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June 7, 2017

Wonder Woman's skimpy clothing is no match for the movie's feminist statement

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman makes it clear her outfit is her choice — not simply something to make men happy.

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was catcalled on stage and it didn't go well

Hall of fame hockey player Marcel Dionne yelled "Look at those legs!" while onstage with Raisman at the 2017 NHL Awards.
May 30, 2017

This mother fears for her daughter following Trump’s proposed Medicaid cuts

How the Senate's draft health care plan could affect reproductive services

It is very close to the House's version of the bill, and would block federal funding for Planned Parenthood for a year.

Jury in Bill Cosby case voted 10-2 in favor of conviction, according to juror report

2 jurors prevented the unanimous vote prosecutors needed to convict Bill Cosby of criminal charges, according to an account given to ABC News.
June 22, 2017

Florida higher-ed official says "women's genetics" cause the wage gap, apologizes

Ed Morton, a Florida university system board member, suggested women's genetics could be preventing them from negotiating higher pay.

Australian Sen. Larissa Waters gives speech to Parliament while breastfeeding like it's NBD

When you have to address the resurgence of black lung within the coal mining industry, but your daughter is also hungry...

Girl Scouts to offer badges in cybersecurity, hacking

Because girls need cyber skills, too.

Danielle Brooks wants to redefine roles for "someone who is bigger than a size 6"

After wrapping up a Broadway debut and season five of 'Orange is the New Black,' the actress has high hopes for what's to come.

Bill Cosby's lawyers are so confident about his retrial that they might even have him testify

"We never ruled it out. He's a very charismatic and articulate person."
June 21, 2017

If you care about reproductive rights, pay attention to what is happening in Iowa

What's happening in Iowa has already happened in Texas, and could soon happen nationwide.

Women in Canada have no legal recourse against pickup artists filming them

While women could bring a civil suit against someone who films them without permission, it's unlikely they'd win.

Birth control apps are helping women circumvent the war on reproductive rights

Women can now download an app to help take autonomy over their own bodies.

Gal Gadot was paid only $300,000 for 'Wonder Woman'

Gadot's paycheck is shockingly low as compared to many other male superhero leads.

Anti-Planned Parenthood filmmaker may be jailed for new secret footage

David Daleiden, the man behind the Planned Parenthood sting videos, is back at it — and so are his lawyers.
June 18, 2017

Bill Cosby's lawyer says it's "unfair" to make ailing comedian stand trial for "age-old accusations"

Brian McMonagle suggested the comedian — whom dozens of women have accused of sexual assault — is the real victim here.

What's Next for Bill Cosby: Comedian still faces 10 pending civil suits

Women in California and Massachusetts have filed civil suits against the comedian for defamation and sexual battery.

Bill Cosby's trial reminds us how hard it is to prosecute sexual assault allegations

Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania ended in a mistrial.

Bill Cosby Trial Update: Day 5 of deliberation ends with deadlocked jury

Once again, the defense's motion for a mistrial was denied.

Despite reluctance to call itself feminist, 'The Handmaid's Tale' is about women's collective power

The show's series finale offered an indisputable feminist message: Women can resist oppression if they band together.