Topic: Women's rights

  • 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.

  • Before Roe

    Throughout history, women have found ways to terminate unwanted pregnancies, whether abortion was legal or not and despite the risk.

  • Stealing Roe one law at a time

    Forty-one years after the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal, the attacks on reproductive rights are coming faster than ever.

  • Treating a woman as an incubator

    Despite her wishes, the state of Texas is determined to make Marlise Munoz live out her final days as a human incubator.

  • Putting women's health at risk

    When Tamesha Means miscarried, she was refused the medical care she needed because she went to a Catholic hospital.

  • Creating an anti-sexist culture

    The most definitive way to abolish sexism is engaging in struggles for women's liberation and helping to build up our side in general.

  • Sexism, liberation and the left

    Rather than "undermining solidarity" or stagnating democracy, the daily practice of anti-sexism within our organization enhances it.

  • This discussion doesn't add much

    A recent debate at SW has little to say about the political challenges we're bound to face in struggles for women's liberation.

  • Brocialism or fauxcialism?

    To say that we're killjoys if we object to the term "brocialism" and explain why is really missing the point.

  • A too-serious take on a silly word?

    I don't think there's a single person who thinks they were doing anything that important by making fun of "brocialists."