Within the Spring issue of Ms., we study the backlash towards feminist progress within the U.S.—from growing restrictions on abortions on the state stage, to restrictions on voting rights, to assaults on LGBTQ rights, and extra. Researchers Erica Chenoweth and Zoe Marks examine how threats to girls’s autonomy and civil liberties affect and mirror bigger political tendencies—from Texas to Afghanistan and past. They conclude free and empowered girls are a menace to authoritarianism worldwide—and the autocrats understand it.
When the destiny of ladies’s rights is tied to the destiny of democracy—and when each are in dire straits—how can we assist safe each?
Right here’s a glimpse at what else you’ll discover contained in the upcoming Spring subject:
- A dialog with two Afghan girls leaders—one who selected to remain, and one who selected to depart—within the wake of their nation’s fall to Taliban rule. “A life overseas isn’t one thing I’m on the lookout for,” says Fawzia Koofi, who fled Afghanistan final yr. “Day-after-day I’m with hope that tomorrow I’ll hear one thing optimistic and inspiring, in order that I [can] return.”
- A particular report on how girls are accessing remedy abortion within the face of mounting state-level restrictions on in-clinic abortions and this summer time’s impending Roe v. Wade reversal. Telehealth abortion companies, which analysis has proven to be secure and efficient, can price as little as $150, and assist enhance abortion entry for a lot of going through geographic, authorized or monetary obstacles to different abortion companies.
- And, we pay tribute to Harriet Tubman on the 2 hundredth anniversary of her delivery — with our collection celebrating her legacy as a liberator, abolitionist, diviner, healer, nurse, naturalist, freedom fighter, navy raid chief, spy, scout, suffragist, daughter, sister, spouse, mom, aunt, buddy and nationwide icon.
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Katherine Spillar is the manager director of Feminist Majority Basis and govt editor of Ms., the place she oversees editorial content material and the Ms. within the Classroom program.