How LGBTQ Politics are Shaping Alabama’s Gubernatorial Race

The chain of events over the past week that led to the septuagenarian governor’s denunciation of claims that she was a closeted lesbian have injected some turmoil into an otherwise sleepy Republican primary in Alabama.

Trump’s Domestic Gag Rule is a Deadly Attack on Poor Women

In its latest attack on reproductive rights, the Trump administration has proposed a new rule prohibiting women’s health clinics that receive federal funding under Title X from “performing, promoting, referring for or supporting abortion as a method of family planning.”

#MeToo and the Midterms

The #MeToo movement has pushed some women to get more involved in American politics—but what about voters? Will attitudes about sexual harassment shape their decisions in the 2018 congressional midterms?

Birth Control Empowered Me to Build the Career and Family Life That I Wanted—On My Own Terms

I am thankful for birth control—and the ways it empowered me to determine not just my family matters, but my economic life.

Excuse This Disruption: #MeToo Must Not Neglect Race

This moment is a pivotal one for our movement: Eric Schneiderman’s racism should provoke just as much disgust and demand for accountability as his misogyny.

A Mother’s Day Call to Action: It’s Time for Paid Parental Leave in the U.S.

As we celebrate progress for mothers in elected office, let’s not forget all the work that still needs to be done to make paid family leave a reality for every woman in the U.S.

Trans Rights are on the Ballot in Massachusetts

Voters in the Bay State will decide whether to keep or repeal the state’s 2016 anti-discrimination law this November in what will be the first statewide referendum on transgender rights.

The Politics of Periods

Given that this particular bodily function has been an essential slice of the human condition forever—and stigmatized, sidelined or, at best, ignored for just about as long—it is no small thrill that menstruation has become a modern cause célèbre. Now the time is ripe to harness all that momentum and go full-blown political: periods as a public policy agenda.

Striking Teachers Across the Country Would Make Great Candidates

This could be just the moment for women teachers to make their mark on Capitol Hill.

What is the Future of Work for Women? Three Key Insights from the United State of Women Summit

Laphonza Butler, Ai-jen Poo and Aquilina Soriano discussed how to improve the workplace work for women in light of the #MeToo movement and the emerging gig economy at the 2018 United State of Women Summit. These are their three major takeaways.

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