Trump Expansion of Religious Refusal Targets Women, Shreds Democracy and Puts Politics Over Health Care

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Donald Trump announced an expanded “conscience rule,” otherwise known as a religious refusal, that will further erode the government’s role in protecting women’s health, replacing the delivery of health care with partisan, extremist politics. The rule allows virtually any individual or entity involved in a patient’s care – from a hospital’s board Read more …

The U.S. Senate Tells Women—Having a Baby? Forget About Doing Your Job

Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-HI) will soon be the first U.S. Senator in history to give birth while in office. But under Senate rules, if Sen. Duckworth takes any maternity leave, she will be unable to perform the most essential aspects of her job—voting and sponsoring legislation.

“Leaning in” won’t liberate us

The term “lean in” has been used fairly regularly in feminist discourse. It originated in a book published by Sheryl Sandberg that discusses factors that hold women back in the workforce and how women, she says, often hold themselves back. And I largely disagree with her. One of the main ideas in this book (and Read more …