Today is Equal Pay Day: the day that symbolizes how far into the year an average woman must work to earn what the average white man earned in the previous year. But that “average woman” doesn’t tell the whole story.
It is better to speak and act, remembering Assata Shakur’s wise reminder that we have nothing to lose but our chains.
Hint: It’s not the old, rich, white men, trying to shut Planned Parenthood down.
Celebrating the Leaders in Black Communities Who Have Fought — and Who Are Fighting — for the Healthiest, Most Just Generation Ever
While we celebrate those who have in the past and those who continue to the fight today at the intersections of racial, gender, reproductive, and LGBTQ justice, we must also join in the fight with them.
Trump’s rhetoric could lead to real voter suppression and violence. And when Trump indicated that he’d reject the election’s results if he loses, he wasn’t just whining — he was stoking his supporters’ threats of violence, and encouraging voter intimidation and racial profiling at the polls.
2 Things You Need to Know About the Gender Pay Gap: Women of Color Bear the Brunt of It, and GOP Presidential Candidates Won't Help
The Trump administration just announced a rule that would undermine the requirement that all insurance plans must cover no-copay birth control — a provision that's already benefited 62.4 million women.
Defenders are a core group of supporters who have said they'll give their time to defend Planned Parenthood, the health services they provide, and the people who rely on them — in what just may be the fight of our lives.
Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood is counting on volunteers who are ready to take action locally and online and stand up for reproductive health and rights.