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Feminist Majority Foundation Honors Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan at Star-Studded Event

Feminist Majority Foundation Honors Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan at Star-Studded Event

Yesterday's Global Women’s Rights awards recognized Rhimes and Kohan as two of the most influential showrunners in television today.

PRESS RELEASE: Feminist Groups File Title IX Complaint Against University of Mary Washington

Feminist Groups File Title IX Complaint Against University of Mary Washington For Failure to Take Action Against A Sexually Hostile Climate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ​A Virginia campus group, Feminists United, a UMW student club and an affiliate of the Feminist Majority Foundation and individual students are filing a Title IX Complaint with the U.S. Department...
Security and Women’s Rights are Essential to Afghan Recovery

Security and Women’s Rights are Essential to Afghan Recovery

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s address yesterday to a Joint Session of the United States Congress, commended the decision by President Barack Obama to delay the withdrawal of U.S. support troops in Afghanistan and to allow the current level of troops to remain through the end of 2015.
This Year's State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

This Year’s State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history.
PRESS RELEASE: FMF Study Shows Increase In Nationwide Single-Sex Public Education

PRESS RELEASE: FMF Study Shows Increase In Nationwide Single-Sex Public Education

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) just completed its second national study “Identifying US K-12 Public Schools with Deliberate Sex Segregation."
Outraged: FMF President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Decision

Outraged: FMF President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Decision

If Brown, who was an unarmed Black teenager, can’t get justice when the entire world is watching, how can any other Black person expect to receive justice if shot by a white police officer?
STATEMENT: TIME Apologizes for Including "Feminist" In Worst Words Poll

STATEMENT: TIME Apologizes for Including “Feminist” In Worst Words Poll

  TIME Magazine has apologized for putting the word “feminist” on its list of words to ban in 2015.   “At last, TIME comes to its senses. Obviously ‘feminist’ is a worldwide movement for equality of women that cannot and must not be trivialized. Too many women’s lives depend on it. It’s very important that...
BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Blocks Texas TRAP Law Provision!

BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Blocks Texas TRAP Law Provision!

The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds U.S. District Court Judge Lynne Yeakel’s decision Friday striking down parts of a Texas anti-abortion law.
Announcing Youth ShowOUT: A Collaborative Campaign to Engage and Mobilize Young Voters

Announcing Youth ShowOUT: A Collaborative Campaign to Engage and Mobilize Young Voters

In 2014, young voters will do more than just turn out - they will ShowOUT!
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.
Women Just Won Big In Mississippi

Women Just Won Big In Mississippi

“Although we celebrate this ruling, we cannot rest until this law and all other TRAP laws are permanently struck down.”
Mississippi Freedom Summer Focuses On Fighting Voter Suppression

Mississippi Freedom Summer Focuses On Fighting Voter Suppression

Two members of Feminist Majority Foundation’s campus team were in Jackson, Mississippi this past week engaging with social justice groups on the subject of modern-day voter suppression.
Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

Supreme Court Decides Corporations Have Religious Liberty, Women Do Not In Birth Control Case

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court sided with Hobby Lobby, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. today in a major blow to reproductive rights for women across the nation.
Women’s Rights Groups Demand that US Stop Negotiating TPP with Brunei Until the Sultan Revokes New Taliban-Like Laws

Women’s Rights Groups Demand that US Stop Negotiating TPP with Brunei Until the Sultan Revokes New Taliban-Like Laws

“As a global leader, the United States should not negotiate a free trade agreement with a country that has enacted laws hostile to basic human rights and dignity.”
Celebrities Join Women's, LGBT Rights Groups to Protest Brunei's "Kill-A-Gay, Flog-A-Woman" Penal Code

Celebrities Join Women’s, LGBT Rights Groups to Protest Brunei’s “Kill-A-Gay, Flog-A-Woman” Penal Code

Celebrities, including Jay Leno and Frances Fisher, joined Eleanor Smeal, president Feminist Majority, Mavis Leno, and a host of women’s rights and LGBT leaders in a rally today across from the Beverly Hills Hotel to demand the Sultan of Brunei rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code.
Ellie Smeal, Mavis and Jay Leno, Dolores Huerta, and Others Will Speak at #StopTheSultan Rally

Ellie Smeal, Mavis and Jay Leno, Dolores Huerta, and Others Will Speak at #StopTheSultan Rally

The Feminist Majority, which has pulled its annual event from the Beverly Hills Hotel -- owned by the Sultan of Brunei -- will hold a rally at noon on May 5 across from the hotel, to urge the Sultan to rescind a Taliban-like Brunei penal code.
FMF Pulls Event from Beverly Hills Hotel to Protest Sultan of Brunei Imposing Taliban-Like Rule

FMF Pulls Event from Beverly Hills Hotel to Protest Sultan of Brunei Imposing Taliban-Like Rule

The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) announced it is pulling its annual Global Women’s Rights Awards, co-chaired by Jay and Mavis Leno, from the Beverly Hills Hotel because the hotel’s owner, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah, is imposing a Taliban-like Brunei penal code.
FMF Applauds Release of First Report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

FMF Applauds Release of First Report from the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

"We are thrilled that the White House is developing concrete actions and guidelines to support survivors and assist universities in preventing sexual assault. No student should have to face sexual violence while at school. Neither should they be abandoned by school officials they trust to protect them."
FMF Will Deliver Thousands of Petitions to the Supreme Court Tomorrow in Support of the ACA Birth Control Benefit!

FMF Will Deliver Thousands of Petitions to the Supreme Court Tomorrow in Support of the ACA Birth Control Benefit!

Women, not bosses, should make personal decisions about women’s healthcare.
We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

We Applaud The White House Initiative to Prevent Campus Rape

"This is a momentous day for the movement to end violence against women and, in particular, campus rape."