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 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 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 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

August 4, 2016

Excluding Our Health: The Women’s Health Services that Plans Leave Out

Have you ever been surprised to receive a medical bill for a service that you thought would be covered by your health insurance? You get a service, you pay your copay, and you expect that is

August 4, 2016

The 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Are Finally Here!

The first time women competed in the Olympics was 1900 at the Paris Games. Out of 997 total athletes, only 22 were women. This year, the United States is sending the most female athletes to Rio

August 4, 2016

Give Judge Garland a Vote—“It Is the Right Thing to Do”

Yesterday, the William J. Clinton Presidential Library released more than 1,300 pages of files on Judge Merrick Garland from the mid-1990s when he was being vetted for his nomination to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

August 4, 2016

Rio Games Make History in Addressing Sexual Harassment and Abuse

This is a year of firsts at the Olympics. The first ever refugee team, the first time women’s rugby will be at the games, and the first time golf is making an appearance in 112 years.