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White House Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

White House Launches Anti-Bullying Initiative

by Shani O. Hilton on March 15 2011, 12:37PM

Some sadly inactive congressional bills seek to move the conversation from personal responsibility to school policy.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Schools & Youth

Whose Fault Is It When Women Aren't Respected? [Reader Forum]

Whose Fault Is It When Women Aren’t Respected? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on March 14 2011, 10:18AM

Our readers use Lil Wayne, and a response rap by two young sisters, to discuss who exactly gets disrespected by misogynistic lyrics.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The Year's Top 10 Women's Movements Victories

The Year’s Top 10 Women’s Movements Victories

by Hatty Lee on March 11 2011, 4:04PM

The Global Fund for Women celebrates the extraordinary victories by women’s movements around the world.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Michelle Obama: Fashion Icon, Feminist, or Both?

Michelle Obama: Fashion Icon, Feminist, or Both?

by Thoai Lu on March 11 2011, 2:39PM

Clutch Magazine’s Jamilah Lemeiux writes that white feminists have still been slow to have the first lady’s back.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Women Fight Back Against Street Harassment

Women Fight Back Against Street Harassment

by Jamilah King on March 8 2011, 2:45PM

In this video sent to us by a reader, women reclaim their rights to walk safely and undisturbed by strange men.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Cairo's Million Woman March Crashed by Anti-Feminist Activists

Cairo’s Million Woman March Crashed by Anti-Feminist Activists

by Jamilah King on March 8 2011, 1:35PM

On International Women’s Day, women surge forward globally, despite conservative obstacles.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

The Republican Attack on Women's Health Goes Global

The Republican Attack on Women’s Health Goes Global

by Michelle Chen on March 7 2011, 10:00AM

Sixteen years after the Beijing Declaration on women’s rights, Congress seeks to reverse what progress we’ve eked out.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Justice, Health

Loretta Ross's Love for Women of Color Histories

Loretta Ross’s Love for Women of Color Histories

by Jamilah King on March 4 2011, 6:33PM

The longtime activist gives a brief rundown on the origins of the term “women of color.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

Past and Present Collide as the Black Anti-Abortion Movement Grows

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on March 3 2011, 9:35AM

On more than 170 billboards nationwide, a campaign is exploiting America’s racist medical history to foster the belief that abortion is black genocide.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Is a Black Woman's Womb a Dangerous Place? [Reader Forum]

Is a Black Woman’s Womb a Dangerous Place? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on February 27 2011, 10:56PM

The old ‘abortion access as black genocide’ meme is back. Colorlines.com readers put it into context.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

NYC Anti-Abortion Ad Is Coming Down--but the Real Battle's Just Begun

NYC Anti-Abortion Ad Is Coming Down—but the Real Battle’s Just Begun

by Jamilah King on February 24 2011, 5:00PM

The ad targeted black women and caused national outrage.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health

NCAA's First Openly Trans Player Kye Allums Gets Benched, Says Mom

NCAA’s First Openly Trans Player Kye Allums Gets Benched, Says Mom

by Thoai Lu on February 24 2011, 11:00AM

His mother says that the university hasn’t allowed her son to play, or reach out to other trans athletes.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Why I Support Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Notwithstanding

Why I Support Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger Notwithstanding

by Rinku Sen on February 21 2011, 10:00AM

Organizations change. And all these years later, women of color are better off with Planned Parenthood.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood, Movement

Oprah Talks to First Trans Supermodel Lea T

Oprah Talks to First Trans Supermodel Lea T

by Jorge Rivas on February 18 2011, 4:51PM

And only asks one ridiculous question.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality, Oprah, Video

Recy Taylor, Sexual Violence, and the Horrors of Jim Crow

Recy Taylor, Sexual Violence, and the Horrors of Jim Crow

by Jamilah King on February 11 2011, 9:55AM

The stories of countless black women who were raped by white men during the civil rights era have gone overlooked entirely.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History, Recy Taylor

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill--and States, Too

Anti-Abortion Bills Surging Through Capitol Hill—and States, Too

by Miriam Zoila Pérez on February 9 2011, 9:32AM

The House GOP is making good on its promises, but so are state legislators. In all cases, women of color lose the most.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Still No Freedom Rainbow for Transgender People of Color

Still No Freedom Rainbow for Transgender People of Color

by Mandy Carter on February 7 2011, 10:26AM

Fifteen years after Tyra Hunter’s death spawned national outrage, trans people of color remain besieged by bias.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Viewers Cheer Openly Gay Character on Black Sitcom

Viewers Cheer Openly Gay Character on Black Sitcom

by Jamilah King on February 4 2011, 12:47PM

“Are We There Yet?” producers did something radical by keeping it simple.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Anti-Abortion Activists Confirm Hit On Planned Parenthood

Anti-Abortion Activists Confirm Hit On Planned Parenthood

by Jamilah King on February 2 2011, 3:38PM

New video accuses the agency of covering up a child sex ring. Seriously?

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Health, Planned Parenthood

Focus Features Buys Black Lesbian Drama 'Pariah'

Focus Features Buys Black Lesbian Drama ‘Pariah’

by Jamilah King on January 31 2011, 12:21PM

After its premiere at Sundance, the coming-of-age story of a butch black lesbian may be on its way to a theater near you.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality