As we observe Women’s Equality Day on Aug. 26, which commemorates the day on which the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was certified in 1920, it’s important to take the opportunity to take stock. How far has the United States come in terms of women’s rights — and how is it stalling, or going backwards? The news in many quarters seems positive. More Democrat women are running for office in the 2018 midterm elections than ever before, and the #MeToo movement continues to drive public conversation. But there are some fundamental rights for American women remain at risk.
Chants of support for equal pay echoed outside the Supreme Court as several women’s rights organizations spoke out against Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court.
President Donald Trump on Thursday mocked the #MeToo movement as he repeatedly attacked Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren over her heritage, said Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters had an I.Q. in the “mid-60s,” and made thinly-veiled swipes at fellow Republicans John McCain and George H.W. Bush, who are both in ailing health.
Spanish women have taken to social media under the hashtag #Cuéntalo, or #TellYourStory, to describe their harrowing experiences of rape, sexual abuse and violence.
Donald Trump’s tabloid lifestyle made him rich, famous and ultimately built the persona that made him President. Yet his back-to-the-future encounter with his sensational and melodramatic past might become his Achilles’ heel.
Annette Katz didn’t expect to be part of a major social movement. She didn’t set out to take on a major health organization. But that all began to change when a co-worker saw her fighting back tears and joined Katz to report to her union what amounted to a criminal sexual offense at a Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center in 2012 and 2013.
Throughout the #MeToo movement’s 2017, many of the women who came forward to tell their stories of sexual harassment and abuse while trying to do their jobs didn’t want their name used
Fearlessly Forward With Chelsea Handler
Activist, comedian and author Chelsea Handler spoke with the reporter Megan Twohey on April 5 at Syracuse University, as part of Get With The Times, a live conversation series for college students.
Jessica Denson says she experienced sexual harassment while working on Trump’s 2016 campaign.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s Republican-led Senate voted late Monday against expelling a GOP senator accused of groping a former legislative aide.