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 […]
Mary Calvert, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo journalist, has compiled a photo essay entitled “The Battle Within: Sexual Violence in America’s Military” in order to put a face (and then another, and then another) on the military sexual assault epidemic. The images chronicle the experiences of survivors and their loved ones following their assaults, as well as the process […]
LGBTQ immigrants have been at the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus since 10AM, staging a sit-in to push for LGBTQ inclusion in critical immigration reform. They’re broadcasting live and hosting a parallel Twitter storm using #QueerTransRelief: Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream According to a press release, the sit-in effort brings together LGBTQ immigrants and their advocates, […]
Representative Carolyn Maloney and Jackie Speier gathered feminist leaders and activists in front of the Supreme Court steps today to send a clear message: We need the Equal Rights Amendment, and we need it now!