The obituaries of remarkable women are frequently overlooked. One of these women is Joan Dempsey Klein, a feminist California appellate court judge and a champion of women’s rights.
Communities around the country are calling for the incoming administration to deliver justice and safety for refugees. When lives are at stake, there can be no other choice.
Rebuilding the U.S. asylum system will not be without its challenges. But the Biden-Harris administration can meet this moment and, more importantly, it must. Here’s how it can start.
The outgoing administration made it more difficult for victims of assault, harassment and discrimination to assert rights and get their day in court. What will Biden’s priorities be, how will he be able to accomplish them and—most importantly—what can we expect to see in the coming months and years?
Women’s rights organizations are calling on the Biden-Harris administration to form an Office for Gender Equity in the Department of Education to realize the long-overdue promise of educational equity guaranteed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
“There’s never been very much federal leadership to implement Title IX,” says Dr. Sue Klein, education equity director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, who is one of the leaders of effort. “This office would correct that.”
In her poem, titled “The Hill We Climb,” Amanda Gorman struck a chord of unity, bridging pain of the past with hope for a better future.
“I’m a teacher. That’s who I am,” Dr. Jill Biden declared on the campaign trail, giving Americans a glimpse into what life in the White House would look like come January.
So what else can we expect from a working first lady, one who has already made feminist history before even taking office?
Our historic new vice president sits poised to advance gender equality for all women.
On the eve of the January 20 inauguration, Ms. spoke with feminists about their hopes for the Biden-Harris administration.
Feminist lawmakers and activists are optimistic that the Biden-Harris administration will follow through on their promises to improve women’s lives and bring strong action for gender justice and racial equality.
Despite the long history of women running for the executive office, both as presidential and vice presidential nominees, Kamala Harris is the first to achieve the goal in the 172 years since the first woman ran.
Donald Trump is first president to be impeached twice; U.S. federally executes first woman since 1953; Dominican Republic bans child marriage; Democrats Warnock and Ossoff shift Senate balance; Pelosi introduces gender neutral language in House; all 140,000 jobs lost in December were women’s; first VA named after a female veteran; and more!