On this episode of Reality Cast, Lynn Paltrow explains the Purvi Patel case in Indiana, and host Amanda Marcotte discusses the “religious freedom” debate. In another segment, Marcotte examines how conservative rhetoric on rape is getting uglier.
Four intersex activists explain what it was like navigating a world in which they were told not to talk about their bodies. [via BuzzFeed]
Seattle’s minimum wage law went into effect on Wednesday, at a time when its most vocal proponent is facing fierce competition for her seat on the city council.
The combination of mass incarceration and inflexible foster laws leads to an extraordinary, disproportionate punishment that overwhelmingly affects poor and minority women, an expert told RH Reality Check.
Taxpayers spend $6.2 billion every year on public assistance for Walmart employees who make too little money to make ends meet, and according to a new report Walmart’s headline-grabbing minimum wage increase won’t do much to change that.
Minnesota activist Michael Hughes speaks with Thomas Roberts of the MSNBC show Out There about his bathroom selfie campaign, which uses the hashtag #WeJustNeedToPee, aimed at fighting back against bills in the United States and Canada that force people to use public bathrooms based on the sex they were assigned at birth.
There’s certainly a lot to be unhappy with Indiana’s government right now. But the way progressives are reacting displays how comfortable people in blue states are with making counterproductive, harmful assumptions about more conservative regions.
During a five-month review of more than 200 lawsuits, and interviews with lawyers and public health experts, RH Reality Check found that drug treatment for incarcerated women is inconsistent and inadequate—and in some incidents, it is fatal.
Monday marked an important step in a landmark labor case that could bring greater corporate accountability and worker protections, as a federal agency moved to consider whether McDonald’s should be held responsible for what employees call poor working conditions.
Created as part of Vogue India‘s “Empower” campaign, a social awareness initiative, My Choice stars 99 different women and shares what they see are their rights as women. The short video, a collaboration between director Homi Adajania and Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, is based on a piece written by Kersi Khambatta.