Trade Must Not Trump Women’s Human Rights

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Any deal that forces women and human rights to take a backseat to profit and trade should be a non-starter. But right now, the United States is negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement with 11 nations including Brunei, a country that recently adopted a vicious new penal code threatening the rights and […]

Ferguson: “A Grave Injustice”

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The following is the statement of Eleanor Smeal, founder and president of the Feminist Majority Foundation: The Feminist Majority Foundation is outraged at the decision not to indict Darren Wilson. This should have been a public trial. Wilson should have been charged immediately after the shooting of Michael Brown, who was shot at least six […]

SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women and Healthcare Providers

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The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) is outraged by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down a Massachusetts buffer zone law as unconstitutional. The lives of doctors and clinic staff are being threatened as we speak. This decision emboldens more extreme violence, harassment and intimidation of women and health care providers in the name of free […]

We Stand with Afghan Women — Join Us!

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Afghan women just won a huge victory. Take a pledge with us to support Afghan women and Afghan women’s organizations. Let them know that we are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in the fight for women’s and girls’ equality.

We Need a Woman To Guide U.S. Global AIDS Programs

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A decision is imminent about who will be the next head of U.S.-funded AIDS programs around the world—known as PEPFAR,  the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. That person will be the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and ambassador at large—and the time is right for that person to be a woman. Women are at the […]

Message from the Feminist Majority Foundation: Vote for Us!!

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We’re excited because Working Assets/CREDO has selected the Feminist Majority Foundation–publisher of Ms. magazine  and the Ms. Blog–as one of the 40 organizations to receive donations in 2013 from the funds it raised this year. But we need your help, because the amount each of the 40 groups receives depends on the number of votes […]

Yes, Virginia (and Ohio and Florida and Connecticut), There IS a Gender Gap

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Despite recent headlines like “The Disappearing Gender Gap,” “Closing the Gender Gap,” and “Obama, Romney Erase Gender Gap Among Voters,” don’t be fooled: The gender gap–the measurable difference between the way women and men vote for candidates and view political issues–is not disappearing. To the contrary, it is driving the 2012 election. Nate Silver of […]

Supreme Court Health-Care Decision is Historical Advance for Women

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The Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine are elated that the Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act–the most important advance for women in nearly 40 years. Feminists are determined to protect the gains of the Affordable Care Act, which will protect the lives and health of millions of women and […]

HERvotes Blog Carnival: Tell Congress to Reauthorize VAWA!

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For the eleventh #HERvotes blog carnival, we’re joining together to urge the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Domestic violence results in over two million injuries every year. Three women die every day in the United States as the result of domestic violence. But there was a time when things were even worse: […]

HERvotes: Why Is the Washington Post Backing Bishops Over Women?

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The Washington Post is supporting the Catholic Bishops by repeatedly (and one-sidedly) attacking the Obama administration’s decision to maintain contraception coverage for millions of women, without deductibles or copays, under the Affordable Care Act. The Bishops have demanded that the administration–which has already exempted houses of worship–also exempt businesses owned by religious interests, such as […]