WHAT'S HAPPENING

As we gear up to take back the House in 2018, read some of the latest news and blog posts that demand our attention and action.

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The Life and Death of a Radical Sisterhood

December 5, 2017 6:57 pm

By Joy Press for The Cut In the fall of 1967, a small gang of women began meeting regularly in cramped apartments across the Lower East Side. At the time, the Civil Rights Movement was shifting toward Black Power, while…

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The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

December 4, 2017 1:15 am

By Wyatt Mason for NYTimes Late in August, as a shadow 70 miles wide was traveling across the United States, turning day briefly to night and millions of Americans into watchers of the skies, the British classicist Emily Wilson, a…

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What Hillary Clinton Taught Lauren Duca About Feminism

November 25, 2017 2:59 am

By Lauren Duca for Teen Vogue Hillary Rodham Clinton is the guest-editor of our Volume IV issue, on newsstands nationally December 5. She will keynote at the first-ever Teen Vogue Summit in conversation with actress, scholar, and activist Yara Shahidi.…

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Anita Hill and her 1991 congressional defenders to Joe Biden: You were part of the problem

November 24, 2017 3:07 am

By Annys Shin and Libby Casey for Washington Post On Nov. 16, Anita Hill sat down at The Washington Post offices with five current and former Democratic lawmakers: Nita M. Lowey (N.Y.), Barbara A. Mikulski (Md.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D.C.),…

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Why Intersectionality Can’t Wait

September 24, 2015 3:47 pm

Today, nearly three decades after I first put a name to the concept, the term seems to be everywhere. But if women and girls of color continue to be left in the shadows, something vital to the understanding of intersectionality…

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Men Explain Things To Me

August 20, 2012 3:43 pm

One evening over dinner, I began to joke, as I often had before, about writing an essay called “Men Explain Things to Me.” Every writer has a stable of ideas that never make it to the racetrack, and I’d been…

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Women Voters Cant Be Trusted (1972)

October 16, 1972 3:33 pm

Men in politics have made a lot of of assumptions about the way women vote: that we vote like our husbands if we’re married, or like our fathers if we’re not; that, given our choice of male candidates, we’ll choose…