Several local organizations staged a protest rally against racism and sexism Saturday, April 9, at the corner of Clinton and Springfield avenues, adjacent to the Irvington Bus Terminal.
Ms. Karvonides is Harvard’s first Title IX officer, leading a new bureaucracy that oversees how the institution responds to complaints of sexual violence under Title IX, the federal law that governs gender equity in education. She is one of a rapidly growing number of Title IX employees on campuses nationwide, as colleges spend millions to hire lawyers, investigators, case workers, survivor advocates, peer counselors, workshop leaders and other officials to deal with increasing numbers of these complaints.
While access to health care in terms of saving, killing, or replacing the Affordable Care Act is a popular topic on the campaign trail, candidates’ medical focus is still on our reproductive organs. Even when politicians talk about cancer, the focus is usually breast cancer. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan in one of his better movie roles, what about the rest of me?
A report on gender pay inequality by the Joint Economic Committee Democratic Staff, U.S. Congress
Tens of millions of Americans lose Social Security retirement benefits after leaving the workforce to care for loved ones; The Social Security Caregiver Credit Act will provide modest retirement compensation to unpaid family caregivers.
Republicans have been gunning for Social Security for decades. This is understandable, as an ideological matter, because Social Security’s very existence undermines the anti-government mythology on which the modern conservative movement thrives. The nation’s public retirement system stands as living proof that large government programs can be successful, popular, and extremely efficient.
AAPF’s week of online events for #HerDreamDeferred
What does it mean to be a radical feminist woman who does not support Hillary because of her record, all the while knowing she would not be where she is with Bernie’s record as her own?
A bill that would put strict restrictions on reproductive rights for women has passed Indiana’s House of Representatives and is headed to the state’s governor for signing. The bill, known as HB 1337, excludes aborted fetuses from typical biological waste regulations, a stipulation that experts fear will make women who have an abortion or miscarriage responsible for the disposal of the fetus through cremation or burial.
Hillary Clinton is exactly what she says she is — a fighter for us, who gets things done. I almost wrote “a progressive who gets things done,” but I think it may be a mistake to give more oxygen to this argument over who is the real “progressive,” Hillary or Bernie.
A Washington Post piece on anti-choice groups going before the Supreme Court discussed “post-abortion syndrome” without explaining that the concept was created by a discredited researcher and has no medical evidence behind it. The piece also neglected to point out that the group pushing the myth, Americans United for Life (AUL), is an extreme anti-choice organization trying to eliminate all abortion access, even in cases of rape and incest.
Created by The Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center (NAWHERC) and designed by Lucy Bonner, “What To Do When You’re Raped” is an illustrated guide created to answer the questions women face following a sexual assault, from thinking through buying emergency contraception, to getting tested for STDS, to who to turn to for support.