November 22, 2016

8 Actions You Can Take After the Election

It’s safe to say that whether you predicted the outcome of this year’s turbulent election or not, most of us are still reeling from the results. As Donald Trump’s administration looms ever closer, what lies ahead

December 6, 2016

Here’s How You Can Let Her Learn

Hope is hard to come by these days. The last few years have brought us too many stories of girls of color, and particularly Black girls, pushed out of school by discriminatory discipline practices. One Florida

December 2, 2016

4.3 Million Women Work Multiple Jobs to Make Ends Meet

Last month, the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent overall and 4.2 percent for women, which is the lowest it’s been since the recession. And while that’s great news, the unemployment rate for black women (7.1 percent)

December 2, 2016

Let Her Learn: Reflections of a Former Teacher

I know all too well the feeling of being asked to “turn down the sass.” In my school days, my white classmates and occasionally my well-intentioned white male teachers called me by many of the stereotypes

November 30, 2016

Five Things You Should Know About Betsy DeVos

Last week, President-elect Trump announced his pick for Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos, the former chairperson of the Michigan Republican Party and a vocal proponent of privatizing education. A look at her family’s political and charitable

November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Toast Destroyed: Texas Judge Enjoins Overtime Rule

This year has been tough, making the traditional Thanksgiving “What Are You Thankful For” toast particularly challenging. But there was a beacon of light on the horizon: On December 1, a Department of Labor rule that

November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Toast Destroyed: Texas Judge Enjoins Overtime Rule

This year has been tough, making the traditional Thanksgiving “What Are You Thankful For” toast particularly challenging. But there was a beacon of light on the horizon: On December 1, a Department of Labor rule that

November 23, 2016

Our Feminist Wish List for the Gilmore Girls Revival

Although neither of us grew up watching Gilmore Girls back in the early 2000s, we’ve still become hardcore fans of the series, proving our dedication by waiting in line for a Luke’s coffee cup sleeve and

November 22, 2016

8 Actions You Can Take After the Election

It’s safe to say that whether you predicted the outcome of this year’s turbulent election or not, most of us are still reeling from the results. As Donald Trump’s administration looms ever closer, what lies ahead

November 17, 2016

NWLC Congratulates Sen. Dianne Feinstein, First Woman Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Yesterday, Senator Dianne Feinstein of California became the first woman to serve as the Ranking Member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. As she noted in her statement, Senator Feinstein was elected to the Senate in the

November 16, 2016

Trans & Non-Binary Folks on Why Birth Control Isn’t Just for Cis Women

As we say #ThxBirthControl, we sat down with some trans and non-binary folks about their thoughts on reproductive health care, the birth control benefit, and what they want to make sure that advocates for birth control

November 16, 2016

What Can You Afford to Do, Thanks to Birth Control Coverage? 

The first time I took birth control, it felt like a rite of passage. There I was, a 21-year-old college student, taking her reproductive health care by the ovaries! But then, came the monthly $30 co-pay

November 15, 2016

10 Inspiring Post-Election Calls to Action from the Women’s Community

“Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops. Weakened by my soulful cries. But still, like air, I’ll rise.” — Maya Angelou, Still I Rise In the

November 15, 2016

San Jose Voted for Dignity, Respect, and Stability at Work

As we have sorted through the rubble of this difficult election, trying to understand the motivations of those who voted and those who did not, the economy and jobs have emerged as a central theme. Many