Ellen Chesler

Ellen Chesler is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where she focuses on women’s rights and reproductive health in the U.S. and abroad. She recently published an essay collection Women and Girls Rising: Progress and resistance around the world.

The Year of the Woman, Again

For Women’s Review of Books, Roosevelt Senior Fellow Ellen Chesler reviews International Women’s Year: The Greatest Consciousness-Raising Event in History. Authored by Duke University historian Jocelyn Olcott, International Women’s Year “adds substantially to the historiography of women on a global stage,” writes Chesler. By examining the first international conference of women, Olcott rectifies the event’s historically biased portrayal and champions it

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Poverty shapes the lives of an increasing number of American women and their families and has many consequences,including high rates of unintended pregnancy. Conservatives, eager to further dismantle federal programs and defeat the new Affordable Care Act (ACA), have recently rekindled the idea that marriage promotion will reverse rising rates of poverty, unintended pregnancy, and single parenthood. To

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