Today, people have many contraceptive options available to them. These important advances should be recognized and celebrated. However, we must also acknowledge that we still have a lot of work to do to ensure that everyone, regardless of where they live, their insurance status or income level have the full range of contraception methods available to them without unnecessary barriers.
Black people are getting taxed out of the American Dream—says Dorothy A. Brown, law professor, policy expert and author of ‘The Whiteness of Wealth.’ Solving the problem will require a wholesale rethinking of America’s tax code.
“Hard work alone will never enable black Americans to get the benefits that our white peers receive.”
Whether it’s because they live in a child care desert, work non-traditional hours, or the cost is simply too high—the lack of access to quality, affordable child care is making it impossible for parents, and in particular women, to get back to work.
We have an historic opportunity to re-build an economy that actually works for women and working families and supports children’s growth and development by finally making child care a priority, not an afterthought.
On Monday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal in a case involving a Mississippi law banning most abortions after 15 weeks. The court will consider the question as to whether all previability prohibitions on abortion are unconstitutional.
“Make no mistake: The purpose of any abortion ban—including this 15-week ban in Mississippi—is to snowball into an outright ban on all abortion at any point in pregnancy and for any reason.”
Kim, Soon-Duk was one of hundreds of thousands of young women from throughout the Asia Pacific region and other Japanese-occupied territories who were abducted and subjected to sexual violence by the Japanese military before and during World War II.
AAPI teens started Dear Asian Youth and podcast Dear Asian Girl to cover issues related to the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
On Friday, the House passed the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a crucial piece of legislation designed to guarantee workplace protections for pregnant people.
While the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) provides some protections, pregnancy discrimination is still far too commonplace. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would change that.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono talks on race and politics; AAPIs are underrepresented in elected office; ups and downs for Republican women in leadership; ranked-choice voting goes mainstream; how to elect more women to office faster; safeguarding women candidates online; giant strides toward gender balance in Wales; and more.
The Republican Party doesn’t just want to get rid of Liz Cheney because she has a sane and correct response to the 2020 presidential election results; rather, they want to silence her so she cannot embolden other Republican women to speak their truth.
The statistics are staggering: Human trafficking is estimated to be a $150 billion industry that profits from 25 million victims worldwide.
Jamie Beck, director of Free to Thrive, provides legal services and support to survivors of human trafficking.