Just as the bike stands in some places in the world today as an example of women's oppression, it is also being appropriated as an agent of insurrection among some working to advance women's rights.
I am single, I have no children, and six weeks ago, at the age of 29, I underwent a tubal ligation. It was, undoubtedly, the best decision I have ever made. The process of the tubal was less about physical preparing myself for the procedure than it was about mentally and emotionally preparing everyone else in my life
Serving as a reminder of just how much courts matter, the US Supreme Court ruling in Zubik may make a woman's ability to access birth control dependent on the religious views of her employer. No employers should be allowed to impose their personal religious views on their workers.
As members of Congress -- as well as one candidate for the presidency -- repeatedly speak about rolling back women's reproductive rights, it's time to take a hard look at the actual status of women in the United States.
Americans will spend $22 billion on Mother's Day this year. $22 billion. That's $258 for each of the 85 million U.S. moms. Why not just give them the money. Even though it won't make a dent in the disparity of income between moms and dads, at least it's something. They deserve it, right?
It is all on you, ladies. It's your obligation to only work at places that treat people well. It's also on you to take to social media, or glassdoor.com, to say, "they treat people poorly." This is the glass ceiling to break, however, it's also on all of us to listen and withhold support and dollars from these companies.
ANASTASIIA ILINA examines the relationship between women's organizations and the Chinese authorities. On April 13, 2015, the world sighed in relief a...
My femininity is filthy, and I hate it. I hate my femininity. I hate my filth. But my femininity- that is me. I hate me. I hate my filth. I am the filth I hate.
Two weeks ago, Cecile Richards spoke at Georgetown University, an event that drew criticism from some students, alumni and outside organizations, such as the Washington Diocese. There are three reasons why we, alumnae of the school who work on social justice issues, applauded the school's decision to allow Richards to speak on campus.
Congratulations to the U.S. Treasury Department for its recent decision to put a woman on money. Harriet Tubman is set to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill by 2020. Naturally, there is poetic justice in replacing a slave holder with a woman who fought so tirelessly for emancipation.
The next U.S. President will appoint three, possibly four, Supreme Court Justices. If that person is Trump, those justices will be right-wing hardliners who believe in the supremacy of the corporate oligarchy.
While things like the annual Equal Pay Day in April bring attention to the gender pay gap, it's only one day out of the year. We need to fight for the cause the other 364 days as well. That's the only way things are going to change. Until then we can continue to count our losses because our gains are certainly not going to measure up.
Women have abortions for many reasons, some of them we may think are good and others if we sit in judgement we may think are less good, but none of us knows what that woman's life is really like. Denny gets a few months in jail for being a serial child molester, while women bear the consequences on the bodies of women for life.
This week the nation got a glimpse of the future, as the frontrunners tipped their hands about what lies in store for us. After big wins in several states, Donald Trump proclaimed, to a sideways glance from Mary Pat Christie, that "the only card [Clinton] has is the woman's card." Clinton responded by saying, "If fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!" It's a curious strategy to start off the pivot to the general election by insulting 52 percent of the electorate. Republican women lawmakers responded by urging Trump to nominate a woman as VP. But as insulting as Trump's comments were, even worse for women are his policies. Policies denying women equal pay and access to reproductive rights are pretty good examples of "playing the man card." What's clear is that the GOP's Dais Strategy -- reaching out to a group put off by its policies by bringing a member of that group up on the dais -- isn't a winning hand.
Trump's genuine views about women are not difficult to discern. He reveals them in all sorts of ways as he rattles on and on. He can't help it. His true beliefs seep out of him and become obvious.
What does it take to singlehandedly outwit the Taliban ... in their own country? Bravery, to be sure. A willingness to accept the consequences, no doubt. But above all else, perhaps, is the knowledge that it's okay to be afraid -- even when your life is on the line.