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Feminism Is Still Desperately Needed, With Many in the Future White House Repudiating It

Odds are that most people have no idea just how bad things once were for women.

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Meet the Inspiring Activists at the Head of the Women’s March on Washington

“Three of the four co-chairs represent the most targeted groups by the [coming] administration,” Linda Sarsour told The Huffington Post. Carmen Perez is Mexican-American, Sansour is Muslim American and Tamika Mallory is African-American.

Posted on Dec 5, 2016 READ MORE



Get Out of Your Election Depression, and Take Action

Anyone opposed to President-elect Donald Trump needs to champion what he or she considers important. Here are some steps Americans can take to strengthen the country.

Posted on Nov 15, 2016 READ MORE


How the Catholic Church Has Sneaked Between American Women and Their Reproductive Rights (Video)

“Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee discusses the prevalence of hospitals run by the church that refuse to perform certain lifesaving procedures for women.

Posted on Oct 26, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Donald Trump Galvanizes ‘Nasty Women’ Voters With Extreme, Incoherent Abortion Stance

The Republican presidential nominee “proved yet again that he’s a woman’s worst nightmare,” said Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, responding to the third and final 2016 presidential debate.

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Truthdigger of the Week: Wonder Woman. (Yes, Really.)

The 75-year-old comic book superhero is adding a special honor to her famous belt: ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls. More power to her—and all other females.

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 READ MORE



Here Are 7 Questions Mike Pence Should Be Asked at the Vice Presidential Debate

Too few voters know the extremist agenda of Trump’s running mate, but some pointed queries could change that.

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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



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.

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Truthdiggers of the Week: Activists Anne Weills, Mollie Costello, Alyssa Eisenberg and Tova Fry

By pressing a civil rights action after being arrested in California, these four won improvements for women being held in deplorable conditions at a Bay Area mega-jail.

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Trump VP Pick Mike Pence Led Crusade Against Planned Parenthood

A close look at the record of Donald Trump’s running mate tells us a few things about what counts as “establishment” in today’s Republican Party.

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Game Changer: The Best Analysis of the Supreme Court’s Abortion Decision

After the court handed a sweeping victory to abortion rights advocates, there was a torrent of analysis on what it means and what comes next.

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Samantha Bee on the Fabrication of the Christian Craze Over Abortion Years After Roe v. Wade (Video)

“Many people think the new religious right arose as a response to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision,” the “Full Frontal” host says. “But that’s not true.”

Posted on May 24, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



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.

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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



The GOP Isn’t Just Taking Aim at Reproductive Rights — It’s After Women’s Very Economic Survival

While the phrase has faded in this election year go-round, the war on women has not.

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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.

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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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Abortion Declared a Human Right by United Nations Committee

A case in which a 17-year-old was denied an abortion 15 years ago has led the United Nations Human Rights Committee to make an important affirmation.

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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.

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Texas Grand Jury Turns Tables on Anti-Abortion Group Behind Misleading Planned Parenthood Videos

In a surprise move, a Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood wrapped up on Monday by issuing several indictments not to the women’s healthcare provider, but to two of the anti-abortion activists who had prompted the investigation.

Posted on Jan 26, 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


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Afghanistan ‘After’ the American War

In late September, the Taliban took over Kunduz, Afghanistan’s fifth-largest city. London’s Telegraph reported that “the lasting legacy of [the] invasion may ultimately prove to be the dismantlement of the city’s women’s rights network.”

Posted on Nov 5, 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


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Catholic Hospital Denies Woman Potentially Life-Saving Treatment on Religious Grounds

The case is an example of what many experts have been saying for years: that religious control of medical care is a burgeoning public health crisis.

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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


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Why the Republican Assault on Planned Parenthood Is Morally Wrong and Economically Stupid

It is rife with with lies and distortions, and may even lead to a government shutdown.

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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.

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Pope Francis Tells Priests to Pardon Women Who Have Abortions

The pope has moved against church tradition and empowered priests to absolve women who have had abortions.

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VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren’s Furious Response to Republicans Who Are Trying to Roll Back Women’s Rights

“Did you fall down, hit your head and think you woke up in the 1950s?” began the Massachusetts senator’s angry address to her Republican colleagues on the Senate floor Monday.

Posted on Aug 5, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



Democrats Block Attempt to Cut Planned Parenthood’s Funding as Group Faces One of Its Biggest Crises

Planned Parenthood and its allies are defending its practices, including the group’s fetal tissue program, after undercover videos about the tissue transfers gave conservatives a handy excuse to try and “purge” the nonprofit organization’s federal funding.

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 READ MORE


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Sen. Rand Paul Will ‘Try to Force a Vote’ to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Republican presidential contender said Sunday that he will continue his effort to cut federal funding for the nonprofit women’s health group over a dispute regarding the treatment of aborted fetal tissue.

Posted on Jul 26, 2015 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: The Colorado Family Planning Initiative

The politics of control over the female body often stand in the way of health and safety, but one program has done an unprecedented job of putting women’s well-being and futures into their own hands.

Posted on Jul 11, 2015 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: Margot Wallström

Sweden’s foreign minister has done what few Western officials have been willing to: denounce Saudi Arabia for its appalling human rights record. Now, Sweden has put its money where her mouth is, but will it cave in to pressure from Arabs and big business?

Posted on Apr 12, 2015 READ MORE


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