The Kardashians made their money by trademarking their white femininity, their relationships with African American men and marketing Black beauty aesthetics for white women—a type of modern mediated Blackface in a cultural space where few actual Black faces actually grace U.S. television screens.
A voter registration campaign targeted inside Maine prisons provided all 1,709 incarcerated residents with the necessary forms and instructions to register to vote and vote by mail.
The concept album started with a dream. Singer, songwriter, and Broadway actor Morgan James dreamed that she performed “Jesus Christ Superstar.” In her dream, she was Jesus and Shoshana Bean was Judas. She told her friends about the dream, and they encouraged her to make her idea of an all-women production a reality. What Morgan says started out as a lark became the (so far) two-volume “She Is Risen.”
The War on Women is in full force under the Trump administration. We refuse to go back, and we refuse to let the administration quietly dismantle the progress we’ve made. We are watching.
This week in the war on women: Roe v. Wade seriously threatened; Trump calls for Gov. Whitmer to be locked up, days after an attempted kidnapping; Trump attacks Kristen Welker ahead of debate; lawyers can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration; Trump remains oblivious to his failings in handling the coronavirus pandemic; Trump’s hurls lies and insults during the debate; and more.
Abortion Clinics Online—the first abortion clinic directory—celebrates 25 years of service, despite legal restrictions, court battles and anti-abortion terrorism.
In this edition of The Weekly Pulse (this week’s most important news stories related to health and wellness), we’re bringing you the news on the latest affronts to reproductive rights, as well as an update on the pandemic—including the swelling of coronavirus cases in the Midwest and Trump’s recent attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: New Zealand’s voting reforms help Jacinda Ardern and other women get elected; the status of women’s representation around the country, and around the globe; what makes quotas an effective tool in some countries and less effective in others?; ballot measures to watch; ranked choice voting gains traction; and suggested feminist reading.
Trump and the far-right are selling this notion of Barrett as a “conservative feminist”—but we’re not buying it and neither should you.
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Thursday’s debate was a more muted, substantive exchange, with a focus on many of the issues disproportionately impacting the majority of the electorate: women.
Bill Barr’s Justice Department is now arguing in court that those harmed by Trump’s lies should not be able to sue him for the harm he causes them, asking a New York court to declare Trump immune from such lawsuits in civil courts.
“Nobody in this nation is above the law. Nobody is entitled to conceal acts of sexual assault behind a wall of defamatory falsehoods and deflections.” says journalist and writer E. Jean Carroll, who brought a lawsuit against the President.