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Robert Lipsyte: Where Are the Men?

I realized then that I was watching a raid. I felt ice water in my veins as I hurried to a telephone booth from which I could observe the cops closing in on the doctor’s office. What should I do? Warn the doctor? Less than an hour had passed since Maria had gone inside. If they aborted the abortion now, would that spare them criminal charges?

May 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sojourner Truth: Ain’t I a Woman?

I could work as much and eat as much as a man – when I could get it – and bear the lash as well! And ain’t I a woman? I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?

February 4, 2022 · 3 Comments

H. Patricia Hynes: Abortion | What a Complex Web They Weave

Misogyny and injustice fuel the control of women’s bodies.

February 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Exposed

Ingrid, a young drama student, finds herself in the middle of an increasingly uncomfortable situation, as her ensemble and the play’s director discuss whether she should be performing a full-frontal nude scene. Magnus, once a promising theatre director who is now trying to get his career back on track, awkwardly navigates the discussion in the wake of MeToo.

November 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

Yifat Susskind: Three Lessons to Chart a Path Forward in Solidarity With Afghan Women

This time we can stand with Afghan women on their own terms, by asking them what they want and working hand-in-hand with them to support their leadership and meet their communities’ needs.

September 30, 2021 · 1 Comment

Barbara E. Young: Cousin Jill

I like a woman who can fall
Jack said to Jill.

September 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Jessica Corbett: Doctor Praised for Violating Texas’ New Abortion Ban

“I hope the law gets overturned,” Dr. Alan Braid said, “and if this is what does it, that would be great.”

September 21, 2021 · 1 Comment

Claire Provost: Women Are Tougher Than Right-Wing Legislators

Did a little bird tell you that women are obedient and law-abiding, and always do what they’re told? It’s time to shoot that bird.

September 7, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights

Chimpanzees are people too, you know. Ok, not exactly. But lawyer Steven Wise has spent the last 30 years working to change these animals’ status from “things” to “persons.”

May 29, 2021 · 2 Comments

Bhikshuni Soma: Neither Male Nor Female

He said: How could a woman who knows no more than how to cook, clean, and make babies, possibly reach the further shore, on the way to which so many … Continue reading

May 28, 2021 · 2 Comments

Video: Meeting the Enemy | Cassie Jaye

A feminist comes to terms with the Men’s Rights movement.

May 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Christine Fair: The Revenge of Farkhunda

The mullah falsely accused Farkhunda of burning a Quran. Those who overheard the allegation immediately decided that she must be killed. She was beaten with bats, stomped upon, and driven over by a car after which her body was dragged by a car and then immolated. Her real crime? She had the temerity as a woman to challenge superstitious practices propounded by ignorant male clerics.

December 19, 2020 · 1 Comment

Emily Dickinson: They shut me up in Prose

They might as wise have lodged a Bird
For Treason — in the Pound —

November 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Freed by Fire

“Freed by Fire” follows Molina, a 12-year old Malawian girl who becomes another child in a forced marriage. One female chief is tirelessly working to stop it.

November 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

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