Four Sentenced to Death, Eight to Prison for Brutal Murder of Afghan Woman

Four Sentenced to Death, Eight to Prison for Brutal Murder of Afghan Woman

The verdict for the 49 men charged with the murder of 27-year- old Farkhunda came yesterday, following a highly publicized and televised week-long trial and public outrage for violence against women in Afghanistan.
Purvi Patel, Imprisoned for a Miscarriage in Indiana, Has Filed an Appeal

Purvi Patel, Imprisoned for a Miscarriage in Indiana, Has Filed an Appeal

A Stanford law professor, Lawrence Marshall, is taking Patel's case pro bono.
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.”
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Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Matching Congress in Numbers, Demand a Congressional Amendment Enfranchising Women

Today in Herstory: Suffragists, Matching Congress in Numbers, Demand a Congressional Amendment Enfranchising Women

April 7, 1913: Suffragists from around the country were back in Washington, D.C., today, for another impressive event.
Iranian Women Can Now Attend Major Sporting Events

Iranian Women Can Now Attend Major Sporting Events

Although the new policy still holds barriers for women attending specific sports—those considered to be more “masculine” such as wrestling or swimming—this announcement reverses an antiquated rule that forbid women to watch matches attended by men.
Take Action for Purvi Patel!

Take Action for Purvi Patel!

Sign the petition demanding Indiana fix this now.
Brutally Murdered Afghan Woman Becomes Symbol for Women's Rights

Brutally Murdered Afghan Woman Becomes Symbol for Women’s Rights

27-year-old Farkhunda was falsely accused of burning the Koran then brutally murdered. She's now being held up as a champion of Islam and women's rights.
Major League Baseball Begins Mandatory Domestic Violence Prevention Training

Major League Baseball Begins Mandatory Domestic Violence Prevention Training

Advocates and legislators agree that although these actions are promising, much more will be necessary for sustainable change in the culture of violence that seems to enshrine professional sports institutions.
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.