Three teen girls at a Brave New Voices event in Los Angles asked what is wrong with our society, where we can ban books but not guns, or where we have “been taught it’s better to be silent than to make them [people in the United States] uncomfortable.”
More women’s job gains were in low-wage industries last month than in 2014 overall, and women already make up two-thirds of the low-wage workforce.
Continuing a trend that started 35 years ago, an Economic Policy Institute report documents that the benefits of the rebounding economy are flowing primarily to the wealthiest Americans.
As ludicrous as Alabama’s law is, having lawyers for fetuses is not new—and they are not just appointed to try to stop girls from having abortions. In fact, they have been used for decades in state and judicial efforts to strip pregnant women of their civil and human rights.
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.”