Strong Women & Others Standing up for Equal Rights

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A new Netflix documentary about the famed activist lawyer is released just as the #MeToo wave ‘becomes a tsunami’ more

Feb 9, 2018 4:40 PM Dispatches


Wendy Quinn

Ten years ago I would never have imagined 500 women and men marching in Fort Wayne, Indiana for women’s rights. Could this signal a tipping point, even in one of the reddest states in the nation? more

Feb 7, 2018 2:36 PM Dispatches


PBS NewsHour

The ‘New York Times’ columnist Brooks often plays the reasonable centrist—but he’s fueling dangerous misconceptions that pit women’s autonomy against other urgent priorities. more

Feb 2, 2018 11:00 PM Dispatches


David Bacon

An estimated 40,000 to 50,000 marchers ventured out to show support for the resistance. more

Jan 22, 2018 2:19 PM Dispatches

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Julie Halverson

For all the apparent unity and motivation drummed up by the Women’s March, what progress—especially on the theme of reproductive justice—can we look to as a sign of the power of mass action? more

Jan 18, 2018 10:00 PM Dispatches


The All-Nite Images / Otto Yamamoto

Erica’s death occurs in the midst of a growing maternal mortality crisis that hits mothers of color particularly hard. The drivers of the crisis are complex—but we know what they are—and we can do something. more

Jan 12, 2018 3:49 PM Dispatches

I first read Margaret Atwood’s novel as an undergraduate in the 1990s. Searching for perspective on our current social and political climate regarding women, I decided to revisit the novel with my students. more

Nov 21, 2017 2:30 PM Dispatches


Fibonacci Blue

The abuse of power in these situations goes beyond the legal realm. We need the courage to stop being silent witnesses to abuse. more

Oct 17, 2017 2:58 PM Op-Eds


Fibonacci Blue

With allegations of sexual assault and harassment piling up against Weinstein, activists are working to empower survivors and bring sexual violence to a halt. more

Oct 17, 2017 2:25 PM Dispatches

Of 21 countries ,the U.S. ranks 17th in terms of pay equity. Global organizations aim to remedy the problem; the Trump Administration is moving to make it worse. more

Sep 19, 2017 12:03 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Over 246 higher education sites are being investigated for Title IX “sexual-violence complaints.” In comparison, over 135 K-12 school districts are currently under investigation for similar complaints. more

Sep 13, 2017 4:36 PM Public School Shakedown

It took black women nineteen months to earn the same amount that white men did in twelve. more

Aug 2, 2017 3:01 PM Op-Eds


Charlotte Cooper

Trump and the Republicans have been busy restricting women's access to healthcare. Time to get to work shutting them down. more

May 12, 2017 3:00 PM Dispatches

He was raised a Baptist and became born again as a teenager. Now he works providing abortions in the Deep South because, as he puts it, "is it right for me, as a Christian, to refuse to do them?" more

Apr 11, 2017 12:59 PM Dispatches


Courtesy of Eesha Pandit

“It is hard to over-emphasize how dire it is to have politicians messing around with healthcare that is actually life and death.” more

Apr 3, 2017 5:49 PM Dispatches

Where are the calls for equal pay, equal respect, and, most pointedly, equal coverage emanating from the world of women’s athletics? The answer is complicated. more

Mar 25, 2017 4:07 PM Magazine

Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, states have passed more than 1,000 restrictions on abortion access, and under Trump the trend continues. But support for reproductive justice is building on many fronts. more

Mar 25, 2017 3:26 PM Magazine



The Republicans are after Planned Parenthood again, and basic health care access for our most vulnerable citizens is at stake. more

Mar 23, 2017 8:41 PM Dispatches


Sarah Jaffe

Megha Anwer, faculty at Purdue’s Honors College, and Melissa Gruver, of the Younger Women’s Task Force of Greater Lafayette, discuss their work for women’s rights in Indiana. more

Mar 15, 2017 1:15 PM Dispatches


Evil Erin

An organizer of the international women’s strike set for March 8, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor talks about a feminist politics that focuses on women’s labor, and how to wake up the world to the power of women’s work—by doing nothing. more

Mar 1, 2017 9:16 AM Dispatches 1 Comments