The recent decision on contraception was not about the sanctity of human life, non-interference in religious freedom, or scriptural high ground. It was a victory, pure and simple, for those who want to control women's bodies.
Last Friday marked one year since the passage of immigration reform in the U.S. Senate, without seeing any movement on similar legislation in the House of Representatives.
I cannot fault the owners of the closely held for-profit corporations and their lawyers for pressing their claims. That is the owners' right and their lawyers' duty. I can fault the five members of the Supreme Court who issued the decision.
In order to bring down our birth rate and increase the choices for women, we have to tackle male attitudes. The challenge we face is how to get men to be as interested in women's health issues as they are in soccer.
It is hard not to despair. A woman entering a clinic for personal health care now must wade through potential hordes of obnoxious strangers getting i...
To make amends and shore up the "angry bigot" vote, the GOP quickly made the (very bizarre) decision to jump back on the warpath against their once-timid old nemesis, an enemy that has now become, much to their confusion, the most potent foe imaginable: women.
Americans across the country will soon gather to celebrate our nation's independence. But it is July 2nd that we must hold in our hearts and minds, if we are to fulfill our nation's promise of freedom and equality for all.
Yesterday was a sad day for America, thanks to that judicial branch of government we shudder to refer to by its formal name as its rulings of late have been, ahem, far from "supreme."
Just beyond the pitch, the international sport of soccer is being used to reverse the epidemic of inequality and violence against women and girls.
Reliable birth control that permits women to manage how many children to have, and when to have them, has been nothing short of revolutionary -- not just for women and mothers, but for our country as a whole.
Concern that the World Cup could lead to violations of Saudi Arabia's strict gender rules prompted authorities in the province of Mecca, home to Islam's holiest city, to remove public television screens to prevent men and women from mixing.
History is divided on whether adding sex discrimination to the list of no-nos in the 1964 Civil Rights Act was meant to be a joke or a death knell for the bill. Either way, with women still making 77 cents on the dollar compared to men and the courts now firmly on the side of corporations, the joke is on women now.
I am (a fake) blonde and have large breasts. I am also a writer, employed and pursuing my Master's. These are things that make me "me." These are all things that have nothing to do with each other. Right?
Just when we thought the rights of women, workers and minorities faced enough setbacks, it appears the nation's highest court has done it once again. The Supreme Court's majority has very clearly shown where its interests are -- and they are not with the people.
Our country's bias against women in the workplace isn't just cultural. As is true elsewhere, evidence for it can be found in both policy choices and economic data. What's a glass ceiling, after all, if not another place to hang a chandelier?
The majority of today's youth is grossly uninformed and misinformed regarding the subject of feminism. Issues surrounding the gender gap are lost somewhere between college applications and countless hours of Netflix.