Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocked Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Blocked Efforts to Defund Planned Parenthood

A vote to eliminate all federal funding to the national organization fell short of the votes necessary for such an action.
Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

Katherine Spillar Urges Cleveland to Dramatically Increase Hiring of Women Police to Mitigate Police Violence

In a well-received speech at the City Club of Cleveland today, Katherine Spillar, Executive Director of the Feminist Majority Foundation urged Cleveland city officials to dramatically increase the hiring of women police officers as a way to decrease police brutality incidents.
70 Organizations Are Urging the President to Fund Abortion Care Abroad

70 Organizations Are Urging the President to Fund Abortion Care Abroad

The Feminist Majority and over 70 other groups released a letter to President Obama yesterday that calls on him to reinterpret the Helms Amendment and meet with the people running women's health programs in Africa on an upcoming trip to the continent.
FMF Executive Director Will Speak on Gender in Policing and Defusing Police Violence

FMF Executive Director Will Speak on Gender in Policing and Defusing Police Violence

Katherine Spillar will speak at the City Club of Cleveland tomorrow about how gender equity in policing can reducing incidents of police violence and enhance the ability of police to improve relations with the communities they serve.
Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland's Arrest

Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland’s Arrest

Texas officials today released dash cam video footage showing Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia physically threatening Sandra Bland, a 28-year old African-American woman who died in police custody last week.
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Feminists Fought Back Against Anti-Abortion Extremists in Alabama Last Week

Feminists Fought Back Against Anti-Abortion Extremists in Alabama Last Week

Last week, anti-abortion extremist group Operation Save America hosted its annual national event of increased harassment and protesting outside targeted and vulnerable clinics in Alabama.
Businesses in the UK Will Now Be Required to Report Differences in Earnings By Gender

Businesses in the UK Will Now Be Required to Report Differences in Earnings By Gender

United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron announced a measure last week aimed at making the gender pay gap much more visible.
President Obama's Definition of Rape is a Sign of Progress

President Obama’s Definition of Rape is a Sign of Progress

President Obama was recently asked about Bill Cosby - and in his answer, gave a modern definition of consent that has feminists across the country applauding.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Across Divides, Continue Political Efforts

Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Across Divides, Continue Political Efforts

July 16, 1920: Both factions of the suffrage movement were quite busy today.
This DC Council Member Wants Sexual Assault Convictions to Appear on College Transcripts

This DC Council Member Wants Sexual Assault Convictions to Appear on College Transcripts

DC At-Large Council member Anita Bonds proposed new legislation this week that would require colleges and universities to clearly mark the transcript of a college student convicted of sexual assault while on campus, putting it permanently on a student's college record.
Pentagon Starts Process to Lift Ban on Transgender Military Members

Pentagon Starts Process to Lift Ban on Transgender Military Members

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter announced this week that the Department of Defense will begin the process of lifting the ban on transgender military service members.
Chicago Public Schools Will Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls After Title IX Complaint

Chicago Public Schools Will Increase Athletic Opportunities for Girls After Title IX Complaint

Chicago public schools and the Office for Civil rights reached an agreement late last week to provide equal athletic opportunity for boys and girls.
Help Protect the Last Abortion Clinic in Montgomery, Alabama!

Help Protect the Last Abortion Clinic in Montgomery, Alabama!

Alabama’s Reproductive Health Services clinic – the only abortion clinic left in Montgomery, Alabama – needs your help to pay for security improvements and additional security costs.
Senate Blocks Global Gag Rule

Senate Blocks Global Gag Rule

  A bipartisan majority in the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment that repeals the anti-abortion “Global Gag Rule” and restores $600 million in funding for international family planning and reproductive health services. Republican Senator Mark Kirk (IL) and GOP Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) joined Senate Democrats in passing the amendment....
Today in Herstory: Seven Suffragists Invade Manhattan's Financial District

Today in Herstory: Seven Suffragists Invade Manhattan’s Financial District

Founding Feminists is the FMF’s daily herstory column. July 10, 1908: Harriot Stanton Blatch and six young suffragists invaded Manhattan’s financial district earlier today, and had much better success with its inhabitants than they did with the police. Before even arriving at the first stop, the one-vehicle automobile procession down Broadway attracted a good deal...
Women Are Saving Hundreds of Dollars on Contraception Following the ACA's Implementation

Women Are Saving Hundreds of Dollars on Contraception Following the ACA’s Implementation

Since the Affordable Care Act took effect, women have saved dramatically on birth control and emergency contraception.
Black Communities Overwhelmingly Support Reproductive Rights

Black Communities Overwhelmingly Support Reproductive Rights

A new study has found that the majority of Black men and women believe in a woman's right to choose and want women to have access to abortion care and contraception.
The Kansas AG is Fighting to Uphold an Anti-Abortion Law

The Kansas AG is Fighting to Uphold an Anti-Abortion Law

Earlier this month, the Kansas Attorney General announced his plans to appeal a Shawnee County Judge's ruling which blocked an anti-choice law in the state.
Join NCGWE and the FMF in Celebrating #TitleIXat43!

Join NCGWE and the FMF in Celebrating #TitleIXat43!

The briefing will cover what Title IX has already helped us accomplish and where we're going next.
Successful Family Planning Initiative In Colorado Is At Risk

Successful Family Planning Initiative In Colorado Is At Risk

Colorado’s Family Planning Initiative (CFPI), which offers teenagers and poor women free and low-cost intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implants and has significantly reduced the state’s teen pregnancy and abortion rates, may soon disappear. The CFPI’s private grant is set to run out this year, and Colorado state representatives have eliminated the program’s funding by voting...