Victims speak out about North Carolina sterilization program, which targeted women, young girls and blacks Elaine Riddick was 13 years old when she got pregnant after being raped by a neighbor in Winfall, N.C., in 1967. The state ordered that… Read More ›
Women and LGBTQ+
News Relating to Gender Equality, Identity, Women’s Struggles, and the Fight Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
TOPEKA, Kan. — Advocates for abuse victims said Wednesday that a dispute between the city of Topeka and the district attorney over the prosecution of domestic violence misdemeanors will make people who are already scared think twice before reporting abuse…. Read More ›
By DENISE GRADY During a debate last week for Republican presidential candidates and in interviews after it, Representative Michele Bachmann called the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer “dangerous.” Medical experts fired back quickly. Her statements were false, they said, emphasizing… Read More ›
by Richard Knox The first vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV, which causes cervical cancer, came out five years ago. But now it has become a hot political topic, thanks to a Republican presidential debate in which candidate Michele Bachmann… Read More ›
We watched the rape trial of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata with our eyes half-covered, anticipating ugliness. And indeed it was icky, with slut-shaming and anything else to undermine the accuser. Yesterday came the verdict — not guilty… Read More ›
The Supreme Court on Monday blocked the nation’s largest-ever sex discrimination case, ruling in favor of Wal-Mart in a decision that raises significant hurdles for other class-action suits brought against big corporations. As many as 1.5 million current and former… Read More ›