Jill Filipovic

senior political writer

Jill Filipovic is a contributing writer for cosmopolitan.com. A frequent speaker and on-air commentator on gender, political and legal issues, Jill is a former weekly columnist for The Guardian and editor of the website Feministe. Jill is also a non-practicing lawyer, and dabbles in artisanal vermouth.

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Donald Trump Is Inspiring More Women to Run for Office Than Ever Before

Why women all over the country are getting off the sidelines and rolling up their sleeves.

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How 'Making a Murderer' Made a Perfect Victim

The Netflix documentary does a disservice in way too many ways.

House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban
The bill has an exception for rape survivors, but it's a narrow one.
The FDA Might Finally Be Able to Recall Dangerous Beauty Products
Which is good, because your makeup is currently unregulated. Eep.
SMH: A Female CEO Is Saying Women Can't Be President
They apparently do not disqualify the CEO herself from a leadership role.
Ugh: Men Make More Money Than Women Even in Nursing
You know, a field that has long been dominated by women.
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Who Won the Golden Globes? Women.
Feminism got top billing at last night's awards.
15 States Get an "F" in Reproductive Health
According to a new report, America has a "C" average when it comes to reproductive rights.
Emma Watson Named Feminist Celebrity of the Year
The actress took top honors in the Ms. Foundation's 2014 survey.
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The 20 Best Moments for Women in 2014
Yes, Beyoncé's VMA performance made the list, but there's much more to celebrate too.
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$1 Birth Control Is on the Way
This simple injectable could save women's lives across the globe.
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Why the Election Wasn't the Feminist Victory Many Had Hoped For
And what the results mean for women across the country.
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Fox News Panelist: A Young Woman's Place Is on Tinder, Not in the Voting Booth
According to one conservative commentator, young women lack wisdom and just don't understand the world.
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Is This The Most Condescending Political Ad Ever?
Women are obsessed with marriage, so picking a political candidate is kind of like saying yes to the dress.
Houston Mayor Calls for Repeal of Texas Abortion Law
Mayor Annise Parker and eight members of the city counsel say the state's abortion restrictions put their constituents' lives at risk.
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The Kidnapped Nigerian Girls Are More Than a Hashtag
Why this story is so much bigger than #BringBackOurGirls.
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Ms. Foundation CEO: Let's Stop Arguing About What Is Feminist
Teresa Younger has cared about helping women since her days as a Girl Scout Brownie.
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Judge Says Rapist Is "Not Your Typical Sex Offender"
Gives him a light sentence for appalling reasons.
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How the GOP's Block of the Minimum Wage Bill Hurts Women
The face of the minimum wage worker in the U.S. isn't a lawn-mowing teenage boy.