Pro-lifers think they now have the Supreme Court votes to overturn Roe v. Wade. And they're setting up the legal fights to get there.
Jill FilipovicDoes it feel like attacks on abortion rights are scaling up? They are. Thanks to Trump and Kavanaugh, abortion foes are more emboldened than ever. Instead of chipping away at abortion rights, they're trying to overturn Roe entirely.
Students and others demand her dismissal because of statements on Me Too and on transgender people.
Jill FilipovicI cannot stand Camille Paglia. I disagree with her on nearly everything and think she's a terrible person with bad ideas. I also think it's a dangerous assault on academic freedom to demand she be fired.
Kirsten Gillibrand, Pete Buttigieg and the fresh-face fallacy.
Jill FilipovicYoung women in politics are unprepared, under-qualified and “in a hurry.” Young men are brilliant, promising executive material. Why all the bright young things in this presidential cycle are bright young men
Jill FilipovicBrunei is set to become the first country in Asia to make homosexuality punishable by stoning and death. The continued rise of right-wing fundamentalism across the world should concern all of us.
The South Bend mayor is having a moment with Democrats, from the blue-checkmark salons of Twitter to the house parties of the early-voting states.
Jill FilipovicTalked to @jonallendc about Mayor Pete. He’s smart and exciting! But also, a 37-year-old female mayor of a small town would not be getting this kind of press. The problem with seeking out a Great Man to save us is that all the Great Men are men.
Female politicians show that rising to power is a group effort.
Jill FilipovicWomen credit those who inspired their success, supported their ascent and cleared the trail so they could walk further still. By contrast, male presidential candidates cast themselves as Great Men, products of individual hard work, destined for this moment
Under the kingdom’s guardianship laws, Bethany Vierra cannot use her bank account, leave the country or travel with her daughter unless her ex-husband agrees.
Jill FilipovicAnother woman trapped by Saudi Arabia's abusive patriarchy, this one a woman whose husband has been able to render her essentially a non-entity in the country. This is disgusting, and Saudi's treatment of women should make it a pariah state.
Joni Ernst called comments on a Facebook page belonging to her husband "inappropriate."
Jill FilipovicGail Ernst, Joni Ernst's husband, shared this little joke on Facebook in 2013: "What do you do if you see your ex running around in your front yard screaming and bloody? Stay calm. Reload. And try again." Believe people when they show you who they are.
Jill FilipovicUES bar bans single women from eating at the bar. Their reasoning? Single women might be "escorts" (because apparently it's ok to ban escorts if they are paying for a drink / dinner). If you don't want the "tone" of the place lowered maybe ban bankers.
The senator was often on the wrong side of history when she served as California’s attorney general.
Jill FilipovicA good piece by @larabazelon on what may be Kamala Harris's achilles heel with progressives: Her time as a prosecutor. But there are a few important things to add before you go all "Kamala is a cop"
A major question in the coming Democratic primary is which candidate will be the best antidote to Trump and Trumpism. Liberals may want to apply policy litmus tests. Moderates may just want a winner.
Jill Filipovic"Should Democrats run a moderate or a lefty?" misses the fact that the overwhelming majority of voters don't actually vote on policy at all, and the theory that racing to the middle will secure more votes is wrong.