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Women Are the Most Important Political Force in America

The nation's most prominent reproductive rights advocate explains why. The best and worst part about being a professional troublemaker is that the trouble never ends, Cecile Richards writes in her new memoir, Make Trouble. She should know. Though she is now president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Richard’s leadership and activism, organizing and civil disobedience in …

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Trump administration to abused immigrant women seeking asylum: You’re not welcome here

The Trump administration is making another bold statement to women: your lives don’t matter to us. At least not if you’re brown and weren’t born in the United States. After ending legal assistance programs for immigrants in detention centers and deciding to keep pregnant women in detention rather than releasing them, as had been the practice, the Trump administration …

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James Comey Tells ABC: Trump Treats Women Like Meat

The former FBI Director also revealed that his daughters attended the Women's March   In an interview that aired on ABC Sunday, former FBI Director James Comey said that Donald Trump treats women like “pieces of meat” and is “morally unfit” to be president of the United States. During the interview, which came ahead of …

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Black Maternal Health Week addresses deadly disparities in health care for black women and babies

While modern medicine has done so much to advance our world, it has seemingly done little to spare black girls and women from the abuse and neglect suffered at the hands of medical professionals. It is a popular belief that those who practice medicine, like those who are in the legal field, are objective and operate …

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Women in America Are Routinely Punished for Abortions—Arizona Is Just the Latest Example

No other legal, objectively safe medical service requires the same degree of interrogation that is attached to abortion in many states. Continuing a long and dangerous trend of anti-abortion policymaking among Republican lawmakers in Arizona, this week, the state’s House of Representatives passed a bill that would require doctors to ask women seeking abortion for …

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How Did Two Women Become the GOP’s Prime 2018 Targets?

As Republicans face the possibility of losing control of the House come November, they've resorted to a well-trodden strategy: lambasting the two most prominent female members of the opposition. As Republicans face the possibility of losing control of the House come November, they've resorted to a well-trodden strategy: lambasting the two most prominent female members …

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Raid on Trump lawyer’s office connected to ‘hush’ payments to not just one but at least two women

The New York Times now reports that the raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was in relation to Trump’s alleged affairs with not one, but two women who have now come forward to claim Trump and his allies sought to buy their silence. The F.B.I. agents who raided the office of President Trump’s personal lawyer …

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Black Nationalist Women and Global Visions of Freedom

For them, black internationalism was the ultimate key to dismantling racism, imperialism and global white supremacy. The #MeToo movement in the United States is one of the contemporary expressions of women's political power and evidence of women's commitment to dismantling systems of oppression that give rise to sexual harassment and assault. The fact that a Black woman founded the …

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In India, Muslim Patriarchy Has Convinced Women to March Against Their Own Freedoms

Click here for reuse options! A new bill invalidating Islam's repressive divorce practice would actually grant women their constitutional rights. The orthodox and the conservatives among Muslim clerics in India like it best when women are neither seen nor heard in public. Ironically, these very self-appointed custodians of Indian Islam have in the past few …

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‘They’re our heroes’: girls support women teachers in Oklahoma march

It was freezing in Chandler on Saturday but the marchers kept coming, backed by a gaggle of 11-year-old girls with balloons Five 11-year-old girls, students at Eisenhower elementary school in Tulsa, lined the road outside a Walmart in Chandler. They were holding scores of gold and silver metallic balloons. Related: Oklahoma teachers ride wave of …

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