Short Film By Joss Whedon Shows What Life Could Look Like Without Planned Parenthood

May 19, 2017 by

More than 2.5 million people, and one in five women, across the U.S. rely on Planned Parenthood health centers for preventive care, health services and sex education. But access to these essential services is in serious jeopardy. Just few weeks ago, the U.S. House of Representatives ... [Read More]

This Proud Iranian-American Muslim Will Not Hide Or Shut Up

February 2, 2017 by

By Melody Moezzi - On Sunday, I joined more than a thousand demonstrators at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to oppose an unconstitutional executive order signed by President Donald Trump last week. The order attempts to block refugees from entering the United States for 120 days (or if they’re Syrian, indefinitely) ... [Read More]

Ms. Foundation For Women: “We Won’t Go Back” [VIDEO]

January 31, 2017 by

The Ms. Foundation for Women has led the charge for women for more than forty years. Since 1973 they have fought for equity and justice for all. In response to the new U.S. administration’s efforts to limit rights and freedoms in our country, "particularly the rights of those most marginalized," they’ve created this powerful video. “Stand with us as we fight for justice. ... [Read More]

33 Inspiring Photos Of Global Solidarity From Women’s Marches Around The World

January 27, 2017 by

Experts are now estimating that between 3.3 and 4.6 million people participated in the over 550 Women's Marches held in towns and cities across America on Saturday, January 21, 2017. What must be added to that already record-making number - the Women’s March is now the largest protest in United States history - are the hundreds of thousands of marchers ... [Read More]

30 Photos That Capture The Awesome Girl Power At The Women’s Marches

January 26, 2017 by

Anchored by the Women's March on Washington, there were sister marches happening all across America and around the world on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The WYSK team was in DC, so we asked our readers to submit photos from their local marches for inclusion in a community-powered photo gallery. They came in by the hundreds and ... [Read More]

‘Rise’ For Women’s Equality: A National Minute Of Silence Planned For January 21, 2017

January 6, 2017 by

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, there are women’s marches and rallies planned in all 50 states. To inspire and mobilize in a symbolic action on behalf of the rights of women and girls, BETTY band member Alyson Palmer along with Gloria Steinem and others, have created the new initiative [email protected] At 1:00pm Eastern Time ... [Read More]

Blogs Not Bombs: Afghan Writers Fighting Misogyny With Their Stories

October 3, 2016 by

By Lydia Solodiuk Her name was Rabia Balkhi and she wrote her last poem in her own blood as she lay dying. She wanted to express herself, write love poetry, be a poet in medieval Persia, but her brother murdered her to preserve the family honor. In 2013, "Daughters of Rabia," a Persian book inspired by the famed Afghan poet, flew off ... [Read More]

Meet The Founders Of #BlackLivesMatter… How The Hashtag That Defined A Movement Began

September 30, 2016 by

"In the summer of 2013, #BlackLivesMatter went viral. A movement was born. But the creators of the hashtag that galvanized millions were largely ignored." Meet Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, the founders of #BlackLivesMatter. In this exclusive video interview with EmergingUS, these three inspiring ... [Read More]

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