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How Suffragists—and Their Foes—Used Media

How Suffragists—and Their Foes—Used Media

| August 9, 2017

A new resource on media and the suffrage movement sheds light on the central role of media in any campaign for social change. More »

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The NRA’s Cynical Campaign on Domestic Violence

The NRA’s Cynical Campaign on Domestic Violence

| August 2, 2017

The NRA is pushing the idea of arming abused women as a solution to domestic violence. The author, a longtime advocate for victims, explains why this position—which is reflected in two new state laws—is misguided and deadly. More »

Women Disability Activists Front and Center in Resistance

Women Disability Activists Front and Center in Resistance

| July 27, 2017

As disability rights advocates are fighting back against Republican attempts to dismantle Medicaid and other support services, women, especially women of color, bring to their activism "unique, comprehensive, lived experience," reports writer Heather Watkins. More »

Betty Dukes: The Worker Who Took On Walmart

Betty Dukes: The Worker Who Took On Walmart

| July 19, 2017

A tribute to Betty Dukes, the lead plaintiff in one of the biggest class action sex discrimination lawsuits in U.S. history. More »

Justice Groups Fight Back Against Texas Lawmakers’ Anti-Trans, Anti-Choice Bills

Justice Groups Fight Back Against Texas Lawmakers’ Anti-Trans, Anti-Choice Bills

| July 19, 2017

Republican Governor Greg Abbott has called a special session of the Texas legislature, and anti-choice and anti-trans bills are the hallmarks of the agenda. More »

No Ceiling On Our Right to Be Heard: People of Color and Allies Mobilize for Net Neutrality

No Ceiling On Our Right to Be Heard: People of Color and Allies Mobilize for Net Neutrality

| July 12, 2017

We need an open Internet in order to make our voices heard, to connect, and to organize. The Trump administration is moving to repeal net neutrality rules, but a broad coalition is fighting back in a day of action. More »

Trump’s misogynistic tweets reflect sexism in America

Trump’s misogynistic tweets reflect sexism in America

| June 30, 2017

As the Trump administration moved forward on Thursday with new guidelines that severely restrict travel from six Muslim-majority countries, yet again the country was distracted by Trump’s latest grotesque, sexist tweetstorm. More »

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Republican Senate Bill Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

Republican Senate Bill Calls for Defunding of Planned Parenthood

| June 27, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office scoring of the Republican Senate health care bill confirms that the proposed law singles out Planned Parenthood for defunding. More »

It’s been a ‘heartless’ week for women’s health care

It’s been a ‘heartless’ week for women’s health care

| June 23, 2017

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Wonder Woman as a Rorschach Test for Women

Wonder Woman as a Rorschach Test for Women

| June 20, 2017

The wait for this female superhero movie has been long and the expectations are high. Can one film be all things to all women? More »