Women's Rights

The Hobby Lobby Decision Was a Victory for Women's Rights
June 30, 2014

It’s a clever resolution that none of the parties had asked for, but that is better than anything on the menu that the Court had before it.

Betty Friedan Reflects On 1992, The Year Of The Woman
February 04, 2014

The American writer and feminist Betty Friedan, who died in 2006, was born on this day in 1921.

How Blue States Could Push Back For Abortion Rights
November 13, 2013

Wednesday, a group of legislators introduced a different kind of abortion bill into the U.S. Senate.

A Sex Trafficking Victory That Shows Just How Broken the System Is
August 29, 2013

In mid-2001, Johana Cece, a woman in her early twenties, fled her hometown of Korçë, a small city near Albania’s Greek border.

Don't Buy Ken Cuccinelli's Latest Ad on Women's Rights
August 20, 2013

Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican nominee for governor of Virginia, came out with a new ad this week touting the efforts he made as a University of Virginia undergraduate to combat campus sexual assault.

Is Women's Empowerment Behind the Humanities "Crisis"?
August 05, 2013

Two hefty, anxious reports have this summer charted the decline of the humanities over the last several decades (setting off many dirges). But like most data sets, these numbers tell more than one story.

There Is Nothing Moderate About the 20-Week Abortion Ban
August 02, 2013

This morning, The New York Times has a story about the new prize tactic of the anti-reproductive rights movement: laws that ban abortions at 20 weeks, which have cleared legislatures in 12 states since 2010 (and passed the U.S.

An "Oops" That Lasted a Decade: Rick Perry and His Healthcare Legacy
July 08, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s not running for reelection in 2014.

Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Laws Are Dangerous Even If Judges Reject Them
March 28, 2013

The new laws in North Dakota and Arkansas aren't likely to stand. But they're shifting the conversation in a dangerous direction.