Alejandra Pablos, 32, was detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a routine check-in and is now being held without bond. Advocates across the country believe she was targeted by officials for her activism.
44 states in the U.S. have passed laws undermining women’s access to abortion by mandating burdensome and medically unnecessary requirements. 19 have passed at least five.
The late representative fought tirelessly for women’s rights over the course of her three decades in Congress.
The New York Times has launched Overlooked, the new project in which they are publishing the obituaries of past figures disregarded by the paper and by society at large.
“We all have stories to tell and projects we need financed. Don’t talk to us about it at the parties tonight. Invite us into your office in a couple days, or you can come to ours, whatever suits you best, and we’ll tell you all about them.”
The former gymnast claims the organizations were well aware of Larry Nassar’s decades-long abuse and molestation of young athletes—and did nothing to intervene.
Little action has been taken on the national level to address the glaring issue of gun violence in the U.S.—but the female governors of Rhode Island and Oregon were ready to act.
On October 1, the city of Austin, Texas will become one of only a handful of cities in the U.S. that require a basic benefit to workers that many other countries already grant on a national level—paid sick leave.
“Every day I wake up and I have to think of a reason to go on. I’ve given up thinking about the outside—I’ve given up thinking about it. I feel like I’m in someone’s dungeon and no one is letting me out.”
Team USA has moved up to fourth place in medals won at the 2018 Winter Olympics—and the nation has women to thank for it.