April 1, 2018

Stacking the Bench: Trump’s Dangerous Judicial Nominees

Federal courts decide legal rights and principles of critical importance to women, including the right to privacy, equal protection, anti-discrimination protections at work and at school, and protections for health and safety. Federal judges’ interpretation of

September 19, 2018

Ser Latinx y lo que Significa la Nominación de Brett Kavanaugh a la Corte Suprema Para Mí / Being Latinx & What Brett Kavanaugh’s Nomination to the Supreme Court Could Mean to Me

Escrito por: Kelli Garcia Traducido por: Stephanie Hernández & Diali Avila *Scroll below for the English version* Cuando era una niña, la gente a veces hablaba de La Migra como un tipo de Bogeyman— El Cucuy

September 18, 2018

McDonald’s Workers Say #MeToo and Lead the First-Ever Nationwide Strike to Protest Workplace Sexual Harassment  

In a few weeks, advocates and survivors will observe the one year anniversary of the moment the hashtag #MeToo went viral, reigniting a movement started by Tarana Burke a decade earlier. #MeToo became a rallying cry for millions of survivors

September 18, 2018

What Do Les Moonves and the Gender Wage Gap Have in Common? A Lot.

As the details of CBS C.E.O. Les Moonves’ removal for sexual harassment and assault were unraveling last week, the U.S. Census Bureau was releasing data about the gender wage gap. Once again, the data showed that

September 17, 2018

The Wage Gap for Women of Color Widened in 2017

The Census Bureau released income data for 2017 this week, and while there was some good news (like a 1.8 percent increase in median household income from the previous year) not everyone has cause to celebrate.

November 13, 2017

A Tax Plan That Hurts Women and Families

September 17, 2018

Thank You Christine Blasey Ford: Here’s What We All Owe It to Her to Do

Professor Christine Blasey Ford came forward yesterday to speak her truth: that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while they were both in high school. In coming forward, she has shown great courage and

September 14, 2018

Hey Secretary DeVos: Arming Teachers Doesn’t Create Safe Schools

Betsy is at it again. At the end of August, the New York Times reported that the Department of Education was considering giving states permission to buy guns for school districts using federal funds. After facing

September 14, 2018

Tax Scam 2.0 Would Make A Bad Deal for Women Even Worse

Yesterday, one day after the U.S. Census Bureau released data showing that almost 16 million women 18 and over lived in poverty in 2017, the House Ways and Means Committee in its infinite wisdom passed a package

September 13, 2018

The Eighth Circuit Reminds Us How Bad Kavanaugh Would Be for Abortion Access

Remember Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt? Well, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals doesn’t appear to. As they seemingly ignore Supreme Court precedent, it’s clear just how close an abortion rights challenge is to reaching the

September 13, 2018

Release of 2017 Census Data on Income and Poverty Should Be a Wake-Up Call

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released its Report on Income and Poverty in the United States: 2017. The report revealed an official poverty rate in 2017 of 12.3 percent (a decrease of 0.4 percentage points from

September 12, 2018

Crazy Rich Asians Is Just the Beginning

I’ve said it time and time again, but representation in media really does matter, and I’m hoping that Crazy Rich Asians will start a trend of movies showcasing Asian Americans telling modern stories. via GIPHY Crazy

September 11, 2018

DC Is Going Back to School, and This Time Black Girls Will Not Be Left Behind

I’m no stranger to dress codes in D.C. I bounced around District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) for my entire high school career, and two things remained the same no matter the institution: 1) the oppressive

September 10, 2018

We Need to Do Better: Why Child Care Is Crucial for Student-Parents

As the number of sun-filled vacation days dwindled, the back-to-school rush began. While many parents were preparing for their children to return to school, some were planning on returning to school themselves. In fact, over a