Thirty-one percent of women workers who would benefit from an increase of the minimum wage are parents of children. No doubt, raising the minimum wage would make an incredible difference in the lives of women and families in the U.S.
The potential for discrimination extends far beyond same-sex couples wishing to celebrate their partnerships; theoretically, it could affect anyone who acts against someone else’s religious beliefs.
Kate Moenning, Holly Miranda, Natasha Lyonne, Lea DeLaria and more from the cast of Orange is the New Black will be talking about vagina justice, so you better tune in and watch online.
Earlier this week, Judge Lee Yeakel ruled one part of Texas’ abortion bill unconstitutional. Now, just a few days later the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed his ruling, meaning that one third of Texas’ remaining abortion clinics must stop providing their services immediately.
A federal judge ruled parts of Texas’ abortion law unconstitutional. But don’t rejoice just yet, access to abortion across the nation is still on the line.
Reporting live from the cutest puppy-filled pumpkin patch of all time, with help from Louisiana’s new gay lawyers and vigilantes from around the globe.
The first self-defined feminists, boobs, and a lemonade ocean.
“Burka Avenger,” Pakistan’s first original animated TV series, features a female superhero who’s sparked a debate about whether her burqa disguise is “cool or conformist.” Why is this still the issue about Muslim women?
Every state needs a Wendy Davis. Every person has a story.
Ali’s Team Pick: Because everyone in the U.S. with half a brain has already team picked Wendy Davis as a Senator and badass super human, I will do everyone a feminist-comedy-solid by team picking the Amazon Review of Wendy Davis’s sneakers.
Cara’s Team Pick: Put on a hat and save the world.
“Do u think part of the reason gay rights has moved forward while women’s rights backwards is b/c gay rights includes men’s rights?”
I’m one of the countless numbers of educated young people who left the Detroit area. And it’s not just the economy, stupid, but the state’s constant refrain of anti-women, anti-labor, anti-LGBT politics that drove me away.
The hypothetical future is looking dim.
Cara’s Team Pick: And they’re not too cool to [pretend to] sing about it.
CEDAW–the international beacon for women’s rights–does not shine on lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people in Indonesia. This is a painful disappointment, given LBT people’s need for protection from a fundamentalist backlash.
A group of high-powered lesbians have started a super PAC to work for issues that matter to women and LGBT people.
Republicans may have succeeded in making sure the Violence Against Women Act doesn’t have any protections for LGBT people — unless Obama vetoes it.
“Is the violence any less real, is the danger any less real because you happen to be gay or lesbian? I don’t think so.”
“To push for peace is ultimately a personal sacrifice, for leadership is not easy. It is born of a passion, and it is a commitment.”