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The United States has lagged behind the global legal reform trend on child marriage, but this is starting to change. Read more

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History shows how vital black women have been to the creation of America’s quilt of safety and justice that extends to all when we stand firm in the face of societal challenges. Read more

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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin on the unanimous Senate passage of the resolution she co-sponsored celebrating a century since the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Read more

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Veterans resisted the induction of the activist and actress into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. But women won out. Read more

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It took black women nineteen months to earn the same amount that white men did in twelve. Read more

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Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, states have passed more than 1,000 restrictions on abortion access, and under Trump the trend continues. But support for reproductive justice is building on many fronts. Read more

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An organizer of the international women’s strike set for March 8, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks about a feminist politics that focuses on women’s labor, and how to wake up the world to the power of women’s work—by doing nothing. Read more

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Photos from the Women's March on Washington, D.C., show passion and hope not present at the previous day's presidential inauguration. Read more

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Erin Mohoney speaks about on and the upcoming women's strike during inauguration weekend and the fight for gender equality under Trump. Read more

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The next few years are going to be hell, she says, but she’s all for organizing and not mourning. Read more

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Hillary Clinton is making history and she is, despite her protests to the contrary, the establishment candidate—with all that that entails. Read more

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This ruling is a turning point in the fight to restore reproductive rights for women. Read more

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Looking back at the August 1920 issue of La Follette's Magazine gives me goosebumps.     It's pretty exciting to read that "17 million American women" are "fully enfranchised." For the first time in American history, women may vote in... Read more

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I come from a long line of strong women. Women who left home and made a new life in a foreign land. These women’s blood flows in mine. I know their stories because they were revealed to me at the kitchen table. Read more

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Hillary Clinton suffered from an “enthusiasm gap” in 2008 that cost her the election when Barack Obama captured the enthusiasm of young people and people of color. Read more

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As we celebrate Women's History Month, two women are on my mind: Grace Lee Boggs and Yuri Kochiyama. Read more

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Oscar-winning director Freida Lee Mock's latest documentary opens with a close-up shot of a telephone. Read more

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The woman who began her writing career as a more or less conventional novelist has turned her talents to space fiction, science fiction, species fiction, and most recently to an old-fashioned action-packed Read more

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As military officers whose job it was to combat sexual harassment and assault face charges of committing these crimes, we turn to our archives for a deeper look at the culture of rape and harassment in the military. Read more

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This month marks the 30th anniversary of Alice Walker's winning of the Pulitzer Prize for "The Color Purple," the first for a novel by a black woman. Read more

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