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Oct. 20, 2017

The undocumented Texas teen seeking an abortion must wait for a sponsor

Judges ruled Friday that the Department of Health and Human Services has until Oct. 31 to find a sponsor for an undocumented teenage girl seeking an abortion.

Monica Lewinsky, launching a campaign to curb bullying, opens up about her history of harassment

"There were days that support — that came in the form of a letter — was what carried me through.”

Appeals court halts order allowing abortion for teenage immigrant detainee

A new hearing is set for 10 a.m. Friday morning to argue the merits of the case.

Judge rules pregnant undocumented teen in federal custody in Texas may have abortion

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday ruled that the Trump administration must allow an unaccompanied, undocumented 17-year-old girl to have an abortion.

It can be empowering to share women’s stories of pain. But to what end?

The viral #MeToo hashtag shows us that coming forward with your stories of assault and harassment is important, but why are so few men acknowledging their own role in it?
Oct. 17, 2017

Report: Bob Weinstein, producer and younger brother of Harvey, accused of sexual harassment

The producer's accusation against Bob Weinstein comes more than a week after a 'New York Times' exposé surfaced decades of allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein.

#IDidThat and #HimThough, responses to #MeToo, ask men to take accountability for sexual misconduct

These new hashtags aim to lift the burden of talking about rape culture from victims of sexual miconduct, asking men to hold themselves accountable for their behavior.

Gay men, please hold your “Well, actuallys” in the wake of #MeToo

"Queer cis men, before you see a chance to jump on a trending hashtag, take a second to think about who’s steering this narrative."

Woody Allen calls Weinstein allegations “very sad,” warns against “witch hunt atmosphere”

The director said the situation was "very sad for everyone involved" — including Weinstein.

The Weinstein ripple effect: Why other women are feeling empowered to come forward about abuse

“Seeing accounts of sexual harassment get taken seriously helps women to take their own experiences seriously."
Oct. 13, 2017

Stop making every trans person in the media an activist. Some of us just want to exist.

Wanting to be affirmed or respected or successful doesn’t automatically make you an activist — it just makes you a person.

ACLU: Undocumented teenager in Texas abortion case “wants to persevere”

A federal magistrate judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have allowed the teen, who is an unaccompanied minor, to terminate her pregnancy.

Help us track all the times pop culture made references to Weinstein’s alleged behavior

We're keeping a running list of all the times Harvey Weinstein's alleged behavior toward women was more open than secret.

Everyone knew Harvey Weinstein was an alleged predator — and that’s exactly why he thrived

Some celebrity responses to the Harvey Weinstein scandal are a telling sign of just how normal the producer's alleged behavior became.

The Harvey Weinstein allegations remind us that women are trained to feel guilty over sexual assault

Thanks to a cultural belief that women can prevent assault with the right steps, it's easy for them to blame themselves for every bit of harassment they experience.
Oct. 10, 2017

New reports deepen the severity of allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein

Key takeaways from Tuesday's bombshell reports.

After Harvey Weinstein allegations, psychologists explain why men protect abusive men

Why do so many men embrace a “bro code” of silence when their peers start acting creepy?

Harvey Weinstein’s behavior was an “open secret” because nobody listens to women

The “open secret” is a method of protection for women in a society that condones sexism and misogyny.

Ignoring women in sports is both sexist and bad for business

ESPNW's eight annual summit proves that women are the true power players in sports.

Saudi women gained the right to drive. Let’s not dismiss how historic that is.

Ignoring this momentous decision erases the efforts of women who worked so hard to get here.