Nearly two years after the viral tweets about #MeToo, we are now at an ideal time to take stock of the progress we’ve made and what breakthrough moments are yet to come. That’s exactly what this year’s National Sexual Assault Conference was designed to make possible.
Moms want a tax code, budget and set of fiscal policies that allow their families, communities, businesses and economy to thrive. Candidates running down the ballot in 2020 should take note—and remember that we all do better when moms and women do better.
The Trump administration needs to be held accountable for the atrocities happening at the border, in the same way that all nations must be accountable for crimes against humanity.
Are women “likable?” According to the polls, voters don’t think so, even though former advisors to Elizabeth Warren are doing their best convince us that she is “warm and affectionate.” But the real question is why “grabbing a beer” with a candidate is still the yardstick used to measure their potential—and why female candidates are (still) unfairly suffering from it.
The danger of Trump’s Commission on Unalienable Rights is that its understanding of religious liberty extends only to a certain kind of religion, conservative Christianity.
The idea that women’s voices and policy initiatives—and sports team ethos—don’t have a substantive impact on just about everything from government to corporations to universities is just patriarchal “fake news.”
No longer can reproductive rights activists and criminal justice advocates exist in silos. The issues of reproductive rights, incarceration and criminal justice reform are linked to one another—and we must come together to fight against the criminalization of our communities.
“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.
Like cheeseburgers, shopping malls and apple pie, violence against women in the U.S. is a cultural staple.