Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

Department of Justice May Sue Ferguson Over Race Discrimination

The Department of Justice will sue Ferguson, Missouri, if it finds evidence that its police department discriminates based on race and that its authorities aren't trying to make changes, according to CNN.
Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation

Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation

In states such as Washington, Arizona, Minnesota, and South Carolina, lawmakers are introducing bills placing restrictions on abortion access.
Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Between 1942 and 1990 in Ireland, more than 1,500 pregnant women in childbirth endured an operation that involves breaking the pelvis or having their pubic bone sawed through. Others claim their wombs were removed entirely.
Violence Against Women Came to the Forefront at Last Nights' Grammy Awards

Violence Against Women Came to the Forefront at Last Nights’ Grammy Awards

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards set a new precedent last night with a speech from a domestic violence survivor and activist and the airing of a PSA from President Obama about violence against women.
The World Future Council Calls on Governments to End FGM

The World Future Council Calls on Governments to End FGM

Today, on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, dozens of activists, writers, and leaders are releasing a statement calling for a global increase in action to end FGM worldwide.
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Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Descend on Wilmington, Delaware

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Descend on Wilmington, Delaware

February 19, 1913: After seven consecutive days of walking and approximately 116 of the 225 miles from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., behind them, the suffrage hikers are spending this eighth day in Wilmington, Delaware, "getting new feet" as they put it.
Feminist Activists Protest TPP and Brunei's Brutal Penal Code Outside Beverly Hills Hotel

Feminist Activists Protest TPP and Brunei’s Brutal Penal Code Outside Beverly Hills Hotel

Activists gathered across the street from the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles yesterday to call on Congress to exclude Brunei from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Kate Brown Just Became America's First-Ever Openly Bisexual Governor

Kate Brown Just Became America’s First-Ever Openly Bisexual Governor

Brown's election represents a victory for women and LGBT folks, who are underrepresented in gubernatorial positions as well as in all levels of national and state leadership.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Have Made it Halfway from New Jersey to DC

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Have Made it Halfway from New Jersey to DC

February 18, 1913: Halfway! Day Seven of the suffrage hike was very successful in a number of ways, not the least of which was passing the midpoint in the long trek from Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C.
New Bill Would Create a Registry of Military Sex Offenders

New Bill Would Create a Registry of Military Sex Offenders

Due to loopholes in the system, many convicted sex offenders in the military are not registered sex offenders once they exit the military.
Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation

Lawmakers Push Forward with Abortion Restrictions Across the Nation

In states such as Washington, Arizona, Minnesota, and South Carolina, lawmakers are introducing bills placing restrictions on abortion access.
Yale Fraternity That Violated Sexual Misconduct Policy Now Banned From Campus

Yale Fraternity That Violated Sexual Misconduct Policy Now Banned From Campus

The fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) will not be allowed to hold on-campus activities, use the school bulletin boards or email system to communicate, or use the fraternity’s name “in connection with the university."
Today in Herstory: Suffragist Hikers Arrive in Princeton

Today in Herstory: Suffragist Hikers Arrive in Princeton

February 13, 1913: This was an eventful, but exhausting, 27-mile second day of the Newark, New Jersey, to Washington, D.C., suffrage hike by "General" Rosalie Jones and her "Army of the Hudson."
Testing Detroit's Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists

Testing Detroit’s Backlogged Rape Kits Has Already Identified 188 Serial Rapists

The testing has also produced over 750 DNA matches to an FBI database. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office has so far issued warrants for 23 alleged rapists, convicted 14 of them, and three are awaiting trial.
Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Irish Women Speak Out Against Brutal Childbirth Operations

Between 1942 and 1990 in Ireland, more than 1,500 pregnant women in childbirth endured an operation that involves breaking the pelvis or having their pubic bone sawed through. Others claim their wombs were removed entirely.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Depart New Jersey for Two-Month Trek to DC

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Hikers Depart New Jersey for Two-Month Trek to DC

February 12, 1913: "On to Washington!" and "Votes for Women!"
Worldwide Attacks Against Schoolgirls Are on the Rise

Worldwide Attacks Against Schoolgirls Are on the Rise

Despite legal protections for gender equality, around 3,600 attacks against schools, students, and teachers were recorded in just the year 2012 alone.
Today in Herstory: Amelia Earhart Announces That She Will Fly Around the World

Today in Herstory: Amelia Earhart Announces That She Will Fly Around the World

February 11, 1937: Amelia Earhart, who five years ago became the first woman - and only the second person - to fly solo across the North Atlantic, announced plans today for a far more ambitious adventure.
Three Muslim Students Have Been Shot and Killed in North Carolina in Possible Hate Crime

Three Muslim Students Have Been Shot and Killed in North Carolina in Possible Hate Crime

Craig Stephen Hicks, a 46-year-old white man, turned himself in to the police and is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
Today in Herstory: One Vote Holds Suffrage Back in the Senate

Today in Herstory: One Vote Holds Suffrage Back in the Senate

February 10, 1919: A landmark suffrage victory came tantalizingly close today, but still remains out of reach tonight.