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Winter 2018

Up Front

  • Ms. Letter
  • Letters
  • Keeping Score



A Promise Kept; Trump’s Latest Pussy Grab; The Case of Jane Doe; No Peace Without Women; Short Takes


Runaway Brides; Piping Up; Is ‘FARC Feminism’ for Real?; Trending: #PopFeminism; Short Takes


The Weinstein Effect

by Linda Burstyn

How the downfall of one sexual predator can usher in an era of change for women everywhere

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

by Katherine Spillar

Women came out in droves in 2017’s elections—as candidates and voters—repudiating Trump’s agenda and delivering big wins for Democrats.

Peacekeeping Is a Woman’s Job

by Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

Some 17 years after the U.N. resolution on women, peace and security, women make up just 5 percent of deployed Blue Helmets. It’s time to find the political will to upend the status quo.

Pain and Prejudice

by Julie Rehmeyer

Women suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome remain undiagnosed and untreated, for a tangle of reasons with sexism at the core.



Homegrown Hero

by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Even under Taliban rule, an Afghan girl could become the hero of her own story.


The Good-Guy Awards

by Martha Burk

Working Mother’s “100 Best Companies” is great for corporate PR. But for the mothers reading this list—those companies really could do better.


Barbara Blaine, 1956-2017

by Bill Frogameni

An advocate for those abused by Catholic priests, Blaine made it easier to identify perpetrators, harder to cover their evil and easier for victims to come forward.


A Past and Future Teacher

In the foreword to A Passionate Life, a new collection of writings by and on Indian freedom fighter and social reformer Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Gloria Steinem introduces a new generation of feminists to one of her greatest influences.

Book Reviews

  • Carrie N. Baker on Cynthia Enloe’s The Big Push: Exposing And Challenging The Persistence Of Patriarchy
  • Erin Aubry Kaplan on Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele’s When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir
  • Shivanee Ramlochan on Krystal A. Sital’s Secrets We Kept: Three Women of Trinidad


Great reads for winter 2018


You Too? Here’s What to Do

by Marty Langelan

To stop a harasser in his tracks, interrupt his agenda with nonviolent direct action.