August 24, 2016

Four Things You Should Know about Women and Girls in Jail

Last week The Vera Institute of Justice and The Safety and Justice Challenge published a report documenting the large increase of women in jail. The staggering findings paint a picture of not only women who are

August 25, 2016

96 Years Later, Too Many Women Are Still Battling for the Ballot

Today is Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment, the landmark amendment that prohibits U.S. citizens from being denied the right to vote based on sex. Cause to celebrate, right?   Not

August 25, 2016

“Tennis Balls Are Expensive,” and Other Tales of Fighting for Athletic Opportunities for Girls

A Guest Post by Jan Bernstein Jan Bernstein is a longtime supporter and champion of the National Women’s Law Center. Earlier this year she established the Joan and James H. Bernstein Fund in honor of her

August 25, 2016

Pregnancy and Professors: How Title IX Ensures the Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Students in College

Imagine being 36 weeks pregnant and trying to complete the last class that stands between you and your hard-earned college degree. You are a bit nervous about giving birth in the middle of spring semester, but

August 25, 2016

The Pregnant Student’s Back to School Guide Q&A

Preparing for a child and for classes to start up in the fall? Don’t worry- we’ve got you covered. Here are some helpful tips from our most recent pregnant and parenting student tool-kit to help make

August 23, 2016

African American Women’s Equal Pay Day Is August 23

This year, we recognize African American women’s equal pay day today, August 23. This marks the symbolic day that the earnings of African American women will catch up to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts’ earnings from last year.

August 24, 2016

Four Things You Should Know about Women and Girls in Jail

Last week The Vera Institute of Justice and The Safety and Justice Challenge published a report documenting the large increase of women in jail. The staggering findings paint a picture of not only women who are

August 23, 2016

African American Women’s Equal Pay Day Is August 23

This year, we recognize African American women’s equal pay day today, August 23. This marks the symbolic day that the earnings of African American women will catch up to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts’ earnings from last year.

August 17, 2016

5 Brazilian Feminists Sticking’ it to the Man

I am jazzed about the Olympics. And I mean Spirit Fingers jazzed. To date, Team USA has won 84 medals. We have some badass women representing Team USA—check out these five.  We are also seeing strides

August 12, 2016

Apple Joins the Equal Pay Audit Movement

It’s 2016 and women are still paid 79 cents on the dollar. Women have not been havin’ it for awhile—we know we are not worth less. But, now, more and more American companies are not havin’

August 10, 2016

A Team of Refugees Is Competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics!

The Rio Olympics are doing their part to shine a light on the world refugee crisis by including a team of 10 athletes who are refugees. This team consists of four women and six men who

August 8, 2016

Planning to “Olympics and chill”? Just make sure you’re protected like an Olympian.

Athletes staying in the Olympic Village apparently have lots of sex and large quantities of condoms have been ubiquitous at every Olympic and Paralympic Games since 1992. This year, the Olympic committee is sending a record

August 4, 2016

Latinas Need Reproductive and Economic Justice

When I was growing up in a rural town in South Central Texas, the small hospital that served our county didn’t offer maternity care. Pregnant women had to drive 35 miles north to San Antonio.  As

August 4, 2016

5 Things That Are Just as Unimportant to Talk About as the Clothing Female Athletes Are Wearing at the Olympics

It’s no secret that this year’s Team USA female athletes are total badasses. We’ve written blogs on them and been inspired by their stories and their perseverance. So why is it that too many times when