If you haven’t heard yet, Virginia made history last month by becoming the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment—marking a watershed moment of progress in the 97-year fight to add protections on the basis of sex to the U.S. Constitution. The ERA is a simple amendment, reading, “Equality of rights under the law […]
If you’re a goals-oriented person (or are trying to become one), starting with a blank slate of goals can be a great way to ring in the new year and say goodbye to the 2010’s. Kick off the decade by adding some of these feminist resolutions for 2020 to your list: Personal Resolutions Take (better) […]
Yesterday, the United States House Judiciary Committee considered H.J. Resolution 79, legislation to remove one of the few barriers left to finally add the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution: a 1982 deadline for ratification. First proposed almost a century ago and passed by Congress in 1972, the ERA—which would guarantee equal legal rights for […]
The Equal Rights Amendment isn’t exactly on today’s ballot in Virginia, but it might as well be. Today Mississippi and Kentucky both have major gubernatorial elections, but Virginia’s off-year race for control of the state legislature is the main event. Partisan control of the legislature hangs in the balance, as well as support for the ratification […]
Welcome back to campus! This semester, we’re mobilizing for our feminist present and future. There are plenty of ways for you to get involved–pick a topic from our fall syllabus and let’s get to work: Ratifying the ERA The Equal Rights Amendment has been ratified in 37 states already, which means we only need ONE […]
With June officially ringing in the start of summer, it looks like the sun is shining and skies are clearing (for feminism) this week! Get excited for the weekend (and Pride!) with some Feminist Wins from the past two weeks – covering everything from driver’s licenses in Saudi Arabia to Miss America beauty pageants. Happy […]
Last week, Feminist Campus unveiled a new look for NYFLC 2018! The National Young Feminist Leadership Conference provides young people with a space to meet fellow like-minded feminists from across the country, network and connect, and hear from thought-provoking speakers and panelists within the feminist movement. If you are interested in attending the National Young Feminist […]
The idea that an employer can pay a woman less than a man for doing the exact same job should be ridiculous. It’s 2016 after all. But according to an analysis released last week by the Democratic staff of the U.S. Congressional Joint Economic Committee, women in the U.S., on average, are paid only 79 […]
As a leader in human rights worldwide, it’s critical that the United States recognizes where it lags behind. Otherwise, how could it ever improve?
Congresswoman Speier, from the 14th Congressional District in California, has long been a champion for the issues that FMF and our students are fighting for, including justice for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses and in the military, and equal pay for equal work.