February 10, 2014 - 5:54 pm
Women don’t need to be avenged by “white knights.” We need the knowledge and the legal resources to vindicate our rights ourselves.
November 19, 2013 - 10:47 am
We should be outraged about McBride’s death, and many people have been, channeling their anger into blog posts and online petitions. But many of the people who have commented on the story with their hearts in the right place have gotten two key facts of the case wrong—and those misrepresented facts could have dangerous consequences.
November 5, 2013 - 4:17 pm
Numerous media outlets are reporting that Pennsylvania has banned the touching of a pregnant person’s belly without permission with a “new” or “renewed” or “expanded” law. However, it is already illegal to touch a person without consent in every state, pregnant or not.
Having to fight your employer for health-care equity is bad; having to fight whoever else has an opinion on it is worse.
September 24, 2013 - 10:44 am
Pope Francis said he objects to “laboratories” where out-of-touch people in power develop solutions to problems they don’t understand. Yet it seems those efforts don’t include a willingness to try and understand actual women’s lives.
July 8, 2013 - 8:48 am
The Obama administration once again bends over backwards to accommodate “religious institutions” at the expense of religious freedom and public health, with unknown consequences down the line.
June 10, 2013 - 7:00 pm
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati argued that although Christa Dias was hired to teach computer classes and is not Catholic, she was still considered a minister of the Catholic Church and therefore could be fired for not adhering to Catholic teachings about IVF. But Dias won in court.
June 8, 2013 - 12:27 pm
A misreading of the verdict in an upsetting Texas case has gone viral, since Gawker claimed: “Texas Says It’s OK to Shoot an Escort If She Won’t Have Sex With You.” Texas law does not say that, and the jury didn’t either. This story looks very different depending on if you are looking at the law or the reporting.
May 10, 2013 - 12:32 pm
Given our commitment to recognizing and dismantling systems of oppression that deny individuals self-determination and bodily integrity, reproductive justice advocates must demand an end to force-feeding at Guantanamo.
April 28, 2013 - 10:39 pm
The government is hemorrhaging money defending a regulation it will never enforce against the New York Archdiocese.