Ferguson: “A Grave Injustice”

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

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 […]

Stand with Afghan Women!

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

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 […]

Vote for the Feminist Majority Foundation!

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 […]

Tell Congress to Reauthorize VAWA!

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: […]

Why Is the Washington Post Backing Bishops Over Women?

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 […]

HERvotes Blog Carnival: Protecting Unemployment Benefits

Welcome to the seventh #HERvotes blog carnival! Today the coalition tackles the need to protect women and employment during these tough economic times, with a focus on the importance of extending Unemployment Insurance (UI) before the December 31st deadline. It is critical that Congress acts before the end of this calendar year to renew federal […]