The next Supreme Court justice may shift the balance of the Court for generations. Reproductive rights, the rights of workers to organize, the right to be free from torture, the ability to breathe clean air and drink clean water—all depend on who will occupy retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy’s seat. It makes sense, then, that we’d […]
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 […]
GOP Trumpcare Plan: Give Over $145 Billion to Corporate Donors
By now, it’s well known that the Senate Trumpcare plan would force 22 million people to go without health insurance. That alone should be enough for Senators to reject this cruel proposal. But, that’s not all. The plan would also stuff the pockets of the health insurance industry to a tune of over $145 billion. […]
Let’s Thank These Senators!
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) just held a breakthrough hearing on combating violence against women with IVAWA and CEDAW, and
seven women senators testified. We must thank the Senators for demanding action.
Let My People In: What Women Have at Stake in the Senate’s Current Immigration Reform Bill
The Senate’s current immigration bill does a lot for women.
Violence Erased Between the Lines
I am a queer woman. Just because I enter into relationships with other women doesn’t mean that the threat of violence disappears. Men aren’t inherently abusers, and women aren’t inherently abused. No one hits someone for the sake of hitting a woman or hitting a man. Violence is rarely about the gender or sexuality of […]