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    Kentucky is not normally on the forefront of lawmaking, let alone breaking news – but the EMW Women’s Surgical Center in Louisville, KY is in a heated legal battle that is getting everyone’s attention. The center opened in 1980 and didn’t garner a lot of attention until 2015, when House Representative Matt Bevin won his election on Trump’s coattails. The election was particularly exciting for Republicans for two reasons: the GOP took control of the House for the first time in nearly 100 years, and...
Ivanka Trump shows she’s all bark and no bite when it comes to women’s issues. In her role as an assistant to the President, Ivanka has made working women one of her core issues. But now, Ivanka has announced her support for the White House’s decision to scrap a policy to require businesses to disclose employee pay along with the gender, ethnicity and race. “Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended...
Texas women now need to take out “rape insurance,” thanks to an anti-reproductive rights bill signed into law last week. Via Broadly, House Bill 214 removes abortion coverage from all private, state-offered, and ACA insurance plans — with no exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal abnormalities. Instead, women need to buy this insurance separately — “rape insurance,” as Texas Democrats are calling it.The Hill details that the law's abortion restrictions include abnormalities where the fetus does not develop kidneys or a brain. Additionally, this means, as Broadly...
The people who set up the Women’s March on Washington are back with a three-day conference in Detroit! The Inaugural Women’s Convention is “a weekend of workshops, strategy sessions, inspiring forums and intersectional movement building to continue the preparation going into the 2018 midterm elections.” From October 27th through the 29th, thousands of people are expected to flock to Detroit for training centralized around the 2018 elections. More information is soon to come from the official Women’s March site, but at this point, it is...
In an attempt to show the true nature of arranged marriages in Pakistan, designer Nashra Balagamwala has created the board game “Arranged!” which playfully yet realistically lets outsiders see arranged marriage as it is. Balagamwala has been living in the U.S. for five years now, but with her visa expiring this month, she has been forced to move back to Pakistan. Fixated on the challenges she’ll face upon her return, she created “Arranged!” The game is made up of four players: 3 girls and one “Aunty.”...
As I sat and watched Donald Trump justify white supremacy last Tuesday evening, I quietly cried. When he suggested that some of those who marched alongside neo-Nazis in the Charlottesville protest were “fine people,” I asked myself, how did we get here? I remember crying for a very different reason nine years ago when I watched the then President-elect Obama walk out onto the stage after he won the election. While I wasn’t naive enough to believe in that “now we’re post-racial because we have...
Yesterday, President Donald Trump continued to avoid condemning white supremacists for the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville over the weekend. The rally was organized in response to planned removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee and resulted in the death of anti-racist counter-protester Heather Heyer and the injuries of dozens of other anti-racist activists. In a press conference, Trump refused to call the violence terrorism; refused to blame the alt-right; insisted that “not all of those people were neo-Nazis...not all of those people...
Yesterday, after nearly 4 hours of jury deliberation, T. Swift won her countersuit against the Denver DJ, David Mueller, who reached up her skirt and grabbed her "bare ass" at one of her backstage meet-and-greets, a victory for women and all victims of assault. Swift’s countersuit accusing Mueller of groping her was in response to Mueller suing Swift, the singer's mom Andrea Swift, and her radio promotions director Frank Bell in 2015, accusing them of making the groping incident up (like Taylor Swift cares enough about...
As you all know by now, this weekend, white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia for a “Unite the Right” rally, a response to the proposed removals of statues of Confederate generals, particularly one of Robert E. Lee. White supremacists used violence against anti-racist protesters, killing one, Heather D. Heyer, and injuring at least 34 more. On Friday, white supremacists marched on the University of Virginia, and photos of angry men baring tiki torches quickly spread — leading to countless joking tweets about the patheticness of white...
Taylor Swift was in court yesterday testifying against a DJ that was fired for grabbing her ass, and she’s handling herself on the stand like a boss bitch. The case stems from a June 2013 incident in which she accused former DJ David Mueller of Denver’s KYGO station of reaching up her skirt and grabbing her bare ass at one of her backstage meet-and-greets. According to CNN, Swift’s people told KYGO officials, and Mueller was fired two days later following the station’s own investigation, which wasn’t...