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Hollywood & World Leaders Remember 9/11 20 Years Later: Bruce Springsteen, Barack Obama, Jennifer Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, U2 & More Commemorate That Horrible Day – Update

Refresh for updates: Twenty years after the horrific attacks of 9/11, America remembered the terror of planes turned into missiles, the nearly 3,000 lives lost and the courage displayed in response. From the memorial sites in New York, Shanksville, PA,…

Remembering 9/11: Former President George W. Bush Laments Current Divisions That Leave “Us Worried About Our Nation And Future Together” — Update

UPDATE, 8:05 AM PT: Former President George W. Bush, speaking at a memorial ceremony in Shanksville, PA, recalled the moment of national unity that followed 9/11 and lamented the divisions of today. “In the weeks and months following the 9/11 att…

Unlike Texas, Mexico Just Legalized Abortion—Thanks to Women Lawmakers: Weekend Reading in Women’s Representation

Weekend Reading for Women’s Representation is a compilation of stories about women’s representation.
This week: It’s no coincidence Mexico legalized reproductive rights *after* women have reached gender parity in Congress; when it comes to women’s rep…

NY Politician Found Dead In Cemetery Two Weeks After Dropping Out Of Congressional Race

A former New York Congressional candidate has been found dead in a cemetery two weeks after he pulled out of the race. Kyle Van De Water’s body was found at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. Police think the 41-year-old Republican committed suicide. Van De Water announced his withdrawal from the race on …

The Story of Iconic Feminist Dorothy Pitman Hughes: “With Her Fist Raised”

Laura Lovett’s new biography of Dorothy Pitman Hughes is a fascinating read for anyone wanting to know more about the iconic feminist, as well as Black feminist organizing and interracial feminist collaboration in the U.S. women’s movement—a history we…

Protester Wearing Gorilla Mask Throws Egg At GOP Candidate Larry Elder!!

A protester wearing a gorilla mask threw an egg at Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder in Venice, California. The protester then threw punches at an aide who tried to stop him. Elder was visiting a homeless encampment on Third Avenue when a woman on a bicycle threw an egg at Elder — it …

Britney Spears’s Case Exposed a Systemic History of Reproductive Control

Britney Spears’s father is just the latest person at the center of allegations involving reproductive control, revealing how men have an extensive history of inappropriate involvement in birthing people’s reproduction.
The post Britney Spears’s C…

Why I Refuse to Feel Hopeless About the Texas Abortion Case

I refuse to feel hopeless about the fact that Texas has, for now, successfully banned abortion in that state. Already, the Department of Justice has sued Texas over its restrictive new abortion law, saying the state legislature enacted the statute “in …

When “Six Weeks” Is Actually Two: Understanding Periods Is Essential to Fighting Abortion Bans

There continues to be a visible, troubling disconnect in our collective literacy of the menstrual cycle—especially vis-à-vis the way we frame early pregnancy and abortion. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott spoke to the press about S.B. 8, the new law that all but…