If there is any good that can come from such heart-wringing pain as what has happened in Ferguson, it's this: the people are paying attention. Let's make sure we're all taking action, too.
A joint study by three major women's health advocacy groups calls attention to the overwhelming disparity in health outcomes for women of color in the United States. The results of the study are now under the consideration of the United Nations.
Provisions of the law include possible imprisonment of HIV-positive individuals, a ten-year prison sentence and fine for the "intentional transmission of HIV," a five-year prison sentence for "attempted transmission of HIV," and compulsory testing in some situations.
As feminists, as advocates for racial justice and non-violence, we cannot rest until all people – no matter who they are – can enjoy the right to life, liberty, and justice.
Founding Feminists is FMF’s daily herstory column. Another day of cheering and waving of yellow banners from the galleries of the Tennessee House as day before yesterday’s pro-suffrage majority held together, and kept ratification of the 19th Amendment intact. When Tennessee became the 36th and final State needed to ratify, the anti-suffrage Speaker of the...
Although the death toll from the virus itself is astounding, many people - including pregnant mothers - are also dying as hospitals and clinics shut their doors.
The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
When not being fanned on the House floor, the legislators were entertained by being taken to luncheons, on country drives, or to motion picture theaters.
"I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don't. I wish I could say that it will be alright on a certain or specific day, but I can't. I wish that all of the pain that I have endured could possibly ease some of yours but it won't."
President Hamid Karzai and candidates Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai attended a special ceremony to commemorate the day. US Secretary of State John Kerry issued a statement in honor of the celebration.
After 72 years of effort, "Votes for Women" is no longer a slogan or a distant goal.
After a full week of standoffs between law enforcement and demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed two lawsuits against the local police department.
A suicidal young woman who became pregnant as a result of rape was refused an abortion in Ireland.
As of 2015, low-income transgender residents of Oregon will have access to gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy if they want it.
Another plunge on the political roller coaster for suffrage forces today. With the final opportunity to ratify the Susan B. Anthony Amendment before the November election drawing near, momentum seems to have shifted back toward the anti-suffrage side.
Twenty years ago, a doctor at a hospital in Peru raped a 22-year-old woman who was getting medical care. Now, after human-rights groups fought for the case, the Peruvian government has finally settled the case.