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“All We Can Save” is the Environmental Feminist Text We Need Right Now

“My heart is moved by all I cannot save:so much has been destroyedI have to cast my lot with thosewho age after age, perversely,with no extraordinary power,reconstitute the world.”―Adrienne Rich,“Natural Resources“ I write this review as the Bobcat Fire rages on just miles away from my home in Los...

“Sands of Silence”: Documentary on Healing from Sexual Violence Premiering on PBS

For the last two decades, journalist and filmmaker Chelo Alvarez-Stehle has traveled the world investigating and documenting women’s experiences of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. In her award-winning documentary film, Sands of Silence: Waves of Courage—premiering on PBS on Sunday, Sept. 27—Alvarez-Stehle brings together the stories of women she...

Watch the Women (Part 2): Kansas, Arizona, Georgia and Texas

Justice Ginsburg’s vacancy on the Supreme Court has set off an intense partisan fight just weeks before the 2020 election. Which party controls the Senate in 2021 could depend on how the many women candidates fare. This article is adapted from “Watch the Women,” which appears in the Fall 2020...

Today in Feminist History: The 19th Amendment Is Only the First Step (September 23, 1923)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. September 23,...

Delays Expected in Election Results as More Voters Opt for Mail-in Ballots

Results from the 2020 election will likely be late—and that’s not a bad thing. A President Trump and a former Vice President Biden supporter converse before the Joe Biden Campaign Rally at the National World War I Museum and Memorial on March 7 in Kansas City. (Kyle Rivas...

Keeping Score: Calls to Investigate ICE; Climate Clock Issues Warning; RBG Still Trailblazing

In every issue of Ms., we track research on our progress in the fight for equality, catalogue can’t-miss quotes from feminist voices and keep tabs on the feminist movement’s many milestones. We’re Keeping Score online, too—in in this biweekly round-up. Lest We Forget +“I just want to say, man, to all...

Women’s Inequality Has Been Maintained by Force of Law. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Knew This.

A Ruth Bader Ginsburg mural in Washington, D.C. (tedeytan / Creative Commons)An unwavering warrior, fearlessly on the side of women, has died.    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on September 18 must be understood as the transition of both an intellectual luminary and an indefatigable foot soldier for human rights, civil...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy—as a Lawyer, on the Bench and in Dissent

(WFULawSchool / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had a tremendous impact on the law, both as a lawyer and as a judge, for women’s rights and the rights of all people. As founder and director of the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, Ruth Bader Ginsburg made Pauli Murray’s visionary interpretation...

Watch the Women (Part 1): Maine and Iowa

(Chuck Schumer @SenSchumer / Twitter)Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death last Friday was greeted with an outpouring of grief and appreciation for her life’s work. But as she anticipated with her dying statement to her granddaughter—”My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new...

Today in Feminist History: Amelia Earhart Fights for the Equal Rights Amendment (September 22, 1932)

Today in Feminist History is our daily recap of the major milestones and minor advancements that shaped women’s history in the U.S.—from suffrage to Shirley Chisholm and beyond. These posts were written by, and are presented in homage to, our late staff historian and archivist, David Dismore. September 22,...