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Inside Our Fall 2017 Issue

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TAKE ACTION: Urge Business Leaders to Break Their Silence on Abortion Rights

Business leaders said nothing as 28 states this year alone introduced bills to ban all or some abortions. Challenge them to break their silence—and save women’s lives.

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Alleviating Poverty Elevates Women Around the World

By supporting women and children around the world, we build a strong global economy.

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TAKE ACTION: Urge Business Leaders to Break Their Silence on Abortion Rights

Business leaders said nothing as 28 states this year alone introduced bills to ban all or some abortions. Challenge them to break their silence—and save women’s lives.

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The Ms. Q&A: Barbara Smith on Finding Hope in the Struggle

Barbara Smith, co-founder of the Combahee River Collective, talked to us about its legacy in the feminist movement, intersectionality and identity politics.

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Securing Relief for Women and Girls in Dominica’s Devastation

Disasters tend to bring to light the multiple inequalities that women and girls face day-to-day. The devastation in Dominica is no exception.

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The Ms. Q&A: Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza on Getting Intersectionality Right

“What does it mean that intersectionality is now being talked about as some kind of weird diversity project as opposed to an analysis of how power interacts with itself and each other? And what is at stake when we don’t get it right?”

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Connecting the Dots Between Art, Activism and Gentrification

Independent, grass-roots artists themselves are being evicted from their neighborhoods, and their creative practices are being made increasingly invisible.

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Our Culture is Rape Culture—And We Have to Confront It

The U.S. was founded as a rape culture. But we’re not supposed to talk about that.  

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Band of Sisters: Gloria Steinem and Yoko Ono Join Hundreds to Remember Kate Millett

“I wouldn’t have missed this revolution, not for love or money. I remain forever loyal to that moment in time, that collective awakening, which set me free from my former life as a girl.”

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Rest in Power: Remembering Linda Nochlin’s Revolutionary Retelling of Art History

As Linda Nochlin coolly proved nearly half a century ago, even academic inquiry can be an act of revolution.

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Honoring Trailblazing Female Firsts in an Age of Resistance

In the heart of the Brooklyn Museum, between Picasso’s “Woman in Gray” and Monet’s rippled river in “Islets at Port-Ville,” landmark women from many fields traded stories on Thursday.

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Feminists Took to the Streets in Los Angeles to Fight Sexual Harassment and Abuse

Survivors, allies and activists pushed back against workplace sexism and highlighted the intersections of gender-based violence and economic inequality at two different marches Sunday.

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A 12-Year-Old Warrior for Justice

“I know I might be little,” Angelika begins. “But I make a huge impact on this earth.”

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#MeToo: This Time I’m Not Letting It Go

When men say “you misunderstood,” or “it wasn’t intentional,” I don’t believe them. I didn’t believe them then and I don’t believe them now—especially now, after years of slights, innuendos and deliberate disrespect.

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From Activist to Author to Hollywood Hero

When war and genocide burst through Cambodia, Loung Ung was a 5-year-old girl scrambling to stay enough steps ahead of starvation, exhaustion, disease and the Khmer Rouge to survive.

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Lawmakers Are Using Tax Reform Legislation to Push an Anti-Abortion Agenda

The latest tax reform bill enables the naming of fetuses as beneficiaries of college savings plans. That policy could codify the anti-abortion notion of “personhood” into law.

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Feminist Fix: Demanding Accountability for Harassment and Assault—From Hollywood to the Hill

Women have continued to come forward about rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment by powerful men—including Congressional candidate Roy Moore and comedian Louis C.K.—and the call to take domestic violence seriously is louder than ever in the wake of Sutherland Springs. Also inside: Hillary’s letter to her younger self, demands for a DREAM Act, Germany’s third gender, a big boom in ACA enrollment and other feminist links!

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This Week in Women: Journalists are Breaking the Silence

Several big stories broke this week exposing efforts to silence and threaten women seeking justice for rape and sexual assault.