Women

Richard Trumka Explains How Unions Close The Wage Gap For Women
From this Tuesday's The Economy Summit hosted by The Atlantic, AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka explains to Margaret Carlson how just belonging to a union closes the wage gap for women. Read more...
Virginia Senator:  Women Are Childbearers Who 'Some Call Mothers'
Virginia State Senator Steve Martin was upset over a Valentine from pro-choice groups, and lost his composure long enough to express his true feelings toward women. Read more...
Restaurant Workers Struggle To Put Food On Their Own Tables
At a $2.13 per hour minimum wage, restaurant workers struggle to put food on their own tables. Read more...
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres said Syria had become "a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history." He added that "the only solace is the humanity shown by the neigh Read more...
Women Given Body Cavity Searches On Public Roads By Texas Troopers
Multiple highway patrol officers in Texas have been captured by dash cams doing 'unconstitutional' cavity searches on women's genitals during traffic stops. Lawyers and civil rights advocates say the 'mind-boggling' searches are all too common. Read more...

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Against the backdrop of outrage in Congress over sexual abuse in the military, there was a nationwide moment of silence Saturday for a North County soldier. It coincided with renewed calls for the truth about how Lavena Johnson died. Read more...
No Justice, No Peace: Remembering Pfc. LaVena Johnson
Army investigators ruled that LaVena committed suicide by firing her M-16 automatic rifle into her mouth. Her body was found beside the rifle in a contractor's storage tent on a U.S. military base, a trail of blood leading away from her tent, and a gunshot wound that seemed inconsistent with suicide. Read more...
In an extended essay, Bill shares striking extremes of wealth and poverty across the country. Read more...
Senator Ron Johnson trashes women and the poors at the David Horowitz Freedom Center Retreat last weekend. Read more...
Outrage over sexual violence given new fuel after police recorded deaths as "accidental" when bodies of raped, murdered sisters aged 5,9, and 11 were found in a well. Read more...