Jill FilipovicThis by Michelle Alexander is one of the best and most important pieces on abortion and sexual violence I have ever read. Stop what you're doing and read it all. Share it. Talk about it. These stories are so crucial.
In an interview, one of the leading candidates for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination discusses his long-held opposition to war and his support for socialist leaders.
Jill FilipovicI get being frustrated by reporters, but Bernie here is shockingly rude to @melbournecoal, who is just trying to do her job. We already have a president who attacks the press, condescends and refuses to answer questions he deems stupid.
The measure passed by Alabama’s Senate on Tuesday is just one more link on a world-spanning chain of misogyny that punishes all women and girls.
Jill FilipovicA law that forces women to carry pregnancies they don’t want does the same thing as the rapist: It strips a woman of control over her most intimate parts, invading her body against her will.
Women’s rights groups in El Salvador are urging lawmakers to allow abortions when a woman’s life is at risk and for minors who are raped.
Jill FilipovicA great many women around the world have gone to the hospital while having miscarriages and have been arrested. This is not a "what if?" scenario. This is real life in "pro-life" countries.
The anti-abortion movement pays lip service to caring for women, but there is only one thing they care about: the unborn. I care about all lives.
Jill FilipovicI wish more folks were as thoughtful and humble as @KirstenPowers is here. Choosing openness, humility and empathy over self-righteousness, and following that to where it leads, is one of the most human things you can do. It's also one of the hardest.
In more than a dozen academic fields—largely STEM related—not a single black student earned a doctoral degree in 2017.
Jill Filipovic"In 2017, there were more than a dozen fields—largely subfields within science, technology, engineering, and math—in which not a single doctoral degree was awarded to a black person anywhere in the United States."
A sharp left-right divide was torn open as people came to mourn a Jewish woman allegedly murdered by a white terrorist.
Jill FilipovicWell this vigil sounds... interesting. First a rabbi proposes prayer in school as the best way to end gun violence (and anti-Semitism?); then Janice (literally) jumps on stage to say that "If this boy had Jesus in his heart, he wouldn't have had a gun.”
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