Women's Rights

Bills axing Michigan’s ‘tampon tax’ get House hearing

A Michigan House panel on Wednesday heard testimony on a set of bills getting rid of the so-called “tampon tax” introduced by state Reps....

Progressive Women’s Caucus members introduce domestic violence awareness resolutions

State lawmakers in the Progressive Women’s Caucus are introducing resolutions to recognize October as Domestic Violence Awareness month in Michigan.  The resolutions, introduced by state...

Susan J. Demas: Infighting, money woes could hurt 2020 progressive change...

Last year was a banner year for progressive ballot proposals in Michigan, with measures legalizing marijuana, going after gerrymandering and expanding voting rights all...

Whitmer names new Michigan Women’s Commission chief 

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer named her former campaign adviser as the new executive director of the Michigan Women’s Commission. Cheryl Bergman of East Lansing previously was...

Susan J. Demas: Knowing what you don’t know is one of...

Last week marked the 18th anniversary of 9/11. I will never forget listening to a couple Iowa hard rock DJs try and figure out...

Nessel moves forward with subpoenas against ‘Me Too Kits’ company

Attorney General Dana Nessel is continuing to fight against the “Me Too Kits” Co. after getting authority to proceed with investigative subpoenas on Monday. The...

Dingell sponsors measure noting intersection of misogyny, domestic violence and gun...

It's been 25 years since Congress passed the landmark Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) but the GOP-controlled U.S. Senate still hasn't reauthorized it. U.S. Rep....

No agreement reached on ‘Me Too’ home sexual assault kits, AG...

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel’s fight against home sexual assault evidence kits continues, as the company that produces them failed to respond to the...

Progressives take aim at Trump judicial pick as ‘Betsy DeVos in...

Updated, 11:55 a.m. with comments from the Michigan Democratic Party President Donald Trump has been filling federal court slots with right-wing nominees at record speed,...

Feds hit MSU with $4.5M fine as provost abruptly resigns

The Larry Nassar and William Strampel scandals continue to plague Michigan State University.  The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) has determined that the university failed...

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