Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado

Hulu Silences Rape Survivor Speaking Out Against Anti-Abortion Amendment 67 in Colorado

Hulu, an online, ad-supported streaming service, has refused to run an advertisement from the "No on 67" campaign in Colorado, citing the company's policy regarding "controversial" political positions on issues like abortion.
Afghanistan’s New First Lady Advances Women’s Issues

Afghanistan’s New First Lady Advances Women’s Issues

Just a few days after moving to the presidential palace, Afghanistan’s new First Lady Rula Ghani said that she hopes to encourage greater respect for women.
WATCH: Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate on DemocracyNow!

WATCH: Anita Sarkeesian Talks #GamerGate on DemocracyNow!

Anita Sarkeesian appeared on DemocracyNow! to talk about the incredibly violent threats she's received because she dared to deconstruct the representation of women in video games.
Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize, Salutes Mavis and Her Work for Women's Rights

Jay Leno Receives Mark Twain Prize, Salutes Mavis and Her Work for Women’s Rights

Former long-time host of "The Tonight Show" Jay Leno saluted his wife, Mavis, for her work on behalf of women's rights around the world when he was awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this weekend.
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Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough

Advocates and Legislators Say NFL Corrections Go Wide, But Not Deep Enough

Women's rights activists and anti-violence advocates are continuing to put pressure on the National Football League.
Michigan Lawmakers Push for Insurance Plans to Offer Abortion Coverage Options

Michigan Lawmakers Push for Insurance Plans to Offer Abortion Coverage Options

Michigan state legislators are introducing a new bill that would require private health insurance companies to make "abortion riders" available to health care seekers.
States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Face Increased Costs and Larger Uninsured Populations

States Refusing to Expand Medicaid Face Increased Costs and Larger Uninsured Populations

According to new data, seven of the 11 major metropolitan areas with rates of uninsured people higher than the national average are in states that have rejected Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
September 25, 1932: Women Fight Back Against Cutback Legislation

September 25, 1932: Women Fight Back Against Cutback Legislation

A new weapon in what's becoming a war on women in the workforce was denounced tonight by Civil Service Commissioner Jessie Dell at a meeting sponsored by the National Woman's Party at its Washington, D.C., headquarters.
New Legislation Would Improve Access to Emergency Contraception for Survivors of Sexual Assault

New Legislation Would Improve Access to Emergency Contraception for Survivors of Sexual Assault

The Emergency Contraception Access and Education Act of 2014 would require hospitals that receive federal funding - including Catholic hospitals - to tell sexual assault survivors that emergency contraception is available to them and to provide it regardless of their ability to pay.
CVS Will Refund 11,000 Customers Illegally Charged for Birth Control

CVS Will Refund 11,000 Customers Illegally Charged for Birth Control

Congresswoman Jackie Speier alerted the chain that they were acting in violation of the Affordable Care Act earlier this month. Now, CVS has promised to issue refunds by October 1.
September 24, 1917: New House Committee Will Be Dedicated to Suffrage

September 24, 1917: New House Committee Will Be Dedicated to Suffrage

Though Representative Joseph Walsh called it yielding to "the nagging of iron-jawed angels," the House voted 181-107 today to finally create a separate Committee on Woman Suffrage.
Women Firefighters Allege Sexual Harassment and Abuse From Coworkers

Women Firefighters Allege Sexual Harassment and Abuse From Coworkers

The complaint, filed with the Department of Agriculture on behalf of hundreds of women in the Forest Service's Region 5 in California, claims officials did not do enough to stop harassment and abuse.
Largest-Ever Global Study of Gender in Film Illuminates a Persistent Sexism Problem

Largest-Ever Global Study of Gender in Film Illuminates a Persistent Sexism Problem

The Institute's founder said the data never fails to shock her Hollywood peers, who largely haven't noticed the dearth of female representation - even at the level of crowd shots. According to Davis, women won't achieve parity on screen for another 700 years.
You're Invited: Meet Daisy Hernández on October 4!

You’re Invited: Meet Daisy Hernández on October 4!

On Saturday, October 4, feminist author, writer, and scholar Daisy Hernández will take a quick break from her book tour to unwind with Feminist Majority Foundation supporters. Don't miss out!
September 23, 1923: National Women's Party Celebrates Its Legacy, Vows to Move Forward at Colorado Pageant

September 23, 1923: National Women’s Party Celebrates Its Legacy, Vows to Move Forward at Colorado Pageant

Anyone who thinks the National Woman's Party must have lost some of its drive or militance clearly wasn't at today's colorful pageant in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Says Controversial Nominee Lacks Support

Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Says Controversial Nominee Lacks Support

Prominent Democrats voiced overwhelming opposition to the appointment of Boggs, who supported Confederate flag insignia as a Georgia state legislator, wanted to ban same-sex marriage, and supported the publication of abortion doctors' names on the Internet.
Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President's Desk

Legislation to Support Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits Goes to President’s Desk

The Senate on Thursday voted to renew the Debbie Smith Act, aimed at cutting the backlog of untested rape kits. The bill, already passed in the House, now heads to President Obama to become law.
September 22, 1932: Amelia Earhart Lobbies for the ERA at the White House

September 22, 1932: Amelia Earhart Lobbies for the ERA at the White House

"I know from practical experience of the discriminations which confront women when they enter an occupation where men have priority in opportunity, advancement and protection."
New President and National Unity Government Announced in Afghanistan

New President and National Unity Government Announced in Afghanistan

Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is the next president of Afghanistan. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, his opponent, will serve as Afghanistan's new chief executive.