Tablets changed the lives of the incarcerated women I work with. Mothers could take part and pride in the educational achievements of their young sons and daughters. Women saw videos of their friends getting married, or their cousins blowing out birthday candles; photos of newborn nieces and nephews could be shared almost in real time from their siblings.
Attorney General William Barr has presented a radical re-interpretation of what the framers of the Constitution had in mind when they set up the powers of three co-equal branches of government.
I’ve got a big family and lots of friends, so every year I send tons of holiday greetings. But two weeks ago, I spent most of the day writing cards to people I’ve never met—and these messages felt as special as any that I’ve ever written. That’s because they were for some of the most marginalized people in society: incarcerated survivors of rape.
The Senate returns to session this week, following the Thanksgiving break, and one of the first orders of business will be the cloture and final votes on the nominations of Eric Komitee and John Sinatra, who both refused to unequivocally state that the landmark decision in Brown was correctly decided.
On November 13, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.J. Res 79, a resolution that would remove the arbitrary time limit for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
The House Judiciary Committee today marked up H.J. Res 79, a resolution that would eliminate the time limit for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment.
By prioritizing profits over people, the immigrant detention industry has ballooned under President Trump—but so has the women-led resistance that’s challenging it.
“Harming our nation by placing party over country is nothing to congratulate yourself about.”
Feminists won big in the Virginia state legislative races yesterday—and the Equal Rights Amendment, which was stopped from coming to the floor for a vote in 2019 and for more than two decades by Republican leadership, will now have both a strong Democratic majority in the House and Senate, with ERA supporters in the majority of both houses.
“On the ashes of the battle against the physical territory of the Islamic State, they launched an unlikely political experiment in which women play a leading role in all political bodies. And all this while almost no one outside its borders was taking note.”