GlobalHERAct

Daily feminist cheat sheet

In response to Trump’s dangerous and expanded global gag rule, women’s health champions introduced the Global Health, Empowerment & Rights (HER) Act in Congress today. And frankly, the optics of female lawmakers advocating for women’s rights around the globe were a lot better than, well, this.

Read more on Trump’s expanded global gag rule, which dismantled abortion access in less than 96 hours, and how women will pay with their lives.

Watch queer activist, sex educator and friend of the site Ericka Hart speak– and issue a call to action– at the Women’s March in Philadelphia.

And for more on the march, read Jenna Wortham on who didn’t march, and my latest on why back and brown women shouldn’t be labeled ‘divisive’ for wanting to finally see themselves reflected in the modern feminist agenda.

Support Ho(e)s have thankfully put out a helpful media guide on how to better coverage on sex work.

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Lori Adelman is a writer and advocate focusing on race, gender, and sexual and reproductive rights. In addition to serving as an Executive Director at Feministing, Lori is the Director of Global Communications at Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Lori has previously worked at the United Nations Foundation, the International Women’s Health Coalition, and Human Rights Watch, and has written for a host of print and digital properties including Rookie Magazine, The Grio, and the New York Times Magazine. She regularly appears on radio and television, and has spoken at college campuses across the U.S. about topics like the politics of black hair, transnational movement building, and the undercover feminism of Nicki Minaj. In 2014, she was named to The Root 100 list of the nation's most influential African Americans, and to the Forbes Magazine list of the "30 Under 30" successful people in media.

Lori Adelman is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Partnerships.

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