America was experiencing a family homelessness crisis long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Unless immediate action is taken to prevent a tidal wave of women and children from losing their homes in the year ahead, even more families will fall into the vicious cycle of homelessness.
Chalk Back uses social media and street art to resist gender-based street harassment—and you can too.
Here are some expert tips from our young activists on how you can reclaim spaces, fight gender norms this week (and always!) and have fun along the way.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
So many stories in the news and in our everyday lives revolve around power—the power we have, the lack of power that so many experience, and the untapped power that we must find to build a future where power is shared and is grounded in justice and equality.
Ms. spoke with DiFranco in the lead up to her April 18 livestream concert, celebrating the release of her new album Revolutionary Love. She spoke with us about poetry, feminism, domestic abuse, shame, allyship and places where vulnerability and strength can co-exist. She was calling in from New Orleans, with her children and dog moving through the background and her head newly shaved. Ms. spoke with DiFranco in the lead up to her April 18 livestream concert, celebrating the release of her new album Revolutionary Love. She spoke with us about poetry, feminism, domestic abuse, shame, allyship and places where vulnerability and strength can co-exist. She was calling in from New Orleans, with her children and dog moving through the background and her head newly shaved. At age 50, she could still feel traces of her younger self and “the epic journey” that led her there.
While equal pay advocates have introduced the Paycheck Fairness Act many times over the past few decades, Congress has failed to pass the Act. But with new hope on the horizon due to the Biden administration’s White House Gender Policy Council’s commitment to supporting pay equity, the Paycheck Fairness Act may have a chance.
If the unborn have 14th Amendment rights, any loss of pregnancy, whether intentional or not, will become the basis for arrest and prosecution. Pregnant people could be sued, or prevented from engaging in travel, work or any activity that is believed to create a risk to the life of the unborn.
Women, girls and members of the LGBT community are hitting the streets in cities throughout Myanmar to protest the country’s military takeover. The junta has erased the advances women have made and taken the country back to its hyper patriarchic past, which includes decades of repression and violence against Myanmar’s ethnic communities.
U.S. border challenges are largely due to our old, inadequate immigration laws, as well as America’s indiscriminate and criminal meddling in Central America over seven-plus decades.
Ideological-driven and fear-based U.S. foreign policy decisions in the past are among the core causes of today’s Central American disorder. America is now reaping the whirlwind that it helped to sow.
For The Weekly Pulse, we’ve scoured the most trusted journalistic sources—and, of course, our Twitter feeds—to bring you this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness.
This week: updates on the pandemic as cases rise worldwide; birth control users question the FDA pause on distribution of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine; the Biden administration bolsters reproductive health by lifting medication abortion restrictions and undoing the domestic gag rule; and more.
In states like Georgia, Arizona and Michigan, Republican-controlled legislatures are launching attacks on voting rights, establishing barriers to access under the guise of “election security.” But just one bill in the U.S. Congress could protect citizens in all 50 states: H.R. 1/S. 1, known as the For the People Act.
“The Republicans have a very slim majority. … And yet here we find ourselves, where they are still governing from the most extremist policies. They’re working very hard to make sure that turnout never happens again.”