BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay

BREAKING: The Senate Just Confirmed Loretta Lynch for Attorney General After a Five-Month Delay

The amount of time she has been waiting to be confirmed totals the wait time of the last seven attorney general nominees combined.
We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

We Need to Talk About Gender On Earth Day

As climate change becomes increasingly an important issue, it's also crucial to discuss how climate change disproportionately affects women.
Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann

Feminists Mourn the Loss of Activist Grace Mann

"As a friend, Grace brought love and joy into every interaction and every person she came across.”
One Year Since the Kidnappings, #BringBackOurGirls Still Matters

One Year Since the Kidnappings, #BringBackOurGirls Still Matters

In April of 2014, almost 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram. It's been one year, and 219 of them are still missing.
March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

March2Justice Protesters Embark on 250-Mile March to Protest Police Brutality

Marchers are ending an eight-day journey across 250 miles and five states to deliver anti-profiling and police-force-militarization legislation from New York City to Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
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Today in Herstory: Consumer League Report Highlights Wage Inequality for Women in New York State

Today in Herstory: Consumer League Report Highlights Wage Inequality for Women in New York State

April 3, 1920: Over 88% of New York State's women earn less than the $16.13 a week the Federal Government considers the minimum income needed to cover basic living costs.
Malta Passes Law to Ban 'Normalization' Surgery on Intersex Infants, Allow Self-Determination of Gender

Malta Passes Law to Ban ‘Normalization’ Surgery on Intersex Infants, Allow Self-Determination of Gender

The new law also allows people to change their gender identity on documents by simply filing an affidavit with a notary, which ends the requirement for surgery in order to legally identify as a gender other than the one assigned at birth.

Today in Herstory: Jackie Mitchell Strikes Out Baseball’s Greats

April 2, 1931: Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig struck out today, felled by a teenager who needed only seven pitches to earn herself a place in baseball history.
An Indiana Woman Was Just Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Having a Miscarriage

An Indiana Woman Was Just Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Having a Miscarriage

This week, Purvi Patel, a 33-year-old woman from Indiana, was found guilty of feticide and neglect and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Louisiana Personhood Bill Would Ban Some Forms of Birth Control and Give Fetuses Full Legal Rights

Louisiana Personhood Bill Would Ban Some Forms of Birth Control and Give Fetuses Full Legal Rights

Louisiana Senator Elbert Guillory (R) pre-filed a personhood bill this week calling for a constitutional amendment that would give full legal rights to a fetus, ban many forms of birth control, in vitro fertilization, as well as some health care procedures for pregnant women.
Today in Herstory: Women-Only Public Transit Cars Gain Traction in NYC

Today in Herstory: Women-Only Public Transit Cars Gain Traction in NYC

April 1, 1909: Women-only cars on the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad's "Hudson Tube" route through the McAdoo Tunnel from 23rd Street in Manhattan to Hoboken, New Jersey, are proving popular.
Today in Herstory: Suffrage Groups Split Over Philosophies

Today in Herstory: Suffrage Groups Split Over Philosophies

March 31, 1915: Today the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage became a national organization, adopted a constitution and launched a suffrage campaign that puts it in direct competition with another effort by the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
On Transgender Day of Visibility, Advocates are Celebrating Trans Lives and Experiences

On Transgender Day of Visibility, Advocates are Celebrating Trans Lives and Experiences

Today is a designated day for the trans community to share and celebrate their lives and experiences.
Today in Herstory: Ten Years Later, Suffragists Will Once Again Celebrate Their Victory

Today in Herstory: Ten Years Later, Suffragists Will Once Again Celebrate Their Victory

March 30, 1930: Hard as it may be to believe that a decade has passed, the celebrations marking the victorious end of the "Votes for Women" struggle are already well underway.
Senate 'Vote-A-Rama' Passes Amendments for Equal Pay, Pregnant Workers, Paid Leave, Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

Senate ‘Vote-A-Rama’ Passes Amendments for Equal Pay, Pregnant Workers, Paid Leave, Benefits for Same-Sex Couples

A bipartisan majority of Senators this week voted in favor of budget amendments that show growing momentum for paid sick leave for employees, social security and veterans benefits for same-sex couples, equal pay, and fair treatment for pregnant workers.
Security and Women’s Rights are Essential to Afghan Recovery

Security and Women’s Rights are Essential to Afghan Recovery

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s address yesterday to a Joint Session of the United States Congress, commended the decision by President Barack Obama to delay the withdrawal of U.S. support troops in Afghanistan and to allow the current level of troops to remain through the end of 2015.
Masked Intruder Attacks Last Abortion Clinic Standing in Mississippi

Masked Intruder Attacks Last Abortion Clinic Standing in Mississippi

In the early hours of the morning Monday, a person in a mask wielding what appeared to be a machete attacked the Jackson Women’s Health Organization.
Afghan Woman Beaten to Death After Complaining to Mullah

Afghan Woman Beaten to Death After Complaining to Mullah

Updated 4/6/2015 A 27-year-old woman ‎who was falsely accused of burning a copy of the Koran outside of a riverside mosque in a very poor part of Kabul, Afghanistan was brutally beaten and burned alive in March. Shocking videos quickly spread on social media showing crowds of men surrounded by hundreds of onlookers assaulting the 27-year-old Farkhunda with...
Penn State Fraternity Suspended for Facebook Page of Nude, Unconscious Women

Penn State Fraternity Suspended for Facebook Page of Nude, Unconscious Women

A Penn State fraternity has been suspended over the discovery of a private Facebook page with photographs of nude women, some of whom appear to have passed out, as well as photos of drug deals and hazing.
Vice President Biden Pledges $41 Million to Clear Rape Kit Backlog

Vice President Biden Pledges $41 Million to Clear Rape Kit Backlog

Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Mikulski (D-MD) spoke yesterday at a Maryland State Police Laboratory to declare their support for a $41 million budget proposal to combat the national backlog of rape kits.