Celebrating the life of Mary McLeod Bethune

Mary McLeod Bethune's commitment to the advancement of black women and indeed all women makes her a true American hero.


Birth control is not attack on religion

The Obama administration made the right move when it mandated that all employers be required to offer free family planning services to women through their insurance plans.


Komen vs. Planned Parenthood: another attack on women

It's disturbing that the Komen Foundation has bowed to the Republican right in pulling its funding for Planned Parenthood's breast cancer prevention services.


Bread and Roses struggle continues

This morning in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the local high school Girl's Ensemble was scheduled to sing "The Internationale" at City Hall.


An appreciation for Wangari Maathai, the leopard of Kenya

Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her leadership in Kenya's Green Belt Movement, died Sept. 25, 2011.


Does the GOP hate women?

Even though they're afraid to utter the W word, it's pretty easy to see what their views are on issues concerning the majority of voters.


The Strauss-Kahn dismissal: Blaming the victim, again

For a while, it looked like the victim might have her day in court, and win justice.


Miss USA geeks out over evolution

Alyssa Campanella, 21, the new Miss USA, called herself a "huge science geek" and said that evolution should be taught in schools.



No such thing as too big for justice

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court ruled that Wal-Mart is too big to face class action justice, but America's workers think otherwise.


Ob-gyn doc: Fight back against sexual assault

There are more than 300,000 rape-related physical assaults against women each year in the United States. 

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