Women Legislators Lead Fight Against Controversial Spending Bill

Women Legislators Lead Fight Against Controversial Spending Bill

In both chambers of Congress, women are leading the fight against the legislation, which contains controversial provisions on abortion, abstinence-only education, financial reform, and other issues impacting millions of Americans.
Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality

Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality

Reverend Al Sharpton and the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Akai Gurley, and Tamir Rice will be leading a march Saturday in Washington, DC.
5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

5 Reasons Feminists Should Join the Fight for Justice in Ferguson

The only thing more frustrating than fighting the sheer will of the state is discovering that one's allies aren't all that invested.
Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case While Advocates Rally Outside

Supreme Court Hears Pregnancy Discrimination Case While Advocates Rally Outside

The US Supreme Court heard the arguments in Young v. United Parcel Service case this morning. Young’s case was bolstered by a rally held outside the Supreme Court during the hearing.
This #GivingTuesday, Fight for Women's Rights!

This #GivingTuesday, Fight for Women’s Rights!

Today, you can help keep clinics safe, broaden girls’ access to education, end violence against women, and advance women's rights, civil rights, and LGBT rights around the world by making a tax-deductible donation to the Feminist Majority Foundation.
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Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona's Anti-Abortion Law

Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona’s Anti-Abortion Law

The Arizona law would have prevented women from receiving a medication abortion between their seventh and ninth week of pregnancy.
Ohio House Rejects Six-Week Abortion Ban

Ohio House Rejects Six-Week Abortion Ban

House Bill 248, a direct affront to Roe v. Wade, would have banned abortion before viability, even in cases of rape or incest.
Today in Herstory: Women Are Losing Big in the Depression

Today in Herstory: Women Are Losing Big in the Depression

December 12, 1932: If it seems as if women are losing jobs even faster than men since the current Depression began and that women who are still employed are being exploited far more than before, there is now solid evidence to back up that impression.
Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Legislation

Senate Blocks Military Sexual Assault Legislation

The Senate denied a vote for the Military Justice Improvement Act yesterday, blocking the act for the second time this year.
Women Legislators Lead Fight Against Controversial Spending Bill

Women Legislators Lead Fight Against Controversial Spending Bill

In both chambers of Congress, women are leading the fight against the legislation, which contains controversial provisions on abortion, abstinence-only education, financial reform, and other issues impacting millions of Americans.
Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality

Activists Will March in DC Tomorrow for an End to Police Brutality

Reverend Al Sharpton and the families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin, Akai Gurley, and Tamir Rice will be leading a march Saturday in Washington, DC.
Today in Herstory: National Woman's Party Announces First Draft of the Equal Rights Amendment

Today in Herstory: National Woman’s Party Announces First Draft of the Equal Rights Amendment

December 11, 1921: The campaign for a 20th Amendment, to assure equal rights for women, is quickly taking shape!
Scripps College Will Now Officially Admit Transgender Women

Scripps College Will Now Officially Admit Transgender Women

The new policy will be in effect for all Fall 2016 applicants.
Groups Demand Gender-Responsive Climate Policy at UN Convention

Groups Demand Gender-Responsive Climate Policy at UN Convention

The talks are a continuation of the UN Climate Summit in New York earlier this year, and a precursor to the 2015 climate meeting in Paris, where world leaders are expected to finalize a new global climate agreement.
Activists Call on the President to Stand with Survivors of Rape in War

Activists Call on the President to Stand with Survivors of Rape in War

More than 20 organizations, including the Feminist Majority, the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), Advocates for Youth, and several human rights and faith-based groups, came together to urge President Obama to ensure that US foreign assistance helps survivors of war rape access comprehensive medical care, including abortion.
Today in Herstory: Wyoming Brings Woman Suffrage Back to America!

Today in Herstory: Wyoming Brings Woman Suffrage Back to America!

December 10, 1869: For the first time since 1807, when the New Jersey Legislature revoked the right of that State's unmarried and property-owning women to vote, there is now a part of the United States where any woman can now legally cast a ballot!
Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana's TRAP Law, Saving Lafayette's Last Clinic

Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana’s TRAP Law, Saving Lafayette’s Last Clinic

The bill targeted a Planned Parenthood that was also the only abortion clinic in Lafayette.
Today in Herstory: Alice Paul is Freed from Holloway Prison

Today in Herstory: Alice Paul is Freed from Holloway Prison

9 December 1909: American suffragist Alice Paul has been freed from London's Holloway Prison! Denied "political prisoner" status, she began a hunger strike immediately after her arrival, and was force-fed twice a day after 11 November.
Michigan House Passes "License to Discriminate" Bill

Michigan House Passes “License to Discriminate” Bill

The Michigan House last week voted to pass a bill that gives service providers the right to deny service to anyone who does not adhere to their religious beliefs.
The Employment Rate for Women Just Surpassed its Previous Peak in 2013

The Employment Rate for Women Just Surpassed its Previous Peak in 2013

The Bureau of Labor Statistics for November 2014 show more job growth in the past 11 months than in any previous calendar year since the 1990s.