In ‘The Third Reconstruction,’ Peniel E. Joseph Outlines the U.S. Struggle for Racial Justice in the 21st Century

By Rebecca DeWolf At a July 2013 White House press conference, President Barack Obama addressed the Black community’s anguish over the shocking shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The United… Continue reading In ‘The Third Reconstruction,’ Peniel E. Joseph Outlines the U.S. Struggle for Racial Justice in the 21st Century

She Wins: Here’s to Powerful Black Women Leaders on Screens

By Rachel Bass Casting people of color provides jobs to talented actors who would otherwise be overlooked, but mere “inclusion” in the frame is insufficient. Viola Davis plays the Agojie… Continue reading She Wins: Here’s to Powerful Black Women Leaders on Screens

Ten Big Feminist Wins in 2022

By SOPHIA PANIGRAHI It’s been a year for the history books—but it wasn’t all bad. Remember when… 1. Feminists throughout the U.S. mobilized in response to the overturn of Roe.… Continue reading Ten Big Feminist Wins in 2022

Mental Health Reform Activists Played The Long Game. Here’s What That Can Teach Us Today.

By Phyllis Vine This year has brought much good news for long-time followers of mental health reform. President Biden’s American Rescue Plan included billions for the training of mental health… Continue reading Mental Health Reform Activists Played The Long Game. Here’s What That Can Teach Us Today.

Latinas Aren’t the Problem. Stop Putting the Pay Gap Problem on Us.

By MÓNICA RAMÍREZ Let’s be clear: The reason we observe Latina Equal Pay Day every year is because it is imperative to name that employers of all kinds are not… Continue reading Latinas Aren’t the Problem. Stop Putting the Pay Gap Problem on Us.

Abortion and Equal Rights Are Driving Young Women Voters in Battleground States—and High Turnout Is Expected

Turnout among young voters in the midterms is expected to match or exceed the record set in 2018, according to new polling from the Institute of Politics (IOP) at Harvard Kennedy… Continue reading Abortion and Equal Rights Are Driving Young Women Voters in Battleground States—and High Turnout Is Expected

A Generation Left Unheard: How Teen Girls Have Lost Their Rights

7/27/2022 by KAITLYN DONATO In the time following the Supreme Court’s official overturn of Roe v. Wade, I have reflected on what it means to be a teenage girl in a nation that… Continue reading A Generation Left Unheard: How Teen Girls Have Lost Their Rights

Young Women Vow to Carry the Equal Rights Amendment Across the Finish Line

by FAITH HANSON As a freshman in high school, Rosie Couture checked in on proposed legislation for the Virginia Assembly regularly. In November of 2019, she was shocked to see… Continue reading Young Women Vow to Carry the Equal Rights Amendment Across the Finish Line

Women Carry An Undue Mental Health Burden. They Shouldn’t Have To

6/12/2021 by RAWAN HAMADEH Like so many other global health issues, the burdens of mental health fall hardest on women. Building a more equitable world means acknowledging—and addressing—that gap. The month of… Continue reading Women Carry An Undue Mental Health Burden. They Shouldn’t Have To

How Texas’s S.B. 8 Restricts Sexual Abuse Survivor Advocacy

AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 02: Demonstrators rally against anti-abortion and voter suppression laws at the Texas State Capitol on October 2, 2021 in Austin, Texas. The Women's March and other groups organized marches across the country to protest the new abortion law in Texas. (Photo by Montinique Monroe/Getty Images)

4/4/2022 by MICHELLE SIMPSON TUEGEL We as attorneys have a right to do our jobs, which includes giving our clients candid, truthful advice, in their best interest, free of coercion. The most… Continue reading How Texas’s S.B. 8 Restricts Sexual Abuse Survivor Advocacy