BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay

BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay

The amount of time she has been waiting to be confirmed totals the wait time of the last seven attorney general nominees combined.
We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

As climate change becomes increasingly an important issue, it's also crucial to discuss how climate change disproportionately affects women.
Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann

Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann

"As a friend, Grace brought love and joy into every interaction and every person she came across.”
One Year Since the Kidnappings, #BringBackOurGirls Still Matters

One Year Since the Kidnappings, #BringBackOurGirls Still Matters

In April of 2014, almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It's been one year, and 219 of them are still missing.
March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

Marchers are ending an eight-day journey across 250 miles and five states to deliver anti-profiling and police-force-militarization legislation from New York City to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
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The Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments Tomorrow in Long-Awaited Marriage Equality Case

The Supreme Court Will Hear Arguments Tomorrow in Long-Awaited Marriage Equality Case

The case, Obergfell v. Hodges, will look at whether the 14th Amendment requires the state to allow and license a marriage for same-sex couples, and will address whether the Amendment requires the state to recognize the marriage of same-sex couples when their marriage was licensed out-of-state.
Today in Herstory: New York Will No Longer Enforce Prohibition on Married Teachers

Today in Herstory: New York Will No Longer Enforce Prohibition on Married Teachers

April 27, 1904: A victory today for female teachers who wish to marry, and for women's rights in general.
BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay

BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay

The amount of time she has been waiting to be confirmed totals the wait time of the last seven attorney general nominees combined.
Today in Herstory: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Endorses Family Planning Information Being Widely Available

Today in Herstory: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Endorses Family Planning Information Being Widely Available

April 23, 1963: A major advance today in the fight for birth control, as the prestigious American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists officially endorsed giving contraceptive information to those who want it.
Today in Herstory: It's Official! Suffrage Will Be on the PA Ballot in the 1921 Election

Today in Herstory: It’s Official! Suffrage Will Be on the PA Ballot in the 1921 Election

April 22, 1919: Pennsylvania suffragists have never lacked determination and today their persistence paid off, as the House passed a bill - by an almost two-to-one margin - to put a suffrage referendum on the State ballot in 1921.
We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

As climate change becomes increasingly an important issue, it's also crucial to discuss how climate change disproportionately affects women.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Push On Across the Nation - and the World

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Push On Across the Nation – and the World

April 21, 1913: This certainly has been a newsworthy day for woman suffrage!
Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann

Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann

"As a friend, Grace brought love and joy into every interaction and every person she came across.”
Today in Herstory: NYC Suffrage Offices Prep For (Another) Big Parade

Today in Herstory: NYC Suffrage Offices Prep For (Another) Big Parade

April 20, 1912: There is great excitement and activity today at two New York City suffrage offices, as the day of the big parade approaches.
Four Women Were Just Approved to Join the Cabinet of Afghanistan's Unity Government

Four Women Were Just Approved to Join the Cabinet of Afghanistan’s Unity Government

President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah of Afghanistan held their promise to appoint four women in the new cabinet, and the nation's lower house of Parliament approved them Saturday.
Today in Herstory: FDR Calls on Women for More Support in Wartime

Today in Herstory: FDR Calls on Women for More Support in Wartime

April 17, 1943: While asking for even greater involvement and sacrifice by women in our war effort, President Roosevelt noted today that women have more reason than most Americans to want to defeat the Axis powers.
Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education

Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education

The Senate overwhelmingly approved of HR 2 on Tuesday, a $200 billion package that included an enormous increase of federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula.
One Year Since the Kidnappings, #BringBackOurGirls Still Matters

One Year Since the Kidnappings, #BringBackOurGirls Still Matters

In April of 2014, almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It's been one year, and 219 of them are still missing.
March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

Marchers are ending an eight-day journey across 250 miles and five states to deliver anti-profiling and police-force-militarization legislation from New York City to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
Today in Herstory: Police Raid Birth Control Clinic in NYC

Today in Herstory: Police Raid Birth Control Clinic in NYC

April 15, 1929: The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau's clinic was raided this morning by New York City police, who arrested two doctors and three nurses, then seized massive amounts of "evidence," including confidential patient records.