Too often, news stories about people in prison or jail use dehumanizing language to describe those under government control. The term “inmate” is the most pervasive of these words; it is widely used by judges, prison and jail officials and staff, and the media.
Fast-food working people across the United States marched in protest Wednesday as part of the “Fight for $15″ campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and for the right to form a union. [via Democracy Now!]
For those people who may not be familiar with intersectionality, comedian Akilah Hughes gives a brief lesson on intersectionality in feminism, using the delicious metaphor of cheese pizza versus deluxe pizza to talk about the importance of including all pizzas (that is, all women) in discussions around feminist issues.
On Equal Pay Day, advocates and women members of Congress said that pay discrimination is no accident.
In response to the death of teenager Leelah Alcorn, who ended her own life after her parents forced her to undergo “conversion therapy,” a White House petition seeks to ban all uses of the discredited practice that attempts to change the sexual orientation of people. A recent Melissa Harris-Perry panel discussed the use of “conversion therapy” and its harmful effects. [via MSNBC]
Beginning last year, advocates launched the International Day for Maternal Health and Rights on April 11 to ensure that combating the mistreatment women around the world face during pregnancy, labor, and childbirth becomes a matter of global importance.
It will take more than a college degree to lift women out of poverty, according to a new report from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.
In an online letter posted on Wednesday, the White House threw its support behind state efforts to ban so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors.
Campaigns like #Pizza4Equality are trying to match the massive outpouring of support for two anti-marriage equality pizza store owners in Indiana.
The ACLU says that the government hasn’t responded for six months to its requests for documentation about how often Catholic-run charities deny immigrant minors access to reproductive health services.