Chelsea Manning’s now public transition highlights the needs of a vulnerable population.
Extremist politicians sank to new lows this year in their relentless efforts to deny women their reproductive rights. Here’s a video from Draw the Line encouraging us all to tell Congress to protect women’s reproductive rights.
Martin L. King III, Christine King Farris, and Rev. Dr. Bernice King delivered remarks at the March on Washington 50th anniversary. [via Politico]
This is real footage of the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington. The 50th anniversary of the march will be commemorated on Saturday, August 24. [via WikiMedia Commons]
Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Monday that will protect the rights of transgender students, a move many LGBTQ activists hope will spur the passage of similar legislation in other states across the nation.
Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner joins Melissa Harris-Perry about women’s privacy rights and what she’s seeing in her home state of Ohio. “It’s women today, what other groups could it be tomorrow?” asks Turner. [via Melissa Harris-Perry]
This summer, the effort to pass the Women’s Equality Act in New York and the Supreme Court’s decision involving the anti-prostitution pledge that applied to global funding to fight HIV and AIDS had implications for sex workers’ rights.
So….how long till Disney makes a kids’ movie with THIS theme song? These are definitely princesses with the potential to create a new generation of equality-minded women and men.
A situation in June in which a woman sent unsolicited penis pictures she had received to the sender’s mother, and an ongoing debate in Britain about what, if any, depictions of sex should be banned have raised interesting questions about the limits of privacy and consent.
Aggressive attempts to restrict women’s health-care options, which range from shutting down abortion clinics to coercing women inmates to become sterilized, reveal the long, seemingly unattainable arc toward reproductive justice for women of color.