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The Other Women’s Movement

They voted for Donald Trump. Their European sisters are supporting nationalist movements of their own. And they’re not who you think they are.

The Global Gag Rule: America’s Deadly Export

The policy that plucks U.S. dollars from any international health care initiative tied to abortion has been reinstated by President Trump — and a lot of African women are going to die as a result.

Nevertheless, Her Majesty Persisted

An oppressive era and the demands of motherhood never kept Queen Victoria from embracing public power and enjoying private satisfaction

Guardian of the Girl-Child

In a Kenyan town, one woman seeks justice for victims of sexual violence neglected by an inept government and overburdened police force. To those in her community she is a meddler, avenger, and last resort. For the women she helps, she is nothing less than a savior.

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A Blow to the Soul

A generation of innocents is going to grow up traumatized because of America’s immigration laws.

Gender Hack

The dearth of women in tech is cultural — and entirely reversible.

The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard Of

How President Trump might turn an all-seeing spy apparatus on innocent American citizens.



The Syrian Refugees Coming Home to Armenia

A century ago, they fled to escape the genocide in the collapsing Ottoman Empire. Now these ethnically Armenian Syrians are trying to make a new home in their old country.


The Rapist's Loophole: Marriage

Where — and how — legal systems around the world permit violence against women.

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The Refugee Puppeteer

Inside Zaatari Camp, one volunteer is on a mission to help war-weary children overcome their disabilities and fears with theater.

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Can Women Really Revolutionize Politics with Protest?

From Poland’s ‘Black Monday’ strike to women shedding the compulsory hijab on social media, there is power in sisterhood and solidarity.

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Advice From Pussy Riot: How to Defy Putin and Trump

What the Russian and U.S. presidents have in common and how to defeat “all those other assholes just like them.”


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