In response to Seo-Young Chu’s “Refuge for Jae-In Doe,” a piece that explores the sexual harassment, rape and racism she faced from a professor at Stanford, we want to revisit our shared time in graduate school.
Before there were scores of women coming forward to chronicle decades of sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of prominent men in virtually every profession, there were legions of women who suffered the same thing and whose stories remain largely untold.
From 1917 to 1919, police arrested over 200 women, ages 19 to 73, from 26 states, for the trumped-up charge of “obstructing traffic.” Known as the Silent Sentinels, these stalwarts staged ongoing, wordless, peaceful pickets on the White House sidewalk in all kinds of weather for the right to vote—as President Woodrow Wilson, cloistered inside, dodged and dawdled.
The Women’s Voices Theater Festival currently wrapping up in Washington, D.C., featured over 30 theatrical productions written by some of the country’s pre-eminent women playwrights.
Three years ago, when I lived in Madrid, I experienced dramatic culture shock—but it wasn’t the large amount of ham in my diet or the frank attitudes of Madrileños that caught me off-guard.
The #MeToo movement has inspired women around the world to speak out, but whenever a victim of sexual assault or harassment comes forward, she is still put on trial.
This year, women and young people—both as voters and candidates—could have the power to determine the makeup of Congress, state legislatures and governors’ offices.
The world needs women-owned businesses. Women entrepreneurs create jobs and contribute to gross domestic product (GDP) across the globe.
Molly Adams The Women’s Marches of 2017 were born out of rage, to protest the new president and to send a message to him and his supporters in Congress: Women weren’t going back.
Nancy Harkness Love broke the military gender barrier when she led 303 civilian women pilots for the Army Air Forces’ Ferrying Division in World War II.
What can organizational leaders in business, education and government learn from an unemployed unmarried woman living in patriarchal misogynistic rural England in the 18th Century?
In February 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) talked with eight survivors of sports-related sexual abuse during what she later described as “one of the most disturbing, emotional meetings I’ve held in 25 years in the Senate.” One month later, she introduced the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act with Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Susan Collins (R-Maine)—and less than one year later, it passed with broad bipartisan support through both the Senate and the House.
Alyssa Milano accidentally launched a viral movement last year when she asked survivors of harassment and abuse to respond to a tweet with “me, too.” But over ten years earlier, Tarana Burke, co-founder of Just Be Inc., a youth organization for young women of color, had coined the phrase for a similar purpose—to let women and girls in her own community know they weren’t alone. Though Milano quickly and publicly acknowledged Burke’s work, making space for a movement which would come to involve celebrities and advocates alike, the incident served as a stark reminder that across the country, the #MeToo movement has been a long time coming on a much smaller scale.
Our Spring issue captures the growing power and momentum of the women’s movements—and lays out solutions for some of the most pressing issues of this moment.
Florence Schechter is a science YouTuber and performer with a background in biochemistry, improv, comedy, music, theatre and spoken word.
The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made.
This Week in Women is part of a series produced in partnership between Ms. and the Fuller Project for International Reporting.
In a region where in-clinic access to safe abortion is extremely limited, a harm-reduction model of care is helping women safely self-induce—and take back their reproductive freedom.
MIT students, professors and alumni are credited with the creation of concepts and inventions as varied as refined oil, the Internet and the Human Genome Project.
Behind every great woman… is another great woman. With compelling story-telling and beautifully illustrated portraits, I Know a Woman is bold and engaging with a unique purpose to uncover the links between 84 pioneering women—including Michelle Obama, Gala Dali, Emma Watson, Nina Simone, Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel, Greta Garbo, Eleanor Roosevelt and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.