Senate Votes to Advance "Fast Tracking" of Dangerous Trade Agreement

Senate Votes to Advance “Fast Tracking” of Dangerous Trade Agreement

The US Senate voted yesterday to advance "fast track" trade legislation on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Feminist Majority Foundation Honors Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan at Star-Studded Event

Feminist Majority Foundation Honors Shonda Rhimes and Jenji Kohan at Star-Studded Event

Yesterday's Global Women’s Rights awards recognized Rhimes and Kohan as two of the most influential showrunners in television today.
House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban Limiting Access for Rape Survivors

House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban Limiting Access for Rape Survivors

The House passed a 20-week abortion bill yesterday, making it plain that House Republicans feel that denying women access to abortion care is one of their top three priorities.
Members of Congress Renew the Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment

Members of Congress Renew the Fight for the Equal Rights Amendment

Congresswomen Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) re-introduced the Equal Rights Amendment yesterday in a bipartisan effort to put women in the United States Constitution.
Pregnant Women Left Vulnerable After Devastating Nepal Earthquake

Pregnant Women Left Vulnerable After Devastating Nepal Earthquake

About 14,000 women are expected to give birth in the coming weeks, and thousands of them are at risk of complications that require emergency care.
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Today in Herstory: It's Official! Suffrage Will Be on the PA Ballot in the 1921 Election

Today in Herstory: It’s Official! Suffrage Will Be on the PA Ballot in the 1921 Election

April 22, 1919: Pennsylvania suffragists have never lacked determination and today their persistence paid off, as the House passed a bill - by an almost two-to-one margin - to put a suffrage referendum on the State ballot in 1921.
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.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Push On Across the Nation - and the World

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Push On Across the Nation – and the World

April 21, 1913: This certainly has been a newsworthy day for woman suffrage!
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.”
Today in Herstory: NYC Suffrage Offices Prep For (Another) Big Parade

Today in Herstory: NYC Suffrage Offices Prep For (Another) Big Parade

April 20, 1912: There is great excitement and activity today at two New York City suffrage offices, as the day of the big parade approaches.
Four Women Were Just Approved to Join the Cabinet of Afghanistan's Unity Government

Four Women Were Just Approved to Join the Cabinet of Afghanistan’s Unity Government

President Ashraf Ghani and CEO Abdullah Abdullah of Afghanistan held their promise to appoint four women in the new cabinet, and the nation's lower house of Parliament approved them Saturday.
Today in Herstory: FDR Calls on Women for More Support in Wartime

Today in Herstory: FDR Calls on Women for More Support in Wartime

April 17, 1943: While asking for even greater involvement and sacrifice by women in our war effort, President Roosevelt noted today that women have more reason than most Americans to want to defeat the Axis powers.
Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education

Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education

The Senate overwhelmingly approved of HR 2 on Tuesday, a $200 billion package that included an enormous increase of federal funding for abstinence-only-until-marriage curricula.
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.
Today in Herstory: Police Raid Birth Control Clinic in NYC

Today in Herstory: Police Raid Birth Control Clinic in NYC

April 15, 1929: The Birth Control Clinical Research Bureau's clinic was raided this morning by New York City police, who arrested two doctors and three nurses, then seized massive amounts of "evidence," including confidential patient records.
Afghan Woman Awarded International Women of Courage Award

Afghan Woman Awarded International Women of Courage Award

Niloofar Rahmani, the first woman to serve in the Afghan military since the fall of the Taliban, was honored by the US State Department with the International Women of Courage Award.
Democratic Senators Pushed for the Paycheck Fairness Act for Equal Pay Day

Democratic Senators Pushed for the Paycheck Fairness Act for Equal Pay Day

Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) joined Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and five Democratic women of the Senate today to urge Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
Feminists Are Cheering on Hillary's Presidential Bid

Feminists Are Cheering on Hillary’s Presidential Bid

Hillary Clinton's unique social media entrance to the 2016 presidential race dominated news Sunday and was received well by many - especially feminists.
Today in Herstory: Robin Morgan Leads Sit-In Against Grove Press for Sexually Exploiting Women

Today in Herstory: Robin Morgan Leads Sit-In Against Grove Press for Sexually Exploiting Women

April 13, 1970: Grove Press became the third media target of feminists in the past month as activists led by Robin Morgan staged a sit-in today to protest Grove's sexual exploitation of women in its publications, as well as its union-busting policies.