Trump’s racist rhetoric led to a crowd at his rally to chant, “Send her back.” Omar responded with inexplicable strength and dignity, tweeting a verse from Maya Angelou poem, “Still I Rise.”
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.
“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.
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.”
Ohio House Bill 90, also known as the “Humanity of the Unborn Child” bill, mandates that educators become part of the state’s mission to “achieve an abortion-free society.”
Fury over the crisis at the border compelled 50 mothers to take action last week in Iowa. They staged two sit-ins with their children on Tuesday and Wednesday in Des Moines at Sen. Joni Ernst’s office, demanding she take action to address the forced separation and detention of children along the U.S. / Mexico border. […]
Any parent reading this knows what it feels like to see the light of understanding coming on in the eyes of their child. At Child Aid, we see that lightbulb I mourn for the lights going dark as these migrant children languish, separated from their parents and threatened with the cessation of the small opportunities they have to maintain hope and the small normalcy of educational activities.