All About Women Festival 2015

Feministing

  • (B)logging Off: Feministing Forever
    After 15 incredible years, Feministing is shutting down. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you to the readers who joined us for this journey. As digital media has become corporatized, many independent news sites and blogs have been forced to shutter. As the New York Times reports today, unfortuna…
    - 9 Dec 19, 12:38am -
  • What Backlash Against “Political Correctness” is Really About
    The last few weeks have seen Virginia racked by government scandals, including Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam and Attorney General Mark Herring’s histories with blackface, and allegations of sexual assault against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. Democratic Party leadership has since swiftly called for the…
    - 21 Feb 19, 4:37pm -
  • Abortion Access Improves Children’s Lives
    Last month marked the 46th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that affirmed the constitutional right to safe, legal abortion. Almost fifty years later, despite near constant attacks on abortion access, and a largely anti-reproductive health SCOTUS and White House, Americ…
    - 4 Feb 19, 9:18pm -
  • I Asked the Department of Education to Fight for Black Girls. They Ignored Me.
    Walking down the hallway at school, an administrator stopped me in my tracks. I felt her eyes glare from the top of my head, past my torso and down my legs. She told me that my shorts were too short and that she didn’t want to see me wearing them ever again. I felt embarrassed […]
    - 14 Jan 19, 1:00pm -
  • The human rights of marginalized groups are more than just “identity politics”
    Last month, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke in a notably all-white panel at a Sanders Institute conference, and reiterated a frequent talking point of his, as well as many in his sect of often white, male progressive thinkers who reject what they call “identity politics” and “social issues.” Ac…
    - 28 Dec 18, 6:01pm -
  • Why Should Feminists Be Against the Sex Offender Registry?
    In October, the Supreme Court heard a case that was painfully ironic, considering the Kavanaugh hearings the nation had just been subjected to: a challenge to the United States’ extremely restrictive sex offender registry laws. While opinions on the case Gundy v. United States, which challenges…
    - 21 Dec 18, 6:21pm -
  • Ohio isn’t an anomaly—the anti-choice movement is about punishment
    Earlier this month, the Ohio state House passed a bill that would ban abortion with virtually zero exceptions when the fetus develops a heartbeat at about six weeks, which is before many women realize they’re pregnant. And as of last week, Ohio’s state House is considering another bill, HB 565,…
    - 28 Nov 18, 7:10pm -
  • Proposed Title IX Changes Favor Accused Rapists and Harm Survivors
    Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos released long-awaited proposed Title IX policy changes. The policy proposals came after more than a year of promises to strengthen the rights of students accused of sexual violence on college campuses, and DeVos certainly did not disappoint the Trump admini…
    - 26 Nov 18, 2:27pm -
  • How the Senate’s Structure Upholds White Male Dominance
    In last week’s midterm elections, Democratic and progressive political candidates flipped red House districts, key state legislative bodies, governors’ offices, and even Senate seats in Nevada and Arizona. We’ve elected one of the most diverse Congressional classes in history, with historic nu…
    - 16 Nov 18, 10:59pm -
  • Let’s channel the power of #MeToo to the polls today
    The past year has seen mounting consciousness of issues of violence, harassment and targeted abuse of women due to the #MeToo movement, which has led to accountability for several powerful men accused of abusing women, and greater awareness of women’s day-to-day experiences. And yet, as alleged se…
    - 6 Nov 18, 5:52pm -

ZNet - Gender

The F Word

  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    With articles covering the last fortnight, this round-up includes commentary on the lionesses’ Euro 2022 win and the latest on Bristol sex workers’ victory against Bristol City Council’s ‘nil-cap’ proposalThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 10:22pm -
  • The orgasm gap as a topic of feminist intrigue
    Cleo Hopkin-King takes a look at the historical subjugation of women’s sexuality and examines how patriarchal stigmatisation and control still contributes to disparities in sexual pleasure to this dayThe post The orgasm gap as a topic of feminist intrigue appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 8 days ago 31 Jul 22, 11:38pm -
  • Debunking the myth that sex education incites premature sexual exploration
    Sex Educator Sadie Scheuer considers where the idea that sex education leads to promiscuity comes from and thinks about how we can go about debunking this narrativeThe post Debunking the myth that sex education incites premature sexual exploration appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 8 days ago 31 Jul 22, 8:53pm -
  • From pleasure to pain: the real harms of ‘revenge porn’
    Jade Gilbourne explores the current prevalence non-consensual sexual image sharing and critiques the way so-called 'revenge porn' is treated by our society and legal systemThe post From pleasure to pain: the real harms of ‘revenge porn’ appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 8 days ago 31 Jul 22, 12:40pm -
  • Why are so many of us having bad sex?
    Connie Lawfull reviews BAD SEX, the fourth series of Franki Cookney's 'The Second Circle' - the podcast that takes sex seriouslyThe post Why are so many of us having bad sex? appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 9 days ago 30 Jul 22, 10:16pm -
  • Sexual and reproductive healthcare must do better for transgender men
    Charlotte Burd explores the structural issues within the UK healthcare system that are making sexual and reproductive healthcare services dangerously inaccessible for transgender menThe post Sexual and reproductive healthcare must do better for transgender men appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 9 days ago 30 Jul 22, 2:21pm -
  • Seven feminist books on sex
    Featuring a range of books on pleasure, intimacy and identity, Connie and Cleo recommend some thought provoking, feminist reading material to add to your bookshelfThe post Seven feminist books on sex appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 9 days ago 30 Jul 22, 10:33am -
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    This week’s selection includes coverage of London Trans+ Pride and material about International Non-Binary People’s Day, along with an article and a song from COLORSXSTUDIOSThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 21 days ago 18 Jul 22, 1:00pm -
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    It’s time for another weekly round-up with The F-Word’s picks of the most interesting and important articles from the last weekThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 27 days ago 12 Jul 22, 1:02pm -
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    This week’s post includes a bumper section on Pride, with an emphasis on its roots in protest and featuring reflections from GLF activists, some of whom campaigned for gay rights 50 years agoThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 35 days ago 4 Jul 22, 8:59pm -
  • Abortion is a universal right, and no one is less deserving
    Connie Lawfull reflects on the overturning of Roe v Wade in the US, arguing that we need to be careful about centring traumatic cases when criticising itThe post Abortion is a universal right, and no one is less deserving appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 39 days ago 30 Jun 22, 3:10pm -
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    This week's round up takes a look at the overturning of Roe v Wade, as well as reflections on the failed Rwanda deportation flight and racial erasure in The Handmaid’s TaleThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 41 days ago 28 Jun 22, 1:19pm -
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    It’s time for another weekly round-up with The F-Word’s picks of the most interesting and important articles from the last weekThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 50 days ago 20 Jun 22, 8:35am -
  • Weighing up safety and risk
    Hannah Brydon writes about her academic study of street harassment The post Weighing up safety and risk appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 56 days ago 14 Jun 22, 8:30am -
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    It’s time for another weekly round-up with The F-Word’s picks of the most interesting and important articles from the last weekThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 56 days ago 13 Jun 22, 5:59pm -
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    This week’s edition includes a critique of the ‘Feral Girl Summer’ TikTok trend and some more updates on sex workers’ rights, including a nod to The F-Word’s position on sex worker discriminationThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 62 days ago 7 Jun 22, 4:36pm -
  • Weekly round-up and open thread
    It’s time for another weekly round-up with The F-Word’s picks of the most interesting and important articles from the last weekThe post Weekly round-up and open thread appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 68 days ago 1 Jun 22, 1:31pm -
  • Who protects women?
    Georgina Diaz reviews Françoise Vergès’ A Feminist Theory of Violence: what happens then when the institutions designed to protect women are the perpetrators of gendered violence?The post Who protects women? appeared first on The F-Word.
    - 72 days ago 28 May 22, 2:12pm -
Tavi Gevinson

Bitch

  • Bitch Comes to a Close
    Bitch Media has been an independent-media presence like no other. Since 1996, we have provided nuanced, thoughtful, and resonant media criticism and have never wavered from our original mission to look at popular culture through a feminist lens—and encourage others to do the s…
    - 12 Apr 22, 10:33pm -
  • Knock It Down:
    Jenna Wortham The year 2020 revealed several uncomfortable and enraging truths, one of which was the fact that many U.S. newsrooms do not reflect the demographics and issues that they cover. The gatekeepers who have controlled our national narratives and co…
    - 11 Apr 22, 5:38pm -
  • “X” Is a Slasher Film with an Important Message about Sex Work and Pornography
    Laura LeMoon (Photo credit: Christopher Moss) Let’s be real, most of us have probably seen porn at some point in our lives. If you haven’t, you’ve definitely seen a horror movie. In the newly released slasher film X, a group of young adults take a road t…
    - 11 Apr 22, 1:43pm -
  • 10 Essential Books About Writing
    writing Nylah Burton (Illustration: Monika Jurczyk/stock.adobe.com) Writers have long been fascinated with themselves and their craft, seeing a wealth of material in what is seemingly a rather mundane art—merely putting words on…
    - 6 Apr 22, 8:07pm -
  • Anonymous Instagrams Are Unionizing Staffs From Capitol Hill to Hollywood
    Instagram Sophie Hayssen (Photo credit: @dear_white_staffers) A quiet revolution began on Capitol Hill earlier this year when a handful of staffers began anonymously exposing uncomfortable truths about their prestigious workplaces:…
    - 4 Apr 22, 8:12pm -
  • BitchReads: 10 Books Feminists Should Read in April
    bitchreads Nylah Burton This month, we’re checking out haunting poetry collections, meditations on menstruation, funny and sweet comics exploring our favorite supervillan’s backstory, and insightful historical fiction about th…
    - 1 Apr 22, 10:47pm -
  • Battle Cry
    The Touch Issuesailor moon Rosa Cartagena Illustration by Loe Lee In the very first episode of Sailor Moon (1992), the teen superhero—overwhelmed and terrified after learning that she’s a magical guardian who must fight cos…
    - 1 Apr 22, 8:54pm -
  • Refreshing Our Memory
    The Touch Issue Jenna Mahale Illustrations by Ariel Davis Whoever is in charge of Snapchat’s yearly recap needs to be fired,” Mya Roschel, a high school student from Arizona, wrote on TikTok in late 2021. The visual that she…
    - 1 Apr 22, 8:49pm -
  • In Safe Hands:
    The Touch Issue Nicole Gordon Illustration by Jianan Liu Massage and other touch therapies, such as acupressure and reflexology, have a PR problem. In media, jokes about happy endings abound, and practitioners are often character…
    - 1 Apr 22, 8:49pm -
  • Tongue-Tied
    The Touch IssueFree Speech s.e. smith Photography by Elizabeth Renstrom Political correctness is coming for your guns. It will force-feminize boys and eliminate police departments, compel children to read seditious texts such a…
    - 1 Apr 22, 8:46pm -
Minister for Men

Feminist

  • President Biden Signs Executive Order to Protect Traveling for Abortion Care
    With continuous restrictions and bans on abortion across the country, the need to travel for abortion care has risen astronomically. Additionally, certain states have tried to further restrict access to reproductive healthcare by hindering cross-state traveling for abortions in any way they can. To…
    - 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 2:34am -
  • Birth Control and Contraceptive Coverage Guaranteed Under Affordable Care Act
    Though birth control has overwhelming support across the United States, Justice Clarence Thomas continues to challenge access to contraception. In recent news, however, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has actually been able to reaffirm contraceptive coverage. President Biden issued an Executive Order…
    - 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 2:30am -
  • Department of Justice Sues Idaho over Abortion Restrictions
    The Biden administration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the state of Idaho for restricting abortion access for patients who need lifesaving medical treatment. This is the first Justice Department challenge since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this summer. The suit challenges Idaho Code…
    - 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 2:25am -
  • Biden Administration Takes Steps to Combat Maternal Mortality
    The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation in the world and has a rate more than double that of peer countries. Recently, the Biden Administration has taken many steps to tackle this, as a part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Blueprint for Addressing the…
    - 6 days ago 2 Aug 22, 9:48pm -
  • Young Voters Are Critical, If They Can Be Convinced to Vote
    At post-Roe rallies across the country, speakers voiced concern not just for bodily autonomy but for the systems that control it. Confidence in the U.S. democratic system — and Democrats, in particular — is chipping. “If you care about abortion rights,” said congressional candidate Summer Le…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 9:56pm -
  • Two New Telehealth Services Launch for U.S. Patients Since June
    Abortion access is in crisis in nearly every state, regardless of its laws. States with abortion bans are forcing women to travel out-of-state or else carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. States affirming abortion care are absorbing unprecedented numbers of patients. As clinic wait times grow, teleh…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 8:27pm -
  • Timeline of Taliban Restrictions of Women’s Rights
    August 2021 On August 25, the Taliban issued a temporary advisory for women to stay home from work and nonessential travel “for their safety”. At a news conference, Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said women should remain at home because Taliban soldiers were not trained to respect them.…
    - 12 days ago 27 Jul 22, 10:31pm -
  • Committee on Oversight and Reform Hosts Dobbs Hearing
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 — Rep Carolyn B. Maloney of New York’s 12th district and Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform hosted a hearing focused on the impacts on those living in states which have already banned or restricted access to abortion in response to the Supreme Court’s…
    - 12 days ago 27 Jul 22, 10:16pm -
  • Two Abortion Protection Bills Advance to Senate
    The House passed legislation to codify abortion access on July 15. The Women’s Health Protection Act prohibits pre-viability and telehealth abortion bans. Henry Cueller (D-CA) was the only Representative to break party lines in the 219-210 vote. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) abstai…
    - 13 days ago 26 Jul 22, 9:27pm -
  • Only 8 Republicans Vote Yes for Birth Control Protections
    On Thursday, the House passed the Right to Contraception Act by a 228-195 margin. It establishes the right to birth control access and drew just 8 Republican votes.  Liz Cheney (R-WY), Brain Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), John Katko (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Ma…
    - 13 days ago 26 Jul 22, 9:25pm -

The Hairpin

Bad Reputation

All About Women Festival 2014

Our Bodies Our Selves

  • Seize Back the Political Discourse on Life
    by Sheila JasanoffFor any woman who grew up as I did in the decades of expanding women’s rights, the majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization lands as a monumental act of antidemocratic backsliding. A high court of six men and three women, representing a small slice of t…
    - 33 days ago 6 Jul 22, 6:57pm -
  • Spreading the Word about Medication Abortion Via the Mail: An Urgent Priority for 2022
    By Aziza Ahmed and Timothy RB JohnsonOur Bodies Ourselves is a long-time supporter of greater access to medication abortion via the mail and outside the formal medical system. This includes greater use of “self-managed abortion with pills” (defined as accessing abortion outside of the mainstrea…
    - 95 days ago 5 May 22, 4:09pm -
  • Watch Our Bodies Ourselves Virtual Events!
    Each year, Our Bodies Ourselves participates in various events that feature or celebrate the history, legacy, and ongoing work of OBOS. This past year, due to Covid-19, the events were held virtually. While we’ve missed seeing some of you in person, we’re glad that many of the events were record…
    - 10 Oct 21, 9:02pm -
  • Celebrating “Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas” and Transnational Feminist Health!
    After more than two years in the making, the first volume of “Nossos Corpos por Nós Mesmas,” has arrived! The book, a Brazilian Portuguese adaptation of “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” covers topics including anatomy and sexuality, birth control, abortion, body image, safer sex and violence agains…
    - 1 Oct 21, 5:50pm -
  • In the Fight Against HIV, Gendered Assumptions Have Deadly Consequences
    By Charlotte BabbinIn October 2019, the FDA approval of the new HIV-prevention drug Descovy was met with great excitement by doctors, HIV researchers, and many people at risk of HIV infection. Descovy functions as a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), medicine taken to prevent HIV infection. The secon…
    - 19 Aug 21, 5:32pm -
  • Period Poverty is a Human Rights Issue. Period.
    by Hannah Sachs-WetstoneWhat is period poverty?Let’s talk about period poverty. Period poverty occurs when menstruators cannot access the menstrual products, underwear, and pain medication they need to maintain their menstrual health due to a variety of factors, such as cost, stigma, and gender…
    - 6 Aug 21, 7:02pm -
  • Stopping Keystone: A Victory for Native Women’s Health
    By Hannah Sachs-WetstoneIn early June, after more than ten years of conflict, the Keystone XL oil pipeline project was halted by TC Energy, the company behind the project. This is a victory for Indigenous communities and environmental activists. However, the fight for justice is not over.The destr…
    - 1 Jul 21, 8:11pm -
  • Celebrate Pride Month with a #GiveOUTDay donation to Our Bodies Ourselves Today!
    by Hannah Sachs-Wetstone Our Bodies Ourselves Today, a new online platform featuring up-to-date information about health, sexuality, and well-being, is set to launch in 2022. The platform is being created by the Center for Women’s Health & Human Rights at Suffolk University in partnership with O…
    - 21 Jun 21, 5:11pm -
  • When Antidepressants Leave Lasting Damage: Living with Post-SSRI/SNRI Sexual Dysfunction
    by Emily GreyMy clitoris is now no more than an inert and sensation-less nub of flesh. I am unable to feel attraction, arousal or orgasm.… The effects of losing my sexuality have been absolutely devastating to my relationships and mental health. I have been robbed of an essential aspect of my hum…
    - 23 Jan 21, 9:39pm -
  • False or Misleading Claims: More Problems with Addyi
    by Marshall Miller and Dorian SolotThe so-called “pink Viagra” drug Addyi (flibanserin) is in the news again. This time, Sprout Pharmaceuticals, the drug’s manufacturer, is being called out by the FDA for making “false or misleading claims about the risks associated with Addyi.”OBOS has…
    - 4 Jan 21, 5:03pm -

Finally Feminism

  • Guest Post: More Men Are Raped in US Than Women?
    Originally published at Echidne of the Snakes. Crossposted with permission.You may have come across that assertion before if you have the habit of visiting MRA sites on the net. I've seen it, but never found any sources for it, except for fuzzy hints that it's because of prison rape of men is n…
    - 3 Nov 14, 5:33am -
  • July Open Thread
    Another month another Open Thread! Here's a discussion starter:
    - 7 Jul 14, 5:02am -
  • June Open Thread
    Another month another Open Thread! Write what you like on topics within the general ambit of this blog, but here’s some suggestions for useful contributions: links to recent posts/articles that relate to topics covered by the FAQs here (and the best links might even be added to the Further Reading…
    - 31 May 14, 3:01pm -
  • May Open Thread
    More Open Thread! Write what you like on topics within the general ambit of this blog (self-promotion is entirely welcome). Here's some suggestions for useful contributions:
    - 30 Apr 14, 3:01pm -
  • April Open Thread
    Some of you really want to see more action here again. But I'm just not sure that I have anything new to say...I've decided therefore that I'll experiment with monthly Open Threads for a while and see what you all come up with.
    - 10 Apr 14, 12:42am -
  • Conference anti-harassment campaigns do work: Three existence proofs from SF&F, atheism/skepticism, and open source
    Guest Post by the Ada Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation supporting women in open technology and culture (originally published at the Ada Initiative blog)
    - 28 Aug 13, 1:00pm -
  • One Reason Why False Rape Allegation Statistics Are So High
    Guest Post by Dana HunterMen, even good men, believe women lie about rape. There’s this myth that runs amok saying that some enormous proportion of rape accusations are just women lying to get attention, or revenge, or to hide their summer fling from mommy and daddy. And they believe it withou…
    - 25 Aug 13, 11:55pm -
  • #FF101 Call for Links: On Silencing Campaigns Against Feminists Online
    Anything you have bookmarked over the last few years regarding this issue would be useful.
    - 1 May 13, 11:06pm -
  • Call for Feminism 101 Links V
    Drop your favourite introductory/clarifying-concept/debunking-factoids feminist posts here! Recent links ideally, but older links that you just keep on sharing are also welcome. Shameless self-promotion is totally OK.
    - 9 Feb 13, 9:30pm -
  • Cyberbullies 101: Part 2 – The Art & Science of Moderation – Free Speech vs Free Audience
    I had a long post in the works about comment moderation, but RealLife™ intervened and I hadn't been able to complete it.Luckily Bora Zivkovic at Blog Around The Clock has a long and detailed post full of relevant links which includes pretty much every point I wanted to make. I'm providing a su…
    - 9 Feb 13, 12:50pm -
The School of Life

Everyday Feminism

Feminist

  • President Biden Signs Executive Order to Protect Traveling for Abortion Care
    With continuous restrictions and bans on abortion across the country, the need to travel for abortion care has risen astronomically. Additionally, certain states have tried to further restrict access to reproductive healthcare by hindering cross-state traveling for abortions in any way they can. To…
    - 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 2:34am -
  • Birth Control and Contraceptive Coverage Guaranteed Under Affordable Care Act
    Though birth control has overwhelming support across the United States, Justice Clarence Thomas continues to challenge access to contraception. In recent news, however, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has actually been able to reaffirm contraceptive coverage. President Biden issued an Executive Order…
    - 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 2:30am -
  • Department of Justice Sues Idaho over Abortion Restrictions
    The Biden administration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the state of Idaho for restricting abortion access for patients who need lifesaving medical treatment. This is the first Justice Department challenge since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade this summer. The suit challenges Idaho Code…
    - 3 days ago 6 Aug 22, 2:25am -
  • Biden Administration Takes Steps to Combat Maternal Mortality
    The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any developed nation in the world and has a rate more than double that of peer countries. Recently, the Biden Administration has taken many steps to tackle this, as a part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Blueprint for Addressing the…
    - 6 days ago 2 Aug 22, 9:48pm -
  • Young Voters Are Critical, If They Can Be Convinced to Vote
    At post-Roe rallies across the country, speakers voiced concern not just for bodily autonomy but for the systems that control it. Confidence in the U.S. democratic system — and Democrats, in particular — is chipping. “If you care about abortion rights,” said congressional candidate Summer Le…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 9:56pm -
  • Two New Telehealth Services Launch for U.S. Patients Since June
    Abortion access is in crisis in nearly every state, regardless of its laws. States with abortion bans are forcing women to travel out-of-state or else carry an unwanted pregnancy to term. States affirming abortion care are absorbing unprecedented numbers of patients. As clinic wait times grow, teleh…
    - 10 days ago 29 Jul 22, 8:27pm -
  • Timeline of Taliban Restrictions of Women’s Rights
    August 2021 On August 25, the Taliban issued a temporary advisory for women to stay home from work and nonessential travel “for their safety”. At a news conference, Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said women should remain at home because Taliban soldiers were not trained to respect them.…
    - 12 days ago 27 Jul 22, 10:31pm -
  • Committee on Oversight and Reform Hosts Dobbs Hearing
    Wednesday, July 13, 2022 — Rep Carolyn B. Maloney of New York’s 12th district and Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform hosted a hearing focused on the impacts on those living in states which have already banned or restricted access to abortion in response to the Supreme Court’s…
    - 12 days ago 27 Jul 22, 10:16pm -
  • Two Abortion Protection Bills Advance to Senate
    The House passed legislation to codify abortion access on July 15. The Women’s Health Protection Act prohibits pre-viability and telehealth abortion bans. Henry Cueller (D-CA) was the only Representative to break party lines in the 219-210 vote. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH) abstai…
    - 13 days ago 26 Jul 22, 9:27pm -
  • Only 8 Republicans Vote Yes for Birth Control Protections
    On Thursday, the House passed the Right to Contraception Act by a 228-195 margin. It establishes the right to birth control access and drew just 8 Republican votes.  Liz Cheney (R-WY), Brain Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Anthony Gonzalez (R-OH), John Katko (R-NY), Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Ma…
    - 13 days ago 26 Jul 22, 9:25pm -
Naomi Klein

IWPR - Policy

Violence Against Women

Now

  • War Brutalizes Women and Condemns Many to Shame 
    War and armed conflicts have always been seen as inherently a man’s world. However, it should be noted that armed conflict also harms women. While women do not make up a majority of combatant casualties or fatalities, women nonetheless are often victimized and injured.  According to the United Na…
    - 6 days ago 2 Aug 22, 4:51pm -
  • The Music Industry Has Failed Queer Women
    Music is a powerful way for fans to express themselves by feeling represented in the artist and in the lyrics. While music has the potential to be a force for positive change, it is currently stuck in a rut of heteronormativity and traditionalism. With these boundaries, it can be hard for queer wome…
    - 7 days ago 1 Aug 22, 3:12pm -
  • The Hidden Health Crisis in the Public School System
    Elaine starts her typical school day as she enters the building of her high school. She heads toward her homeroom and settles in for first-period Algebra. As she takes her seat, she feels a sudden and unexpected discomfort that she knows all too well. Fidgeting a bit, she realizes her period has sta…
    - 19 days ago 20 Jul 22, 11:00am -
  • Celebrating Disability Pride Month: Abortion Access Is a Disability Rights Issue 
    In honor of Disability Pride Month – July – and in the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, it’s important to acknowledge and appreciate the ways that abortion access and safe reproductive healthcare is fundamentally a disability rights issue. When we discuss disabled people and…
    - 20 days ago 19 Jul 22, 4:49pm -
  • “Abusers with Time on Their Hands and Nothing to Lose”: The Rise of Nonconsensual Pornography in the Pandemic 
    In 2020, Aaron Coleman challenged seven-term incumbent Stan Frownfelter for his seat in the Kansas State House. Coleman was a 20-year-old dishwasher and community college freshman who supported universal healthcare, defunding the police, and legalizing marijuana. He also told a 13-year-old girl (whe…
    - 31 days ago 8 Jul 22, 3:32pm -
  • The Gun Epidemic: What We Need to Halt Gun Violence  
    June 27, 2022  “Right now, we are at a point where our nation will never be redeemed from this violence until our love of our children is greater than our love of guns and power and money,” Sen. Cory Booker  Tulsa, Uvalde, Buffalo, El Paso, Parkland, Las Vegas, Orlando, Sandy Hook—the list g…
    - 40 days ago 29 Jun 22, 8:25pm -
  • Regardless of What Happens with Roe v. Wade, Low Income Women Already Face Multiple Barriers 
    Roe v. Wade is fundamental to safeguarding women’s reproductive rights and protecting women’s autonomy over their lives. If Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court, women across the nation will be deeply impacted in both explicit and covert ways.   Research reveals that financial constr…
    - 59 days ago 10 Jun 22, 3:42pm -
  • A Feminist State of the Union 
    (In response to President Biden’s State of the Union address this year, NOW convened a Feminist State of the Union conversation early this spring.  Here is our version of a State of the Union address).  The past two years have seen seismic cultural and economic changes that have tested our value…
    - 74 days ago 27 May 22, 5:37am -
  • “Debate” about Trans Girls and Women in School Sports Spreads Transphobia and Bigotry Through the False Lens of “Fairness”
    As of the end of April, fifteen states have passed laws banning transgender women and girls from participating in sports, teams7[CW1]. Supporters of these bills claim that it is about protecting the sanctity and fairness of women’s sports, and wrongly assert that trans women are infringing on the…
    - 95 days ago 5 May 22, 1:00pm -
  • Justice Alito’s Leaked Opinion Foretells an End to Roe v. Wade
    Last night, a draft U.S. Supreme Court majority opinion regarding abortion rights was leaked to the general public. The opinion relates to the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a Mississippi case that places a ban on abortions performed after the 15th week of pregnancy, which w…
    - 96 days ago 5 May 22, 1:26am -
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