Senate Votes to Advance "Fast Tracking" of Dangerous Trade Agreement

Senate Votes to Advance “Fast Tracking” of Dangerous Trade Agreement

The US Senate voted yesterday to advance "fast track" trade legislation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
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.
House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban Limiting Access for Rape Survivors

House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban Limiting Access for Rape Survivors

The House passed a 20-week abortion bill yesterday, making it plain that House Republicans feel that denying women access to abortion care is one of their top three priorities.
Members of Congress Renew the Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment

Members of Congress Renew the Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment

Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) re-introduced the Equal Rights Amendment yesterday in a bipartisan effort to put women in the United States Constitution.
Pregnant Women Left Vulnerable After Devastating Nepal Earthquake

Pregnant Women Left Vulnerable After Devastating Nepal Earthquake

About 14,000 women are expected to give birth in the coming weeks, and thousands of them are at risk of complications that require emergency care.
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Governor Cuomo Issues Emergency Orders to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Governor Cuomo Issues Emergency Orders to Protect Nail Salon Workers

Cuomo’s actions fall in the wake of a New York Times exposé on the lives of manicurists in New York City detailing 10- to 12-hour shifts, poor conditions, health risks, low wages, and other exploitation.
Pregnant Women Left Vulnerable After Devastating Nepal Earthquake

Pregnant Women Left Vulnerable After Devastating Nepal Earthquake

About 14,000 women are expected to give birth in the coming weeks, and thousands of them are at risk of complications that require emergency care.
Obama Administration Clarifies ACA Birth Control Benefit After Reports of Conflicting Policies

Obama Administration Clarifies ACA Birth Control Benefit After Reports of Conflicting Policies

The Obama administration announced yesterday in new guidance to health insurance companies that insurers are obligated to cover all forms of birth control under the Affordable Care Act.
Afghan Girls Win Gold at International Science Competition

Afghan Girls Win Gold at International Science Competition

Three schoolgirls from Afghanistan won gold in biology at an international science competition hosted in Kenya last week.
The ERA Was Just Re-Introduced in the Senate for Ratification

The ERA Was Just Re-Introduced in the Senate for Ratification

Just in time for Mother’s Day, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) re-introduced yesterday a joint resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) to the U.S Constitution. S.J. Res. 15 was introduced with 26 original cosponsors including Senator Mark Kirk (R-Il). The resolution would remove the deadline set by congress for ratification of the ERA....
It's Been a Month: Purvi Patel is Still in Prison for a Miscarriage

It’s Been a Month: Purvi Patel is Still in Prison for a Miscarriage

Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old Indian-American who was convicted in Indiana for what she continually asserts was a miscarriage, has now been in prison for more than 30 days.
Today in Herstory: Mass Meeting Held to Edit the US Constitution to Give Women the Vote

Today in Herstory: Mass Meeting Held to Edit the US Constitution to Give Women the Vote

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. May 7, 1894: A lively and well-attended mass meeting was held at Cooper Union in Manhattan earlier this evening, and there certainly seemed to be plenty of people willing to do whatever it takes to remove a single word from the New York State Constitution, which presently grants...

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...
Today in Herstory: The Suffrage Parade is Bigger Than Ever

Today in Herstory: The Suffrage Parade is Bigger Than Ever

Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. May 6, 1911: Anyone who still doubts that the woman suffrage movement is rapidly gaining support must have been a long way from New York’s Fifth Avenue earlier today. The turnout for this year’s annual suffrage parade was unprecedented, with at last 3,000 marching from 57th Street to...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Title IX Sex Discrimination Complaint to be Filed Against University of Mary Washington by Feminist Groups

MEDIA ADVISORY    Title IX Sex Discrimination Complaint to be Filed Against University of Mary Washington by Feminist Groups   WHAT:           On Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m., UMW student group Feminists United, national women’s rights organization, Feminist Majority Foundation, and individual UMW students will announce the filing of a major Title IX sex discrimination...
Four Sentenced to Death, Eight to Prison for Brutal Murder of Afghan Woman

Four Sentenced to Death, Eight to Prison for Brutal Murder of Afghan Woman

The verdict for the 49 men charged with the murder of 27-year- old Farkhunda came yesterday, following a highly publicized and televised week-long trial and public outrage for violence against women in Afghanistan.
Today in Herstory: Rose Pastor Stokes Causes Sensation By Distributing Birth Control Information

Today in Herstory: Rose Pastor Stokes Causes Sensation By Distributing Birth Control Information

May 5, 1916: Rose Pastor Stokes has caused a sensation in Carnegie Hall by distributing small slips of paper containing birth control information, a clear violation of Section 1142 of the New York State Penal Code. She took this step at a mass meeting called to celebrate Emma Goldman's release from prison, where she had...
Sen. Reid Promises to Filibuster "Fast Track" for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Sen. Reid Promises to Filibuster “Fast Track” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid has promised to delay efforts to push through the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal until the Senate first deals with two stalled bills that may soon expire.
Report Released by Sen. Gillibrand Shows Underreporting of Military Sexual Assault

Report Released by Sen. Gillibrand Shows Underreporting of Military Sexual Assault

A new report released by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) this morning shows the Department of Defense (DOD) is grossly under-reporting the number of sexual assault crimes in the US military, particularly those occurring on military bases.
Today in Herstory: Large Suffrage Parade Takes New York City

Today in Herstory: Large Suffrage Parade Takes New York City

May 4, 1912: What a great day this has been for "Votes for Women" advocates!