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‘The Suffrage Road Trip’: A Tribute to Two Middle-Aged, Lesbian, Immigrant Suffragists

In “We Demand: The Suffrage Road Trip”, middle-aged lesbian Swedish immigrants Ingeborg Kindstedt and Maria Kindberg advocate for women’s suffrage in 1915.
I fell in love with Ingeborg and Maria when I retraced their route in 2015, and was astonished …

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…

“The Women at Ground Zero”: Remembering the Women Erased from the 9/11 Story

Brenda Berkman understands better than most the years-long fight it took to ensure women could even join the fire service and secure their spots among the first responders who served on 9/11 at ground zero.
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The Texas Ban and the Migration Injustice

“Abortion migration” is when pregnant people travel long distances and cross internal and national borders to access abortion care. While the news out of Texas is extraordinarily alarming, both Texas women and pregnant people across the globe have long…

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…

Nurses Must Take the Lead on Mandatory COVID Vaccines for Health Care Workers

As new cases of COVID-19 continue to climb across the country, a polarizing spirited debate regarding mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for health care workers rages on social media.
It is unconscionable that nurses should openly reject proven vaccines a…

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.
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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…