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Buses and Metros Carry Messages Against Harassment

Buses and Metros Carry Messages Against Harassment

| April 12, 2013

As women and men mobilize for International Anti-Street Harassment Week, the author, founder of Stop Street Harassment, describes growing multi-city campaigns focusing on public transit. More »

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

Satire is a Dangerous Business in Venezuela

| April 10, 2013

With national elections looming, the health of Venezuelan democracy may depend on the freedom of opinion in the media—including the political cartoonists. More »

The Personal Is Political—Yet Again

The Personal Is Political—Yet Again

| April 8, 2013

The poet, author, and feminist activist takes on a new challenge in this essay, adapted from her commentary on WMC Live With Robin Morgan. More »

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

Activist Angela Davis Reaches a New Generation

| April 4, 2013

In film and onstage, from the perspective of more than 50 years of activism, Angela Davis offers lessons from an organizer. More »

Mentoring the Next Generation of Writers

Mentoring the Next Generation of Writers

| April 1, 2013

Girls Write Now, in the midst of its annual CHAPTERS readings now in New York City, sponsors pairings that can seem at first surprising via its afterschool arts program. More »

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

Pakistan—The Last Destination of the Stars

| March 29, 2013

The author, fresh from a family visit, reflects on how Pakistan arrived at this moment, and what the United States can do to support women and democracy there. More »

Verdict Is In on Sexual Assault in the Military

Verdict Is In on Sexual Assault in the Military

| March 26, 2013

Survivors and advocates insist on the need for a system of reporting and trying sexual assault cases independent of the chain of command, writes the author, an expert on gender-based violence. More »

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

“My Brooklyn”—Prejudice, Policy and Gentrification

| March 22, 2013

In discussing two women who document a culturally and commercially vibrant community at risk, the author explores the racist policy and politics behind the onslaught of gentrification. More »

President Obama: Nominate a Woman to Replace Outgoing FCC Chair

President Obama: Nominate a Woman to Replace Outgoing FCC Chair

| March 21, 2013

Over two dozen prominent women's rights organizations and leaders signed a letter that was delivered today to the White House from the Women's Media Center, calling on the President to appoint the first female FCC Chair in the agency's eighty-year history. More »

Marissa Mayer—Out of Touch with Women Workers?

Marissa Mayer—Out of Touch with Women Workers?

| March 20, 2013

The author, a mom and a Walmart employee, wonders if Yahoo's Marissa Mayer, who serves on the Walmart board, can advocate for her. More »