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Iran’s Attorney General claims the morality police has been abolished

On December 4th, Iran’s Attorney General, Mohammad Jafar Montazeri, gave a statement claiming that the country’s notoriously violent morality police has been abolished. Montazeri also said that the mandatory hijab law is under review by Iran’s parliament and judiciary. This news may appear to be a victory for the activists that have been protesting the […]

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The Mobilization of Young Voters

The Feminist Majority has long understood the importance of organizing on college campuses and has continuously prioritized encouraging young people to become politically engaged. 94 campus organizers were hired at universities throughout six battleground states: Arizona, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and North Carolina. The major victories won by feminist candidates coming out of the […]

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Understanding the Ballot Measures

Voters in six states, during the midterms general elections, will be able to weigh in directly on a  ballot measure centered around reproductive justice. This is a record-breaking number of ballot measures on abortion, proving once again how important women’s rights are to voters throughout the country. Earlier this year, Kansans voted during their primary […]

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Representation Matters

In 1987, the Feminist Majority released a study on gender equality within political office. At the time, women comprised only 4.9% of Congress and 15.6% of state legislatures. Based on the rate of progress, it was concluded that parity with men in Congress would be achieved by the year 2333. Fortunately, there have been some […]

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Afghan Women Negotiators Warn of “State Collapse” Should the US Leave Too Soon

In a hearing held by the Women, Peace, and Security Caucus, Afghan women negotiators emphasized that the United States’ support is critical to the peace process and democracy and that the U.S. “leaving should not result in state collapse and collapse of institutions.” The Afghan women negotiators cautioned that the Afghan peace process requires patience, […]

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Feminist Majority and Feminist Majority Equality PAC Endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia

“Feminist Majority and its Feminist Majority Equality PAC are proud to endorse Delegate Hala Ayala for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia,” said Eleanor Smeal, co-founder and president of the Feminist Majority. “Hala has been a champion for women and families her entire career, especially when it comes to women’s equality and reproductive justice. Her work and advocacy as […]

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Jennifer Carroll Foy Earns Endorsement from Feminist Majority Equality PAC

“We can’t wait to see her make history this year, and break yet another barrier.” (Woodbridge, VA) –The Feminist Majority, a national organization headquartered in Virginia, that advocates for women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence, and its Feminist Majority Equality PAC, are proud to endorse Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy for Governor of Virginia. Carrol Foy, who […]

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Representation Matters: An Intersectional Analysis of What’s at Stake for Women in Politics in 2020

If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, you’ve probably seen #RepresentationMatters floating around. The phrase checks all the boxes for social media – it’s trendy, catchy, and well-suited to describe an expansive list of fields and situations.  But what is representation when it comes to politics? Who are our representatives, how do we choose them, […]

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Not All Hope is Lost in Afghanistan

In the 18th year of the United States’ war in Afghanistan, many people are having a hard time keeping up with the conflict and painting a well-rounded picture of the quality of life on the ground and the positive outcomes of US intervention. This is primarily due to the morbid and chaotic picture of Afghanistan […]