Women's Rights

Congress launches inquiry into claims about gynecological procedures at immigrant facility

Top U.S. House Democrats are investigating a whistleblower’s allegations that immigrant women in a Georgia detention center endured gynecological procedures without their consent or...

Dozens attend candlelight vigil for Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Lansing

Dozens of Michiganders gathered at the Hall of Justice in Lansing on Saturday night to hold a candlelight vigil honoring the life and legacy...

Susan J. Demas: RBG is gone. This is why we fight.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, best known as a steely champion of women's equality, gave voice to the voiceless. And as a legendary Supreme Court justice,...

Economic security issues top Michigan women’s concerns, commission chief says 

On the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Equality Day, the Michigan Women’s Commission (MWC) announced it is moving from the Department of Civil Rights to...

Report: Michigan ranks 3rd in women’s political participation

From 2011 to 2019, Michigan only had one female top statewide officeholder in then-Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. Now women run Michigan — and...

Poll: About 75% of Michigan voters believe abortion should be legal

A new national poll shows that a majority of Michigan voters from all sides of the political spectrum support reproductive freedom.  The poll, done by...

Column: 5 ways higher education can be seen as hostile to...

Editor’s note: In 2019, Amy Bonomi, a women’s studies scholar at Michigan State University, co-edited “Women Leading Change: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Cliff, and...

Nessel slams stereotype that ‘female leaders can’t work together’ during DNC...

Attorney General Dana Nessel and other female Michigan officials (virtually) let loose Wednesday ahead of the National Democratic Convention, in a Zoom event celebrating...

After delays, civil rights panel could name new leader next week

After almost a year and a series of delays, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) is poised to name its next executive director on...

On this day in 2006: Legendary Detroit official Maryann Mahaffey died 

Maryann Mahaffey, a longtime Detroit City Council president and leading progressive activist, died on July 27, 2006. Mahaffey was born Burlington, Iowa. She earned a...

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