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AFL-CIO defends women's access to contraception

In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."

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Bread and Roses in 1912, Hyatt and Hotels in 2012

When it comes to oppression of women it sometimes seems like "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

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Women tackle pay gap all around the world

"Frozen in Time: Gender Pay Gap Unchanged for 10 Years" examines women's wages in 43 countries.

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Virginia Republicans go berserk with far-right bills

The Republicans have hit the ground running, with an extremist program of anti-labor, anti-immigrant and anti-choice bills.

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Republican “Mad Men” infuriate women yet again

Foster Friess, the billionaire backer of Rick Santorum's campaign, stunned MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell yesterday.

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Desperate measures? Bishops and Republicans continue fight against birth control

One would have thought that the Obama administration last week put a solid end to the fight over women's access to birth control.

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Victory for women: Komen reinstates Planned Parenthood funding

The reversal came after a firestorm of protests over the cutoff, including charges that it was a cave-in to Republican/right-wing pressure.

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Big win for women in Mississippi, but downsides too

The ambiguously worded and short-sighted proposal, if passed, could have had terrible consequences for Mississippi women and their families.

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“Historic victory”: Insurance companies must cover birth control

Starting next year, insurers will be required to fully cover, with no copays, contraception and other preventive health services for women.

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Budget must "respect, protect" women, coalition says

National Council of Womens' Organizations launched the Respect, Protect, Reject Campaign, and is calling on lawmakers to uphold Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and emphasize women's concerns in the talks.

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