Hundreds of Activists Rallied for the ERA This Weekend

Hundreds of Activists Rallied for the ERA This Weekend

Nearly every speaker, in some way, called for the crowd to heed the message on the rally's banner: "Remember in November."
Wheels in Motion: Meet Afghanistan's First All-Woman Bicycling Team

Wheels in Motion: Meet Afghanistan’s First All-Woman Bicycling Team

Women in Afghanistan are rediscovering a vehicle of freedom that has galvanized social change since the turn of the 20th century: the bicycle.
UPDATE: Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in the Senate

UPDATE: Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in the Senate

The Senate voted 73-25 to allow the bill to move forward to a debate.
Paycheck Fairness Act Expected to Come to a Vote Today

Paycheck Fairness Act Expected to Come to a Vote Today

This marks the second time this year that the Senate will take up the equal pay legislation.
Former Virginia Governor and First Lady Found Guilty on 14 Charges in Corruption Case

Former Virginia Governor and First Lady Found Guilty on 14 Charges in Corruption Case

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty Thursday on a combined 14 counts of conspiracy, fraud, influence-peddling, bribery, and extortion by a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Latest entries
September 9, 1912: Theodore Roosevelt Urges Washington Women to Vote Progressive

September 9, 1912: Theodore Roosevelt Urges Washington Women to Vote Progressive

If Progressives are to win the White House in November, women must register and vote in great numbers, according to former - and hopefully future - President Theodore Roosevelt.
Court Sentences Seven Men for Gang Rape in Afghanistan

Court Sentences Seven Men for Gang Rape in Afghanistan

The vicious public attack received national attention and sparked outrage among Afghan women leaders.
September 8, 1852: National Women's Rights Convention Sparks Excitement for Growing Movement

September 8, 1852: National Women’s Rights Convention Sparks Excitement for Growing Movement

Judging by the attendance, speeches and resolutions at today's opening session of the third annual National Women's Rights Convention, the movement is growing, and attracting many new and ambitious young supporters.
Ecuador Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Civil Unions

Ecuador Will Now Recognize Same-Sex Civil Unions

As of this upcoming September 15, same-sex couples in Ecuador will legally be able to register their civil unions.
White House Names Megan Smith as Chief Technology Officer

White House Names Megan Smith as Chief Technology Officer

President Barack Obama last week named Megan Smith, former Google Vice President and out lesbian, to the highest ranking tech job in the White House.
September 5, 1910: Shirtwaist Workers Take to the Streets on Labor Day

September 5, 1910: Shirtwaist Workers Take to the Streets on Labor Day

In a very encouraging sign, a majority of the over 70,000 marchers in New York City's Labor Day Parade this afternoon were women.
Afghan Girls Compete in Bike Race to Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

Afghan Girls Compete in Bike Race to Raise Awareness About Violence Against Women

Fifteen girls participated in the race to raise awareness about violence against women. Many others, including government and education leaders in the province, escorted them to the finish line.
Former Virginia Governor and First Lady Found Guilty on 14 Charges in Corruption Case

Former Virginia Governor and First Lady Found Guilty on 14 Charges in Corruption Case

Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were found guilty Thursday on a combined 14 counts of conspiracy, fraud, influence-peddling, bribery, and extortion by a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
September 4, 1974: Betty Ford Speaks Up for the ERA at Her First Press Conference

September 4, 1974: Betty Ford Speaks Up for the ERA at Her First Press Conference

In regard to participating in the campaign for the E.R.A., a measure endorsed by Republicans since 1940 and Democrats since 1944, Ford said: "I would be happy to take part in it."
Activists Arrested During Nationwide Protests for Higher Wages

Activists Arrested During Nationwide Protests for Higher Wages

Scores of people were arrested just hours into the nationwide strike for raising the minimum wage known as the "Fight for $15."
Meet The Team: FMF's Newest Organizers Are Getting to Work!

Meet The Team: FMF’s Newest Organizers Are Getting to Work!

Three new organizers will join Edwith on the ground across the country, and one travelling do-it-all media maven is on board to help them tweet about it.
Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Federal Judge Upholds Louisiana Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal judge ruled that Louisiana has the right to ban same-sex marriage in the state and to refuse to recognize legal same-sex marriages performed elsewhere.
US Appeals Court Blocks Attempt to Defund Obamacare

US Appeals Court Blocks Attempt to Defund Obamacare

The United States Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has agreed to rehear a case that could protect much-needed subsidies for up to 5 million consumers under the Affordable Care Act.
September 3, 1912: Suffragists Lose in Ohio

September 3, 1912: Suffragists Lose in Ohio

Despite a valiant effort, the 1912 Ohio suffrage campaign is ending in defeat tonight.
Illinois Governor Signs Bill To Protect Pregnant Women From Workplace Discrimination

Illinois Governor Signs Bill To Protect Pregnant Women From Workplace Discrimination

Accommodations provided by HB 8 may include temporary changes for heavy lifting and manual labor, ensuring access to seating, frequent restroom breaks, time off following childbirth, and break spaces for breastfeeding.