“None of this is that complicated. Equality for women should be a basic principle of our society. If you think it already is, great, all the more reason for us to write it down. And if you think it isn’t, then we badly need the ERA.”
The largest-ever study of mistreatment during childbirth confirmed that giving birth in the U.S. is dangerous for all women—and especially dangerous for women of color.
Then-Governor of California Ronald Reagan wasn’t interested in chastising Linda Taylor for her criminal history. Instead, he leveraged her illegal collection of thousands of dollars worth of food stamps, social security benefits and veteran benefits to call for the discontinuation of social safety net programs many need to survive.