While the hashtag shined a light on how ableism is a systemic issue in all political and societal respects, it also revealed something that has long been known by some, but that has been unrecognized by others: that feminism has an ableism problem.
The measures passed thanks in part to strong local organizing efforts, but it was a mixed outcome for tipped restaurant workers.
In the corners of the Internet, there’s a festering movement of men coaching each other to believe that men are oppressed because they don’t have sexual control over women’s bodies.
Although many activists are not threatened to the extent that Yousafzai was, it is important to remember that no matter where you come from, how old you are, or what your background is, your voice can have an impact on the world.
Recently, the investigation files on children forcefully disappeared during the 13-year civil war in El Salvador were destroyed in an attack on the offices of Asociación Pro-Búsqueda—seemingly part of an orchestrated campaign to destroy evidence related to the genocidal acts committed during the civil war.
The writer and feminist organizer has been fighting for women’s issues for more than four decades. [via ABC News]
New anti-choice laws in Texas and other states around the country could push more women and their families deeper into poverty.
Advocates are linking paid sick days for restaurant workers to a broader fight to raise the minimum wage in Washington, D.C.
From El Salvador to Austin, Fargo to the Philippines, advocates, activists, reproductive health-care providers, and the women affected by attacks on reproductive freedom tell their stories and their reasons for standing up, speaking out, and taking action. [via Draw the Line]
An across-the-board reduction in food stamp benefits takes effect Friday, and more cuts are on the horizon.