Topic: Women's rights

  • A ban to punish Wisconsin women

    Wisconsin Republicans are trying to pass a cruel 20-week ban on abortion--and using junk science about fetal pain to justify it.

  • In defense of Emmas everywhere

    Emma Sulkowicz's brave statement against sexual assault on college campuses was met once again with official disinterest and outright hate.

  • Indiana's war on pregnant women

    Using 17th century "science," an Indiana court ruled that Purvi Patel must serve 20 years in prison for the "crime" of feticide.

  • Detained in China for protesting sexism

    A group of feminists in China were detained by the government for planning a protest on International Women’s Day.

  • How the right took charge on abortion

    On the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the GOP assault couldn't be more unrelenting--and out of touch with women's lives.

  • Above the law

    Allegations made against Prince Andrew paint a picture of powerful men who think, with good reason, that they are untouchable.

  • The commissioner of lying

    The NFL's Roger Goodell has been exposed for flipping from being a domestic violence enabler to a self-proclaimed savior.

  • Breaking the silence about abortion

    Having an abortion is already difficult, but the loneliness, alienation and silence about it add another unbearable weight.

  • Carrying the weight together

    Solidarity and collective action against sexual assault were at the heart of the international Carry That Weight day of action.

  • 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.