All of Tennessee's Major Newspapers Have Urged Voters to Reject Anti-Abortion Amendment 1

All of Tennessee’s Major Newspapers Have Urged Voters to Reject Anti-Abortion Amendment 1

All four of Tennessee's major papers have spoken out to oppose Amendment 1, a dangerous anti-abortion measure that will be decided by voters this fall.
Doctors Warn That Measure 1 Would End In Vitro Fertilization in North Dakota

Doctors Warn That Measure 1 Would End In Vitro Fertilization in North Dakota

Doctors at North Dakota's only clinic offering in vitro fertilization are speaking out to warn voters that Measure 1, a proposed personhood amendment in the state, would make the practice illegal.
Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado

Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado

Hulu, an online, ad-supported streaming service, has refused to run an advertisement from the "No on 67" campaign in Colorado, citing the company's policy regarding "controversial" political positions on issues like abortion.
Afghanistan’s New First Lady Advances Women’s Issues

Afghanistan’s New First Lady Advances Women’s Issues

Just a few days after moving to the presidential palace, Afghanistan’s new First Lady Rula Ghani said that she hopes to encourage greater respect for women.
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WATCH: Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate on DemocracyNow!

WATCH: Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate on DemocracyNow!

Anita Sarkeesian appeared on DemocracyNow! to talk about the incredibly violent threats she's received because she dared to deconstruct the representation of women in video games.
Today in 1915: Alice Paul Speaks Out on a Suffrage Defeat in New Jersey

Today in 1915: Alice Paul Speaks Out on a Suffrage Defeat in New Jersey

Though the focus of most suffragists is now on upcoming referenda in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts on November 2nd, Alice Paul spoke out today about yesterday's defeat of the suffrage referendum in her home State of New Jersey.
Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize, Salutes Mavis and Her Work for Women's Rights

Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize, Salutes Mavis and Her Work for Women’s Rights

Former long-time host of "The Tonight Show" Jay Leno saluted his wife, Mavis, for her work on behalf of women's rights around the world when he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this weekend.
North Carolina Board of Elections Eliminates On-Campus Voting Sites Across the State

North Carolina Board of Elections Eliminates On-Campus Voting Sites Across the State

North Carolina will begin state-wide early voting on Thursday, and unlike the 2012 presidential election, many students across the state will have no polling place on-campus, making it more difficult for students to exercise their right to vote.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court for Upholding Voter Suppression in Texas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Slams Supreme Court for Upholding Voter Suppression in Texas

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg issued a blistering dissent after a ruling by the US Supreme Court this weekend threatened to disqualify more than half a million Texas voters from early voting.
Today in 1915: Women Overwhelmingly Support Suffrage in New Jersey, But Can't Vote for It

Today in 1915: Women Overwhelmingly Support Suffrage in New Jersey, But Can’t Vote for It

Just two more days remain until the men of New Jersey vote on woman suffrage, and if women could vote, it would win in a landslide, judging by the numbers enrolled in pro-suffrage and anti-suffrage organizations in the State.
Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Hundreds of Schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram To Be Released Monday

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Nigeria's military are reportedly negotiating the release of the nearly 300 young women and girls who were abducted by Boko Haram more than six months ago, ostensibly bringing an end to six months of activist efforts calling for their return.
Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

Student Activists Across the Country Are Fighting Extreme Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

In Tennessee, North Dakota, and Colorado - three states deciding ballot measures aimed at restricting birth control access and outlawing abortion in the upcoming election - student activists are mobilizing.
Today in 1915: New Jersey's Religious and Political Leaders Speak Up for Suffrage

Today in 1915: New Jersey’s Religious and Political Leaders Speak Up for Suffrage

The campaign to pass the New Jersey suffrage referendum three days from now is finishing up in grand style with William Jennings Bryan, Senator William Borah and Rabbi Stephen S. Wise having given stirring speeches tonight in Paterson and Newark.
Prosecutors Claim South Carolina's Stand Your Ground Law Doesn't Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

Prosecutors Claim South Carolina’s Stand Your Ground Law Doesn’t Apply to Domestic Violence Survivors

According to South Carolina prosecutors, the state's Stand Your Ground law is an unfit defense for domestic violence victims who live with their attackers.
Over 80,000 Safety Violations Found At Bangladesh Garment Factories

Over 80,000 Safety Violations Found At Bangladesh Garment Factories

A recently completed inspection found more than 80,000 safety violations in Bangladeshi garment factories - where 85 percent of all workers are women.
Inverted Flags, a Blood Fountain, and a Fist: Reading the Symbols of #FergusonOctober

Inverted Flags, a Blood Fountain, and a Fist: Reading the Symbols of #FergusonOctober

Ferguson October is our generation's Freedom Summer, and the symbols and character of this movement are uniquely and distinctly ours to claim.
Today in 1915: Suffragists Set Their Sights on Eastern States

Today in 1915: Suffragists Set Their Sights on Eastern States

"New Jersey Next!" That's the motto of suffragists who are undertaking a bold gamble to expand out of the West and capture four big eastern states.
Enforcement of Voter Suppression Law in Texas Uncertain

Enforcement of Voter Suppression Law in Texas Uncertain

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled yesterday that Texas could enforce its strict Voter ID law, despite a lower court's finding that the law was discriminatory and would likely suppress the votes of African Americans and Hispanics in Texas.
Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

Supreme Court Ruling Keeps Texas Abortion Clinics Open

The decision immediately allows 13 clinics that had been shuttered earlier this month by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals to reopen.