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People celebrate the result of yesterday's referendum on liberalizing abortion law, in Dublin

Quick Hit: What Ireland Can Teach the US About Abortion

Over the weekend, Ireland voted to end their longtime abortion ban. What can American reproductive rights advocates learn from the Irish approach, and from the death of Savita Halappanavar, the woman whose story inspired so many Irish voters to overturn the ban? In a piece for the Huffington Post I argue that the answer might lie in articulating the connection between abortion access and maternal mortality.

Over the weekend, Ireland voted to end their longtime abortion ban. What can American reproductive rights advocates learn from the Irish approach, and from the death of Savita Halappanavar, the woman whose story inspired so many Irish ...

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The Feministing Five: Aditi Juneja

Aditi Juneja is a lawyer, activist, and writer who had the Internet buzzing last year with the release of the Resistance Manual, a crowd-sourced, non-partisan guide that aims to help people become more politically engaged. Currently, she’s the Communicator at Protect Democracy and was formerly the Excelsior Service Fellow with New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Fair and Equitable Housing Office.

Aditi Juneja is a lawyer, activist, and writer who had the Internet buzzing last year with the release of the Resistance Manual, a crowd-sourced, non-partisan ...

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Harvey Weinstein Proves We Need To End Cash Bail

Last week, Harvey Weinstein went to jail. After decades of using his wealth and power to cover up his systemic abuse of women, Weinstein faces charges of raping two women — just two out of the 85 women who’ve come forward to report being sexually harassed, assaulted, or raped by the powerful Hollywood producer.

Hours later, Harvey Weinstein posted $1 million in bail and strolled out of jail smiling. Harvey Weinstein, who preyed on women for decades, is walking free — while nearly half a million Americans are sitting in jail tonight because they can’t afford bail.

Last week, Harvey Weinstein went to jail. After decades of using his wealth and power to cover up his systemic abuse of women, Weinstein faces charges of raping two women — just two out of ...

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Polls Project Landslide Victory for Abortion Rights in Ireland

Polls just closed in Ireland on a historic vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, one of the most restrictive bans on abortion anywhere in Europe. The Eighth Amendment prohibits all abortion, starting at conception, effectively criminalizing abortion in all but the most extreme threats to the mother’s life. The results aren’t expected until late Saturday — but exit polls are projecting a landslide victory for the repeal. 

Polls just closed in Ireland on a historic vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment of the Irish constitution, one of the most restrictive bans on abortion anywhere in Europe. The Eighth Amendment prohibits all abortion, starting ...

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Lynching Memorial Dedicated to Victims of Racial Terror

The first national memorial dedicated to lynching victims opened in Montgomery, Alabama last month to remind us of the history and present-day impact of racial terror. Formally called the National Monument for Peace and Justice, the memorial represents over 4,000 black lives lost due to mob lynching and recognizes the activism of black women abolitionists like Ida B. Wells-Barnett.

The first national memorial dedicated to lynching victims opened in Montgomery, Alabama last month to remind us of the history and present-day impact of racial terror. Formally called the National Monument for ...

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Chokhri, a New Sexual Health Project, Maps Marital Rape and Abortion in India

There’s a scene about birth control in the questionably feminist 2017 Hindi flick Lipstick Under My Burqa that stuck with me. Shireen, whose abusive husband rapes her and refuses to use condoms, goes to the gynecologist for another abortion. The gynecologist tells her she can’t keep having abortions and using the morning after pill, and the only other form of available birth control is the condom. Shireen, however, knows her husband won’t use them.

There’s a scene about birth control in the questionably feminist 2017 Hindi flick Lipstick Under My Burqa that stuck with me. Shireen, whose abusive husband rapes her and refuses to use condoms, goes to the gynecologist for another abortion. The gynecologist tells ...

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Trump targets transgender prisoners — but he’s not the first

In the latest attack on trans people’s safety, the Trump administration announced that they will assign incarcerated transgender people to prisons based on the sex they were assigned at birth.

In the latest attack on trans people’s safety, the Trump administration announced that they will assign incarcerated transgender people to prisons based on the sex they were assigned at birth.

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Stat of the Day: 43% of American Families Can’t Afford Basic Expenses Like Rent

The official poverty rate in the United States is 12.7% — but according to a new study by the United Way ALICE Project, 43% of American families don’t earn enough on a monthly basis to cover basic expenses like rent, food, health care, child care, transportation, or a cell phone. 

The official poverty rate in the United States is 12.7% — but according to a new study by the United Way ALICE Project, 43% of American families don’t earn enough on ...

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