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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 »

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 »

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 »

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

The Case for Empathy—Open Hearts May Open Minds

| March 18, 2013

Expand the circle of empathy in public life, urges multimedia journalist Mary C. Curtis. More »

Futures Without Violence

Futures Without Violence

| March 11, 2013

A UN Commission on the Status of Women Event Highlights Groups Acting to End Violence Against Women Around the World. More »

Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea—in 2013!

Witch Burnings in Papua New Guinea—in 2013!

| February 28, 2013

First delivered on "Women's Media Center Live with Robin Morgan," this "Fighting Words" commentary demands action in response to a horrifying news story reported by journalist Jo Chandler. More »

Nepotism Is Not Feminism

Nepotism Is Not Feminism

| February 19, 2013

The author, editorial director of Feminist Studies, takes issue with the language the president used in last week's State of the Union address. More »