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

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

December 5, 2019

Working Families Need Paid Leave, Not a Loan

“The United States is the only industrialized country without a national paid leave policy.” It’s not a new talking point—the news media and policymakers have been repeating the phrase for years. But it shouldn’t require a

December 4, 2019

Abortion and Equality: What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court Case June Medical v. Gee

This week, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), alongside law firm Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, submitted an amicus, or “friend-of-the-court” brief, in the U.S. Supreme Court case June Medical v. Gee.  We were joined by a

November 20, 2019

Who Tells HERstory? Black Feminism and Ending the Conspiracy of Silence

“Silence is still our major problem. It wasn’t that I’d been assaulted but that I couldn’t talk about it.” – Charlotte Pierce-Baker From the home to the school to the workplace, Black women face sexual violence

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

November 14, 2019

Thank you, Congress, for Putting Patients First

In May, the Trump-Pence Administration finalized a rule that would allow a provider’s personal beliefs to dictate patient care. This week, Congress is fighting back. Members of Congress are joining together to introduce the Put Patients

November 8, 2019

We Won Our Lawsuit: Another Loss for the Trump-Pence Administration, Another Victory for Patients’ Rights and the Rule of Law

The National Women’s Law Center teamed up with lawyers from Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Democracy Forward Foundation, and the firm Covington & Burling to represent Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit brought in federal court in

November 5, 2019

Welcome to the Gender Cost Gap: What’s Driving Rising Prices for Low-Income Women?

You’ve heard of the gender wage gap – welcome to the gender cost gap. We already know that women on average only make 82 cents to the average man’s dollar. For women of color it’s even

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

October 31, 2019

Let HUD Give Survivors of Domestic Violence Fewer Protections from Housing Discrimination? Not in This House!

This is part of an ongoing series “Help More Domestic Violence Survivors Survive By.“  October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Unfortunately, Trump’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed a rule, entitled, “HUD’s Implementation of the Fair Housing Act’s Disparate Impact

October 24, 2019

Trump’s Refusal of Care Rule: We Took Him to Court, Here’s What You Need to Know

UPDATE: VICTORY!!! On November 6, the federal court in New York ruled to strike down the refusal of care rule in its entirety. The following day, a federal court in Washington state did the same. The

October 24, 2019

More to Lose? How Climate Anxiety and Activism is Tied to Gender and Race

If you’re anything like me, watching Our Planet, the live-action version of The Lion King, or this illustrated video makes you immediately break into tears. As a Monterey Bay native, who grew up with conservation messages

October 17, 2019

Domestic Violence Isn’t Just a Straight Women’s Issue

October is both LGBTQ History Month and Domestic Violence Awareness Month. For many of us in the LGBTQ community, the overlap between these two months is deeply personal. The first time that my ex-partner struck me