Jill Filipovic

Her writing on law, gender, global health, travel and fashion has appeared in a variety of publications. In addition to her editoral work at Feministe, she is a weekly columnist at the Guardian. She created AlterNet's Reproductive Justice and Gender section, and worked as an editor at the NYU Journal of Law and Social Change and the NYU Law Alumni Magazine. Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape, the anthology to which she contributed the lead essay, was named one of the best books of 2009 by Publisher's Weekly. 


US: The GOP's pro-life hypocrisy

If pro-life Republicans want to save lives, they could start with women and children in the reddest states.

Latin America

A peek into a pro-life paradise

The restrictions that pro-lifers want for all of us are on display in the case of a woman in El Salvador.


The Evangelical Christian adoption movement: The orphan crisis that wasn't

Evangelical Christians are adopting children in large numbers - but are they doing more harm than good?


The real Kermit Gosnell story? Misogyny

When abortion is illegal and underground, it is more dangerous - and unregulated, argues Filipovic.


Rewriting our rape laws in light of Steubenville

The current legal model for prosecuting rape should shift to that of 'affirmative consent'.

US & Canada

The domestic abusers lobby

The right of an abuser to own a gun trumps the right of a victim to walk away with her life, argues Filipovic.

US & Canada

Is feminism making us fat?

The US is one of the only four nations on earth lacking a federally mandated maternity leave, writes Filipovic.


Protecting women from violence

Their opposition to a sensible anti-domestic violence bill shows just how far rightward the GOP has moved.