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Brazil's New President Once Told a Politician She Was Too Ugly to Rape

Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro was elected this week despite his abysmal track record on rights for women, LGBTQ people, and indigenous communities.
Zing Tsjeng
10.29.18
Power

Inside a Rally of Hundreds Telling Trump Trans People #WontBeErased

After a leaked Department of Health and Human Services memo revealed an agenda to strip 1.4 million trans Americans of gender recognition on Sunday, LGBTQ people and allies gathered in New York City's Washington Square Park to protest.
Diana Tourjée
Sara David
Sarah Burke
10.22.18
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This Influential UK Parliamentary Committee Just Backed a Stalkers Register

The Home Affairs Select Committee, which advises British lawmakers on policy, announced its support of a national database of serial stalkers and domestic abuse perpetrators.
Sirin Kale
10.21.18
Op-Ed

Native American Is Not My Race—It's Who I Am

Elizabeth Warren may feel vindicated about her ancestry, but defining Native American identity by race often results in dangerous challenges to Indigenous rights and sovereignty.
Mariah Gladstone
10.19.18
politics

Altered Birth Certificates Are 'Free Speech' for Trans People, Lawsuit Says

Lambda Legal has sued the state of Kansas for refusing to allow transgender citizens to alter the sex marker on their birth certificate, arguing that inaccurate birth certificates compel speech.
Diana Tourjée
10.15.18
protest

This New Feminist Antifa Group Is Taking on the Far-Right

When a right-wing group decided to march through London, the Feminist Anti-Fascism Assembly were there to hold them back.
Bex Wade
10.15.18
Culture

Taylor Swift's Silence Was Her First Real Political Statement

After years of silence on politics, Taylor Swift endorsed two Democrat candidates in Tennessee, Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper, to her 112 million followers on Instagram.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
10.8.18
politics

302 Protestors Arrested at Capitol as Kavanaugh Confirmation Approaches

Women’s March activists overwhelmed the US Capitol, alongside politicians like Sen. Elizabeth Warren and celebrities like Emily Ratajkowski, who was arrested with comedian Amy Schumer.
Diana Tourjée
10.5.18
Power

Zero Republicans Have Backed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

The Violence Against Women Act is a landmark piece of legislation that serves to protect women from sexual and physical abuse. It's at risk of expiring soon, and a new bill to reauthorize it is lacking support from Republicans.
Kimberly Lawson
10.4.18
politics

Women's Anger Will Change the World

In this excerpt from Soraya Chemaly's new book, "Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women's Anger," the activist and author urges readers to use their inner rage as a powerful tool for social change.
Sooraya Chemaly
9.17.18
VICE Guide to Life

How to Make a Political Impact if You Can't Vote

In the United States, people under 18, undocumented people, and some people who have been convicted of felonies can't take part in elections. Here are some ideas about what to do instead of (or in addition to!) voting.
Leila Ettachfini
9.12.18
politics

Arizona Will Send a Woman to the Senate for the First Time Ever

After winning Tuesday's primary elections, Democrat Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Martha McSally will face off in the Arizona Senate race.
Marie Solis
8.29.18
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