Women's Rights

Susan J. Demas: Right-wing lies on abortion paved the way for...

During no-filter November, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey sent shockwaves across Michigan's Capitol when he compared abortion to "the scourge we endured when we...

Stabenow joins effort to extend Equal Rights Amendment deadline

As hopes grow that Virginia will ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) is among 16 new co-sponsors of a...

Nessel teaming up with NY attorney general to go after ‘Me...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is moving forward with her fight against at-home rape kits.  An Ingham County judge in September approved Nessel’s subpoena for...

What you need to know about rape kits: They’re free, no...

The number of victims of rape annually in Michigan is on a steady rise, from 3,016 in 2014 to 3,670 in 2018, according to...

Susan J. Demas: Time for male journalists to step up and...

This week, a story broke that the male Senate GOP leader called Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Democrats “batshit crazy.” The journalistic impulse in these situations...

Kalamazoo schools updates sex ed curriculum to include consent

The Kalamazoo Public Schools Board of Education approved a new, more inclusive reproductive health curriculum at a school board meeting Thursday. The new curriculum, titled...

Shirkey calls Whitmer and Michigan Dems ‘batshit crazy,’ gov’s office calls...

Updated 8:01 p.m. 11/21/19 with additional comments from Shirkey State Sen. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake) had some colorful things to say about Gov. Gretchen...

Civil rights panel names leadership team after Arbulu firing, declares education...

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) named its short-term leadership team on Monday during a meeting in Detroit. Mary Engelman, acting Michigan Department of Civil...

New: 2 Michigan Dems push for federal family leave changes

Updated, 1:33 p.m. 11/14/19 with comments from Rep. Levin Married couples who work for the same employer may be restricted in the amount of time...

Buoyed by Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews push for Equal Rights...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House advanced a resolution on Wednesday that aims to ease the ratification of a Constitutional amendment that would ensure equality...

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