The Next Step In Ferguson: What You Can Do, And Why It Still Matters

The Next Step In Ferguson: What You Can Do, And Why It Still Matters

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.
BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Blocks Texas TRAP Law Provision!

BREAKING: Fifth Circuit Blocks Texas TRAP Law Provision!

The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds U.S. District Court Judge Lynne Yeakel’s decision Friday striking down parts of a Texas anti-abortion law.
Ms. Magazine Asks: Where Are The Women Police in Ferguson?

Ms. Magazine Asks: Where Are The Women Police in Ferguson?

A lack of racial diversity is not the only factor that can feed police brutality against people of color; a lack of gender diversity can also create police forces in which officers aren't treating the communities they serve with the proper procedure and respect.
August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

August 26, 1920: Victory At Last for Woman Suffrage!

Twenty-six thousand, three hundred and thirty-four very long and difficult days ago, a small but brave group of suffrage pioneers declared "… that it is the duty of the women of this country to secure to themselves their sacred right to the elective franchise." Today, they are victorious.
QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About the Equal Rights Amendment?

QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About the Equal Rights Amendment?

This Women’s Equality Day, get in the Amendment-making spirit, and test your knowledge of the ERA!
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Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

Reproductive Justice Activists Testify Before UN About Health Care Discrimination

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.
Ugandan President Signs Law Making HIV Transmission Illegal

Ugandan President Signs Law Making HIV Transmission Illegal

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.
STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

STATEMENT: Eleanor Smeal Calls for a Special Prosecutor, Police Reform in Ferguson

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.
August 20, 1920: Suffrage is Safe in Tennessee, For Now

August 20, 1920: Suffrage is Safe in Tennessee, For Now

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...
In Liberia, The Ebola Outbreak is Also a Maternal Health Issue

In Liberia, The Ebola Outbreak is Also a Maternal Health Issue

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.
United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

United Nations and US Attorney General Defend Rights of Demonstrators in Ferguson

The excessive use of force by law enforcement officials during ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri caught the attention of the world this week.
August 19, 1920: Suffragists Show Appreciation to Supportive Legislators After Historic Victory

August 19, 1920: Suffragists Show Appreciation to Supportive Legislators After Historic Victory

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.
Trayvon Martin's Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

Trayvon Martin’s Mom Sends Words of Encouragement and Strength to Michael Brown Family

"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."
Afghanistan Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Independence

Afghanistan Celebrates 95th Anniversary of Independence

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.
August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

August 18, 1920: Suffrage Is, At Last, The Law of the Land!

After 72 years of effort, "Votes for Women" is no longer a slogan or a distant goal.
ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson

ACLU Sues After St. Louis County Police Deny Open Records Request in Ferguson

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.
Suicidal Rape Victim Denied Abortion in Ireland

Suicidal Rape Victim Denied Abortion in Ireland

A suicidal young woman who became pregnant as a result of rape was refused an abortion in Ireland.
Low-Income Transgender Residents in Oregon to Gain Access to Government-Funded Care

Low-Income Transgender Residents in Oregon to Gain Access to Government-Funded Care

As of 2015, low-income transgender residents of Oregon will have access to gender reassignment surgery and hormone therapy if they want it.
August 15, 1920: Tide Turns Away From Suffrage in Tennessee and North Carolina

August 15, 1920: Tide Turns Away From Suffrage in Tennessee and North Carolina

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.
Peru Finally Complies with Sexual Assault Settlement

Peru Finally Complies with Sexual Assault Settlement

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.