Moving Beyond Marriage: What Needs to Be Next for the LGBT Rights Movement

Moving Beyond Marriage: What Needs to Be Next for the LGBT Rights Movement

A marriage certificate is not a shield from discrimination.
Supreme Court Decides: Obamacare Lives

Supreme Court Decides: Obamacare Lives

In a momentous victory, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare,” and protected access to health insurance for millions of families and individuals.
The Fifth Circuit Has Put Texas Abortion Clinics in Crisis

The Fifth Circuit Has Put Texas Abortion Clinics in Crisis

The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to suspend a ruling upholding harmful anti-abortion provisions.
Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violence Against Black Women and Girls

Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violence Against Black Women and Girls

McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt’s violent attack on a 15-year-old African American girl at a neighborhood pool party went immediately viral over the weekend.
UN Conference for Climate Change Features Workshops on Gender and Climate

UN Conference for Climate Change Features Workshops on Gender and Climate

The annual United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change began yesterday in Bonn, Germany to discuss how to manage the scientific phenomenon of a changing climate and the effects it has on the Global South and women.  The conference will feature a multitude of meetings and workshops ranging from early...
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Today in Herstory: NAWSA Releases Pro-Suffrage Film

Today in Herstory: NAWSA Releases Pro-Suffrage Film

June 15, 1912: Always eager to take advantage of any opportunity to promote the cause, the National American Woman Suffrage Association (N.A.W.S.A.) has made the first pro-suffrage motion picture.
New Poll Reaffirms That 1 in 5 College Women are Sexually Assaulted

New Poll Reaffirms That 1 in 5 College Women are Sexually Assaulted

The data also show that students are divided about the definition of consent, that victims of sexual assault suffer from trauma, and that a small minority of victims report the crime.
Today in Herstory: Theodore Roosevelt Comes Out in Support of Suffrage

Today in Herstory: Theodore Roosevelt Comes Out in Support of Suffrage

June 12, 1912: Teddy Roosevelt has just endorsed woman suffrage! Better yet, he plans to work at the Republican National Convention in Chicago next week to get a suffrage plank in the party's platform.
New Nigerian Law Forbids Bans Genital Mutilation

New Nigerian Law Forbids Bans Genital Mutilation

Despite the progressive action, many say that it will take years for FGM practices to cease due its cultural pervasiveness.
An Appeals Court Just Upheld the Law Closing Abortion Clinics in Texas

An Appeals Court Just Upheld the Law Closing Abortion Clinics in Texas

The decision allows the state to uphold 2013 bill HB 2, requiring that every reproductive health care facility offering abortion services meet the costly hospital-like standards for buildings known as ambulatory surgical center.
Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Attacks the Republican Party on Suffrage

Today in Herstory: Alice Paul Attacks the Republican Party on Suffrage

June 11, 1920: Alice Paul escalated the war of words outside the Republican National Convention today.
UPDATE: Murder Charges Dropped for Georgia Woman Taking Abortion Pills

UPDATE: Murder Charges Dropped for Georgia Woman Taking Abortion Pills

Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards announced yesterday that murder charges against a Georgia woman who ended her pregnancy using a prescription abortion pill she ordered online have been dropped.
Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violence Against Black Women and Girls

Police Need to be Held Accountable for Violence Against Black Women and Girls

McKinney, Texas police officer Eric Casebolt’s violent attack on a 15-year-old African American girl at a neighborhood pool party went immediately viral over the weekend.
Today in Herstory: President Kennedy Signs the Equal Pay Act into Law

Today in Herstory: President Kennedy Signs the Equal Pay Act into Law

June 10, 1963: Almost two decades of effort by women's groups paid off today when President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act.
Eleanor Smeal Calls the TPP a "Bad Deal" for Women

Eleanor Smeal Calls the TPP a “Bad Deal” for Women

Dozens of activists, leaders, and members of Congress joined Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal this morning to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Georgia Woman Charged with Murder for Taking Abortion Pills

Georgia Woman Charged with Murder for Taking Abortion Pills

The charges, which are unprecedented in the state of Georgia, have left groups on all sides of the abortion debate stunned.
Today in Herstory: Two Victories Have Been Won Against Workplace Gender Discrimination!

Today in Herstory: Two Victories Have Been Won Against Workplace Gender Discrimination!

June 9, 1970: Two long overdue developments today, one in regard to an Executive Order by a former President, and another about a Task Force appointed last year by the present Chief Executive.
Virginia's Abortion Clinics Renew Licenses Amidst Regulation Dispute

Virginia’s Abortion Clinics Renew Licenses Amidst Regulation Dispute

The Virginia Board of Health announced last week that all 18 abortion clinics in the state have renewed their licenses, despite anti-abortion efforts to place limitations on Virginia clinics.
Rana Plaza Victims Will Receive Compensation

Rana Plaza Victims Will Receive Compensation

After a two-year campaign for compensation for the victims of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, the International Labour Organization has succeeded in securing $30 million in compensation.
Today in Herstory: Suffragists Demand Chicago Republicans Do More for the Vote

Today in Herstory: Suffragists Demand Chicago Republicans Do More for the Vote

June 8, 1920: One hundred and twenty-five National Woman's Party members surrounded the Chicago Coliseum on this first day of picketing.