The plays that wind up getting performed emerge from group storytelling and are a form of people’s theater. “This is a way to help household workers to stand up and make their voices heard,” says the group’s founder. “This is what I want.” Translation assistance by Yuan Ye.
Women across the country are often tested for drugs without consent and punished with government interventions when results are positive. Advocates say “test and report” is the “stop and frisk” of the curtained world of juvenile protection agencies.
The role of doctors in upholding Roe v. Wade over the past 40 years includes millions of procedures, key court battles and withstanding threats of violent attack. After all that, in the face of mounting abortion restrictions, one doctor says “we have to fight this state by state.”
It’s Women’s History Month and a mighty time in this ongoing saga occurred not so long ago, during the 1970s. It all began at Newsweek Magazine, when the men got the bylines and women did the research.
The rape and sexual abuse of Jewish women during the Holocaust have been long overlooked. But when researchers probed, stories began to emerge as if they were old photographic film waiting for the right chemicals.
A judge in Nebraska has joined his counterparts in New York and San Francisco and declared the so-called Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act unconstitutional. The ruling could spell the end of the 2003 ban.
Grandparents who have custody of the kids often struggle to make ends meet on a fixed income. To help out, two teens in Cleveland have created a fashion-minded thrift boutique in an old car barn, with personalized shoppers, where all the clothes are free.
Cindy Cooper met the slain Dr. Tiller during performances of her play, “Words of Choice.” Many people, she says, silently depended on him, but didn’t do enough to defend him from attacks. In his memory, it’s time for everyone to speak out.
After researching disparities faced by women and girls, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is tackling them. The fund conducted a statewide listening tour and plans a policy summit to address issues like child care, family planning and job training.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s stance on abortion hangs in the balance of this year’s election and one Roe v. Wade plaintiff is making anti-choice ads. Against that backdrop, Marsha King, another plaintiff, gave an exclusive interview to restate her case.