Women's Issues

UW-Madison’s HEX-U program connects undergraduate humanities students with local organizations to partner on creative projects that benefit the community. In its second year, the program has room to grow. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:00 AM News


Robyn Vining

Madison hosted one of the largest rallies last year to coincide with the national Women’s March, but not this year. Organizers instead held rallies in other cities to highlight the struggles and successes of people of color and elevate youth. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion

From taking time for self care to transforming your side hustle into a full-time job, African American community leaders offer tips for success more

May 25, 2017 5:00 AM News


Justin Sprecher

Hundreds rally at state Capitol, take time from work and school for Madison’s “Day Without a Woman” demonstration. more

Mar 8, 2017 4:22 PM News


Justin Sprecher

International Women's Day rally at the Capitol Mar. 8, 2017. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:45 PM Photo Galleries


Tommy Washbush

Have you been harassed at a music show? Tone Madison’s Consent, Amplified project aims to document and combat bad behavior at local venues. more

Dec 1, 2016 5:00 AM MUSIC

Local WPR host Veronica Rueckert offers voice coaching that helps women be heard — and taken seriously. There are a host of behaviors common to women that often sabotage their presentations and ideas. more

Sep 29, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis


Lauren Justice

Health care providers at Planned Parenthood clinics are faced with a two-pronged attack: Threats of violence from anti-abortion extremists, and a legislative assault from conservative politicians. more

Dec 9, 2015 11:59 PM News

Jonathan Eig, author of “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution,” gets a case of “disturbing” deja vu when he hears about conservative attacks on Planned Parenthood. more

Oct 8, 2015 4:15 PM News


Lauren Justice

A fierce thunderstorm last Thursday night didn’t dampen the resolve of thousands of activists who mobilized to protest sexual violence after a brutal Sept. 12 rape. But for longtime anti-violence advocates, the fight started long ago. more

Sep 26, 2015 12:00 AM Snapshot


David Michael Miller

A new book by Jon Krakauer attacks the problem of “date rape” at its core. more

Sep 11, 2015 8:00 AM Opinion


David Michael Miller

​Republicans have seized on a deceptively edited video to defund the family planning services provider. more

Aug 7, 2015 9:00 AM Opinion

​Director Robin Hauser Reynolds’ new documentary, “CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap,” explores the dearth of women in tech. more

Jul 31, 2015 8:15 AM News

The governor has said he doesn’t care whether the Legislature sends him a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy with exceptions for rape or incest. more

Jun 5, 2015 3:01 PM Citizen Dave


Virginia Blaisdell

Vile harassment of feminists didn’t start with #Gamergate. “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” is a smart new documentary about the modern feminist movement. more

Apr 16, 2015 2:15 AM Movies


Allie Johnson

The Marquette Law School poll released on Oct. 1 reaffirmed the existence of a large gender gap between the two candidates in Wisconsin's race for governor, with 54% of likely women voters supporting Democrat Mary Burke and 40% supporting Republican more

Oct 3, 2014 5:42 PM News

"Isthmus" contributor Julia Burke reported on the new feminist biology program at UW-Madison in the May 2 issue, and discussed her story with WORT producer Dylan Brogan on the May 1 edition of "In Our Backyard". more

May 6, 2014 6:36 PM News



True or false? Women are more emotional than men. Boys are better than girls at math and science. "Many things that 'everyone knows' about human sex differences are not scientifically accurate," says professor Caitilyn Allen, a plant pathologist at U more

May 1, 2014 2:00 PM News


Megan Chua

When Wendi Kent got pregnant at age 13, she turned to Planned Parenthood for prenatal care. But after a few months, she scraped together some money to go to another clinic so she could avoid the harassment she faced outside Planned Parenthood... more

Feb 12, 2014 5:43 AM News

Last spring Helen Klebesadel, a local artist and educator, encountered a problem when trying to plan a women's studies conference with UW-Green Bay professor Alison Gates. Neither woman could get down to business because both were incensed. Attacks o more

Sep 26, 2013 2:00 PM A & E