Topic: Women's rights

  • We need clinic defenders

    Abortion rights activists need to make our voices heard at the clinics, so we can regain some of the ground lost to the right.

  • Putting pregnant teens on trial

    The restrictions on minors seeking abortion in Alabama are linked to the right's crusade to destroy women's rights around the U.S.

  • No clinics means no choices

    Abortion rights supporters protested in Texas after a federal court decision that effectively closes most of the state's clinics.

  • Let there be uproar

    In September, some 100,000 people marched in Kolkata, India, against police violence and for gender justice.

  • Protecting the university, failing rape survivors

    College administrators are being exposed for their incompetence, negligence and outright hostility to students who make sexual assault complaints.

  • Turning a mother into a criminal

    Jennifer Whalen is going to jail--because she decided to help her teenage daughter get an abortion.

  • Moving rape out of the shadows at Columbia

    A movement against campus sexual assault has taken off at Columbia University--and it has valuable lessons for anyone who wants to take a stand.

  • Will the clinics stay open in Texas?

    The notorious Texas anti-abortion law is facing a legal challenge--but a lot of damage has already been done to abortion rights.

  • A different kind of Labor Day

    Mothers and birth workers gathered in Seattle to call attention to the conditions under which women labor and give birth.

  • How can we protect our clinics?

    Since the Supreme Court's ruling against buffer zones, reproductive rights activists are debating how to stop the right.

  • Defending our clinics in Boston

    For some women, the right to an abortion is becoming meaningless because they're prevented from actually gaining access.

  • Talking about abortion

    Let's act like having an abortion is a perfectly acceptable option to consider. Let's act like women do have a choice.

  • Raíces de la violencia sexual

    Detrás de los horribles hechos en Isla Vista yace una realidad que permite el arraigo de, y a menudo excusa, la violencia contra la mujer y el sexismo.

  • The "freedom" to deny women health care

    With its decision in a case involving insurance coverage of birth control, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against women, workers and science.

  • The Washington Poster child for rape denial

    Right-winger George Will's ugly column declaring that campus survivors of sexual assault are "privileged" has sparked furious outrage.

  • Bigots not welcome in Detroit

    In the wake of the Isla Vista killings, activists in Detroit took a stand against an anti-feminist "men's rights" conference.

  • Sexual violence and the neoliberal era

    Gender violence has reached "epidemic proportions," according to a UN agency--but why is this happening now?

  • What Isla Vista revealed about sexual violence

    We need to confront the virulent sexism and violence our culture is steeped in--and the institutions and social relations that generate them.

  • We all have to be brave

    An abortion provider discusses the impact of anti-choice protests on her coworkers--and the women they serve.

  • Will Tennessee legalize the New Jane Crow?

    A bill on the verge of becoming law in Tennessee would criminalize women based on the outcome of a pregnancy.

  • Hobby Lobby makes the choices for women

    In a recent Supreme Court case, the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby claim their religious freedom is under attack.

  • Buffers against the fanatics?

    What's at stake in the case before the Supreme Court about the constitutionality of abortion clinic "buffer zones"?

  • Quit talking about equal pay and do something

    Barack Obama promised to "do away" with the unequal pay that makes workplaces look like something from "a Mad Men episode." But does he mean it?

  • They put a price tag on women's health

    All the training in the world can't prepare health care providers for dealing with the financial obstacles that prevent them from doing their jobs.

  • Despojando Roe ley por ley

    El ataque al derecho a optar por un aborto está ligado al asalto contra el nivel de vida de la clase obrera.