Women’s Lives

E.J. Graff has long reported, commented, and spoken on social justice issues about gender and family, with in-depth examination of everything from the gender wage gap to violence against women, from  the “opt-out” myth to the past and future of #MeToo. 

The future (and past) of the #MeToo movement


The pussyhats should have warned us that #MeToo was coming. But #MeToo’s roots go back much farther than the election of our harasser-in-chief.

Is Your Daughter Safe at Work?

Good Housekeeping … PBS

Every year, tens of thousands of teenage girls are sexually harassed, even assaulted, at work. Here’s what you need to know.

The Opt-Out Myth
Columbia Journalism Review

Most mothers have to work to make ends meet — but the press writes mostly about the elite few who don’t.

The Mommy War Machine: Put a binky in it! 
The Washington Post, April 29, 2007.

The media and publishing industry has been churning out mom vs. mom news flashes since the 1950s. But it’s a myth.

Purity culture is rape culture
The American Prospect

The shocking assault in India reveals that rape isn’t about sex — it’s about controlling women’s lives.

So what if I’d never been born?
The American Prospect

Talking about one person’s value is a ridiculous argument against allowing women to make their own reproductive decisions.