If Men Had Miscarriages

There are approximately 6 million pregnancies in the U.S. each year, and more than a million of those end in loss. A million. Every year.

Despite this unfortunate prevalence, there is no support infrastructure in place for people going through pregnancy loss. I realized this when I went through it myself.

The Weekly Pulse: Arkansas Near-Total Abortion Ban; Biden Signs American Rescue Plan; Feminists Mark One Year of COVID

In this week’s edition, we take a look at the American Rescue Plan Act to what it has in store for those suffering through the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; mark one year since the pandemic officially began; discuss President Biden’s latest vaccine timeline; and, run down recent attacks on reproductive health.

As we reflect on the past year, let us be reminded that the opportunity for advancing an intersectional feminist agenda is now.

Rural Health Requires Paid Leave

The third Thursday of each November is set aside as National Rural Health Day, an acknowledgement of the contribution rural communities and workers among these communities make to society and their pressing health needs.

We honor the millions of workers that keep America running the best way we can—continuing the drum beat for paid leave for all. No one should have to choose between their jobs and being there for those they love.

Our (Sick) System of Sick Leave, Maternity Leave and Family Leave

There are no federal laws guaranteeing sick leave or maternity leave for employees in the United States.

And on the subject of paid parental leave, once again, the U.S. lags behind the world. Out of 193 countries in the United Nations, only a handful lack a national paid parental leave: New Guinea, Suriname, a few South Pacific island nations—and the United States.

It’s up to women to pose the hard questions and determine wheth­er a candidate supports family-friendly work­places or not.