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Women in the State legislature

Female representation in Wisconsin has remained stagnant for decades.


How the partnership of church and state shaped women’s reproductive rights

Guided by economic incentives to promote a pro-life agenda, legislation has strained accessibility to abortion and other reproductive services across the state. 


Female-headed households struggle to find home security

As the winter months continue to creep into Wisconsin, cold weather and dangerous storms relentlessly target those who are outdoors at the wrong time.


Women of Associated Students of Madison fight for intersectional female health resources, sexual assault support on campus

Women in the Associated Students of Madison have achieved success in aiding women’s health — free menstrual products in women’s restrooms around campus, making a generic version of the Plan B emergency contraceptive pill available in the Unions and funding campus-wide sexual assault support and aid.


Women’s health association helps pregnant women, new mothers quit smoking

New and expecting moms consider everything when it comes to their child’s health. 

Chemicals pregnant people ingest can have lasting impacts on the baby’s life, from creating an addiction before the child is even born to mental and physical damage. 


‘To survive and thrive’ in a male-dominated field: Female faculty, administrators advocate for more women in business

While the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business reported an increase in women working in business schools, female faculty within the UW System said there could always be more.


What happened at UW-Whitewater: How gender dynamics, structural inequities affect female leaders

When former UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper stepped down from her post, she recognized the predicament she was in: Allegations of sexual harassment against her husband, accusations of a hostile work environment under her leadership, a community demanding her resignation. The question is, was it fair?


Over 60 years later, women’s co-op faces closure at the hand of university

After decades of providing affordable housing to women at UW-Madison, the Zoe Bayliss Women’s Cooperative could lose control of their organization as the university proposes a merger that could place all control of finances and hired personnel in the hands of University Housing.  

Zoe Bayliss has been home to women on the UW-Madison campus since 1955. The co-op is made up of an elected board of officers and resident members. The board oversees the function of the house and ensures that each member helps maintain the living space through cleaning and administration. 


Gaps in Wisconsin students’ sex ed inspires improvement on and off campus

Students look back on their experience with sex ed as efforts to improve sex ed swell across campus and Madison. 


Dressing to Change

UW-Madison fashion and gender experts explained how the landscape of fashion changes alongside U.S. culture, opening doors for new modes of gender expression. 


Domestic violence survivors can seek refuge at new on-campus clinic

The UW-Madison Law School opened up a new clinic this past January in hopes to aid domestic violence survivors with filing restraining orders against their perpetrators. 


Gender justice: a fluid movement

Queer and trans students feel less safe and welcomed on campus, but stand on the shoulders of powerful LGBTQ+ leaders of past and present social justice movements.


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