politics

Power

A Transgender Flag Flies On Capitol Hill

LGBT Rights organizations and Congressional equality leaders like Joseph Kennedy III, say it marks a commitment in congress to fight anti-trans initiatives in the government.
Diana Tourjée
1.4.19
politics

The Significance of Rashida Tlaib Wearing a Palestinian Thobe

Rashida Tlaib's decision to wear a traditional Palestinian thobe to be sworn into Congress honors both her roots and her politics—and symbolizes a turning point for Palestinian representation in American politics.
Leila Ettachfini
1.3.19
women's march

Everything You Need to Know About the Women's March 2019

Locations, dates, and start times for the third annual Women's March.
Leila Ettachfini
1.1.19
politics

Violence Against Women Act Expires Due to Government Shutdown

Funding for multiple programs included in the Violence Against Women Act—all which support survivors of physical and sexual abuse—is on hold until the government reauthorizes the act or passes the current spending bill.
Leila Ettachfini
12.26.18
END FORCED MOTHERHOOD

When Women Have Fewer Rights Than a Fetus

At what point in a woman’s pregnancy does she lose her fundamental civil rights?
Jex Blackmore
12.21.18
politics

Cecile Richards: 'Nancy Pelosi Is the Reason We Still Have Access to Abortion Rights'

In an interview with Broadly, former Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards urges Democrats to support Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House: “It's time we stop being shut down by loud, angry men."
Seamus Kirst
11.16.18
Books

Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Kristen R. Ghodsee, the author of "Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism," explains how socialism leads to economic independence, better work/life balance, and yes, better sex for women.
Zing Tsjeng
11.13.18
voting

16 Young People on How They Made a Political Impact Without Voting

In advance of the midterm elections, high schoolers around the country canvassed for campaigns, created custom voter guides, and, uh, organized events with Natalie Portman.
Sarah Burke
11.8.18
midterms

32 Unbearably Cute Things About Beto O'Rourke

Don't mess with Texas's only politician who will gladly nurse a blind squirrel back to life.
Diana Tourjée
Leila Ettachfini
11.6.18
Power to the Polls

LGBT Candidate Joan Greene Aims to Prove that Arizona Is Not a Red State

"We all want the same thing. We all want our families to have the opportunities to have what they might consider their American Dream," says Joan Greene.
Linda Yang
11.6.18
2018 election

6 Women Candidates Who Could Change the Face of Politics Tonight

In the political "Year of the Woman," more women are on the ballot in today's midterm elections than ever before in United States history. Keep an eye on these six candidates whose pivotal races will shape America's future.
Leila Ettachfini
11.6.18
Power

Oprah Winfrey Fires Back at Racist Robocalls Made Against Stacey Abrams

Georgia constituents received automated calls from an Oprah impersonator antagonizing Stacey Abrams' campaign with virulent racism. This is how the media mogul responded.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.6.18
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