What Do Womxn Want?

In late 2016, shortly after the election of Donald Trump, feminists in Seattle met to discuss their branch of the Women’s March. The march’s name, which would be printed on all the local promotion materials, soon came up as something that could be updated. “Our organizing group is superdiverse, and one of the core organizers, who is a nonbinary person, […]

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7 Times Women in Sports Fought for Equality

On Friday, all 28 players on the United States women’s soccer team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation, an escalation in their increasingly public battle for equality. The players have said that they play more games than the men’s team — and win more of them — yet still receive less pay. They said “institutionalized […]

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Listen: Gillian Anderson Reads ‘Maternal Wisdom (5 Pounds’ Worth)’

When her sixth-grade daughter was sent home from school with a “flour-sack baby” to look after for a week, Hope Edelman was initially skeptical (“Weren’t sixth graders a little young for this kind of thing?” she wondered). But soon she saw the assignment as an opportunity to equip her daughter with the parenting skills her own mother never got the […]

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A Racing Series for Women

The creation of the W Series, a female single-seater racing championship that was announced in October, is an attempt to get more women behind the wheel, and eventually into Formula One, and to also steer girls and women into engineering and science careers. The series, announced in October, will be a free-to-enter championship with a $1.5 million prize. It is […]

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