SIGN UP FOR JOBS NEWS & ALERTS:
print Print    Share Share  
Weekly Email Weekly News Email RSS Feed News RSS

Feminist News

first record   previous record  News Stories 1 to 25 of 942  next record   last record

 

1/12/2016 - Judge Rejects Order to Block Catholic Hospitals Denying Women Tubal Ligations
A San Francisco Superior Court judge declined to issue an emergency order that would prevent Mercy Medical Center, a Catholic hospital, from refusing a women's request for a tubal ligation....

1/12/2016 - Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Public Unions Case
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in a case that threatens to upend nearly forty years of precedent and deal a major blow to public unions across the country. The case, Friedrichs v....

1/8/2016 - ICE Raids on Central American Families Spark Nationwide Protest
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) has begun a series of raids this month aimed at deporting Central American families, sparking protest by activists throughout the country. So far, ICE raids have been reported in California, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas....

12/23/2015 - Federal Judge Upholds California Law Requiring CPCs to Post Information on Abortion
A federal judge in California ruled on Monday to uphold a new law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to disclose that they are not licensed medical providers and to post notices providing information about California's public programs offering access to family planning, prenatal and abortion services. U.S....

11/23/2015 - Last Full-Time Abortion Clinic in Kentucky Vandalized Twice in Three Weeks
Kentucky's last remaining full-time abortion clinic has been vandalized twice in less than one month. On the night of October 26, EMW Women's Surgical Center in Louisville suffered a broken window when an unidentified man bolted past protestors across the street and threw his body into the clinic's window....

11/19/2015 - Washington State Clears Planned Parenthood of Wrongdoing
A Washington state investigation into Planned Parenthood has found "no evidence" of wrongdoing on the part of the women's reproductive healthcare provider following allegations the organization was selling or profiting from fetal tissue donations. Washington state joins a growing list of states where probes into Planned Parenthood have failed to turn up proof of any illegal activity....

11/10/2015 - #FeesMustFall: South African Students Protest Rising Cost of Education
Yesterday, in their continuing fight to push Parliament and University staff to lower fees for education access, students from the University of Witwatersrand and University of Cape Town marched on Parliament to meet with the Minister of High Education Blade Nizamande and President Jacob Zuma, while Parliament support staff walked off the job to protest Parliament's treatment of workers. The protests, which began in October, have focused on putting pressure on school administrators to lower fees for students at the University of Witerwatersrand after school administration told them to expect a 10.6% increase in tuition fees in the coming year....

11/3/2015 - Hundreds of Police Officers Lost Jobs for Committing Sexual Assault
Over the last six years, about 1,000 police officers in the United States lost their badges because of sexual misconduct, according to an investigation by the Associated Press....

10/27/2015 - Outrage Over Footage of Officer Assaulting Black Student in South Carolina High School
National shock and outrage has followed the spread of cellphone footage showing Deputy Ben Fields attacking a female student at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina for allegedly refusing to leave her the classroom....

10/20/2015 - California Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Workers from Wage Theft
In a victory for low-wage workers victimized by unscrupulous employers, California Gov....

10/16/2015 - LGBT Californians Make Legal Strides

Wednesday Oct....

10/15/2015 - Activists Rally for Latina Equal Pay Day
Women of every race and ethnicity experience a gender pay gap in the United States, but for Latina women that wage gap is staggering....

10/13/2015 - EEOC Launches Hollywood Gender Discrimination Probe
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has contacted several women directors in Hollywood in an effort to determine whether legal intervention is necessary to disrupt the industry's discriminatory hiring practices. In a letter sent to some 50 women filmmakers, the EEOC - which is responsible for protecting individuals from employment discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion and national origin through enforcement of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - requested interviews with them to "learn more about the gender-related issues" women behind the camera face in both the film and television industries. In May, following the release of a study by the San Diego State University Center for the Study of Women in Television in Film revealing only 7 percent of 2014's 250 top-grossing movies were helmed by women, the ACLU of Southern California and the national ACLU Women's Rights Project urged state and federal rights agencies to investigate Hollywood's failure to hire equal numbers of women....

10/7/2015 - Study Finds US Gender Wage Gap Persists
Data compiled by the US Census Bureau this week once again demonstrates a gender wage gap, showing that American women who work full-time, year-round jobs on average earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men....

10/5/2015 - House Republicans to Launch New Select Committee to Investigate Planned Parenthood as Attacks on Clinics Continue
On Saturday, Rep....

9/24/2015 - National Women's Groups Urge Jerry Brown to Sign California FACT Law
In a joint letter delivered Tuesday, more than 20 national women's groups called on California Governor Jerry Brown to sign into law A.B....

9/21/2015 - Federal Court Rules Anti-Abortion Group Can't Plead the Fifth
A federal judge ruled last week that the anti-abortion group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) and BioMax, the two defendants in a lawsuit filed by the National Abortion Federation (NAF) in response to the release of several fraudulent "sting" videos, cannot invoke the Fifth Amendment in order to avoid NAF's requests for discovery. In a defeat for CMP and Biomax, Judge William Orrick of the U.S....

9/16/2015 - Over 200 Business Professors Urge Congress to Support Paid Leave Law
In an unprecedented effort to spur legislative action, 203 professors from the nation's highest ranking business schools sent Congress a letter Tuesday, urging the passage of the Family and Medical Insurance Leave (FAMILY) Act, a law which would guarantee up to 12 weeks of partial income for employees on medical leave....

9/4/2015 - "Yes Means Yes" Sex Education Could Spread to California High Schools
A bill introduced by California State Senators Kevin de Leon (D) and Hannah-Beth Jackson (D) that aims to prevent sexual assault in the state's high schools has passed the California Assembly with bipartisan support. Recent attention on sexual assault has surrounded mainly colleges, but the pair recognized that sexual assault is also a critical issue in high schools....

9/1/2015 - Nation's "Strongest Equal Pay Law" Set to Pass in California
California Governor Jerry Brown (D) is set to sign what has been called "the strongest equal pay law in the nation." The Fair Pay Act, introduced by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-CA), passed unanimously in both the State Assembly and Senate earlier this summer....

8/6/2015 - Federal Judge Extends Restraining Order Against Anti-Abortion Extremists
A federal judge in California has extended a temporary restraining order against an anti-abortion group calling itself the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) as well as Biomax Procurement Services LLC, CMP leader David Daleiden, and Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and CMP board member. The restraining order, issued at the request of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) prohibits these groups and individuals from releasing any videos, documents, or other confidential information obtained from NAF Annual Meetings, including the dates and locations of future meetings. District Judge William H....

8/5/2015 - This Year's Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice is Centered Around Its Intersection with Economic Justice
This week is the 6th annual Latina Week of Action for Reproductive Justice, hosted by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health....

7/30/2015 - Boy Scouts of America Lifts Ban on Gay Troop Leaders
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have voted to repeal its national ban on gay and lesbian adult staff and volunteers this week. "The resolution will allow chartered organizations to select adult leaders without regard to sexual orientation," a Boy Scouts of America statement read. Just 15 years ago, the US Supreme Court ruled that the BSA had the right to discriminate against gay volunteers and staff in a 5-4 decision....

7/22/2015 - Questions Remain After Police Release Footage of Sandra Bland's Arrest
Texas officials today released dashboard camera video footage showing Texas State Trooper Brian Encinia physically threatening Sandra Bland, a 28-year old African-American woman who died in police custody last week. In the video, Encinia is heard telling Bland, who had been stopped for a traffic violation, to get out of her vehicle....

7/21/2015 - Viola Davis and Taraji Henson Make Emmy History
This past weekend, two African American women were nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series in the same year for the first time in Emmy history....