Congress finally guaranteed paid leave to federal workers when they have a new baby or adopt or foster a child.
The votes today in favor of ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment in Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate mark a huge step in the fight for women’s equality.
“It is time for the elected representatives in Congress, and in state houses across the country, to protect the right to privacy and a woman’s right to abortion services—rather than attack it, undermine it and try to eliminate it.”
Federal funding for research on gun violence has faced severe restrictions for more than two decades. This makes it difficult for policymakers to fully understand the problem and create solutions to fix it.
Is the Trump Administration’s official position that women and girls who have suffered sexual violence do not deserve medical help?
Each and every one of us has the power to change the world. And I know how we are going to do it: We are going to finally win the nearly 100-year fight to put women’s equality in the U.S. Constitution.
I’m looking forward to the day when young girls and boys talk about our founding fathers and mothers. I’m looking forward to the day when every child knows the story of Sybil Ludington, Debora Sampson, Harriet Beecher Stowe and Hedy Lamarr.
For some time now, Planned Parenthood has been the focus of right-wing attacks on a woman’s right to choose. But the firestorm sparked by the release of the videos produced by anti-choice activists posing as biomedical researchers have reached abysmal new lows. The videos show heavily edited conversations with Planned Parenthood representatives about the process […]
Today marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security Act, and no doubt President Franklin D. Roosevelt will be celebrated as a visionary leader who helped spare millions of working Americans from poverty in their old age. We should also pay tribute to Frances Perkins, a largely forgotten heroine of the FDR era, who […]
The traditional portrait of mothers needs a 21st century update: Yes, many mothers still bake cookies. But they also bring home the bacon. More than any time in the past, mothers are making an essential contribution to the economic security of their families. In fact, fewer than one in five families fit the 1950s stereotype in […]