This summer, I had the privilege of working as an intern at the National Network of Abortion Funds. I went into the internship having closely followed and written about reproductive rights for years, and emerge from it educated about the issue’s nuances. From challenges the movement currently faces to be more inclusive of trans and […]
Last week, a Northwestern Law School professor and a student released some unsurprising research about interruptions among Supreme Court justices through the years. “Even though female justices speak less often and use fewer words than male justices, they are nonetheless interrupted during oral argument at a significantly higher rate,” the study read. To be precise, […]
Abortion is not dangerous. It is a health service that women with different ambitions, academic goals, dreams and desires need.
Whether in politics or popular culture, when women’s issues are regarded as fringe or irrelevant, they are automatically sidelined.
On March 1, the Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 51, which would not only place limits on colleges’ ability to investigate reports of sexual assault, but also require all cases of campus sexual assault to be reported to law enforcement. The bill, which is still pending before the Georgia Senate’s Judiciary Committee, is […]
After playing hide-and-seek with the estimated 18 million Americans slated to lose access to healthcare via the dismantling of the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans finally, unceremoniously unveiled a provisional replacement plan on Monday evening. Many are already celebrating the bill as a bipartisan victory, as it will respect some of the ACA’s most popular […]
If anti-trans lawmakers genuinely cared about the violence women and girls continue to face, they would devote their efforts to reforming laws governing sexual assault survivors’ rights
Political underrepresentation of women and, in particular, women of color, perpetuates a vicious cycle of oppression that, frankly, only increased diversity in politics at every level could alleviate.
An individual’s gender, race or sexual orientation doesn’t excuse complicity in attacks on those who lack their privilege.
On Monday, gender studies lecturer Heather Berg hosted a talk in Taper Hall on sex work, a profession mired in controversy. Berg presented the field through an objectively economic lens — a consensual exchange of goods that is perhaps disproportionately stigmatized by men in positions of lawmaking power and is too often falsely equated with […]