Afghan Girls Education: Living Under the Taliban

What insights does the battle over women’s education offer into the way the group rules Afghanistan?

#afghanistan, #audio-neutral-informative, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

One Year Under Taliban Rule

Five Afghan women reflect on the anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #international-relations, #womens-rights

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ‘Bad Sex’ but Were Afraid to Ask

In a quest to explore her own sexuality, Nona Willis Aronowitz hit the sheets — and the books.

#metoo-movement, #aronowitz-nona-willis, #bad-sex-truth-pleasure-and-an-unfinished-revolution-book, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #lorde-audre-1934-92, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships, #willis-ellen, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

On Nona Willis Aronowitz’s ‘Bad Sex’

On Nona Willis Aronowitz’s “Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure and an Unfinished Revolution.”

#aronowitz-nona-willis, #books-and-literature, #ellen-willis, #polyamory-and-non-monogamous-relationships, #sex, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Biden Is Now an Uneasy Champion on Abortion. Activists Are Still Wary.

A practicing Catholic, President Biden has long sought a middle ground on abortion. But activists see the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a sign that Democrats have tiptoed too carefully around the issue.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #religion-and-belief, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

On Abortion, Kansas Voters Held the Line

In many ways, across state and even party lines, voters did it together.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #constitution-us, #constitutions, #kansas, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #supreme-court-us, #supreme-courts-state, #tiller-george-r, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wichita-kan, #womens-rights

J-Lo and Liz Cheney and Us

I no longer believe that a woman’s decision to change her name signifies anything except what feels right to her.

#cheney-liz, #lopez-jennifer, #marriages, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Anti-Abortion Movement Is in Denial

It can’t defend the world it has made.

#abortion, #hospitals, #law-and-legislation, #miscarriages, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Women, the Game Is Rigged. It’s Time We Stop Playing by the Rules.

It’s hard to ignore the fact that empowerment feminism hasn’t really delivered on its promises.

#metoo-movement, #abortion, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #sulkowicz-emma, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

J-Lo Is Now Jennifer Affleck. Why That Matters.

I like the romance of Bennifer 2.0 as much as the next person, but her name change makes me wince.

#affleck-ben, #lopez-jennifer, #marriages, #names-personal, #pop-and-rock-music, #weddings-and-engagements, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Religious Doctrine, Not the Constitution, Drove the Dobbs Decision

Women have become refugees fleeing their home states for reproductive health care that less than a month ago was theirs by right.

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #constitution-us, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #religion-and-belief, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #womens-rights

Michelle Goldberg: I Was Wrong About Al Franken

Due process is important.

#metoo-movement, #democratic-party, #franken-al, #sexual-harassment, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

The Gender Gap Obscures More About Politics Than It Reveals

New research suggests that how you think about gender roles matters more for your political allegiance than your gender.

#democratic-party, #men-and-boys, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

When We Consent, We Shouldn’t Feel Terrible After, Right?

We deserve more than sex that is merely legal.

#colleges-and-universities, #dating-and-relationships, #discrimination, #men-and-boys, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #youth

Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling

A nation once in the grip of religious extremism sadly watches America’s lurch to the right on abortion.

#abortion, #constitutional-amendments, #ireland, #referendums, #roman-catholic-church, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

From Mexico to the U.S., an Underground Abortion Pill Network

As more U.S. states move to criminalize abortion, activists in Mexico have been inundated with calls from women seeking abortion medication. Our cameras went inside their distribution effort.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #mexico, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #womens-rights

Ex-Goddess Works to Reform 700-Year Tradition. Her M.B.A. Helps.

As a child, Chanira Bajracharya was worshiped in Nepal, but still made time to study. She is now encouraging the girl goddesses who’ve followed her to do the same.

#bajracharya-chanira, #buddhism, #children-and-childhood, #content-type-personal-profile, #education-k-12, #hinduism, #kathmandu-nepal, #nepal, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Book Review: “The Sewing Girl’s Tale,” by John Wood Sweet

John Wood Sweet’s “The Sewing Girl’s Tale” tells the story of an unusual prosecution in 18th-century New York — and its contemporary relevance.

#books-and-literature, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #hale-matthew-1609-76, #legal-profession, #sex-crimes, #supreme-court-us, #sweet-john-wood, #womens-rights

States With Abortion Bans Risk Losing Their Economic Edge

The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has prompted Democratic governors to pitch their states as better alternatives for business.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #politics-and-government, #relocation-of-business, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #womens-rights

A Ruling From Outside the Court: ‘Shame’ on the Justices

It’s the readers’ turn to judge … the Supreme Court’s recently ended term. Also: Anti-abortion activists; banning AR-15s; Australian slang.

#abortion, #australia, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #gun-control, #language-and-languages, #slang, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Are ‘Women’ Being Erased?

Readers discuss a column by Pamela Paul that objected to a war on women from both the far right and far left.

#abortion, #menstruation, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Michelle Goldberg Grapples With Feminism After Roe

The Times Opinion columnist considers the current backlash against feminism — and where the movement goes next.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #goldberg-michelle-1975, #naral-pro-choice-america, #reproductive-health-journal, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #womens-rights

China Offers Women Perks for Having Babies, if They’re Married

Beijing is giving incentives to stem a demographic crisis, but its control over childbirth and its suppression of women’s rights are making it difficult for some aspiring parents to start a family.

#babies-and-infants, #china, #communist-party-of-china, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #egg-donation-and-freezing, #families-and-family-life, #in-vitro-fertilization, #marriages, #parenting, #politics-and-government, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #single-mothers, #single-persons, #womens-rights

Roe Gave Us Modern Politics. Who Are the Parties Without It?

Michelle Goldberg and Ross Douthat on what comes next for Democrats and Republicans.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #douthat-ross-g, #goldberg-michelle-1975, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

The Far Right and Far Left Agree on One Thing: Women Don’t Count

Tolerance for one group doesn’t need to mean intolerance for another.

#discrimination, #gender, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

‘The Pro-Life Generation’: Young Women Fight Against Abortion Rights

Many American women mourned the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe, but for others it is a moment of triumph and a matter of human rights.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #march-for-life, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #williams-daniel-k-1977, #womens-rights

The Anti-Abortion Movement Wants to Punish Women for Having Sex

In the America where I came of age, I was told my life was worth more than my ability to have babies. And my sexuality was nothing to be ashamed of.

#abortion, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #education-k-12, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sex-education, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

An Abortion Rights Champion of the 1970s on Life Before and After Roe

Fifty years ago, Nancy Stearns, a lawyer, was on the front lines of the battle to secure legal access to terminations for American women.

#abortion, #law-and-legislation, #legal-profession, #new-york-state, #stearns-nancy, #womens-rights

Why the 14th Amendment Should Protect Fetal Life

The unborn child’s state of existential dependence upon its mother, not its autonomy, makes it especially entitled to care, nurture and legal protection.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #fourteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #womens-rights

What the Reversal of Roe Means for Women’s Work

Women pay a greater price for freedom than do men.

#abortion, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-economy, #womens-rights

After Dobbs: What Can Be Done?

Readers suggest compromise legislation, offshore abortion clinics, expanding the Supreme Court and more. Also: Justices Thomas and Kavanaugh; Mike Pence; bathing suits.

#abortion, #bathing-suits-and-swimwear, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #collins-susan-m, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #kavanaugh-brett-m, #pence-mike, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Pride March in New York Infused With New Sense of Urgency

The annual parade included joyous celebration, but the Supreme Court’s abortion ruling and the threat to gay rights cast an undeniable shadow.

#abortion, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

The Day the Supreme Court Crashed the Title IX Party

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX was dampened as female athletes were saddened — and angered — by the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade.

#abortion, #basketball-college, #bayh-birch-evan, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization-supreme-court-decision, #king-billie-jean, #rapinoe-megan, #soccer, #supreme-court-us, #tennis, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-womens-national-soccer-team, #womens-national-basketball-assn, #womens-rights

What Dobbs Means for Abortion and What This Court Means for America

The legal journalist Dahlia Lithwick breaks down the Dobbs decision and considers the “raw power” of the Supreme Court’s conservative supermajority.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #conservatism-us-politics, #dahlia-lithwick, #dobbs-v-jackson-womens-health-organization, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

The Radical Reign of Clarence Thomas

An out-of-control court sends women back to the Dark Ages.

#abortion, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #thomas-clarence, #womens-rights

The End of Roe Is Just the Beginning

An improbable anti-abortion triumph yields an uncertain political future.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #law-and-legislation, #liberalism-us-politics, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #womens-rights

‘Shock and Dismay’ Over the Abortion Ruling

Readers decry the Supreme Court’s decision to force many women to unwillingly endure “the risks and consequences of pregnancy.”

#abortion, #alito-samuel-a-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #decisions-and-verdicts, #parenting, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Fifty Years On, Title IX’s Legacy Includes its Durability

From 1972 to 1973, the United States considered three landmark changes to protect women’s rights. Fifty years later, only one is likely to remain.

#colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #education-k-12, #education-department-us, #equal-rights-amendment, #interscholastic-athletics, #law-and-legislation, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #title-ix-gender-discrimination-legislation, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #womens-sports-foundation

Celebrity Feminism Didn’t Save Roe v. Wade

How did modern feminism lose Roe v. Wade? An answer lies in Depp v. Heard.

#metoo-movement, #abortion, #celebrities, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #heard-amber, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #two-thousand-tens-decade, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

While Roe Is Being Overturned, Feminists Fight Among Themselves

Where is the women’s movement when we need it most?

#abortion, #barrow-kiara, #faludi-susan, #heard-amber, #millennial-generation, #panovka-rebecca, #ross-loretta-j, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Gloria Steinem on 50 Years of Ms. Magazine and the Feminist Movement

Early contributors to Ms. came together on the 50th anniversary of its founding.

#magazines, #ms-magazine, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Attack on Women in China Stirs Outrage, and Competing Narratives

Graphic footage of an attack in a restaurant fueled online debate that showed both the growing awareness of women’s rights and how divisive feminism still remains.

#metoo-movement, #china, #gangs, #gender, #jiangsu-province-china, #politics-and-government, #sexual-harassment, #social-media, #tangshan-china, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

Growing Numbers of Girls Resist Genital Cutting in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone is one of a few countries in sub-Saharan Africa that have not banned cutting. Now, young women are defying mothers and grandmothers by refusing to undergo the procedure.

#female-genital-mutilation, #sierra-leone, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-healthcare

Poland Shows the Risks for Women When Abortion Is Banned

Poland’s abortion ban has had many unintended consequences. One is that doctors are sometimes afraid to remove fetuses or administer cancer treatment to save women’s lives.

#abortion, #abortion-drugs, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #czech-republic, #germany, #law-and-justice-poland, #law-and-legislation, #netherlands, #poland, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #roman-catholic-church, #slovakia, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

A Wider Lens on the MeToo Backlash: Who Pays for Societal Change?

The same fundamentals apply to patriarchal systems, whether in Hollywood or India: Threats to men’s status can provoke broader resistance than you might think.

#metoo-movement, #depp-johnny, #discrimination, #equal-rights-amendment, #heard-amber, #india, #marriages, #politics-and-government, #schlafly-phyllis, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

How Gender Neutral Language Is Shaping the Fight for Abortion Rights

Progressive groups and medical organizations have adopted inclusive language, which has led to terms like “pregnant people” and “chestfeeding.”

#abortion, #american-cancer-society, #american-civil-liberties-union, #breastfeeding, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #discrimination, #gender, #language-and-languages, #womens-rights

The Amber Heard Verdict Was a Travesty. Others Will Follow.

Abuse victims now have another reason to fear coming forward.

#metoo-movement, #decisions-and-verdicts, #depp-johnny, #domestic-violence, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #heard-amber, #libel-and-slander, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

What Sheryl Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’ Has Meant to Women

The high-profile executive’s decision to leave Meta is also a moment to reflect on the impact of her best-selling book and philosophy about success in the workplace.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-personal-profile, #facebook-inc, #lean-in-women-work-and-the-will-to-lead-book, #meta-platforms-inc, #minorities, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

I’m a Prosecutor. But I Won’t Enforce an Inhumane Law.

No matter what the law says, I’ll never prosecute a woman for getting an abortion. My fellow prosecutors need to step up and make the same promise.

#abortion, #fairfax-county-va, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #state-legislatures, #states-us, #supreme-court-us, #virginia, #womens-rights, #youngkin-glenn-a

A Debate Over What Roe Did — and What Losing It Would Mean

The socially conservative legal scholar Erika Bachiochi argues that abortion rights have stalled women’s progress toward equality.

#abortion, #audio-neutral-informative, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #law-and-legislation, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #united-states, #womens-rights