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A Spike in Maternal Mortality Rates in Texas Spurs Soul-Searching

Two new reports show that pregnancy-related deaths and severe obstetrical complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend.

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 READ MORE


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Police Officers in One U.K. County Are Now Treating Misogyny and Street Harassment as Hate Crimes

The police force in England’s Nottinghamshire County came to the decision after meeting with women’s rights activists.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE


Roger the Hutt









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Truthdiggers of the Week: The Women at Khabar Lahariya, a Feminist Newspaper in Rural India

Now in its 14th year, the publication just expanded into digital platforms in the hope of increasing readership and inspiring other young women.

Posted on Aug 20, 2016 READ MORE



Hillary Clinton Does Not Represent All Women—and Makes Some Feel Powerless

After surveying six diverse feminists, Katie Halper—a writer, comedian and radio personality—found that not everyone in the feminist community is celebrating the prospect of a female president.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE



Teenage Latinas’ Suicidal Behavior—a Crisis Going Largely Ignored

For reasons including the clash between their parents’ traditional expectations and the American way of life, Latinas top the list of teens attempting suicide. After a decade of inaction, it’s time this national epidemic is addressed, writes Luis H. Zayas.

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 READ MORE


Herstory









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Seven Women Who Broke Glass Ceilings in U.S. Politics Before Hillary Clinton

It’s all very nice that Hillary Clinton is the first American woman to be nominated as the standard-bearer for her party’s presidential bid, but let’s take a moment to recognize a few women who helped pave this path.

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 READ MORE


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African-American Women Now Top the List of Most-Educated Group in the Country

A new study finds that black women achieve the highest outcomes of any demographic by race and gender.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE



Jill Stein Believes the Green Party Is Better for Women Than a Hillary Clinton Presidency

The Greens’ presumptive presidential nominee finds that in many respects, Clinton’s platform is terrible for women.

Posted on Jun 1, 2016 READ MORE



What’s at Stake in the Latest Supreme Court Showdown Over Contraception and Religious Freedom

In oral arguments Wednesday, religious groups contend that just signing a form to facilitate access to birth control violates their rights.

Posted on May 17, 2016 READ MORE



Why April 17, 2016, Should Be Remembered as Brazil’s Day of Men

The disgraceful scenes played out in Brazil’s congress last month signaled not only a threat to democracy, but to the rights of Brazilian women.

Posted on May 16, 2016 READ MORE



New Report Details Decades of Trump’s Inappropriate Behavior Toward Women

A New York Times piece, filled with interviews and anecdotes, exposes women’s “unsettling” encounters with the tycoon who’s now a likely presidential nominee.

Posted on May 14, 2016 READ MORE


From the Archives: Michael Ratner on American Imperialism

The lawyer and human rights crusader, who died Wednesday, spoke on Truthdig Radio in 2013. To honor Ratner, we are reposting the audio of that interview.

Posted on May 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


MSNBC Succumbs to Sexism, Asking Men About Hillary Clinton’s Role in Her Husband’s Infidelity

The news segment is representative of the blatant sexism in mainstream media that has plagued this election season.

Posted on May 12, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Trump on Clinton









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Amy Schumer’s Pap-Smear Skit Shows Clueless ‘Congressmen’ Meddling in Women’s Health Issues (Video)

As a group of older “congressmen” gather around the comedian’s “vagina-y parts,” Amy Schumer brilliantly illustrates just how absurd, sexist and outdated lawmakers’ rulings on women’s reproductive health are.

Posted on Apr 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN


Abortion Restrictions









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Posted on Apr 11, 2016 ENLARGE



America’s New Working Class Demands Respect

As a general laborer for Coca-Cola put it, “We’re making them billions of dollars. Why are we being treated like something you step on in the grass?”

Posted on Apr 7, 2016 READ MORE



What the GOP’s Supreme Court Obstruction Means for Women

Senate Republicans are leaving the women of the United States in limbo on several crucial issues with their stance against any high court nominee by President Obama.

Posted on Mar 14, 2016 READ MORE


Abortion Clinics









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The Important Abortion Case That Many Americans Have Never Heard About

How we got to this week’s abortion showdown—and how the views of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia could help shape the outcome.

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Right-Wing Attacks on Abortion Access Driving U.S. Clinic Closures

“At no time since before 1973 ... has a woman’s ability to terminate a pregnancy been more dependent on her zip code or financial resources to travel.”

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GOP Valentine









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Does Hillary Clinton Care About the Gender Pay Gap? She Didn’t When She Was a Senator

Despite the belief that Hillary Clinton is a feminist candidate, she doesn’t always practice what she preaches. As a U.S. senator, Clinton paid female staff members 72 cents for every dollar that she paid males, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Posted on Feb 16, 2016 READ MORE



Dear Hillary, Madeleine and Gloria: Feminism Demands We Say No to America’s Deadly Imperial Wars

Hillary Clinton does not have a monopoly on feminism.

Posted on Feb 9, 2016 READ MORE



Number of Victims of Female Genital Mutilation Is 70 Million Higher Than Thought

UNICEF reveals that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone ritual cutting, half of them living in just three countries.

Posted on Feb 5, 2016 READ MORE



Everything You Need to Know About the Planned Parenthood Videos

A reading guide to the Planned Parenthood videos and what has happened since their release last summer.

Posted on Jan 31, 2016 READ MORE



Why Are Most Articles Written About Reproductive Rights Assigned to Male Journalists?

“The fact that men cover reproductive issues more than women isn’t just a matter of injustice in the newsroom; it’s a matter of injustice for their readers, and for the women whose voices won’t be heard,” Katherine Marrone of Bitch Media wrote.

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 READ MORE



A Showdown Year for Reproductive Rights

Two potentially sweeping Supreme Court cases set the stage for a seismic shift in the battle over abortion and contraception.

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 READ MORE



Nearly 400 Anti-Abortion Bills Were Introduced in the U.S. in 2015

A new report from the Center for Reproductive Rights also reveals that 47 bills aimed at shutting down abortion clinics or making it extremely difficult for women to obtain abortion services were passed in 2015.

Posted on Dec 26, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Bill Nye the Science Guy Schools Republican Presidential Candidates on Biology

In addition to being a campaigner on the issue of climate change, Bill Nye the Science Guy also has a message about abortion for the 2016 Republican presidential candidates.

Posted on Dec 18, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



‘We Should All Be Feminists’ Manifesto to Be Distributed to Every 16-Year-Old in Sweden

The book is being distributed as part of a campaign to “open up conversation about gender” through Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s feminist call to arms.

Posted on Dec 4, 2015 READ MORE



Mass Grave of 80 Women Executed by Islamic State Is Found in Iraq

Thought to contain the remains of as many as 80 Yazidi women, the grave was discovered near the Iraqi town of Sinjar following an offensive Friday against Islamic State by Kurdish forces.

Posted on Nov 16, 2015 READ MORE



Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Biggest Abortion Rights Case in Two Decades

Justices agreed Friday to review a Texas law that could close three-fourths of the state’s abortion clinics. The law, known as HB2, passed in 2013 and has led to the closure of more than half the state’s clinics.

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 READ MORE



Once Upon a Time, Nearly All of Iceland’s Women Went on Strike, and the Results Were Incredible

In October 1975, 90 percent of Iceland’s women refused to work for one whole day. The anniversary of that event, called “Women’s Day Off,” is celebrated on Oct. 24 each year and has led to undeniable progress on the women’s rights front. Perhaps American women can take a page out of their Icelandic peers’ book.

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 READ MORE



Gender Pay Gap Widens: Men’s Earnings Growing Twice as Fast as Women’s

The glass ceiling is still very much intact, as new Labor Department data reveals.

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 READ MORE


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The Many Ways Women Are Beaten Down in America

Despite all the successes of women, and despite their having earned the right to economic equality, the white male establishment has prevailed, like a schoolyard bully muscling lunch money from the smarter but weaker kids.

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Bill Nye Uses Science to Explain Why Anti-Choicers Have No Idea What They’re Talking About

In a fantastic video for the online forum Big Think, the famous “science guy” spells out the reasons he thinks “when it comes to women’s rights with respect to their reproduction, I think you should leave it to women.”

Posted on Sep 29, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Gender Equality Would Add 26%, or $28 Trillion, to Global GDP, Report Says

A new report reveals that even though they make up half the population, women generate just 37 percent of world GDP. The potential gain from economic gender equality would roughly equal the U.S. and Chinese economies combined.

Posted on Sep 26, 2015 READ MORE



Dalai Lama’s ‘Sexist’ Remarks Anger Equality Activists

The spiritual leader said in a BBC interview that a female dalai lama would have to be “very, very attractive” or be “not much use.”

Posted on Sep 25, 2015 READ MORE



U.S. House Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

The GOP-led bill, passed Friday on a 241-187 vote, would strip the women’s health-care provider of its funding for contraception, pap smears and testing for sexually transmitted infections unless it ceases performing abortions. It is not expected to pass in the Senate, and President Obama has said he would veto any bill that blocks funding to the group.

Posted on Sep 18, 2015 READ MORE


Trump and Women









Posted on Sep 17, 2015 ENLARGE



VIDEO: Why We Must Fight the Attack on Planned Parenthood

On Thursday, right-wing extremists in the U.S. House of Representatives will vote to try to defund Planned Parenthood, one of the nation’s largest providers of women’s health care and family planning services.

Posted on Sep 16, 2015 READ MORE


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