On this episode of Reality Cast, Tara Culp-Ressler talks about the ongoing fight for IUD funding in Colorado. In another segment, host Amanda Marcotte discusses the gridlock over a sex trafficking bill, and gun fondlers try to hijack the campus rape debate.
As an abortion provider, I now make a practice of using gender-inclusive language—not only when speaking about the issue on traditional and social media, but also when talking to my patients.
Thousands of Detroit residents will once again face having their water service shut off, according to a report by the ACLU of Michigan. Plans are being made by city officials to shut off water service for at least 26,000 Detroit residents.
Some advocates don’t think the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act is worth trying to save in the first place. At best, they say, the JVTA has a few useful provisions and might give some more money to victims and services. At worst, it could make life more difficult for the vulnerable populations that the bill seeks to protect.
Released on the heels of International Women’s Day, Las Cafeteras’ latest music video follows Mary Anne Aguirre in East Los Angeles. The video of “Mujer Soy” shows Aguirre, a Chicana woman, in her many roles as a mother, worker, and a leader in her community. Writes Maribel Falcón at Remezcla, “Her routine encapsulates the strength that various women in our own lives embody as they work tirelessly in the community as well as in the home.”
Guardian columnist Steven W. Thrasher explains what he means when he says that he’s “queer and … the rest of the world is too.”
The most striking finding from a new study is that in the ten years since this data was last collected, women’s economic status has gotten worse or stayed the same in almost half of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
New York tipped workers will soon see a substantial wage increase, but the increase is not nearly enough to raise more workers out of poverty, to compensate their labor fairly, and to reduce the pressure to tolerate hostile work environments or else lose out on tips.
I strongly feel that safe, legal abortion must be accessible for everyone, including intersex folks like me. But I also want to question why our society is attempting to erase intersex people, either before or after birth.
The lawsuit seeks to block a Seattle ordinance that boosts the minimum wage to $15 an hour.