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.
There is no medical necessity to menstruate every month. In fact, some health experts believe we may be healthier without them.
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.”
What to do about a declining birth rate? Banning abortion, doing away with sex ed, and making birth control difficult to access is one approach. But stripping women of their reproductive autonomy is the very worst response to population concerns.
In spite of the Taliban, Afghanistan is a picture of progress—though not perfection.
When media outlets treat women politicians as women first, and politicians second, they are feeding into an already sexist culture where many voters believe that men make better politicians than women.
“Despite [the president’s] attempts to marginalize us and to silence us, please know that we are more than four people. We ran on a mandate to advocate for and represent those ignored, left out and left behind. Our squad is big.”
“Inclusivity means real representation: not just elites getting a seat at the table. Being at the table is a means, not the end.”