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Following Brock Turner’s latest attempts to worm his way out of taking responsibility for raping an unconscious woman known publicly as Emily Doe in 2015, Turner and his lawyer Eric Multhaup made an appeal to overturn sexual assault charges in an effort to reverse his status as a registered Tier 3 sex offender for life. Multhaup's argument relied on the reasoning that Turner had only wanted “sexual outercourse”—a concept defined by Multhaup as sex without penetration (which is still assault if it occurs without consent)—although he did,...

Ever since 45’s election, people have been marching by the millions for women, for science, for gun control, and more. And all of that fomenting activism can make real political change in the November 6 midterm elections—that is, if all those millions of marchers get out and vote. To that end, did you know that anyone (read: you!) can hold a voter registration drive? Here’s how:  Know your local lawsSome states require training (which could take up to eight weeks, according to Jeanette Senecal of...
  The Revolution is Female, a photography book celebrating Hillary Clinton, her supporters, and the current women’s movement, is coming out on Wednesday, August 15th. The project grew out of photographer Kristen Blush’s desire to showcase “revolutionary feminists” and “empower and uplift” today’s changemakers.  The Revolution is Female is a large-format, hardcover photography book that features beautiful photos, quotes, and essays about our current feminist movement, including commentary on the election, #MeToo, the Women’s March, March for Our Lives, and more. Blush also includes the work and...
When Congress began trying to defund Planned Parenthood in 2015, Amelia Bonow posted an unapologetic expose about her experience with having an abortion. Her post served as a catalyst for the viral #ShoutYourAbortion movement. Shout Your Abortion (SYA) is now both an official organization and a network of individuals sharing their abortion stories. On their website, the organization's bio reads, “Abortion is normal. Our stories are ours to tell. This is not a debate.” This movement is now becoming a physical manifestation through a Shout Your...
“Maybe our America is not dead,” Aja Naomi King told us from the stage, quoting the lawyer, filmmaker, and Sikh faith leader Valarie Kaur, “but a country waiting to be born.” The How To Get Away With Murder actress was speaking to two thousand Planned Parenthood organizers, patient advocates, and volunteers at our national Power of Pink conference, held this July in Detroit, MI. She gave us Kaur’s words to conclude her rousing speech on power, persistence, and relational organizing strategies, one of many...
Rashida Tlaib just became Michigan’s Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, and she’s running unopposed in November—which means she is on track to become the first Muslim woman in Congress.  Tlaib has a long history of breaking boundaries. She was the first Muslim woman in the Michigan Legislature, serving in the state’s House of Representatives from 2008 to 2014.  Tlaib's campaign ad highlights her history of fighting for working families.  After that, she worked at a national non-profit, public interest law center dedicated to economic...
Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. That means that today marks the day when Black women, on average, have made the same amount of money that white men made last year. In other words, Black women have to work for 20 months in order to make what white men make in 12 months. When a white man receives a dollar, a Black woman receives 63 cents. Acknowledging the meaning behind today’s date means taking a good hard look at the way our country works. The...
  France is officially making moves to put an end to street harassment with a new law, passed August 1, that forces catcallers to pay fines for harassing and assaulting women on the street and on public transit. The legislation will go into effect this September, reports USA Today, and will also crack down on similar gendered harassment, including sexual assault and “upskirting”—photos taken under women’s clothing without consent.  Men who make sexual and sexist comments could be fined up to 750 euros (the equivalent of roughly $868). Those...
The gender wage gap is no longer something most people deny the existence of. Most people are well aware that women earn less than men for equal work. From 2008 to 2017, the gender wage gap decreased by only 2%; women as a group of all races and ethnicities currently earn about 80 cents on the dollar compared to men as a group of all races and ethnicities, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research; the wage gap is even wider when black and...
I like to think of myself as a *lightly* "environmentally conscious” person. I take short showers, carry around a reusable water bottle, and try to conserve energy (although when faced with my monthly utility bill, this serves my bank account as much as it serves the environment). So, when I heard that WeWork, a real estate company that owns co-working office spaces around the globe, was instating a new vegetarian policy—effectively eliminating meat, poultry, and fish from their catered offerings and events, and no longer...