As women used words like “menstruation” and “heavy flow” while describing the humiliating and degrading experience of having insufficient sanitary products in prison, the nine, all-male members of the Arizona legislature’s Committee on Military, Veterans and Regulatory Affairs bristled and shifted in their seats.
The ACLU, along with three other legal advocacy groups, filed a federal class action lawsuit late Sunday night against Dallas County, Texas, alleging that poor people charged with misdemeanors and felonies are being detained indefinitely while those who can afford bail are walking free.
Today, the Trump administration established yet more barriers for women, LGBTQ people, and others to access the urgent care they need by providing additional protections to health care workers who refuse to provide treatment because of their moral or religious beliefs.
In a year when an unprecedented number of female producers brought stories about women to the big screen, Academy Award nominations could include more women than ever — but still, few women of color are likely to be up for awards.
The U.S. federal minimum wage is just $7.25 per hour, and most states' under $9. Minimum-wage workers — more than two-thirds of whom are women — have made some gains, and this year their fight continues.
Close to 50 military veterans, service members, and their supporters gathered outside of the Pentagon for a #MeTooMilitary demonstration today. The protest came just hours after Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony.
The first year of the Trump administration has been marked by attacks, direct and indirect, on the rights of people with disabilities, including the latest — a bill to weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act.
In three cases of undocumented minors needing abortions, the government has argued that merely allowing the women to physically leave a detention facility would amount to facilitating their abortions, even though no one is asking the government to transport the women to clinics or to pay for their abortions.