Marissa Alexander To Be Released from Prison

Marissa Alexander To Be Released from Prison

Alexander spent the last three years of her life in prison after firing a warning shot into the air to defend herself from her estranged and abusive husband.
Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas

Anti-Choice Extremists Target Abortion Clinic Director in Kansas

Anti-abortion extremists have taken to protesting outside the home of Julie Burkhart, the CEO and founder of the Trust Women Foundation and the Executive Director of the South Wind Women’s Center.
BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban

BREAKING: House to Vote on Abortion Coverage Ban

After they were forced to scrap plans for a 20-week abortion ban, House Republican leaders decided late last night to instead ram through a vote today on a different extreme anti-abortion bill.
This Year's State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

This Year’s State of the Union Had a Historic Emphasis on Women

President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address placed an unprecedented emphasis on the central role women play in the economy, with more focus on social policy for women than in any State of the Union address in history.
Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade's Anniversary

Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade’s Anniversary

Feminists are taking action on January 22 to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Roe v Wade - the Supreme Court case that legalized abortion nationwide.
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Incremental Gains for Women in Congress

Incremental Gains for Women in Congress

At this rate, it would take more than another 2 generations of women to get to parity in Congressional representation. “Clearly, this is not acceptable,” said Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation.
DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Bill

DC City Council Unanimously Approves Reproductive Health Anti-Discrimination Bill

Wednesday, the Washington, DC City Council unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit employer interference in the reproductive health decisions of their employees. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 was first introduced by DC Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large), just ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of for-profit retail chain Hobby Lobby this...
Woman on Life Support Revives Ireland's Abortion Debate

Woman on Life Support Revives Ireland’s Abortion Debate

Ireland's ban on abortion has come up in debate again following a current case involving a dead woman who is being kept on life support because she is pregnant.
Today in Herstory: New York Women Are Determined to Vote, At Any Cost

Today in Herstory: New York Women Are Determined to Vote, At Any Cost

December 18, 1915: Well, since a ballot box that accepts women's votes won't be available at their local precinct, they'll go to the nearest one that - under the right circumstances - will accept their ballots. It's in Kansas.
Obama's Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History

Obama’s Judicial Appointments Most Diverse in History

Obama's confirmed nominees to the federal bench are 42 percent women, 19 percent African-American, 11 percent Hispanic, and 11 percent openly gay men or lesbian women, making this the most diverse group of judges in history.
American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney

American Apparel Hired Its First-Ever Woman Chief Executive to Replace Dov Charney

Six months after retail store American Apparel fired its chief executive Dov Charney, the company has hired retail executive Paula Schneider as a replacement.
New Jersey is Inching Closer to Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Statewide

New Jersey is Inching Closer to Mandatory Paid Sick Leave Statewide

The Assembly Budget Committee of the New Jersey state legislature approved a paid sick leave bill Monday by a 6-4 vote.
Today in Herstory: America's Feminist Leaders Declare Solidarity With the Queer Liberation Movement

Today in Herstory: America’s Feminist Leaders Declare Solidarity With the Queer Liberation Movement

December 17, 1970: A long overdue, but powerful statement by a rare assemblage of the nation's feminist leaders was made here today at the Washington Square Methodist Church in Manhattan.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Protest Wilson on the Boston Tea Party Anniversary

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Protest Wilson on the Boston Tea Party Anniversary

December 16, 1918: A spectacular procession, followed by a stunning protest in favor of woman suffrage, took place this afternoon at the Lafayette Monument in Washington, D.C.
Thousands Marched for Justice in Washington, DC in the Wake of Fatal Police Violence

Thousands Marched for Justice in Washington, DC in the Wake of Fatal Police Violence

The families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, and John Crawford III, all attended the march.
Federal Lawsuit Challenges the Wisconsin Law That's Putting Pregnant Women in Prison

Federal Lawsuit Challenges the Wisconsin Law That’s Putting Pregnant Women in Prison

Wisconsin is just one of several states that effectively suspend the civil rights of pregnant women in the name of protecting against fetal harm.
Personhood Groups Plan to Launch County and Municipal Measures to Restrict Abortion Access

Personhood Groups Plan to Launch County and Municipal Measures to Restrict Abortion Access

The Personhood Alliance, which claims to have member organizations in at least 14 different states, is already receiving support for putting anti-choice ballot initiatives at the county and municipal level from other anti-choice groups.
Today in Herstory: Maxwell Motor Company Makes Strides for Women

Today in Herstory: Maxwell Motor Company Makes Strides for Women

December 15, 1914: The Maxwell Motor Company's salesroom on "Automobile Row" at Broadway and Fifty-ninth Street in Manhattan took on a distinctly feminist air today.
Senate Maneuvering Allows for Confirmation of Obama Nominees

Senate Maneuvering Allows for Confirmation of Obama Nominees

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was able to push for confirmation of 24 Obama nominees over the weekend.
The Spending Bill Lifted the Abortion Ban for Peace Corps Volunteers

The Spending Bill Lifted the Abortion Ban for Peace Corps Volunteers

The Senate Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill that included expanded abortion coverage for Peace Corps volunteers in case of rape, incest, and when the life of the parent is threatened.