Women are calling Republican budget cuts and attacks on public employees a double-barreled "war on women."
Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.
A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.
Unemployment has hovered at 10 percent for months, yet employers are refusing to hire the jobless.
They never got what they wanted, but more than 30 years later people still remember them, and their goals and their impact still resonate.
Republicans have backed off their effort to redefine rape as "forcible rape" (is there another kind?) but they have not given up their war on women's reproductive rights.
Planned Parenthood has asked the FBI to investigate an apparent video scam operation linked to a far-right anti-abortion group, targeting several of its clinics in six states.
In addition to ignoring the jobs mandate, Republicans have now introduced a bill that redefines rape and incest as only that which is "forcible."
Massachusetts is one of only five states without a law aimed at ending human trafficking, but a bill introduced Jan. 20 into both the Massachusetts Senate and House of Representatives aims to change that.
In a ceremony marking several "firsts," Jean Quan, a former labor organizer and school board and city council member, was inaugurated Oakland's 49th mayor Jan. 3.