Stories about women shaped 2018. Here are the ones to remember.

From The Lily authored by Lena Felton:

“In 2018, women’s stories demanded to be told.

One woman alleged that a now-powerful man had sexually assaulted her while they were in high school. Another ran for a U.S. House seat, even as she told voters that “women like me aren’t supposed to run for office.” A third escaped genocide and sexual slavery, then wrote about it.

And the world listened.

Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate during the confirmation hearings of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became one of the record number of women elected to Congress; and Nadia Murad was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing attention to sexual violence perpetrated by the Islamic State.

Throughout the year, stories like these shaped history and spurred change — and, in some cases, revealed the limits of progress.

Below, we’ve highlighted big moments in news about women across eight categories. These stories were told in 2018; now, they’re worth remembering.”

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