The behind-the-scenes video of the UK’s “This Girl Can” campaign—which “celebrates the women who are doing their thing no matter how they do it, how they look or even how sweaty they get”—shows the many women who love being athletic and are proud of their bodies. Even though the video campaign has garnered some criticism, we remain inspired by these women who are doing what they can to live healthy lives.
Last week, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador voted to grant a pardon to Guadalupe, who was charged with aggravated homicide after an obstetrical complication she suffered in 2007. But 15 of the women known as “Las 17” are still in prison—and activists hope increased international attention will spur the Salvadoran government into taking just action.
MTV Braless host Laci Green discusses the pros and cons of gender-neutral bathrooms, and the problems most trans people face when trying to use public bathrooms.
This feature-length documentary tells the story of an international abortion provider, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, who uses a boat in offshore waters to provide women with access to the reproductive health care denied to them by their home countries. Vessel shows us why abortion rights are human rights.
The El Salvador national legislature had the opportunity on January 16 to pardon a woman named Guadalupe, who was convicted of aggravated homicide against her newborn when, in fact, she had suffered obstetrical complications. Her petition fell one vote short of approval, but the story isn’t over.
As Benita Ulisano recently told RH Reality Check, “Clinics are facing very difficult political and social pressures, but my job is simply to help them help others.”
While telling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s story, Kid President reminds us that “things won’t always be awesome, but your response can be.” He goes on to say, “Isn’t it cool that we can change things?” Indeed it is.
The disability-selection abortion ban being considered in Indiana should serve as a warning to pro-choice disability rights activists of the legislative maneuvers sure to take place in the coming months.
Ellen DeGeneres responds to criticism she’s received from a pastor, Larry Tomczak, in the Christian Post, who claimed that Hollywood has a “gay agenda,” by clarifying on her show that “the only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another. That is the message that I’m sending out; I don’t have an agenda.”
A Moral Monday rally focused on education equality in New York, as Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has overseen rising budgetary inequality in state schools.