Equality

From Guns to the Environment, Kavanaugh’s Rulings are Bad for Women

Throughout his campaign, Trump vowed to appoint Supreme Court Justices who would overturn Roe v. Wade. Overturning Roe would be catastrophic, but unfortunately, there is so much more at stake with Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Cut from the Republican Establishment, Kavanaugh has spent his entire Court career favoring corporations and the mega wealthy over the […]

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Top Ten Feminist Victories of 2017

The Women’s Marches on January 21 The day after Donald Trump was inaugurated, 5.6 million people took to the streets to resist Trump’s agenda and advocate for women’s equality, reproductive rights and healthcare, racial justice, LGBTQ equality, economic opportunity, and environmental justice. People marched in at least 999 marches, in all 50 states, in 92 […]

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I’m Heartbroken, but Standing Strong

We at the Feminist Majority have watched with heavy hearts the events that have unfolded over the last week, first in Charlottesville, and then in the President’s shameful and dangerous response, especially at Tuesday’s press conference. Words matter, so I wanted to share a few of my own. The people of all genders, ages, races […]

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School Vouchers: A Threat to Educational Equity

Betsy DeVos, the current Secretary of Education in the Trump administration, has long lauded the virtues of school voucher programs. These programs funnel taxpayer dollars away from public schools and towards subsidies that parents can use to provide their child with a private, charter, or homeschool education instead of a traditional public education. The Obama […]

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Letter to President Trump on Civil Rights Enforcement

June 5, 2017 President Donald J. Trump The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Trump: On behalf of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition of more than 200 national advocacy organizations, and the 106 undersigned organizations, we stand united in expressing our profound concern that the […]

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The Dream of Equality Lives: The Revival of the Equal Rights Amendment

The fight for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) is seeing a revival across the country. 35 years after Congress’s deadline for ratification passed, advocates for gender equality are gaining momentum in the push for a constitutional protection against discrimination based on sex. A survey conducted last year found that 80 percent of Americans polled thought […]

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A woman’s place is in the Constitution

  Today marks Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States, when the 19th Amendment was added to the US Constitution in 1920. We’ve made a lot of progress in the last 96 years – but as it stands, the U.S. Constitution still has no explicit ban on sex discrimination. It’s […]

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236 Days Into 2016, We Mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

Because Black women earn 60 percent of what white men make, it would take the average Black woman 601 days of work to earn the same amount that a white man made in one year alone. That makes today’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day — the day that Black women finally catch up to white men’s pay for the past year—236 […]