Trump’s racist rhetoric led to a crowd at his rally to chant, “Send her back.” Omar responded with inexplicable strength and dignity, tweeting a verse from Maya Angelou poem, “Still I Rise.”
On July 1, a former detainee’s sexual assault claim against an ICE-related family detention center was allowed to continue. In the midst of terrifying conditions at border facilities, this small victory for sexual assault victims is wholly welcome.
Border Patrol forced a 3-year-old named Sofi to make an impossible choice: choose which parent should be deported. A group of mothers is fighting back by suing the Trump administration for misconduct.
“Prosecutors’ decisions—which crimes to prioritize, what charges to bring, whether to offer plea bargains—are essentially unreviewable. The argument is that elections hold District Attorneys accountable, but that’s a political solution to a legal question.”
The title is perhaps melodramatic—but publishing a quarterly periodical means that occasionally there is scrambling to pull together an issue. This is particularly true when the journal, like Sinister Wisdom, is an all-volunteer enterprise.
In this fight, women everywhere lose. But those unable to access the health care they need—including safe abortion services—are paying the highest price.
There is no medical necessity to menstruate every month. In fact, some health experts believe we may be healthier without them.
“The purpose of Run is to build a team around a
woman candidate so she succeeds. Not every woman has a squad, and that’s why we’re here.”
Nearly 80 organizations in a broad and diverse coalition have released a proactive policy agenda to advance sexual and reproductive health in the U.S. and around the world.
“The government does not set out to discriminate. Rather, it overlooks its own bias because it does not take the trouble to assess how policies affect women. Government budgets are supposed to be ‘gender-neutral;’ in fact, they are gender-ignorant.”