Monday, June 17, 2024

Tag: women’s rights

Texas abortion law reflects GOP turn towards citizen enforcement

Is this the highest-profile example of a growing push by Republicans to give supporters broad power to sue over issues important to their base?

A chill wind: Texas unleashes bounty hunters on women

Texas' latest abortion ban deputizes ordinary citizens to hunt down and sue anyone who helps a woman get an abortion after 6 weeks (e.g. clinic staff, taxi drivers, someone who provided money for the procedure).

Trade policy won’t work for workers till it works for women

The Biden administration needs to adopt a gender and social inclusion framework for future trade negotiations and agreements.

Federal judges blocks Arkansas abortion ban

This law “is categorically unconstitutional, and plaintiffs have demonstrated that they are likely to succeed on the merits.”

#FreeBrittney and all Saudi women too!

If any woman can relate to Brittney’s struggle to free herself from her father’s rule, it is Saudi women’s rights activist Samar Badawi.

Billie Jean King, foremother

And still in the game...

Male voices dominate the news. Here’s how journalists and female experts...

You might expect the gender ratio of people quoted in the news would mirror the gender split of our society. But that's not the case.

Women’s pain is routinely underestimated, and gender stereotypes are to blame—new...

A new study has found gender stereotypes are particularly decisive in the estimation of patients’ pain.

Lessons from the past: Protecting women and girls from violence during...

Little attention has been paid to women and girls in humanitarian settings, those whose safety has already been reduced due to conflict, natural disaster or displacement.

WHO finds violence against women ‘remains devastatingly pervasive,’ affecting 1 in...

"Violence against women is endemic in every country and culture, causing harm to millions of women and their families, and has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic."

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The Medicare Advantage Paradox: How private insurers cost taxpayers billions

Recent studies and reports from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reveal that MA overpayments have significantly burdened taxpayers.

Trump’s $48 billion corporate tax cut proposal exceeds annual K-12 education budget

The proposed reduction in the corporate tax rate from 21% to 15% would result in massive tax savings for the largest U.S. companies, benefiting wealthy shareholders while neglecting workers and public investments.

Clarence Thomas faces fresh scrutiny over undisclosed luxury trips funded by billionaire

This has prompted renewed calls for his resignation and demands for stricter ethics reforms for the highest court in the land.

Russia’s war on Ukraine generates more emissions than 175 countries: $32 billion climate bill...

The first two years of Russia’s invasion resulted in greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to the annual emissions of 175 individual countries, further intensifying the global climate emergency.

Supreme Court upholds access to abortion pill

More than 6 million people have used mifepristone since 2000.