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Abortion Behind Bars

Terminating a pregnancy in prison can be next to impossible. Rebecca Grant In March 2004, a 19-year-old Arizona woman was sentenced to four months in Maricopa County jail for a DUI, shortly after discovering she was pregnant. She asked for a delay in her sentencing hearing so she could obtain an abortion, but the prosecutor […]

Brianna Wu Wants to Change the Democrats’ Playbook

Interview by ANA MARIE COX Brianna Wu CreditAndrew T. Warman for The New York Times Many people are familiar with you as a prime target of Gamergate, a harassment campaign against women in the video-game community. Considering the flood of abuse you received, why would you decide to do something as high-profile as run for […]

10 Times Representative Steve King Has Been Horribly Offensive

This is a man who believes immigrants are frightening, abortion is morally wrong, and birth control will lead to the end of civilization.  GETTY by ROBIN MARTY  On March 12, Iowa Rep. Steve King set the internet on fire with his undeniably racist tweet claiming, “We can’t restore our civilization with somebody else’s babies.” It […]

Wearing White is Not Enough: A Conversation With Cherisse Scott of SisterReach

Last night during President Trump’s speech to a joint session of Congress, all of the women Democrats dressed in white to signify the suffrage movement and to signal to the president that they’ll be watching how he navigates gender equality. Without getting into the whole mess of how wearing white actually hearkens to a very […]