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Women Trump protests

For Women, What Comes Next?

It’s thrilling to see the throngs of women marching in the streets of America for the women of America. But one of the challenges of showing support for women in America is how to do this without excluding most of the women in America who need it most.

March 9, 2017
Progressives, Protests

Labor And Women’s Rights Activists Plan Mass Protests To Fight Trumpism

Sectors of the U.S. labor movement are throwing their weight behind an International Women’s Day call for mass actions to protest the gendered violence wrought by neoliberalism, from workplace harassment to environmental destruction to the gutting of welfare systems.

March 5, 2017
Time Travelers

Dear Time Travelers: Welcome To 2017

I first noticed this influx of visitors from the past — men, mostly — shortly after the election. Filling my email inbox. Trolling my Twitter and Facebook feeds. Offering one unsolicited directive after another about how women should be conducting themselves. Lately, I’m wondering whether time travel isn’t contagious. Spreads like a syndrome maybe.

February 10, 2017
Stand up for women, Washington March

Trump’s Inauguration To Be Met With Massive March For Women’s Rights

Activists are organizing a “Women’s March on Washington” for January 21, 2017, the day after Trump is inaugurated, to demonstrate their disgust with the election of a man who has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment and assault

November 13, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his daughter Ivanka as he arrives to speak during the final session at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Don’t Believe Ivanka: Trump Doesn’t Fight For Gender Equality

While Ivanka Trump introduced her father on Thursday as a “gender-neutral” candidate who champions women’s equality in the workplace, the Republican nominee’s campaign operations, platform, and stated political beliefs tell a different story.

July 22, 2016
Texas, Planned Parenthood, Medicaid Funding

How 2016 Became A Year For Anti-Choice Legislation

In the first half of this year, 1,022 provisions to curtail abortion rights have been introduced in state legislatures. Of those provisions, 17 have passed at least one legislative chamber and 21 have been enacted across five states.

May 29, 2016

Women Share Abortion Stories With Supreme Court Justices

These women and others want the Supreme Court to know about their experiences as the justices prepare for a key abortion-access case that arises out of Texas but can touch every state.

January 9, 2016

Cecile Richards Defends Planned Parenthood To House Oversight Committee

Although the subject of the hearing was nominally the use of federal funds, the ethics and legality of abortion itself were very much on the line.

September 29, 2015

As ‘Abortion Pill’ Turns 15, Debate Rages On

Fifteen years after its approval in the United States, the drug mifepristone is used in nearly a quarter of all abortions, a proportion that has grown steadily even as the national abortion rate has fallen to a historic low

September 20, 2015

Republicans Aim For Their Own Feet

The party has an unerring genius for alienating exactly the demographics it needs to win the White House.

August 20, 2015

If Abortion Foes Were Really ‘Pro-Life,’ They’d Go After Fertility Clinics Too

Why do anti-abortion activists and politicians exhaust themselves trying to destroy Planned Parenthood, while ignoring embryo-destroying fertility clinics?

August 19, 2015
Center for Medical Progress HollyO'Donnell StemExpress

Anti-Abortion Group Continues Its Attack On Planned Parenthood With New Video

An anti-abortion group’s campaign to discredit Planned Parenthood with deceptively edited and dubiously produced videos continues.

August 12, 2015

Are These The 4 Worst Examples Of Misogyny On Fox News?

Roger Ailes brought Trump back into the Fox News fold because, frankly, vile misogyny has always been part of their brand.

August 10, 2015

‘So Long, Ladies,’ Says GOP

Why do we keep casting women’s health care as a “woman’s issue”?

August 6, 2015
Ten Dollar Bill, Alexander Hamilton

Woman’s Face On U.S. Currency Shouldn’t Be A Politician’s Face

Put a poet there. A scientist. A musician with a social cause. A social worker. A teacher. A suffragette. An abolitionist. But, please, not a politician.

July 7, 2015
Hillary Clinton

The Best Hillary Campaign Will Awaken Women

Hillary Clinton is riding a wave of something that has no name. And she’s not alone. The wave has to do with being the first woman American president.

June 12, 2015
Bernice Ledbetter, Edication, Advice, Inspiration, Women's Rights

Bernice Ledbetter Helps Turn Women Into Leaders

An inspirational woman with insightful advice for everybody.

May 19, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Under The Bus: How Working Women Are Being Run Over’

The safety net has become a sieve, Caroline Fredrickson writes, in her new book ‘Under The Bus,’ about how workers’ rights continue to elude working women.

May 10, 2015
D.C., Birth Control, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights, Discrimination, GOP, Health, Local Government, Women's Rights, Congress

House Repeals DC Law Protecting Workers’ Reproductive Health Choices

Members of Congress who want to overturn the law say it discriminates against employers who have religious objections to birth control and abortion.

May 1, 2015
D.C., Birth Control, Religious Freedom, Reproductive Rights, Discrimination, GOP, Health, Local Government, Women's Rights, Congress

House Republicans Hesitate To Overturn D.C. Law On Reproductive Rights

GOP House members use an arcane measure to infringe on the rights women and local governments, by ‘disapproving’ a D.C. law protecting the use of birth control in the workplace.

April 30, 2015
President, Madame President, Television, Entertainment, Hillary Clinton, Politics, Women's Rights

Priming The Audience For A Ms. President

“If Clinton loses this election, it will not be television’s fault.”

April 22, 2015
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event to mark Nowruz on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Nowruz is a holiday that is celebrated by more than 300 million people in diverse ethnic and religious communities across the Middle East, Central and Southwest Asia, and Eastern Europe. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Michelle Obama Looks Overseas In Final Years As First Lady

Find out what’s next for First Lady Michelle Obama.

March 16, 2015

Still ‘No Way Out’ For Saudi Women

What does the United States’ alliance with the repressive kingdom say about us?

January 29, 2015

Texas Abortion Clinics Seen Facing Long Odds In Fight On Limits

The U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans is poised to deal a huge blow to Texas abortion clinics.

January 5, 2015

Weekend Reader: ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’

Can there ever be a compromise on abortion? Find out in this exclusive excerpt.

November 8, 2014