A transgender woman filed lawsuit against CrossFit on Thursday, claiming that the company rejected her from competing in the women's division because of her gender at birth. Read more...
Good to see Naomi lending her support. Naomi Campbell Helps UN Women For Peace End Violence Against Women If only more celebrities would follow her example. According to Essence: In celebration of International Women’s Day, Naomi Campell joined the UN
A federal judge in Maryland on Friday struck down a county law that forced pro-life pregnancy counselors to advise women against using their services. The law mandated a signage that the county health department advises them to speak with a licensed medical professional.
Protesters organise rally on International Women's Day for approval of country's first law against domestic violence.
Shiza first met my father when she was 19 years old. She was at Stanford University as a sophomore. She'd seen a video about my father and I, speaking out against the attack on girls' education in the Swat Valley, our voices loud and echoing, whilst others remained silent. Show More Summary
War on Women– Lawyers for loudmouth Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) on Wednesday released a video Thursday showing the Democrat’s weekend altercation with his estranged wife. Lolita Grayson filed charges earlier this week against her husband for domestic abuse. She accused the vocal … Continue reading ?
In the latest figures from 2012 to 2013 published by the ONS it is estimated that around 1.2 million women suffered domestic abuse and over 330,000 women were sexually assaulted. Domestic and sexual violence is often hidden away behind closed doors, with the victim suffering in silence. We are determined to support victims in rebuilding […]
As Tajikistan celebrates the International Women's Day (re-branded as Mother's Day in the country in 2009), social media help amplify the rare voices that speak against the holiday. Writing on his personal website, prominent religious leader and politician Hoji Akbar Turajonzoda urges [tj] Tajiks not to celebrate on March 8: Celebrating Mother's Day or...
by Ben Johnson March 7, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A transgender man is suing a strength competition for $2.5 million after CrossFit denied him the right to compete against women. Chloie Jonnson, who was born male, wants to test his brawn against female athletes in the CrossFit Games, a grueling series of contests…
We hear a lot about violence against women, both in the United States and around the world. We hear about abuse -- physical, sexual, emotional -- and the lasting effects of abuse on the victim. We hear about trafficking women and children across borders for sexual slavery and forced labor. Show More Summary
One problem: he was recently a lobbyist who actively worked against legislation designed to close the gender wage gap. The post Republican Women Urge GOP Congressional Nominee To Support Equal Pay appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A federal court issued a ruling Friday that strikes down the entirety of a Maryland county’s law that forced pro-life pregnancy counselors to advise women against using their services. The court’s permanent injunction prohibits the Montgomery County law from being enforced effective immediately. The ruling is another positive sign in the nationwide battle against such […]
The scene was unprecedented: seven runners walking off the track hand in hand, in quiet protest against their own governing body. The women had just run the 1,500-meter race at the U.S. indoor national championships on Feb. 23 in Albuquerque. Show More Summary
As more abortion clinics close in the state of Texas, a retrospective look at the politics that led to this form of oppression points mostly at men. In fact, the five Republican candidates for the most powerful statewide offices in Texas, all of whom are dedicated to increasing abortion restrictions, are male. Show More Summary
March 8 is International Women's Day. One crime against women that continues to plague humanity is FGM, i.e female genital mutilation. Experts estimate that some 3 million women suffer through FGM annually. The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book titled EXTREMIST. Show More Summary
The “Fashion Resistance to Militarism” [ja], a fashion show organized by Asian Women’s Association, a non-profit women's right organization to call attention to the issue of violence against women, took place on December 1, 2013. The full video is now available here. Written by Keiko Tanaka · comments (0) Donate · Share: facebook · twitter ·...
Just in time for International Women's Day, we are hearing alarming news about violence against women. But this time the message does not come from those areas of the world that suffer under the dictates of terrorizing, patriarchal regimes...Show More Summary
A large new study dispels the conservative argument against Obamacare's contraceptive coverage. The post No, Free Birth Control Doesn’t Encourage Women To Have Risky Sex appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Crowdfunding platform Catapult details real issues facing women in these parody magazine covers in order to raise awareness.