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Where Are All the Young Feminists? Meet the Girls of Generation Now

Where Are All the Young Feminists? Meet the Girls of Generation Now

| November 20, 2013

In the midst of media-perpetuated victim-blaming surrounding the highly publicized sexual assaults and cyberbullying young women have suffered from Maryville to Steubenville, a group of New York City teens are using theatre to raise awareness and take a stand against slut-shaming in schools. More »

A Unique Film From Saudi Arabia

A Unique Film From Saudi Arabia

| October 16, 2013

Haifaa Al-Mansour reflects on her new feature film, Wadjda; the unusual challenges involved in making it; and the impact of telling a story from the perspective of a ten-year-old girl in Saudi Arabia. More »

B-Girl Event Celebrates Women in Hip Hop

B-Girl Event Celebrates Women in Hip Hop

| April 22, 2013

In San Diego last month, b-girls and graffiti artists danced and painted their way into what is generally an all-male world. 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 »

Human Trafficking Bill Resurrected in Congress

Human Trafficking Bill Resurrected in Congress

| February 15, 2013

This week the Senate took care of the unfinished business of reauthorizing legislation to combat the crime of trafficking, including services for domestic victims. Now it's up to the House. More »

New Girl(s)—Looking for the Allure in Feminism

New Girl(s)—Looking for the Allure in Feminism

| February 5, 2013

The author, who delivered WMC's Girls' State of the Union Message last year, explains why image counts when appealing to teens and young women. More »

The Year 2012 Is Reflected in “Emotional Creature”

The Year 2012 Is Reflected in “Emotional Creature”

| December 24, 2012

Eve Ensler's latest play on the inner lives of girls treats topical concerns for feminists today throughout the world. More »

The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

| December 19, 2012

This commentary on gun violence will be featured on Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan on Saturday, December 22, at 11 AM ET on CBS radio 1580 in the Washington, D.C., area and streaming from WMCLive.com. More »

Of Fantasy Sluts and Real-Life Survivors

Of Fantasy Sluts and Real-Life Survivors

| November 16, 2012

In fighting sexual violence, says the author, school administrators need to be proactive and help the students themselves change the cultural environment. More »