The New York State Assembly passed the Child Victims Act, extending the time survivors have to file civil suits against perpetrators until they turn 55 years old. The law opens up a one-year “lookback window,” allowing survivors to file civil actions against perpetrators no matter how long ago the abuse occurred.
“We young people have understood that the climate crisis is an emergency, and we ask everyone to act like it, to stop business as usual with us.”
In a letter to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Planned Parenthood outlined its’ plan to withdraw from Title X by Monday unless the court moves to protect funding for the organization.
Title X funding is unraveling. Migrant women are losing access to critical programs. And government contractors may soon be able to legally discriminate against queer, unmarried and pregnant people.
Educational institutions have a responsibility to provide safe, equitable spaces where all students can learn and thrive on equal terms. The ruling in Gruver vs. LSU affirms that schools cannot shirk this duty.
When we discuss and understand the Public Charge Rule, let there be no question that it will harm some of the very most vulnerable in our society—including U.S. citizen children, survivors of domestic violence and recently arrived refugees and asylum-seekers who need a small measure of social support as they bravely make their way in a new country.
“There comes a moment in time when society stands up and says enough is enough,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared, “and I believe that we are at that moment.” There also comes a moment when survivors are able to speak of their traumas—and that day came for Mira Sorvino as she stood with Cuomo and revealed publicly for the first time that she had been raped.
“Women are equal, but equality doesn’t mean forcing women into the same system as men. What it means is re-conceptualizing criminal justice itself from the ground up through the lens of women’s experience.”
The cold hard facts show that women aren’t just electable—they’re empirically more electable than their male counterparts.
The 21-year-old Texan charged with the El Paso murders is an avowed white supremacist man. The slain Dayton killer had previously compiled a “rape list” of females he wanted to sexually assault. Both are poster boys of toxic masculinity.