North Carolina lawmakers weren’t prepared for battle on September 11—but Rep. Deb Butler, in the face of a sudden and unexpected legislative maneuver from her colleagues, still stood up for democracy.
“Women watching, can you hear a heartbeat? Daughters watching, can you hear a heartbeat? Mothers rising, can you hear a heartbeat? The whirlwind is coming.”
The number of women in police has remained stagnant over the last 20 years: 13 percent, with only 3 percent serving as police chiefs. Ivonne Roman proposed a solution: change the physical fitness test and its “arbitrary fitness standards.”
Mette Frederiksen rejected the possibility of selling Greenland to the United States as “an absurd discussion.” In response, the president called Frederiksen “nasty” and cancelled his upcoming September visit.
The Netflix show “Orange Is The New Black “released it’s seventh and final season this week—but the creative team behind the hit series made sure its legacy would endure by establishing the Poussey Washington Fund to take on the injustices still present in our criminal justice system.
Robin Ritz’s song and video celebrate the divine feminine—in the women in our lives, in our archetypes and in ourselves.
“The purpose of Run is to build a team around a
woman candidate so she succeeds. Not every woman has a squad, and that’s why we’re here.”
Following a city council decision to ban abortion in Waskom, Texas, the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas launched a billboard campaign. Each makes a simple declaration: “Abortion is Freedom.”
After the U.S. Women’s National Soccer team won their fourth World Cup, Nike issued their own congratulations with an empowering ad called “Never Stop Winning.”
“The many women that I’ve had the opportunity to know and to walk alongside over the years are incredible. They’re powerful, and they have their own voices, but they’re not always given the mic or the megaphone—and I believe that all of us need to find ways to help those who are least visible be passed the microphone.”