Gender Reporter and Columnist Akiba Solomon writes about race, gender, the assaults on women's reproductive healthcare and rights, and how women of color and poor women stand to lose the most.
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by Akiba Solomon on March 21 2011, 12:49PM
A strange little MSNBC story shows how race and class blindness can complicate good news about changing attitudes.
by Akiba Solomon on March 17 2011, 3:17PM
Anti-rape activist Dr. R’Leureux Lewis gives black men simple (and not-so-simple) ways to interrupt rape culture—and break down the negative stereotypes that help fuel it.
by Akiba Solomon on March 14 2011, 2:48PM
Eighteen black boys and men are accused of gang-raping an 11-year-old Latina in this small East Texas town. What now?
by Akiba Solomon on March 8 2011, 4:20PM
Rep. Chris Smith, the New Jersey Republican who tried to narrow federal funding for abortions in the case of rape, is all for women’s rights—in China.
by Akiba Solomon on March 7 2011, 1:36PM
In the Ivory Coast’s post-election turmoil, seven women at an all-women’s rally are shot down. Unacceptable.
by Akiba Solomon on March 3 2011, 3:58PM
Five lessons in self-protection from an independent female journalist who covered rape in Haiti’s post-quake tent camps
by Akiba Solomon on February 25 2011, 1:10PM
When you target black women and call our wombs dangerous, you can’t call yourself pro-life.
by Akiba Solomon on February 21 2011, 4:45PM
Curator Shantrelle P. Lewis braves controversy and pain to expose sexual violence against girls in the African Diaspora
by Akiba Solomon on February 18 2011, 6:45PM
“I know a lot about having black babies. I’ve had three of them,” she explains during Pence Amendment debate.
by Akiba Solomon on February 10 2011, 12:04PM
By 2014, scientists may have given women the tool to truly change the HIV epidemic’s trajectory.
by Akiba Solomon on February 8 2011, 9:30AM
The Pepsi ad was meant to be funny; the Black blogesphere says, “Not so much.”
by Akiba Solomon on February 4 2011, 10:54AM
When homophobia and sexism shape even crime data, no wonder there’s so much silence on male sexual violence.
by Akiba Solomon on February 3 2011, 10:33AM
With passion, courage, and the gift of gab, sisters like Asmaa Mahfouz are playing a major role in Egypt’s transformation.
by Akiba Solomon on February 1 2011, 9:40AM
Alleged butcher Dr. Kermit Gosnell was aided by cynical abortion politics and a systemic disregard for Philadelphia’s poor women of color.