On an episode of The Dr. Oz Show airing today, Donald Trump directly contradicted the GOP’s draconian 2016 platform by expressing that women should be able to get birth control without a prescription, continuing what appears to be a somewhat frantic last-minute attempt to improve his poor standing with women.
Since a rejected suitor threw acid in her face at age 15, activist Laxmi has campaigned to stop violence against Indian women. This week in London she will walk a catwalk to raise awareness in the United Kingdom.
In a limp attempt to convince women that Donald Trump will protect their best interests, his campaign has launched the “Trump-Pence Women’s Empowerment Tour.” Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to the bellowing lump of ear wax, helms this oxymoronic endeavor.
Today, across the United States, women bared their bosoms for GoTopless Day, an effort to promote a woman’s right to show her breasts in public just as men do.
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Code Pink, the women-led anti-war grassroots organization, has descended upon the Republican National Convention, staging protests and voicing their opposition to the militaristic and anti-refugee rhetoric so pervasive amongst the GOP.
Despite the recent large investment Saudi Arabia made in the ride-share company Uber—an investment pegged at roughly $3.5 billion—it looks like a number of women are not optimistic about the service granting them a sense of agency in a country where they are forbidden to drive by law.
Last week, a United Nations working group focused on discrimination against women in the United States published their findings—they are bad, bad findings.
Women in Saudi Arabia went to the polls this morning after it was confirmed earlier this year that they would finally be allowed to vote. Saudi Arabia is the last country in the world to extend voting rights to women.
At a rally on Monday evening, president of the Gambia Yahya Jammeh officially banned female genital mutilation (FGM) in the country effective immediately, prompting cheers from the crowd.
Myanmar is holding its first more-or-less free election in decades, and opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nobel Aung San Suu Kyi is on track to be elected president by a landslide. She will be barred from taking office, however, because she had a foreign spouse and children with British citizenship.
Female activists in Myanmar, also known as Burma, say they’re receiving death threats from extremist Buddhist monks with the Ma Ba Tha, the nationalist group that controls much of the country. The activists are attemping to teach fellow Burmese women about sexual health, an effort that’s turning them into enemies of…
On October 24, 1975, the women of Iceland decided they would stop woman-ing in a massive protest for the same rights as men. On that day, known as Women’s Day Off, 90 percent of the country’s women refused to go to work or do chores or care for their children, to call for the same rights as men. The country came to a…
Niloufar Ardalan, the 30-year-old captain of the Iranian women’s soccer team who is widely considered to be the best player in the country, will not be competing in the Asian Football Federation Women’s Futsal Championship in Malaysia on Thursday because her husband refuses to give her permission.
Just one month ago, six Planned Parenthood clinics allowed women receiving abortions to opt to donate that fetal tissue for medical research; today, just two clinics continue to do so.
The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday prohibiting the ironically-named Center for Medical Progress from releasing its latest video, which features officials from fetal tissue provider StemExpress.
Well, I’ll be damned: some good news in the battle for reproductive rights!
During July 19-20 in 1848, over 300 people gathered for the first Women’s Rights Convention, a two-day event in Seneca Falls, New York. The outcome from a tea party several days earlier, Lucretia Mott, Martha Coffin Wright, Elizabeth Cady Stanton Mary Ann M’Clintock and Jane C. Hunt planned and publicized the meeting…
Myanmar’s parliament has passed a controversial measure that will make it much harder for Buddhist women to marry non-Buddhist men. The “Buddhist Women’s Special Marriage Bill” is one of several bills passed to protect “race and religion”; Human Rights Watch says they’re backed by extremist Buddhist monks and meant to…
Ana Tijoux, the powerhouse French-Chilean diva who is one of the most recognizable and important rappers in Latin America, has just released the video for “Antipatriarca,” one of the more explicitly feminist songs in her repertoire. It’s glorious.