If The NFL Isn't Afraid of Losing Women, They Should Be

If The NFL Isn’t Afraid of Losing Women, They Should Be

I'm really glad the NFL screwed this up, because the impact of this moment really could change that intangible, unwieldy beast called "culture" for the better.
Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again

Senate Republicans Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Again

The Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, marking the second time this year and the fourth time since 2012 legislators voted along party lines against the equal pay legislation.
Hundreds of Activists Rallied for the ERA This Weekend

Hundreds of Activists Rallied for the ERA This Weekend

Nearly every speaker, in some way, called for the crowd to heed the message on the rally's banner: "Remember in November."
Wheels in Motion: Meet Afghanistan's First All-Woman Bicycling Team

Wheels in Motion: Meet Afghanistan’s First All-Woman Bicycling Team

Women in Afghanistan are rediscovering a vehicle of freedom that has galvanized social change since the turn of the 20th century: the bicycle.
UPDATE: Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in the Senate

UPDATE: Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in the Senate

The Senate voted 73-25 to allow the bill to move forward to a debate.
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August 29, 1942: First Class of Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Officers Celebrate Graduation

August 29, 1942: First Class of Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Officers Celebrate Graduation

"You represent a dream which I conceived during the First World War," Representative Edith Nourse Rogers, Republican of Massachusetts, said, "when, working in England and on the battlefields of France, I saw work performed by members of the women's army."
Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US

Domestic Violence Victims May Now Qualify For Asylum in the US

The Justice Department's Board of Immigration Appeals ruled for the first time on Tuesday that a victim of domestic violence fit a specific criterion for asylum: persecution for membership in a particular social group.
Terry O'Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally

Terry O’Neill Was One of Hundreds Arrested Calling for Immigration Reform at White House Rally

O'Neill was arrested during El Dia Decisivo, a civil disobedience action led by Casa de Maryland and the newly formed Casa de Virginia. She spoke to the Feminist Newswire just hours after being released from custody.
August 28, 1920: Whistles and Bells Sound at Celebrations Across the Nation for Suffrage

August 28, 1920: Whistles and Bells Sound at Celebrations Across the Nation for Suffrage

Today, people all around the country got a chance to celebrate day before yesterday's final victory for nationwide woman suffrage, while Alice Paul took some time out to speculate about what the National Woman's Party will do now that its original goal has been achieved.
New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

New California Law Takes Military Sexual Assault Cases Out of the Chain of Command

The law also now requires the California Military Department to report annually to the state government on sexual assault incidences and prevention plans.
Illinois Expands Medicaid Funding for Contraception in Wake of Hobby Lobby

Illinois Expands Medicaid Funding for Contraception in Wake of Hobby Lobby

The Illinois Family Planning Action Plan would increase the amount of money set aside for health care organizations providing reproductive health care.
New Report Urges US Military to Allow Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly

New Report Urges US Military to Allow Transgender Personnel to Serve Openly

A recent report has concluded that the US military has the resources it needs to allow transgender personnel to serve openly. Unfortunately, military policies don't allow them to do so.
Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim's Advocates at California Universities

Senator Boxer Pushes for Sexual Assault Victim’s Advocates at California Universities

Senator Barbara Boxer urged California universities to create independent sexual assault victim's advocates on their campuses in a letter sent out on Tuesday.
August 27, 1920: Carrie Chapman Catt Returns to New York City for Massive Suffrage Celebration

August 27, 1920: Carrie Chapman Catt Returns to New York City for Massive Suffrage Celebration

"This is a glorious and wonderful day. I have lived to realize the big, beautiful dream of my life - the enfranchisement of women."
California Legislature Votes to Restrict Sterilization of Prison Inmates

California Legislature Votes to Restrict Sterilization of Prison Inmates

The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown's signature. If he does not sign it within 12 days, it will go into effect by default.
Study Highlights Disparities in Well-Being for Girls in Southern States

Study Highlights Disparities in Well-Being for Girls in Southern States

A recent report by the Girl Scouts Research Institute shows that the Midwest, Northeast, and Mid-Atlantic are the best regions of the United States to raise girls, while the South - specifically Mississippi, Arkansas, and Georgia - is the worst.
White House Releases New Rules Governing Birth Control Mandate

White House Releases New Rules Governing Birth Control Mandate

Tthe White House released new health insurance rules Friday for nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses to comply with the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby earlier this summer.
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.
More Investment in Women's Health Needed as Africa's Population Rises

More Investment in Women’s Health Needed as Africa’s Population Rises

Africa's population could reach four billion by 2100. As the population grows, more investment in maternal health and family planning resources will be needed to ensure women's health.
$92 Million Project Will Improve Higher Education in Afghanistan

$92 Million Project Will Improve Higher Education in Afghanistan

The US Agency for International Development announced a $92 million project to improve the higher education system in Afghanistan last week.