggregates data on women’s inclusion, access to justice and security.

Between Sexual Assault and Sex Panic


In these eye-opening (for some) and unsurprising (for others) days following the recent tsunami of assault and harassment allegations, many are now voicing concern about a potential slippery slope where misplaced erotic fumblings become conflated with assault and workplace harassment.


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