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The Real Dividing Line on Abortion

Meredith Conroy, Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux FiveThirtyEight
These findings line up with decades of research suggesting that views of abortion are intimately linked to how people think about motherhood, sex and women’s social roles.

Abortion and Privacy

Myra Marx Ferree The Gender Policy Report
The loss of the Roe right to abortion will begin to unravel a whole skein of privacy rights. A radical solution would be to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to ensure access to the full spectrum of childrearing and reproductive rights.

It’s Time To Rage

Roxane Gay The New York Times
We should not live in a country where bodily autonomy can be granted or taken away by nine political appointees, most of whom are men and cannot become pregnant. Any civil right contingent upon political whims is not actually a civil right.

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Where Is the Women’s Movement?

Meredith Tax The Nation
Women’s movements are often born in periods of general political upsurge. Why isn’t that happening? Why do young feminists seem more interested in social media than in building feminist organizations?

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How to End ‘Women’s Work’

Anna Louie Sussman The New York Times
A pair up gloves with skill of a man's job on one side and the pay;  and a woman's job on the other. What so many of today's most underpaid and essential workers have in common is simply that they are women. Are we willing to re-examine the assumptions embedded in what we have been told are “free markets” for labor?

The Drive to Pass the Equal Rights Amendment, Explained

Anna North Vox
Virginia has voted to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Although obstacles still exist, it bolsters activism for gender equality. And it marks a profound change in Virginia, a state that in the past had often been on the wrong side of history.

Celebrating Women in Science

Science
Sunday, 11 February, is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. To mark the day female scientists from around the world were asked to reflect on their experiences and offer their advice.
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