The Epidemic of Deadly Anti-Trans Violence Isn’t Slowing Down

2017 is the deadliest year on record for trans people. So was 2016. So was 2015. It’s time for lawmakers to break the silence and address the epidemic of violence against trans communities.

Celebrating Women of Color “Solutionaries” in Detroit

20 women of color from Detroit identified by Grace Lee Boggs as “solutionaries” are working on revitalizing the economy and empowering their community. A new report telling their stories hopes to open up spaces for them at decision-making tables to play a bigger role in planning the city’s future.

A New Study Shows How Gender Stereotypes Hurt Kids Around the World

Rigid gender stereotypes imposed on children during adolescence can foster lifelong risks of mental and physical health problems.

Our Votes Are Our Voices—And They’re At Risk

What’s at stake as we move forward are not just our voices. The feminist values we fight for every day are in danger because of voter suppression efforts and gerrymandering.

Study Shows HPV Vaccine DOES Lower Rates of Cervical Cancer

If you didn’t believe that vaccinating young girls against certain strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV) is worthwhile, a new study may convince you otherwise. The study, presented last week at a conference on “The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved,” shows that states with the highest incidence […]

President Obama Takes a Stand for Women on Equal Pay Day

Women in the U.S. make roughly one-third less than men doing the same jobs, which means it would take a woman from January 1 to April 8 the following year (or more than 15 months) to earn what a man does in 12 months. That’s why workers across the country recognize today as Equal Pay Day—a reminder […]

Top 12 Feminist Reasons to Be Thankful This Year

This year, feminists have a lot to be thankful for, so we jotted down a top 12 list of reasons to be grateful. (Add your own in the comments section below.) In between forkfuls tomorrow, let’s give some shout-outs for all the people who inspired us and all that we’ve accomplished in 2013! 1) We’re […]

The Women in Poverty Epidemic, Visualized

Released last week, the United States Census Bureau’s latest data on household income left no doubt that more and more American women are sinking into poverty. According to a National Women’s Law Center analysis of the census data, the poverty rate for women grew from 13.9 percent in 2009 to 14.5 percent in 2010. It’s […]

Boxed In: Small Screen Is Small World for Women

Martha M. Lauzen has done it again. The executive director of the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film does gender audits of the entertainment industry each year, releasing stats on women’s employment behind and in front of the camera. Unfortunately, industry execs don’t seem to have gotten the message yet. Lauzen’s […]

How We’re Doing: 2011 Is Record Year for Anti-Choice Legislation

2011 has not been a good year for reproductive rights. A recent report by the Guttmacher Institute shows us just how unprecedented the current attack on abortion rights truly is. In the first six months alone, states enacted 80 new laws limiting a woman’s access to a safe abortion. That’s over three times the number […]

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