As we celebrate this imminent victory, we must continue to push for policies that dismantle obstacles to justice for all survivors.
“You don’t have to wait 20 years. You don’t need a ton of money in the bank. Your family doesn’t have to be in politics. You don’t need that name. You don’t need special connections. You can run. You can make a difference.”
This week’s prison strike is the tactic of a growing movement that promises to tackle the systemic violence touching countless women’s lives.
In the next few days, California Governor Jerry Brown will vote on a legislation eliminating taxes on menstrual products like tampons and pads, a move that would save California women around $20.2 million per year.
It’s unfortunate—but sadly unsurprising—that in the midst of global health emergency, lawmakers are too busy playing political games over women’s healthcare to coordinate the necessary response.
The real “rigging” in the 2016 election lies in our well-learned biases about women and leadership.
For 227 years, looking presidential has meant being a man. Perhaps that’s what stumping Trump.
We have a lot to celebrate this Labor Day. Workers have made significant gains in raising the minimum wage, guaranteeing paid sick days and paid family leave and cracking down on wage theft.
In a time of fear and cynicism, it’s easy to feel powerless. But we could do this one thing—we could watch and hope, listen to the anthems, celebrate the warriors.
With so many feminist bookstores shutting their doors, it might seem unlikely that a new one would suddenly open them. But that’s exactly what happened when Troll Hole set up shop this April in Brooklyn.