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'My People Are Brainwashed': The Women Who Escaped North Korea

From putting their families at risk of execution to struggles with guilt and paranoia, freedom comes at a cost for those who flee the Hermit Kingdom.
Bobbie van der List
2 days ago
reproductive rights
reproductive rights

The Irish Expats Flying Home to Vote Against Ireland's Abortion Ban

“I am traveling home to vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment on behalf of all the women and girls in Ireland who do not have a choice about what happens to their bodies.”
Zing Tsjeng
2.16.18
gun control
gun control

'Yesterday, I Hid in a Closet': Teen Survivors of Florida Shooting Call for Reform

Students who spent yesterday hiding from a gunman armed with an AR-15 he purchased legally say this is the exact right time to talk about gun control.
Linda Yang
2.15.18
politics
politics

This Year, More Trans People Are Running for US Office Than Ever Before

Chelsea Manning is among an estimated 40 transgender Americans looking to shake up politics in 2018.
Linda Yang
2.8.18
politics
politics

The White House Can't Stop Hiring and Defending People Accused of Assault

White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned today following accusations that he abused his two ex-wives. He's not the first person with an alleged history of violence against women to be offered a position in the Trump administration.
Linda Yang
2.7.18
history
history

The Queer, Disabled, and Women of Color Suffragettes History Forgot

Campaigners from marginalized communities played a critical role in getting women in the UK the right to vote—but their contributions have been erased. We spoke to several historians trying to change that.
Ella Braidwood
2.5.18
abortion
abortion

The Anti-Abortion Movement Has Made a Deal with the Devil (Trump)

Trump is everything the "pro-life" movement should stand against, but he's carrying out their agenda so enthusiastically that they can't be bothered to condemn him.
Robin Marty
1.30.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Woman Running for Office to Fight Sexual Harassment Head-On

Michigan Attorney General candidate Dana Nessel garnered national attention when she promised not to inappropriately expose herself in a campaign ad.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Candidate Who Decided to Run After Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

Mallory McMorrow says she remembers thinking: "How do you tell your daughters that this is not only acceptable behavior but that it’s laudable?"
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Candidate Who Plans to Be the First Native American Woman in Congress

“I just felt like my voice—considering the fact that we've never had a Native American woman in Congress—might be a voice at the table that Congress has never heard," says Deb Haaland.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Woman Who Could Become America's First-Ever Indigenous Governor

"If you look at the faces in Congress now, there’s a clear imbalance that doesn't reflect the population of the United States," says Paulette Jordan.
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls
Power to the Polls

The Woman Running to Be the First Black Female Governor in the United States

"We have to change the face of leadership," says Stacey Abrams. "People need to see themselves reflected in those who lead them.
Linda Yang
1.19.18