STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

As feminists, as advocates for racial justice and non-violence, we cannot rest until all people – no matter who they are – can enjoy the right to life, liberty, and justice.
United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
Trayvon Martin's Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

"I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don't. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day, but I can't. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it...
August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

After 72 years of effort, "Votes for Women" is no longer a slogan or a distant goal.
Suicidal Rape Victim Denied Abortion in Ireland

Suicidal Rape Victim Denied Abortion in Ireland

A suicidal young woman who became pregnant as a result of rape was refused an abortion in Ireland.
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August 21, 1920: Anti-Suffrage Forces Go on Offensive in Tennessee

August 21, 1920: Anti-Suffrage Forces Go on Offensive in Tennessee

Last-ditch battles are by their very nature desperate, so it shouldn't be any surprise that anti-suffrage forces are outdoing themselves in their attempts to put up roadblocks to certification and implementation of the 19th Amendment.
Flexible Work Requests Produce "Fatherhood Bonus" and Motherhood Penalty

Flexible Work Requests Produce “Fatherhood Bonus” and Motherhood Penalty

Whereas men are rewarded at work for trying to help out at home, women continue to be penalized. The reason? Entrenched gender stereotypes.
Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

A joint study by three major women's health advocacy groups calls attention to the overwhelming disparity in health outcomes for women of color in the United States. The results of the study are now under the consideration of the United Nations.
Ugandan President Signs Law Making HIV Transmission Illegal

Ugandan President Signs Law Making HIV Transmission Illegal

Provisions of the law include possible imprisonment of HIV-positive individuals, a ten-year prison sentence and fine for the "intentional transmission of HIV," a five-year prison sentence for "attempted transmission of HIV," and compulsory testing in some situations.
STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

As feminists, as advocates for racial justice and non-violence, we cannot rest until all people – no matter who they are – can enjoy the right to life, liberty, and justice.
August 20, 1920: Suffrage is Safe in Tennessee, For Now

August 20, 1920: Suffrage is Safe in Tennessee, For Now

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. Another day of cheering and waving of yellow banners from the galleries of the Tennessee House as day before yesterday’s pro-suffrage majority held together, and kept ratification of the 19th Amendment intact. When Tennessee became the 36th and final State needed to ratify, the anti-suffrage Speaker of the...