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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Activists Demonstrate Outside Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Activists Demonstrate Outside Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations

Workers, human rights advocates, environmental organizations, and consumer rights leaders rallied today to oppose the TPP free trade agreement, described as "a massive corporate power grab... with potentially dire consequences for the economy, environment and public health both at home and abroad."
Pentagon Report Shows Continued Scourge of Military Sexual Assault

Pentagon Report Shows Continued Scourge of Military Sexual Assault

According to the the Pentagon report, there were about 19,000 cases of sexual assault or unwanted sexual contact last year - over 50 cases a day. Of those who do report, nearly two-thirds reported that they faced retaliation.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Vow to Meet with President Wilson

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Vow to Meet with President Wilson

December 5, 1913: "We are going to see President Wilson if it takes all Winter."
Virginia Board of Health Votes to Amend Regulations Closing the State's Clinics

Virginia Board of Health Votes to Amend Regulations Closing the State’s Clinics

The Board of Health will begin the amendment process next year.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at President Wilson During National Convention

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Take Aim at President Wilson During National Convention

December 4, 1913: Carrie Chapman Catt declared today that women demanded the vote nationwide without delay, and: "If the Constitution stands in our way, let's tear it up and make a new one!"
Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Protests Begin After Grand Jury Fails to Indict Police Officer in Choking Death of Eric Garner

Immediately following the announcement that NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo would not be indicted, hundreds of demonstrators spilled into the streets, blocking traffic in the Lincoln Tunnel and on the Brooklyn Bridge and staging a die-in at Grand Central Station.
Fast Food Strikes in Almost 200 Cities Launched Today

Fast Food Strikes in Almost 200 Cities Launched Today

Fast food, home care, retail and other low-wage workers in nearly 190 cities walked off the job today to demand a $15 minimum wage and the right to unionize.
Chicago Raises Minimum Wage But Could Face Opposition From State

Chicago Raises Minimum Wage But Could Face Opposition From State

The Chicago City Council Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill increasing the state's minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, but that decision could come under fire at the state level.
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.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Testify Before House During National Convention

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Testify Before House During National Convention

December 3, 1913: An active, 12-hour workday for those attending the fifth day of the National American Woman Suffrage Association's convention here in Washington, DC.
World Health Organization Calls For an End to "Virginity Tests"

World Health Organization Calls For an End to “Virginity Tests”

In the handbook, WHO stated that virginity tests used on women and girls to "prove" virginity have "no scientific validity" and pointed out that the tests violate international human rights standards against degrading treatment and are a form of discrimination against women.
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.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Leader Condemns Police Treatment of Women

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Leader Condemns Police Treatment of Women

December 2, 1913: The treatment of women by the criminal justice system was denounced today by Louise DeKoven Bowen on the fourth day of the National American Women Suffrage Association's convention.
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.
President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms

President Obama Meets with Ferguson Activists and Announces Policing Reforms

Following the non-indictment of former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the White House announced a national plan for police reform.