The Most Dangerous Time For Women’s Rights In Decades

By Martha Burk, Otherwords.org -

We’re living in the most perilous time for abortion rights and reproductive freedom since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973. While some erosion of abortion rights has occurred over the decades — [...]

America’s Reproductive Slaves

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

On Wednesday, the day it was announced that the U.S. birthrate fell for the fourth straight year, signaling the lowest number of births in 32 years, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law the most [...]

Looking Back At 1919: Immigration, Race, And Women’s Rights, Then And Now

By Arnold R. Isaacs, Tomdispatch.com -

The blend isn’t exact. Bigotry was expressed much more explicitly a century ago, not in code as it usually is now. Jim Crow laws in the South and other forms of racial segregation in the rest of [...]

Missing And Murdered Indigenous Women’s Task Force Inches Closer To Reality

By Lorenzo Serna, UnicornRiot.ninja -

Minneapolis, MN – State legislators continue to push the creation of a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) task force in Minnesota. The House Bill HF 70 was approved by the Committee of [...]

‘If We Stop, The World Stops!’: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Spanish Women Take To Streets For Feminist Strike

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

Hundreds of thousands of people across Spain marked International Women's Day on Friday with a "feminist strike." The strike, in its second consecutive year, demanded stronger efforts to [...]

Black Women’s Labor Market History Reveals Deep-Seated Race And Gender Discrimination

By Nina Banks, Epi.org -

The black woman’s experience in America provides arguably the most overwhelming evidence of the persistent and ongoing drag from gender and race discrimination on the economic fate of workers and [...]

“Women On Death Row: Invisible Subjects Of Gender Discrimination”

By Death Penalty Focus, Portside.org -

California has the largest female death row in the U.S., with 23 condemned women imprisoned at the Central California Women’s Facility in Chowchilla. Four women have been executed in the state [...]

How Capitalism Has Screwed Women Over

By Richard D. Wolff, Huffingtonpost.com -

It’s been one year since the explosion of the Me Too movement that followed allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Since then, the #metoo hashtag has been used around 19 million times to expose [...]

Cops Sexually Assault At Least 100 Women Every Year And No One Talks About It

By Michael Harriot, Theroot.com -

When discussing America’s police state, we often talk about “black bodies.” The conversation is peppered with words like “brutality” and “police violence.” But no one talks about another brutal [...]

Being Trans In America Was Already Scary. Now It’s Terrifying.

By Robin Carver, Otherwords.org -

A new federal order wouldn't just deny civil rights protections to trans people. It would deny we exist altogether. I’m a trans woman, and I’m terrified. Already, on any given afternoon, I’m [...]

Trump’s Reported Proposal To Redefine Gender, Eliminate Trans Rights Prompts Mass Protests

By Ryan Grenoble, Huffingtonpost.com -

“We will be here long after this administration is in the trash heap,” the NCTE’s Mara Keisling pledged Monday. Hundreds of protesters gathered in New York City’s Washington Square Park on Sunday [...]

‘Insulting, Inhumane, And Unacceptable’: LGBTQ Rights Advocates Blast Trump’s Latest ‘Reckless Attack’ On Trans Americans

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams.org -

In a move that "would essentially eradicate federal recognition of the estimated 1.4 million Americans who have opted to recognize themselves—surgically or otherwise—as a gender other than the [...]

The New Women’s Health: Shut Up & Breed + A Rally To Jump Start Anti-War Work

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

The purge is here. Facebook, Twitter and the silencing of anything that goes against the state. Next up, women's health and rights are under attack. A backwards, theocratic reworking of Title X [...]

Glasgow: Thousands Of Women To Strike Over Pay Discrimination

By Libby Brooks, Theguardian.com -

Thousands of women council workers across Glasgow plan to bring the city to a standstill this week in what is believed to be the biggest equal pay strike seen in the UK. More than 8,000 workers, [...]

#MeToo Goes Global

By John Feffer, Fpif.org -

The famous tenor Enrico Caruso went on trial in 1906 for an incident at the monkey house in Central Park. He was accused of the indecent assault of 30-year-old Hannah Graham. Caruso in [...]

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