“We didn’t think of ourselves as hippies, we thought of ourselves as serious people with politics.”
Female journalists in Vietnam returned, like the soldiers, nursing wounds that their countries would refuse to acknowledge.
“We have to take over spaces because we are not going to be invited in.”
The way women practice feminism differs between Quebec and France, especially in how they welcome—or don’t—Muslim women.
Collective feminist narratives can acknowledge, to differing degrees, the stories that are missing from them.
“Given the long, tainted history of sex under patriarchy, maybe we need reparative norms around sex.”
"I really liked Cardi B’s 'WAP.' It reminded me of one of the earliest poems written in history."
What was happening in the streets of Iran—what one white feminist couldn’t see—was a revolution, looking for different freedoms than the West.
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
A defaced family photograph—with an ancestor cut out—reveals to Ferrante’s new protagonist how women are erased by the words and deeds of men.
“There’s a passage early on in Book 2 that’s so smug, so macho (in a literary way), that’s so—ugh! I can’t explain it.”
“There was something about the resilience of an organization like this. We are the longest-running feminist publishing house in the world.”
Studying human evolution reveals that older women have always been essential to the surviving and thriving of the species.
“Although I was reluctant to generalize about women’s friendship, I was also thinking about a model that would counter the male model of friendship.”
Aging Americans are cared for by family members or low-paid nurses. Both lack support for their necessary work, which COVID-19 has only made harder.
Early manifestos honored a high-stakes feminist anger that swept through the writing. It burns and simmers even today.
What happens when a woman’s words are believed? And what doesn’t happen? Two years have passed since the viral hashtag #MeToo carried the intersectional movement to end sexual violence to a global ...
Watching the early minutes of the first match of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup tournament, I was surprised to find myself tearing up ...
I first encountered the biological concept of population in high school. We were introduced to the experiment of flour beetles in a jar of flour; each week, we ...
My tiny captor sleeps beside me. I don’t know how long it will last, but I welcome such moments of respite. Stolen hours to write, periods in which I feel my foggy ...