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Listening to Learn: How to Be An Ally to Muslim Women


A few weeks after the election of Donald Trump, 75 community members signed up for a listening event in East Williamsburg.

Elizabeth Warren Slams Republicans for Attacking Women’s Health Care


Senator Elizabeth Warren took to the Senate floor on Thursday after the Republicans released their so-called Better Care Reconciliation Act, which jeopardizes the lives of millions of Americans who rely on healthcare and have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act in order to give tax cuts to wealthy corporations and citizens.

Feminist Leaders Come Together to #StopTrumpcare


Leaders from Feminist Majority, National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, National Organization for Women (NOW) and the Women’s March on Washington came together today in Washington, D.C.

Nine Gains for Women Made Possible by Title IX


“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subject to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance.” So says the historic preamble to the Title IX amendment, passed in 1972, passed 45 years ago today.

This Problem is Bigger Than Uber


On Tuesday, Travis Kalanick resigned as CEO of Uber. His resignation comes amid a tumultuous year for one of the biggest tech companies in the world, and just a week after he took a leave of absence following the death of his mother in a boating accident.

Chelsea Clinton and Cecile Richards Urged Women to Take Action on Trumpcare


Yesterday, Senate Republicans unveiled the newest version of their health care bill following a drafting process where women were literally shut out of the room and discussion.

The Future of U.S. Leadership in Ending Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies


    Monday was International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, a day first designated in 2015 to raise awareness of the need to end this type of violence and to honor the victims and survivors.

This is What Feminist Philanthropy Looks Like


Rutgers University has announced the historic creation of the Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies—a position made possible by a three-year, $3 million campaign involving over 400 donors.

Seven Ways the Senate Healthcare Bill Hurts Women


This morning, after convening in secret for weeks on end, the Senate Republicans finally publicly released their Affordable Care Act repeal legislation—a bill slashing funding for Medicaid and Planned Parenthood in order to give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans. Trumpcare will leave millions uninsured—and furthers the Trump administration’s war on women’s health.

California Bill Would Protect New Parents at Work


Legislation extending protected paid family leave to smaller businesses, allowing parents to spend time caring for their new children without fearing for the security of their jobs, has cleared the state Senate in California and is now being heard by the State Assembly’s Labor Committee.

Feminists #PinkOutTheNight for Women’s Health Care


The night before the Senate plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was unveiled, revealing a year-long ban on Planned Parenthood funding and deep cuts to critical programs like Medicaid, activists around the country gathered to protest the onslaught of attacks on women’s health by the Trump administration.

Attorneys Representing Anti-Abortion Extremists Refuse to Stop Endangering Providers


Attorneys representing two members of the so-called Center for Medical Progress—the deceptive organization behind the illegally recorded videos accusing Planned Parenthood of for-profit fetal tissue exchange—ignored a court-mandated gag order on the release of their illegally obtained footage of abortion providers.

Donald Trump’s HIV/AIDS Advisory Council Members Resigned Because of His Policies


Six members of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA) resigned last week, citing the Trump administration’s blatant lack of concern and foresight as the cause.

10 Feminist Books to Read This Summer


This piece appears in the Summer 2017 issue of Ms. Subscribe today to get a copy and become a member of the Ms. community!

The UN Works to Make Cultural Appropriation Illegal


Indigenous advocates have been calling for a ban on the cultural appropriation of their cultures for years—and now the United Nations is finally taking note.

Nabra Hassanen’s Murder is a Reminder That Feminists Must Fight Islamophobia


On Sunday morning, 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen was chased, beaten and murdered by a stranger after he encountered her outside of her mosque in Sterling, Virginia.

We Will Not Go to Gilead


Perhaps the eeriest part of watching The Handmaid’s Tale is how recognizable it feels. Abortion right supporters @ Capitol rotunda today dressed in "Handmaid's Tale" attire, protesting anti-abortion bills on #txlege calendar.

Grad Students are Unionizing to Fight Campus Sexual Assault


A certified union at Columbia University would mean higher compensation, better benefits and improved labor protections for graduate research and teaching assistants.

Q&A: Dr. Marisa Nádas is Fighting for Reproductive Freedom


New York’s legislative session is coming to a close—and reproductive rights activists are urging the legislature to pass the Reproductive Health Act, which would reform a state law that forces women to carry nonviable pregnancies to term, before they depart. New York is long overdue for important updates to its abortion law, which was written and passed before Roe.

Architecting Your Life: A Response to Ivanka Trump


I am sitting on the carpeted floor in our local Barnes & Noble and looking through Ivanka Trump’s new book, Women Who Work. (I can’t bring myself to buy it.) Trump tells us that her book is a “manual for architecting the life you want to live,” and she uses architectural metaphors throughout the book—urging women to “plot a plan for success” so that “your life’s blueprint reflects your foundational values.” As an architect, I love the way architectural terms quietly sneak into everyday language.


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