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Irish Citizens Are #HomeToVoteYes

They’re coming from Los Angeles. From Buenos Aires. From Toronto. From Tokyo. This week, thousands of Irish citizens took to the skies on their way to the polls, heading home to end a draconian abortion ban.

Waving signs and holding banners bearing the slogan “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality and Women’s Rights," thousands snaked through midtown Manhattan on March 8 in a collective show of solidarity for the global women’s movement. (J. Carrier for UN Women / Creative Commons)

This Week in Women: Solutions to #MeToo Start with Better Representation—in Media and in Politics

In the wake of Harvey Weinstein’s arrest and the Santa Fe shooting, the urgency around amplifying women’s voices—and the impact gender diversity in the halls of power can have—is as clear as ever.

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How LGBTQ Politics are Shaping Alabama’s Gubernatorial Race

The chain of events over the past week that led to the septuagenarian governor’s denunciation of claims that she was a closeted lesbian have injected some turmoil into an otherwise sleepy Republican primary in Alabama.

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The Marvel Universe’s #MeToo Moment

“She’s Not Alone” was not the same call-out against sexual assault and harassment as the #MeToo movement—but it shared similar undertones.

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The Lesbian Poets of Headmistress Press: Laura Foley and Maureen Bocka

Two lesbian poets talk emotional journeys, writing as practice and Barbie dolls.

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The Hatmaker’s Daughter

“The loovuuz is my favorite hat, because it is easy to make, and it is for everyone. You wear a loovuuz, no one knows all the things about you.”

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This Summer, Go See Women-Centric Films!

Part of the process of repairing the pipeline for women in film, in all areas—producing, behind and in front of the camera — is on us.

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Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule is a Deadly Attack on Poor Women

In its latest attack on reproductive rights, the Trump administration has proposed a new rule prohibiting women’s health clinics that receive federal funding under Title X from “performing, promoting, referring for or supporting abortion as a method of family planning.”

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The Ms. Q&A: Dr. Brené Brown Wants Feminists to Choose Courage Over Comfort

We spoke to four-time bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown about the ways gender intersects with her work on boundaries, the vulnerability of the #MeToo movement and her favorite feminists.

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How the Royal Wedding is Fighting Period Poverty

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are using their nuptials as an opportunity to rally support for seven organizations—including a Mumbai-based non-profit that produces and distributes affordable menstrual hygiene products to women in the city’s slums.

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Toy Story 3 on DVD–More Jessie, Please?

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend in the presence of Isla, a four year-old who LOVES Toy Story 2 and LOVES the cowgirl character Jessie even more. When the scene highlighting Jessie’s back story came on, Isla jumped off the couch in excitement and ran towards the television with a look of rapture [...]

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The Cost of a Non-Diverse Media

“I had journalists say to me: ‘I saw the women on the field. But they were so pitiful-looking that I didn’t film them,’” recalls Gini Reticker, director of the 2008 documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell, which documents women’s peace efforts in Liberia. While she had trouble finding footage of Liberian women’s peace actions, [...]