A new memo from the Department of Education clearly explains that schools cannot discriminate against transgender students on the basis of sex, and that, for the purpose of single-sex education, schools should treat these students based on their gender identity rather than the sex they were assigned at birth.
Over at Feministing, Suzanna Bobadilla reminds us of the power of song in trying times. In this performance of “Ella’s Song,” female a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rocks sings the words of civil rights leader Ella Baker: “We who believe in freedom cannot rest.”
Advocates in California are already looking for ways to expand health-care access to the immigrants newly protected from deportation following President Obama’s executive order on immigration.
Nearly two weeks after Brittany Maynard used Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act to end her life at the age of 29, the New Jersey General Assembly passed a similar aid in dying bill that gives terminally ill patients the right to help in precipitating their death.
Former football player Terry Crews discusses his book, Manhood: How to Be a Better Man – Or Just Live With One, and how feminism and gender equality helped him to become a better father and husband. He also explains how the “man code” is problematic. Some men might believe the code helps them “get” ladies, but “does it work when your daughter gets raped,” he asks. “Does [the man code] work when your mom gets abused?”
Like so many other Black mothers, my Thanksgiving day was marred by shadow over the failure of a grand jury to indict Darren Wilson. My feelings Thursday morning were more than just personal grief as a parent, though; they were also my outrage as a reproductive justice activist.
There are many, many people and organizations to whom I am deeply grateful and with which I feel blessed to be affiliated. Today, I want to give thanks to all of you.
With the recent campaign battle in mind, along with the countless other experiences I’ve had during my years of movement building work as a queer Latina activist, I’ve created a fusion of lessons learned from the past and advice for the fights of the future.
Walmart, for the second consecutive year, is holding a holiday food drive for its own employees. The retail giant has decided once again that instead of raising the wages of its 2.1 million employees, it will ask workers with a bit more disposable income to donate food to their associates with less.
Dozens of immigrants and activists gathered at the Washington, D.C., offices of United We Dream on Thursday to hear what President Obama would say to the nation about their families and their community.