Pistorius offers another example of violence against women

On Feb. 14, an annual event highlighted the fact that one out of three women will be beaten or raped in her lifetime. The same day Reeva Steenkamp was killed, allegedly by Olympic track star Oscar Pistorius.


Women in combat: A deeper look into women’s equality

With the ending of the ban on women in combat, the discussion on women's equality is taking an interesting turn.


Akin, Ryan, rape and Republican hypocrisy

Fierce opposition to women's reproductive rights, including the right to decide whether or not to bear a child, has been the agenda of the Republican Party for quite some time now.


Today in history: First women's rights convention

On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention began.


A subculture evolving: Women in metal speak out

Women do now represent a sizable chunk of the metal scene - meaning that the genre is expanding and becoming more diverse.


Today in labor history … Emma Goldman, IWW, anti-racism and more

Women's rights activist and anarchist Emma Goldman was born in Lithuania. She came to the United States when she was 17.


Republicans show they don’t care about Women’s Health Week

The theme of this year's Women's Health Week is "It's Your Time." The aim is to empower women "to make their health a top priority."


Overlooked and looked over: women veterans tell their story

Women veterans are sharing their experiences in a powerful and eye opening exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, now through Memorial Day.


War on women extends to workplaces

There are disturbing trends regarding war on women and the workplace, especially public sevtor workers, including teachers, and hotel and hospitality workers in the private sector.

Women deserve factual medical information, even about abortion care

Decisions about medical procedures and patient care should be left to clinicians and their patients - not to politicians. As a family physician, I understand this.

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