Laura Basett writes for the Huffington Post: “In addition to pushing women across the border into Mexico in search of misoprostol or other abortion solutions, the dwindling number of clinics in Texas and elsewhere has also revived the concept of ‘misca… Read more »
Frank Bruni writes for the New York Times: “[I]n a great many circles, endorsement of same-sex marriage has rather suddenly become nonnegotiable. Expected. Assumed. Proof of a baseline level of enlightenment and humanity. Akin to the understanding that… Read more »
The New York Times Editorial Board writes: “[I]n representing the full-time wages of a working woman against that of a full-time working man, [the 77-cent figure] reflects overt discrimination as well as more nuanced gender-based factors, like the fact… Read more »
Charles M. Blow writes for the New York Times: ”If more Americans — particularly young people and less-wealthy people — went to the polls, we would have a better functioning government that actually reflected the will of the citizenry. “But, that’s no… Read more »
Heidi Hartman writes for the the Institute for Women’s Policy Research: “The wage gap figure reflects a number of different factors: discrimination, lower earnings in occupations mainly done by women, and also the fact that women still tend to be the o… Read more »
Arturo R. Garcia writes for Racialicious: “The campaign against derogatory team names ‘honoring’ Native American communities saw another flashpoint over the weekend, as a group of protesters in Cleveland encountered one local baseball fan who saw fit t… Read more »
Lindsay Abram writes for Salon: “Former NSA and CIA Director Michael Hayden is concerned that the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the CIA’s Bush-era interrogation techniques might not be objective — because Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), wh… Read more »
On March 20, Gov. McAuliffe approved a new law to license genetic counselors over the pleas of advocates for reproductive rights. Effective July 1, Virginia will offer licenses to genetic counselors. Much of the language is similar to model legislative provisions published by the National Society of Genetic Counselors, with the notable exception of a broad ‘conscience clause.’
Speaking on his nationally syndicated radio program on Wednesday, conservative icon Rush Limbaugh attempted to be funny by making a joke about how women just want to shop and are also a bunch of prostitutes, too.
The progress in closing the gender wage gap has stalled — but not for the reasons you might think.
vWomen are not the only people who have sex, whose lives are affected by pregnancy, and whose participation in society will be better and healthier if they can choose when or if those pregnancies happen.
On a single day last year, domestic violence support programs were unable to meet 9,641 requests for help, from emergency shelter to legal representation, according to the latest census from the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).