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5/7/2015  -  Feminist Groups File Title IX Complaint Against University of Mary Washington

Feminist Groups File Title IX Complaint Against University of Mary Washington For Failure to Take Action Against A Sexually Hostile Climate FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ​A Virginia campus group, Feminists United, a UMW student club and an affiliate of . . .

1/21/2015  -  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. President Obama was also t . . .

12/23/2014  -  FMF Study Shows Increase In Nationwide Single-Sex Public Education

WASHINGTON, DC The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) just completed its second national study Identifying US K-12 Public Schools with Deliberate Sex . . .

11/24/2014  -  Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal Responds to Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

The following is the statement of Eleanor Smeal, the Founder and President of the Feminist Majority Foundation.


"The Feminist Majority Foundation is outraged at the decision not to indict Darren Wi . . .

11/21/2014  -  STATEMENT: Feminist Majority Foundation Applauds President's Executive Order on Immigration

Statement from Eleanor Smeal, Feminist Majority Foundation president: "The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds President Obama for taking much needed executive action to help fix our broken immigration system that has for too lo . . .

11/17/2014  -  TIME Apologizes for Including 'Feminist' In Worst Words Poll

TIME Magazine has apologized for putting the word "feminist" on its list of words to ban in 2015. "At last, TIME comes to its senses. Obviously 'feminist' is a worldwide movement for equality of women that cannot and must not be trivialized. Too m . . .

8/29/2014  -  Fifth Circuit Blocks Texas TRAP Law Provision!

WASHINGTON - The Feminist Majority Foundation applauds U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel's decision Friday striking down parts of a Texas anti-abortion law. The court deemed unconstitutional a provision of House Bill 2 that would have required . . .

8/26/2014  -  Women's Equality Goes Pop (Quiz)!

ARLINGTON -- Women's Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote in 1920, but it was a right that took decad . . .

8/20/2014  -  Statement of Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal on Ferguson, Missouri

The following is a statement by our Founder and President, Eleanor Smeal, on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.


The Feminist Majority Foundation calls for the appointment of a special prosecut . . .

7/29/2014  -  Women Just Won Big In Mississippi

Feminist Majority Foundation leaders are elated by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a preliminary injunction against a Mississippi TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) law that would have closed the only abortion clini . . .