November 2, 2019

What Abortion Actually Is About

I’m going to be frank: I’m sick and tired of having to justify why we need to be able to get an abortion. I’m tired of the constant reasons we need to give and soul-baring we need to

January 20, 2022

Families Can Receive Bigger State Benefits for Child Care Costs in 2021

It can be difficult for many families to access the high-quality affordable child care they need, especially as many families struggle to recover from the recession and make ends meet. Part of this difficulty is the high cost of child care expenses. For some low-income families, child care costs represent 35% of their

January 19, 2022

NWLC Co-Leads Eighth Circuit Amicus Brief Challenging Arkansas’ Gender-Affirming Health Care Ban

On January 19, 2022, the National Women’s Law Center, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., and 20 additional organizations committed to gender justice and LGBTQ rights submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of

January 19, 2022

The Hidden Early Care and Education Workforce

The Build Back Better Act holds promises for many in the early childhood education and care workforce. However, there is a subset of those involved in that work that may miss out on the fruits of the Build

January 19, 2022

How to Be a Perfect Activist

Step One: Don’t. We’ve been trying to have 20/20 vision and confidence about what’s next in life since 2020. And that did not go well for us. 2020’s failed resolutions were only a reflection of previous

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

January 18, 2022

Euphoria Season 2, Episode 2 Recap: Machinations of the Mind

Your friendly neighborhood Euphoria recap here! Episode 2 was…a lot. The intro alone gave us almost *too* much insight into Nate’s mind, including that scene with Cal. Anyway, let’s get into it and yes, there will

January 14, 2022

Families Prefer Receiving Monthly CTC Payments

December 15, 2021 was the last monthly payment of the expanded Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan Act. Since July, the monthly CTC payments have helped families pay for necessities, lifted millions of children

January 13, 2022

Euphoria Season 2, Episode 1 Recap: Hitting Where It Hurts

Like seemingly everyone else, I watched the season two premiere of Euphoria Sunday night—against all odds on the sketchy interface that is HBO Max—and was once again drawn back into its wild world. Some say the

January 12, 2022

So… we need to talk about The Bachelorette.

Let me first, unequivocally state that I am a fan of The Bachelorette. I am here for the fashion. I am here for the drama. You could say I’m here for “the right reasons.” But, as

December 22, 2021

An Ode to Representation in Cheesy Holiday Movies

I love holiday rom coms. Like I LOVE them. To me, it just doesn’t feel like the holiday season until I’ve watched a cheesy, low-budget romantic comedy. But most of these holiday films that roll out every year are still white

December 16, 2021

Everything You Need to Know About the State of Abortion Access this Holiday Season

Heading home for the holidays? Mentally preparing for dinner table topics with relatives regarding sociopolitical matters that no one is qualified to speak about? Do you want to be ready for when Uncle Bob inevitably mentions

November 30, 2021

NWLC Seeks to File Amicus Brief Challenging Discriminatory School Bathroom Policy (Again)

On November 23, 2021, the National Women’s Law Center, along with our law firm partner Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP and 50 additional organizations committed to gender justice and LGBTQ rights, submitted a motion to file an amicus brief to the full 11th Circuit Court

November 19, 2021

Your Pharmacist Shouldn’t Determine Whether You Can Get Your Birth Control

As a physician, I am somewhat adept at navigating the health care system. And yet, the pandemic has made it substantially harder for me to get a prescription for my birth control. I had to set up a telehealth