Topic: Women's rights

  • How do we push sexism back to the fringe?

    The face of sexual assault and contempt for women is also the face of the next president, but the anti-sexist majority can send Trump a message.

  • We had to organize to keep the clinics open

    Ronald Reagan's presidency in the 1980s emboldened the Religious Right, but a determined movement stood up to the attack on abortion rights.

  • The new anti-choice onslaught under Trump

    An anti-abortion law enacted in Ohio will be the sign of things to come under Donald Trump--unless we build the fight to defend our rights.

  • How did we get the misogynist-in-chief?

    The Trump campaign gave voice to some of the most backward ideas in society--but the truth is there wasn't a voice for our side in November.

  • What will protect sex workers?

    Policies of criminalization not only fail to stop the problems sex workers face, but they do real harm to the most vulnerable people.

  • The Trump of the iceberg of sexual harassment

    As more women come forward about being abused by Donald Trump, the harassment faced by millions of others is coming to the surface.

  • Trumpeting sexism

    Donald Trump's woman-hating rhetoric has real ramifications--but it's not clear that Hillary Clinton gets that beyond how it helps her campaign.

  • Berkeley's system lets women down

    The response of University of California at Berkeley administrators to sexual harassment allegations has been far too slow and weak.

  • Why a Wisconsin women's clinic closed down

    The closure of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Appleton over security fears leaves just three abortion clinics in the whole state.

  • A rape survivor's voice made the world listen

    The victim-blaming of a survivor of sexual assault at Stanford University was appalling, but her courageous words inspired an outpouring of support.

  • They made an example out of Purvi Patel

    An Indiana judge will hear an appeal from a woman convicted under the state's "feticide" law after she suffered a miscarriage.

  • Make abortion safe, legal and funded

    A cyberattack on a website that raises funds for poor women seeking abortions shines a light on the need for public funding.

  • Why voting Democratic hasn't preserved choice

    The whittling away of abortion access and reproductive choice is the result of both a Republican-led offensive and Democratic concessions.

  • The struggle to unite our fights

    Sharon Smith emphasized intersectionality and lessons of solidarity when the author's national speaking tour came to Chicago.

  • Keeping a clinic open in Milwaukee

    Abortion rights supporters succeeded in turning away anti-choice protesters trying to block a Milwaukee clinic on Good Friday.

  • Protecting women from their rights

    In the Supreme Court's latest abortion case, the fight is between those who say they want to protect women and those who actually do.

  • Marching against their "March for Lies"

    Abortion rights supporters turned out in Chicago's bitter cold to counterprotest the anti-choice "March for Life."

  • Slanderers caught in their own trap

    The indictment of two anti-choice fanatics in Texas is welcome, but the right's attack on Planned Parenthood has already taken a toll.

  • Time to end the compromises on abortion

    The fact that the right wing steals the spotlight on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade speaks volumes about their strategy--and the weakness of our side.

  • The cruel consequences of anti-abortion hate

    The massacre at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic shows how the right's attack on abortion rights has unleashed a torrent of hate.

  • He's a soldier in the war on women

    As a sexual assault survivor, I was stunned by Ben Carson's lack of understanding, compassion or empathy for women.

  • These clinics will stay open

    More than 100 people joined in clinic defense actions at three Planned Parenthood sites in Chicago to counter anti-choice protesters.

  • Controversy over a quote from the past

    A photo shoot featuring actors from the new film Suffragette has stirred an intense Internet debate. What's the dispute about?

  • What abortion rights meant to me

    On the same day that the House passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, I found out that I needed an abortion.

  • The ugly fanboy brigade defending Kane

    When a rape case turns into a circus, it only benefits those who want to keep women silent in the face of sexual violence.