It sounds like a plot from “The Handmaid’s Tale.” A woman gets an abortion after learning she is pregnant two months after being raped. She asks her friend for a ride to a clinic to hav... read more
LONDON — After Britney Spears laid bare the allegedly “abusive” restraints dictated by her longtime conservatorship in court Wednesday, many around the world reacted to her testimony with s... read more
A new documentary film following the courageous journalists behind India’s only all-female-run news organization provides an essential portrait of the fight for press freedom — and illustrat... read more
“Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking,” said Sen. Kamala Harris, holding her hand up and looking directly at Vice President Mike Pence after he interrupted her during their nationally televised... read more
LONDON — In a signal moment, to mark Ireland’s “dark, difficult and shameful” treatment of unmarried women and their babies over the 20th century, the republic’s prime minister,... read more
In one of my favorite episodes of “The West Wing,” Abigail Bartlet, a trained surgeon and the fictional first lady, speaks with a White House attorney about a looming scandal. The lawyer addresse... read more
(CNN)Residents of a small town in central Japan have overwhelmingly voted to remove the local council's only female member after she accused the mayor of sexual assault. Shoko Arai, 51, was voted out... read more
State Rep. Nicole Clowney (D-Fayetteville, Arkansas) introduced a bill Thursday that would repeal the state’s criminal “failure to vacate” statute. First enacted in 1901, the law allows landlords to seek criminal charges, which can result in jail time, for tenants who fall even a single day behind on rent and do not vacate a property within 10 days. Everywhere else in the U.S., evictions are exclusively a civil matter. ProPublica and ANNN found women make up a disproportionate share of Arkansas residents who’ve had charges filed against them during the pandemic, a trend that mirrors past research. 62% of cases in 2012 were filed against Black women (who make up about 20% of the city’s population).