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These Women's March Signs Inspired By The #WomensWave Include One With A Powerful Nod To RBG

ByMehak Anwar
The third annual Women's March took place in Washington D.C. and cities around the world on Saturday Jan. 19, 2019. With thousands of marchers taking to the streets across the globe, there were some pretty incredible signs and posters on display,…

Why All Men Should Support Abortion Rights And Planned Parenthood

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Abortion has long been a hotly-contested issue in the United States. The current focus of this debate is Planned Parenthood, following the release of controversial videos regarding the way in which the organization provides fetal tissues and organs…

How Hillary Clinton's Campaign Signifies A New Era For Women's Rights

ByAisha Moktadier
On September 5, 1995, Hillary Clinton gave a speech at the Fourth World Conference on Women held in Beijing, where she declared, “It is no longer acceptable to discuss women’s rights as separate from human rights.” As Clinton moves forward in her…

Why S. Carolina Believes Only Straight White Men Deserve Equal Rights

ByLani Seelinger
South Carolina has done it again. The state that brought you the Civil War (or started it, at least) is now going to previously unimaginable lengths to defend their right to discriminate against gays and lesbians. They've filed an amicus brief with…

8 Civil Rights Movement Leaders Who Paved The Way For Feminism

ByBrittany Wright
Before Taylor Swift's girl squad even existed, there was the OG girl squad. This girl squad was made up of a group of women who were pioneers in the Civil Rights Movement. They were #GirlBosses, and they stood up for both themselves and the greater…

How To Get Involved If You're Worried About Reproductive Rights Under Trump

ByAlexandra Svokos
The election of Donald Trump has made a lot of people worried for reproductive rights. Trump has said he would punish women for getting abortions and support the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Most recently, Trump said he would nominate pro-life…

Ivanka Trump Blasted By Human Rights Campaign Over Pride Tweets

ByJoseph Milord
Last week, Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to show her support for the LGBTQ+ community. This week, the country's most prominent organization advocating for that same community said it's not impressed. Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights…

This 5-Minute Crash Course Will Teach You Your Rental Rights

ByMonica Mizzi
Perhaps you want a crash course in renting, as it's your first time doing it, or perhaps you're practically a rental expert, but you still want to brush up on your rights. Either way, having a firm grasp on your rental rights will not only help you…

The Timing Of Trump's Latest Diplomatic Move Seriously Couldn't Be Worse

ByBernadette Deron
Just when you think that the political drama could not get any worse, it does. In fact, I should probably stop thinking that, because the actions of this administration continue to astonish me. In the Trump administration's latest move, on Tuesday…

Nationwide Rallies Are Fighting Against Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Nomination

ByLara Walsh
Ever since President Donald Trump's July 9 announcement that he would be nominating conservative stalwart Brett Kavaugh for a lifetime position on the Supreme Court, people have been worried about the future of their rights. Considering the judge's…

How To Get Involved If You're Worried About LGBTQ+ Rights Under Trump

ByAlexandra Svokos
Donald Trump won the presidential election on a campaign of fear and hatred. This has made many supporters of LGBTQ+ rights worried for the protection of those rights. The Republican party is generally less open to LGBTQ+ rights than the Democratic…

The Supreme Court Isn't The Only Hope For Reproductive Rights, So Don't Panic Yet

ByShelby Black
The recent announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy would be stepping down come July 31 has everyone wondering about the future of women's reproductive health. This justice's departure means that Donald Trump will have his second pick…

Kennedy's Retirement Is A Big Deal For The Future of LGBTQ Rights

ByHannah Golden
On Wednesday, June 27, longtime U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made the shocking announcement that he'd be retiring, leaving President Donald Trump to nominate a new judge to take his place. The announcement has been cause for alarm…

Obama Just Made Stonewall Inn The First National Monument For LGBTQ+ Rights

ByJake Cappuccino
On Friday, President Barack Obama declared the historic Stonewall Inn a national monument, the first such monument recognizing the struggle for gay rights. With New York's Gay Pride parade happening this weekend and the one-year anniversary of the…

Your Voting Rights Could Be At Risk Because Of Kennedy's Supreme Court Retirement

ByNick Ciccone
As news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement broke on Wednesday, June 27, the conversation quickly pivoted to who President Donald Trump might appoint as the second court replacement of his term. More importantly, Kennedy's leave…

Hillary Just Destroyed Trump While Dropping Knowledge On Abortion Rights

ByAlexandra Svokos
Hillary Clinton spoke strongly against the latest anti-abortion comment Donald Trump made on Wednesday. In a series of town hall interviews on MSNBC, Trump stood by his pro-life stance and Clinton rejected it. In an interview with Chris Matthews,…

Betsy DeVos Hints How She Will Handle Campus Rape Guidelines, And It’s Not Good

ByLisa Dunn
Betsy DeVos has already sparked plenty of concern about how she will deal with campus sexual assault, thanks to a rocky confirmation hearing where she refused to give a firm answer on the subject. And now, the secretary of education is reportedly…

Why Indiana Reminds Us We Need To Do More To Protect LGBT Rights

ByDaniel Newcomer
President John Fitzgerald Kennedy once stated: We are confronted primarily with a moral issue… whether all Americans are to be afforded equal rights and equal opportunities, whether we are going to treat our fellow Americans as we want to be…

Bruce Springsteen Canceled A Show To Stand Up For Transgender Rights

ByKate Ryan
In a statement released via Facebook on Friday, Bruce Springsteen announced he'd be canceling his Greensboro, North Carolina, show scheduled for this Sunday. He cited North Carolina's recent enactment of the Public Facilities Privacy and Security…

Here's How To Protest & Protect Reproductive Rights At SCOTUS, So Get Ready

ByDaniella Bondar
As President Donald Trump made his way through the run up to the 2016 elections, he made it very clear that he had his sights on overturning Roe v. Wade — a 1973 court ruling that recognized a women's right to have an abortion. Up until now, his…

This Is How Cities Are Leading The Way In Protecting Reproductive Rights

ByYasaman Khorsandi
A new index report released by the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) on Wednesday, Oct. 18 ranks the 40 most populous cities on their individual efforts to protect reproductive rights and healthcare on a local level. The index, which…

How The Legal Fight For Reproductive Rights Rages On To Protect Roe V. Wade

ByCaroline Burke
Jan. 22, 2018 marked the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a monumental Supreme Court decision to uphold legal access to abortion in the United States. Since then, the movement for reproductive rights has been characterized by unprecedented forward…

Egypt's Arrest Of Journalist Reflects Lack Of Respect For Human Rights

BySina Stieding
While Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the president of Egypt, was visiting the United Kingdom and attending awkward meetings with David Cameron, some of his fellow Egyptians were having much bigger problems than trying to impress European leaders. It seems…

Donate To These 6 Groups To Support Abortion Rights After Trump's "Domestic Gag Rule"

ByChelsea Stewart
By now, I'm sure you've heard that President Donald Trump has proposed a change to Title X regulations on federal funding. His proposal would ban clinics that receive funds from the government's Title X program from performing abortions, or even…

California Made A Major Move To Support Survivors Of Sexual Assault

ByHannah Golden
Amidst all the dreary news of sexual harassment and assault coming out of Hollywood, the Golden State got some good news. On Thursday, Oct. 12, California became the latest state to pass the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights, giving…

This New Report On States' Reproductive Rights Laws Will Have You Feeling Hopeful

ByBernadette Deron
If you care about reproductive rights in the United States, the current state of affairs can look bleak. With President Donald Trump's administration rolling back access to reproductive health care, and a potentially anti-abortion justice about to…

How To Donate To Support Reproductive Rights, Because You Can't Count On SCOTUS

ByShelby Black
When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he would be resigning from his seat, reproductive rights groups everywhere were worried about what this meant for the future of women's health care. Kennedy stepping down means that Donald…

Hillary Clinton Just Won The Support Of A Major LGBTQ-Rights Organization

ByAlexandra Svokos
The Human Rights Campaign announced on Tuesday it is endorsing Hillary Clinton for president -- and it's not just because they both use the initials "HRC." The HRC (campaign, not Clinton) is the biggest LGBT rights organization in America. It's the…

This Inspiring Sexual Health Bill Of Rights Is What All Colleges Need Right Now

ByAlexandra Svokos
Thanks to Eliana Stanislawski and a group of her classmates, students at Clark University in Massachusetts are guaranteed access to condoms, Plan B and resources for survivors of sexual assault. Stanislawski is a senior at Clark studying…

This Is What Justice Kennedy's Retirement Could Mean For Abortion Rights, & It's Not Pretty

ByAlexandra Svokos
On Wednesday, June 27, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced that he is retiring from the Supreme Court, effective July 31. With this, President Donald Trump has another opportunity to appoint someone to the Supreme Court. What this amounts to is that…

This State's Ballot Initiative Could Have A Major Effect On Trans Rights

ByMehak Anwar
On Nov. 6, voters around the country will take to the polls to elect not just their representatives, but also to weigh in on some important measures. For example, in Massachusetts, a transgender rights ballot measure in the 2018 midterms will be up…

You Should Know About These Basic Voting Rights Before Heading To The Polls

ByDaniella Bondar
Election Day 2018 is fast approaching, and for some of you it might be the first time your headed to the polls. The first time I went to vote, I felt super anxious about what to expect and making sure I had all the information. If you're anything…

Ivanka Trump Just Went Against Her Dad To Protect The LGBTQ+ Community

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Tuesday, January 31, much of the country was surprised to learn President Donald Trump promised to uphold an executive order issued by President Obama that protects LGBTQ+ people from discrimination while working as federal contractors. It turns…

11 Impactful Things You Can Do Right Now To Help LGBTQ+ Rights

BySean Abrams
The LGBTQ+ community has already overcome so much. So, despite the outcome of this year's grueling election, this is definitely not the time to sit around, wallow in self-pity and allow the country's first orange president to boss us around. Even…

Land Of The Free: 5 Human Rights We Take For Granted In America

ByJackie Aselta
In response to the end of World War II, the UN mandated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This Declaration dictated the basic human rights that every person under the sun deserves, in hopes of preventing the type of atrocities that…

How To Fight For LGBTQIA+ Rights On Coming Out Day

ByRebecca Strong
Oct. 11, 2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Coming Out Day, a national, annual awareness day aimed at raising the voices of those in the LGBTQIA+ community and highlighting their experiences. On this day, we celebrate those people who have…

How The Media Helped Civil Rights In The 60s, But Are Hurting It Now

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On March 7, 1965, a day that would become known as Bloody Sunday, 48 million Americans watched their television sets in horror as police brutally attacked a nonviolent march in Selma, AL. When people saw police violently abusing peaceful marchers,…

Twitter Is Furious About This Politician's Wildly Sexist Comments On Women’s Rights

ByDaniella Bondar
Sometimes I forget that there are people in this world who still think that things were better before Women's Suffrage, but then I go on the internet and someone reminds me. This time it was Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Missouri,…

Gun Rights Groups Are Planning A Mock Mass Shooting At The University Of Texas

ByGillian Fuller
Two gun rights groups are planning on staging a mock mass shooting at the University of Texas this weekend, in what may be the most insensitive move ever. According to Statesman, local groups Come and Take It Texas and DontComply.com will play out a…

6 Impactful Things You Can Do Right Now To Help Women's Rights

ByAlexia LaFata
Well, it's official: Donald Trump is our next president. It's easy, today, for women to feel like we don't matter. The country we love so deeply has just elected someone who has proven time and time again that he will not support or fight for us. In…

This Group Introduced Sexual Assault Survivors' Bills of Rights In 9 States This Month

ByHannah Golden
It looks like 2018 won't be all bad, if Amanda Nguyen has anything to say about it. The year is only one-twelfth done, and already, RISE, the nonprofit she founded, has reached an impressive milestone. Since Jan. 1, the group has gotten sexual…

Everything You Need To Know Before Heading To The Women's March

ByBrittany Leitner
The national Women's March on DC will take place tomorrow at 10 am. Hundreds of sister marches around the world have been scheduled as well. The event is an open call for men, women and allies to join together and tell Donald Trump we will not back…

Mike Pence's Record On LGBTQ+ Rights Is A Sad Sight For Pride Month

ByLisa Dunn
Only two years ago, the White House was bright with the colors of the rainbow, lit up in order to celebrate the momentous Supreme Court decision declaring gay marriage legal once and for all. The decision was handed down at the end of June -- Pride…

This Openly Gay Senator Is Pushing To Get LGBTQ Voices Heard Under Trump

ByHannah Golden
As the midterm elections approach in November and the country grapples with the political status quo, Sen. Tammy Baldwin has been regularly repeating her motto: "You can't mistake progress for victory." The Wisconsin Democrat, who broke glass…

A Bill Of Rights For Sexual Assault Survivors Just Got Closer To Being Law

ByAlexandra Svokos
The House of Representatives passed a groundbreaking bill to protect survivors of sexual assault on Tuesday night. The Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights ensures that survivors of sexual assault -- whether there was a prosecution or not --…

This UN Resolution Could Help Secure Rights For Sexual Assault Survivors Globally

ByHannah Golden
Some of Hollywood's most outspoken advocates are calling on leaders to take up the issue of sexual assault not just on home soil but on the world at large. A group of celebrities is working to bring forward a UN resolution for rights of sexual…

In The War Between Feminists And Men's Rights Activists, Everyone Loses

ByJamie Ballard
You’re probably familiar with the word “misogyny,” meaning hatred or dislike of women. It’s a pervasive part of our cultural lexicon, usually used to describe a man who has acted against a woman in some way — be it cat-calling, sexual assault or…

Meet The Brave Senator Leading The Fight For Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights

ByAlexandra Svokos
Amanda Nguyen was going from office to office in Congress, trying to find a lawmaker who would support her cause. Nguyen was raped about two years ago, when she was 22, and had a rape kit examination immediately after in a Massachusetts…

Delaware Just Made A Huge Move To Protect Abortion Rights And Defy Trump

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Delaware lawmakers have just taken a major step to protect a women's right to choose. On Tuesday, the Delaware state House voted in favor of a bill that removes restrictions on abortion in current Delaware law, ABC News reports. The bill guarantees…

Barack Obama Is Getting Another Human Rights Award To Add To His Collection

ByHannah Golden
President Donald Trump's predecessor may not be in office any more, but his legacy is still being felt. More than 18 months into the new president's tenure, the world clearly has not forgotten about the old one — or more specifically, his…