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NEWSFLASH: A New Beginning for ENDA?

UPDATE!! After 19 years of trying, the U.S. Senate has finally passed the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) by a vote of 64-32. All Democratic Senators voted for it, joined by 10 Republicans. It now goes to the House, where it faces much more stubborn Republican opposition. In a groundbreaking vote yesterday, 61 U.S. Senators–including 7 [...]

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Yours in Sisterhood: The Film Connecting Feminists Through Vintage Letters to Ms.

Irene Lusztig’s film “Yours in Sisterhood” is a collective portrait of feminism across four decades—built uniquely through time travel and postage stamps.

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Looking for Women’s Voices—and Stories—at “Her Paris”

“Her Paris” is a revelatory exhibition of the art—and by extension, the lives—of 37 women painters. It’s also a grim reminder of how far women still have to go to secure real space in the history of art.

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The UN Must Confront Rape Against the Rohingya in Burma

“Sexual violence in conflict is not simply a human rights issue—it’s also a security challenge.”

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Well-Intentioned Efforts at “Reform” Have Uniquely Hurt Incarcerated Women

We need more than benign purpose to craft policy. What women are facing now in the criminal justice system is proof.

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Women Have Gained Little Ground in Hollywood Over the Last 20 Years

The last two decades in film have marked a disappointingly slow crawl to increased representation for women behind the scenes.

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WATCH: The #MeToo PSA Made Entirely By Women

A new PSA released by Women in Motion Pictures, a feminist collective of female filmmakers and actors, explores the scope of sexual harassment and its devastating effects on women and girls—in Hollywood and beyond.

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Iranian and American Feminists Declare Solidarity During Iran-Wide Protests

“Feminism is a movement built on solidarity and intersectionality, and our fight for gender equality knows no borders.”

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Don’t Despair

When I was a child growing up in middle Georgia, I thought all white men were like Donald Trump.

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When We Criticize Survivors, We Ignore Those Who Didn’t Survive

This conversation cannot wait, and this is certainly not the time to tear down anti-sexual harassment activists. We must keep moving forward—not pushing back. For women of color in particular, that is the only way to survive.

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Across the Country, 2018 Ushered in New Laws Boosting Women’s Rights

On January 1 of this year, many laws that boosted women’s access to healthcare, proximity to economic justice and protections from workplace discrimination kicked into effect. 

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Hissa Hilal Fights “Fatwas” With Poetry

A talented Saudi poet, Hissa Hilal, has become the breakout star of Abu Dhabi’s popular game show the “Million’s Poet,” and she hasn’t even won yet.