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School Sexual Harassment: Underreported and Ignored

School Sexual Harassment: Underreported and Ignored

| September 6, 2016

Sexual harassment is alarmingly widespread in middle schools and high schools, with serious consequences for students. But the problem isn't getting enough attention or research. More »

Rocky Rivera Is “Gonna Turn You Into a Feminist”

Rocky Rivera Is “Gonna Turn You Into a Feminist”

| August 31, 2016

This Bay Area rapper is using her art to promote feminist and other social justice messages. More »

To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Keep Fighting for Voting Rights

To Celebrate Women’s Equality Day, Keep Fighting for Voting Rights

| August 25, 2016

Women's Equality Day marks the anniversary of the 19th Amendment, when US women won the right to vote. Mary C. Curtis reminds us that the fight for this right is ongoing. More »

Tags: Politics
Women Running For Our Lives

Women Running For Our Lives

| August 23, 2016

The recent murders of three women runners in three different states have sent shock waves through the female running community. More »

Losing Larry Wilmore and Why It Matters—to TV, Women, and the Nation

Losing Larry Wilmore and Why It Matters—to TV, Women, and the Nation

| August 19, 2016

On the news that "The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore" has been canceled, Angela Bonavoglia reminds us that Wilmore's unabashed feminism set him apart among male political comedians. More »

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Sex Testing for Female Olympic Athletes Is a Thing of the Past (At Least for Now)

Sex Testing for Female Olympic Athletes Is a Thing of the Past (At Least for Now)

| August 15, 2016

Thanks to a challenge by a runner from India, controversial “gender verification” tests for female athletes have been suspended. One of the leading advocates behind the policy change explains: "High-performance sports is all about unique bodies." More »

Glass Cliffs and Gray Rhinos: Why a Crisis Is Too Late to Pick a Woman to Lead

Glass Cliffs and Gray Rhinos: Why a Crisis Is Too Late to Pick a Woman to Lead

| August 9, 2016

Women often gain leadership positions when it’s time to help a country or company out of a crisis. But author Michele Wucker asks: Why don’t we value the ways that women can prevent the crisis to begin with? More »

With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?

With Hillary’s Nomination, Lots of Interest in Suffrage Movement, But Did Media Get the Facts Right?

| August 3, 2016

Media outlets that invoke white-clad suffragists as shorthand for a long, sprawling movement often show a simplistic view of women's history. Author Louise Bernikow offers a cheat sheet on the women's suffrage movement for journalists and others. More »

Hillary’s Historic Nomination for President — A Photo Essay

| July 28, 2016

North Carolina-based photographer Jenny Warburg was on the floor of the Democratic National Convention this week and captured these images from the historic event nominating Hillary Clinton as the first female candidate from a major party. More »

Tags: Politics
“Ghostbusters” Stands On Its Own

“Ghostbusters” Stands On Its Own

| July 21, 2016

You don't have to have seen the original to appreciate the "Ghostbusters" reboot. Seeing the new film with fresh eyes, our writer finds there is plenty for feminists to like. More »