The Outgaze Film Festival—free and online from Oct. 21-31— showcases work by young and emerging queer and feminist filmmakers.
Author: Micaela Brinsley
Rabbi Hara Person: Why Progressive Faith Leaders Must Defend Reproductive Rights
Ms. recently spoke with Rabbi Hara Person—chief executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and self-proclaimed “reader, writer, feminist and challah-baker” —about politics, women’s rights, and the role of faith-based leaders in 2020.
“We need to make sure people hear that there is no such thing as the one religious perspective or the one faith perspective on reproductive rights—we need to say loudly and clearly that there is a progressive religious voice on these issues as well as the right wing religious voice that they regularly hear. “
We Heart: Senators on Suffrage and the Importance of Voting
To mark the suffrage centennial, the Smithsonian Museum of National History put together a digital exhibit celebrating the Suffrage Movement called “Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage” about the history of the suffrage movement and what has been left out of the history books. The tab “Senators on Suffrage” includes reflections on suffrage from women senators.
“I’m Worrying Myself Thin”: Domestic Workers Must Not Become Collateral Damage as States Reopen
As states begin to reopen across the country, essential workers and those on the frontlines of fighting COVID-19 have continued to speak up about the need for an increase in government assistance and workplace protections.
“We absolutely need hazardous pay, PPE, sick leave and health insurance.”
“Everyone Loves Someone Who Had an Abortion”: Video Outlines Need for Abortion Funds
The National Network of Abortion Funds’s new video outlines the necessity of abolishing stigma around abortion, the ways in which politicians have attempted to prohibit our constitutionally-guaranteed right to reproductive healthcare, and the importance of abortion funds.
Undocumented College Students Prohibited From Accessing Emergency Relief
Betsy DeVos announced that undocumented students will not receive any of the $6 billion package for universities to provide relief for students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Time for a New Labor Movement: Unions Must Step Up to Support Essential Workers
This global health crisis may be the best opportunity to come along in recent years for the labor movement to revamp their mission to transform the economy and benefit the working class.
Ms. Q&A: Aimee Arrambide of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas On Necessity of Reproductive Care During COVID-19
With reproductive healthcare in Texas still very much in the air—changing at least five times in two weeks—Arrambide spoke to Ms. about the current state of reproductive healthcare in Texas and the ways that we can encourage our representatives to ensure that abortion be considered essential care.
Activism in the Time of Coronavirus
For the next few months, we can rely on our collective resilience and commitment to stay engaged with the world around us—even if that engagement is happening on an individual or virtual basis.
Progressive Groups Call on Congress to Fund Gender Equity at Home and Abroad
Late last month, a letter was sent out to Congress urging the funding of important programs in support of gender equality in the Fiscal Year 2021. It reads: “Advancing the political, economic, and social status of women and girls should be an essential component of U.S. Government efforts to promote global stability and strengthen our national security.”