Gun Violence is a Feminist Issue

It has been a mournful but all too familiar week in America after multiple mass shootings left nearly 20 people dead.  In 2021 alone, the United States has experienced 156 mass shootings, which the Gun Violence Archive defines as an incident that leaves four or more people injured or killed. Gun violence is a distinctly American problem, and one that disproportionately affects women. Women are at the center of two intersecting public health crises: gun violence and Read more …

Let’s Get Real About Gun Violence and Women

By Emily Imhoff, Policy and Grassroots Outreach Fellow When I moved to Washington D.C. from Ohio, close family members and friends became increasingly concerned about my safety. Ignorant of DC gun laws, a family for whom I regularly dog sit suggested I obtain my concealed carry license. One cousin joked over voicemail, “congrats on your Read more …