womens rights

How The First Amendment Defense Act Would Be A Disaster For Women

You could literally be fired or evicted for having premarital sex. More »


6 Ways Women In Canada Have It So Much Better Than They Do In The U.S.

Better political representation? Check. Paid leave? Check. Leader who literally can’t stop talking about feminism? Check and check. More »


Study Finds Married Women Have More Abortions Than Anyone Else

A new global study just shattered the ultimate myth about women who have abortions. More »


The Supreme Court Just Made An Important, Slightly Confusing Decision On Birth Control Coverage

It’s not necessarily bad news, but it’s not really good news either. More »


This Artist Wants 100 Women To Pose Nude In Front Of The National Republican Convention, Because Sure

An artist is asking 100 women to pose nude at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland on July 17, at sunrise. Participants will be a living, posing metaphor of what it means to subvert oppressive political forces. Get it, you naked social justice warrior queens.More »


5 Myths About Female Orgasms That Need To Die Already

Because so many (men) fear its power, knowledge on a female orgasm is rare and myths spread like lore. I am here to fix all that by debunking five common myths using Prince gifs. More »


NARAL Just Gave State Lawmakers Pro-Choice Ratings, & Things Are Looking Shockingly Not Good

Pro-choice Washington Democrats performed surprisingly poorly on the NARAL’s pro-choice scorecards, and while some of their ratings were disappointing, the NARAL raised some important points. More »


Sexist Pastor Loses His Very Mind Over Women Voting And Having Jobs

Pastor Steven L. Anderson doesn’t want to be “ruled over by women.” Too bad for him. More »


Saudi Women Finally Allowed To Vote And Run For Office

For the first time in Saudi Arabia’s kingdom history, women are permitted to both vote and run for seats in council. More »


Ben Carson Says He Has Only Declared War On Women’s Insides

Yes, but as they say– it’s what’s inside that matters. More »


“Abortion Drones” Are Flying From Germany To Poland

Women on Waves is sending abortion pills via drone to Polish women; also, did you know that pink used to “be for boys”? More »


Republican Gal Sad That No One Thinks She’s Cool

Republican lady can’t believe LGBT people don’t like her just because she votes for people who don’t want them to have rights. More »


Nashville Is Using Sterilization As A Bargaining Tool In Plea Deals For The Most Vulnerable

Nashville prosecutors are returning to the dark ages when it was common to use sterilization as a bargaining tool for plea deals for society’s most vulnerable: minorities, the poor and the mentally ill. The most recent case in Nashville is one of four that has occurred over the last five years, and involves a mentally… More »


Madonna Says Women Have It Worse Than Gays and Black People, Needs To Just Sit This One Out

Madonna, please. Just sit down. More »


Brazilian President Rousseff Has Signed A New Femicide Law

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff has signed a femicide bill into law, which increases the penalties for the murder of women relating to domestic violence. More »


Annie Lennox Talks About Women’s Rights, Manages To Take A Pass-Aggro Dig At Beyoncé Again

Annie Lennox wrote a post today enumerating the various ways in which women, globally, are at a disadvantage to men, why we need feminism, and why International Women’s Day — coming up this Sunday, March 8 — is worth celebrating.

And her facts are true, and they’re important. But then, check this out:… More »


Parents Lock Daughter In Shed For Six Years Because They Hated Her Boyfriend

Police are investigating the parents of Zhang Qi, a 24 year-old woman living in village of Jingang in central China’s Hubei province, after it was revealed they had kept her locked in a dilapidated, garbage filled shed for the past six years.

Apparently, the parents disapproved of her boyfriend at the time, and in… More »


Turkish Men Marched In Miniskirts For Women’s Rights Over The Weekend

Last week, a Turkish university student named Ozgecan Aslan was viciously murdered at the hands of a bus driver she’d trusted to get her safely home. The 20-year-old reportedly fought against a sexual assault before the driver killed her. He doused Aslan in gasoline, burned her body, and dumped her into a riverbed. Three suspects have been arrested in association with… More »


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