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What role should the social platform play as the feminist movement continues to grow?

Sasha Menu Courey

To curb sexual assault, victims need allies and advocates. Former University of Missouri football player Rolandis Woodland is a model for this.

Woman on a laptop

While the Internet may create space for many voices, it also reflects and amplifies real-world inequities in striking ways.

A cartoon by Bill Mauldin from the October 24, 1944, issue of Stars and Stripes

When US soldiers venture abroad, women’s bodies can become the occupied territories.

Yes, let’s erase stigma. But feminists, please: let’s not forget to talk about male privilege.

Amman, Jordan

Social media platforms are enabling women to speak out anonymously and show that harassment exists—but that hasn’t resulted in culture change.

Elizabeth Warren

At the current rate of progress, it will take nearly 500 years for women to reach fair representation in government.

Sex worker

Villainizing sex workers won’t improve their lives. Basic labor rights will.

Obama in Cleveland

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

Blogs

Message of support to LGBTQ youth are a beautiful sign of solidarity, but alone they are inadequate to deal with the depth and scale of the crisis at hand.

November 20, 2013

The actor and MSNBC host has a history of unhinged homophobia. So why does he keep getting a pass?

November 15, 2013

Join ColorofChange.org in calling for a full investigation into the 19-year-old’s death. 

November 11, 2013

In trying to obtain VA benefits for the mental health effects of military sexual trauma, many survivors face bureaucratic hurdles, long delays and ultimately, rejection. 

November 11, 2013

The teenagers death sets off a familiar refrain when thinking about the history of race in the United States. 

November 11, 2013

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

If the Barnard administration takes the idea that adult women should have control over their bodies seriously, then students and RAs should be able to decide for themselves how often guests can stay over. 

November 6, 2013

Have you ever noticed how many conservatives cannot believe a sane, sincere, intelligent person could disagree with them? That's a central component of the right-wing mind.

November 6, 2013

The GOP’s loss in Virginia is causing the Tea Party to double down on the conservative crazy.

November 6, 2013

Texas Equal Access fund Executive Director Merritt Tierce says the fight against Texas’ new abortion laws will continue and intensify.

November 5, 2013