Starting on Friday, August 22, a broad coalition of faith, labor, and social justice organizations will hold events in 12 mostly Southern states with a different social justice theme every day.
All too often, when women of color are concerned about things outside of what appears to be the predominant white woman’s agenda, those things aren’t considered “women’s issues.” But, we cannot tell women of color what issues are important to them.
The Susan B. Anthony List is known for misleading ads. So it may come as a small surprise that a recent ad it sponsored featuring the Ryun family doesn’t mention the family patriarch’s long history as a Republican operative with close links to the Tea Party and the Koch brothers.
“We, young people, have a serious leadership problem,” Madison Kimrey of Burlington, North Carolina, argues in her speech at a Moral Monday rally last fall on her state’s voter identification law. Kimrey, 12, founded NC Youth Rocks after the North Carolina legislature passed voting restrictions that effectively target young people, women, minorities, and the poor.
A federal appeals court ruled that North Carolina can’t offer “Choose Life” license plates unless the state also makes pro-choice plates available. Conservative lawmakers in the state want the Supreme Court to overturn that ruling.
Increasing access to health insurance should not come at the expense of exploiting young and poor Americans. We need additional federal health insurance options that are supported by public officials who care about the health and prosperity of their constituents.
A spokesperson for Femcare told the Asheville Citizen-Times that the clinic would be closing on Saturday, but declined any further comment.
After winning a settlement that opened the door for thousands of women to initiate malpractice lawsuits against Dalkon Shield, the IUD that caused my sterilization, I naively thought we had seen the end of sterilization atrocities. Unfortunately, that is not so, at least in California.
The 49th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut shows how little progress we’ve made in the fight for reproductive autonomy.
Dr. Maya Angelou’s life could not be contained by a single autobiography, so she wrote six, making the audacious claim that she—as a Black woman reared in the segregated South—was fully human and a worthy historical subject who needed no outside narrator to tell or validate her story.