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Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

Alabama House Passes Four Strict Abortion Bills

by Von Diaz on March 6 2014, 10:30AM

Among the new restrictions is the ‘heartbeat ban,’ which bans abortions after six weeks.

Topics: /NOW, On Gender, War on Women

Advocates Prepare for Next Round in New York Women's Equality Act

Advocates Prepare for Next Round in New York Women’s Equality Act

by Von Diaz on November 12 2013, 11:56AM

The act is meant to ensure equal pay provisions, standards around sexual harassment, and protections for survivors of domestic violence.

Topics: /NOW

Albuquerque Residents Set to Vote on Abortion Ban

Albuquerque Residents Set to Vote on Abortion Ban

by Von Diaz on November 7 2013, 12:24PM

If passed, it would be the first municipal ban on abortion in the nation.

Topics: /NOW

TRAP Laws Are the New Battleground for Abortion Rights

TRAP Laws Are the New Battleground for Abortion Rights

by Von Diaz on November 5 2013, 6:14PM

As the abortion wars wage on in Texas, ubiquitous TRAP laws seem to be spreading across the country.

Topics: War on Women

'Anti-Rape Wear' Reinforces Every Rape Myth You Can Think Of

‘Anti-Rape Wear’ Reinforces Every Rape Myth You Can Think Of

by Von Diaz on November 5 2013, 4:18PM

Yes, that’s right—rape-resistant underwear.

Topics: /NOW

Watch What People Say to Teenage Girls on the Street

Watch What People Say to Teenage Girls on the Street

by Von Diaz on October 29 2013, 12:27PM

Young women in Philadelphia share their experiences with street harassment, some even being followed to school by strangers.

Topics: /NOW

Pregnant Woman Fights Wisconsin Fetal Rights Laws

Pregnant Woman Fights Wisconsin Fetal Rights Laws

by Von Diaz on October 25 2013, 4:30PM

Alicia Beltran has filed a lawsuit against the so-called ‘cocaine mom’ law after she was detained under suspicion of drug use, even though she wasn’t using drugs at the time.

Topics: /NOW

A Comic Guide to Sneaky Abortion Laws

A Comic Guide to Sneaky Abortion Laws

by Von Diaz on October 24 2013, 4:55PM

The ACLU commissioned illustrator Jen Sorensen to create a comic detailing the past year in abortion legislation.

Topics: /NOW

Do Women Have More to Lose If Immigration Reform Dies?

Do Women Have More to Lose If Immigration Reform Dies?

by Von Diaz on October 14 2013, 9:00AM

Non-citizen women are three to six times more likely to experience domestic violence than those born in the U.S. As immigration reform efforts stall, those women are left out in the cold.

Topics: Immigration

Soledad O'Brien Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat

Soledad O’Brien Tricks Opponent Of Women In Combat

by Jorge Rivas on January 25 2013, 11:16AM

US Marine Corps Captain Zoe Bedell and “Co-Ed Combat” Author Kingsley Browne debate the impact of overturning the ban on women in combat.

Topics: National Security, /NOW

Leave it to a Few L.A. Drag Queens to Explain Mitt Romney and Women's Rights

Leave it to a Few L.A. Drag Queens to Explain Mitt Romney and Women’s Rights

by Jorge Rivas on November 1 2012, 5:31PM

Los Angeles based drag queens Willam Belli, Detox, Vicki Vox, Pandora, and Ozma explain what issues “real women” should care about and who they should vote for.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

Black Gay Comedian Wanda Sykes: ‘Only Way GOP Could Hate Me More’ Is If I Rolled Around in Pile of Welfare Checks

by Jorge Rivas on September 14 2012, 4:18PM

Black, gay and female comedian Wanda Sykes says the only way the GOP could possibly hate her more is if she sent them a video of her “rolling around on a pile of welfare checks.”

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

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

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

On the Way Out, Washington Tramples on Iraqi Women

by Michelle Chen on September 8 2010, 10:00AM

Iraqi women are left holding up half the sky in the midst of a ravaged political and economic landscape.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, Global Affairs, On Gender

Wielding 'Gender Card,' Women's Groups Campaign Against 'Political Sexism'

Wielding ‘Gender Card,’ Women’s Groups Campaign Against ‘Political Sexism’

by Michelle Chen on September 2 2010, 4:08PM

Few would doubt that racism and sexism are handled differently in politics and the media, but how, exactly?

Topics: On Gender, Politics

ACLU Confronts Denver Prison's Abusive Strip Searches

ACLU Confronts Denver Prison’s Abusive Strip Searches

by Michelle Chen on August 27 2010, 9:16AM

Allegations of abusive strip searches at a prison reflect the perverse power imbalance inherent in the system.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

Looking Back, and Forward, on Women's Equality Day

Looking Back, and Forward, on Women’s Equality Day

by Michelle Chen on August 26 2010, 4:05PM

Women’s Equality Day is a commemoration of history—the 90th anniversary of the victory of women’s suffrage—as well as a marker of the incomplete struggle for equal rights.

Topics: On Gender

The 90th Anniversary of a Women's Right to Vote Photo

The 90th Anniversary of a Women’s Right to Vote

by Jamilah King, Hatty Lee on August 21 2010, 11:45AM

The movements for women’s rights and racial justice have a long, intertwined history.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History

For ICE Prisons, a Blank One-Year Progress Report

For ICE Prisons, a Blank One-Year Progress Report

by Michelle Chen on August 6 2010, 10:45AM

Today marks one year since ICE promised to fix the detention system. So far, there’s little to celebrate.

Topics: Immigration, On Gender

Prison System Chains Women in Childbirth

Prison System Chains Women in Childbirth

by Michelle Chen on July 20 2010, 10:30AM

In many places around the country, it’s still legal to keep incarcerated women shackled while they go through labor.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, On Gender

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