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Last Tuesday, on Argentina’s Independence Day, the Revolution Queens dance group blew the crowd away on the primetime entertainment show America’s Got Talent. The young girls banged on bombo drums and whipped around boleadora wands. They jumped and sashayed, …

Last week, something changed at the start of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. The Argentine women’s national team tied with Japan, the reigning sub-champion of the tournament. The team followed up this result with a very respectable 1-0 loss

Just over two weeks ago, an 11-year-old rape survivor in Tucumán underwent a C-section after being denied a legal interruption of pregnancy (ILE, Interrupción Legal de Embarazo) by the provincial government.

You probably have questions. I know …

Last Friday, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets and plazas of Argentina to commemorate International Women’s Day, referred to colloquially as #8M. In Buenos Aires alone, it was estimated that more than 100,000 activists marched from …

Today at the International Women’s Day march, you just might see a few soccer jerseys among the sea of pañuelos verdes. Every year on March 8th women’s organizations across Argentina (and beyond) organize to protest the systemic discrimination of …

As International Women’s Day nears, once again the fight for women’s rights and gender equality moves to the forefront. Gone are the days where rose-colored platitudes and advertisements for discount washing machines fill the air; the conversation has shifted back …

It was this time last year that Tati and Gaby, two young women working in the Buenos Aires advertising industry, came across a shocking discovery: the word sororidad did not appear in the Real Academia Española. They had been …

Ángel Pedro “Baby” Etchecopar, the longtime host on Radio 10, is a polarizing figure in Argentina.

He is infamous for the aggressive (oftentimes racist and sexist) opinions he expresses on his show. In September 2018, he was accused of breaking

Thelma Fardín’s accusation of rape against Juan Darthés, which placed the drama of sexual abuse at the forefront of the national conversation and prompted many to come out and tell their own stories, continues to unfold in the public sphere. …

Senate Votes No

On Thursday, August 9th, the Argentine Senate voted at around 2:45 a.m. to reject a bill that would legalize abortion in Argentina, with 31 votes in favor and 38 votes against. 

The Bill

The bill, which