Marissa Alexander To Be Released from Prison

Marissa Alexander To Be Released from Prison

Alexander spent the last three years of her life in prison after firing a warning shot into the air to defend herself from her estranged and abusive husband.
Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas

Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas

Anti-abortion extremists have taken to protesting outside the home of Julie Burkhart, the CEO and founder of the Trust Women Foundation and the Executive Director of the South Wind Women’s Center.
BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban

BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban

After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
This Year's State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

This Year’s State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history.
Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade's Anniversary

Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade’s Anniversary

Feminists are taking action on January 22 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
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Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade's Anniversary

Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade’s Anniversary

Feminists are taking action on January 22 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
Today in Herstory: National American Woman Suffrage Association Announces Plans to Expand to DC, NY

Today in Herstory: National American Woman Suffrage Association Announces Plans to Expand to DC, NY

January 14, 1909: In a pair of bold moves, the National American Woman Suffrage Association has announced that it will be opening new offices in both Washington, D.C. and Albany, New York, to more vigorously pursue its goal of achieving "Votes for Women."
A Virginia Delegate in Jail for a Relationship with a Minor Just Won Re-Election

A Virginia Delegate in Jail for a Relationship with a Minor Just Won Re-Election

Morrissey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor last month due to an alleged relationship with a 17-year-old, and in the face of felony charges for possession of child pornography, indecent liberties with a minor, and electronic solicitation of a minor.
Catholic Cardinal Blames Radical Feminists for Pedophilia

Catholic Cardinal Blames Radical Feminists for Pedophilia

The former archbishop of St. Louis has blamed the pedophilia scandals within the Catholic church on men who are "feminized" and on "radical feminism."
Today in Herstory: Picketing Suffragists See Results and Plan to Push Harder

Today in Herstory: Picketing Suffragists See Results and Plan to Push Harder

January 13, 1917: Four days of picketing President Wilson at the White House have brought gratifying results, and the protests will be even larger next week.
Three Women Were Nominated for Cabinet Posts in Afghanistan's Unity Government

Three Women Were Nominated for Cabinet Posts in Afghanistan’s Unity Government

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah announced 25 nominees for the Afghan cabinet yesterday.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Met with Support While Picketing President Wilson

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Met with Support While Picketing President Wilson

January 12, 1917: Today was a very good - though quite frigid - one for the "Silent Sentinels" of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage.
Boko Haram's "Deadliest Massacre" Kills Thousands in Nigeria

Boko Haram’s “Deadliest Massacre” Kills Thousands in Nigeria

The majority of those killed were women, children, and the elderly who could not flee quickly enough.
The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Were Full of Feminist Moments

The 2015 Golden Globe Awards Were Full of Feminist Moments

From Masters of Ceremony Tina Fey and Amy Poehler to recognizing the show “Transparent," these were the feminist moments of this year's Golden Globes.
US Receives "C" Grade On Reproductive Rights

US Receives “C” Grade On Reproductive Rights

While the US overall grade is a C, 15 states failed outright.
Today in Herstory: President Wilson (Finally) Endorses Suffrage!

Today in Herstory: President Wilson (Finally) Endorses Suffrage!

January 9, 1918: In a momentous and surprise announcement that is sure to help in tomorrow's crucial House vote, the President has ended many years of evasion and neutrality on the issue by coming out strongly in favor of women having a Constitutionally guaranteed, nationwide right to vote.
Ontario to Include Consent in Updated Sex Education Curriculum

Ontario to Include Consent in Updated Sex Education Curriculum

Thanks to a request from Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, the Canadian province will now include teaching consent in its sex-education curriculum.
Trans People Can No Longer Obtain Driver's Licenses in Russia

Trans People Can No Longer Obtain Driver’s Licenses in Russia

The new regulations put trans folks and anyone suffering from "fetishism, exhibitionism, and voyeurism" among those with primarily physical impairments such as blindness who are barred from driving.
Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care

Activists are Helping Texas Women Cross State Lines for Abortion Care

With Texas on the verge of shutting down all but 8 of the state’s abortion clinics, activists are taking up a new method to increase access to clinics.
Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic

Today in Herstory: Ethel Byrne Found Guilty of Violating New York Law for Operating Birth Control Clinic

January 8, 1917: Ethel Byrne was found guilty today of violating New York State's anti-birth-control law while working at her sister Margaret Sanger's birth control clinic when it was raided on October 25th.