From the Inside Looking Out: I Went To a Domestic Violence Course for Convicted Abusers

From the Inside Looking Out: I Went To a Domestic Violence Course for Convicted Abusers

I remember thinking that if my zip code had fallen just a few miles away from my apartment at the time - if I had even bothered to call the police - my former partner might have ended up in that room. But then what? Would this reform him? Could...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts on Domestic Violence

INFOGRAPHIC: The Facts on Domestic Violence

It's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. do you know the numbers behind the issue?
Today in 1918: Suffragists Occupy the Senate

Today in 1918: Suffragists Occupy the Senate

The National Woman's Party is known for its bold actions, but today's attempt to briefly occupy the Senate as a colorful protest of that body's recent rejection of the Susan B. Anthony (nationwide woman suffrage) Amendment was its most militant tactic yet.
Activist Dolores Huerta Fights for Reproductive Rights in Colorado

Activist Dolores Huerta Fights for Reproductive Rights in Colorado

Legendary human rights leader Dolores Huerta will be in Denver, Colorado next Friday to take a stand against proposed Amendment 67, a personhood initiative on their ballot this Fall.
Early Voting Has Started in Many States

Early Voting Has Started in Many States

In states with close races for Senate seats or highly contested ballot measures, early voting allows for a glimpse of what may be in November.
Girl Activists Spoke Out at the United Nations on International Day of the Girl

Girl Activists Spoke Out at the United Nations on International Day of the Girl

The designated day was created to raise awareness that gender inequality is still alive and well, and is worse in developing countries.
Today in 1911: Suffragists Celebrate Their Victory in California

Today in 1911: Suffragists Celebrate Their Victory in California

It's only the second time in 15 years that the National American Woman Suffrage Association has been able to celebrate winning "Votes for Women" in another State, so they made the most of the California victory tonight.
As Midterm Elections Near, Courts Are Taking On Voter Suppression

As Midterm Elections Near, Courts Are Taking On Voter Suppression

With less than a month before the November 4 elections, courts are weighing in on voting rights across the nation.
Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Hear Challenge to Texas TRAP Law

Full Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Refuses to Hear Challenge to Texas TRAP Law

The full US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday refused to rehear a March panel decision upholding HB 2.
Today in 1911: A Timeline of California's Suffrage Vote

Today in 1911: A Timeline of California’s Suffrage Vote

From 4 AM on, suffragists waited today for a victory in California. All signs, however, did not point to victory.
Catholic Church Files Civil Rights Complaint Against State Over Abortion Mandate

Catholic Church Files Civil Rights Complaint Against State Over Abortion Mandate

Although a spokesperson for the Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights says the new complaint from the Catholic conference is under review, Rouillard has reiterated that the agency considers abortion a basic health care service.
Study Finds Abortion Restrictions Adversely Impact Women's Health Outcomes

Study Finds Abortion Restrictions Adversely Impact Women’s Health Outcomes

The groups say lawmakers' insistence that anti-abortion legislation is intended to protect women's health is fundamentally flawed rhetoric.
October 9, 1911: Suffrage Supporters and Opponents Both Aren't Giving Up in California

October 9, 1911: Suffrage Supporters and Opponents Both Aren’t Giving Up in California

California suffragists and anti-suffragists normally sound radically different from each other, but today both sides are making identical and equally confident predictions of victory in tomorrow's vote.
UPDATE: Supreme Court Justice Delays Marriage Equality in Idaho

UPDATE: Supreme Court Justice Delays Marriage Equality in Idaho

Justice Kennedy issued a one-page order requiring the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to delay their ruling striking down Idaho's same-sex marriage ban.
Staff at Immigration Center Accused of Sexually Abusing Women Detainees

Staff at Immigration Center Accused of Sexually Abusing Women Detainees

Several civil rights organizations have filed a complaint against a privately run detention center in Texas, citing widespread allegations of sexual abuse and harassment.