Engaging Men: It’s Up to You

“We have a big problem, and we need your help … It’s called sexual assault and it has to stop.” “If she doesn’t consent, or if she can’t consent, it’s rape, it’s assault.” These statements are from the most recent PSA from the Obama Administration’s campaign, 1 is 2 Many, addressing violence against women. It will only take 60 […]

Plan to be Raped: The Michigan Abortion Law

There are times when words feel fruitless; writing them down feels like screaming at the top of my lungs to an empty room. Sometimes, we have to do it anyway. This is one of those times. About a week ago, I read a story which reported that the Michigan legislature was considering passage of a […]

Tomorrow, We Rise!

For months, I have been waiting with cautious elation, and dance-ready feet, for the opportunity to rise, dance, sing, and move in solidarity with our sisters around the world. The 15-year anniversary of Eve Ensler’s movement, V-Day, will be celebrated with an event you have likely heard of: One Billion Rising. What is its message? To […]

For Women: From “Yes We Can” to “We Must”

I do not generally post about politics on 4WomenWorldwide because, quite frankly, the importance of the issues discussed here bypasses partisanship or political parties. To me, they are simply questions of our humanity. At the young age of about nine, my grandmother started to talk with me about politics and though I didn’t care or […]

Plain and Simple: A Huge Disservice

As a currently unemployed member of the women’s rights community, tonight’s Vice Presidential debate was going to be the highlight of my evening – I was, quite honestly, hoping to see some serious Paul Ryan butt kicking. Then I read this headline: “Report challenges rape ‘as a weapon of war’ idea.” My brain froze. I’ll just […]