women's rights

In light of the women’s marches today, please remember that not all women have vaginas, and not all people with vaginas are women!!! There have been some transphobic signs at the marches today that play into the gender binary and echo the sentiment “my genitalia is better than yours,” so here’s to intersectional and inclusive women’s rights, bodily autonomy, reproductive rights, and human rights

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Powerful photos show just how big women’s marches were around the world

  • Hundreds of thousands of marchers gathered to make their voices heard at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., on Saturday — but they weren’t the only ones marching.
  • Sister marches, hundreds more of them, were held in cities around the globe. See more photo from the ground

Planned Parenthood reportedly blocked from delivering petitions to Paul Ryan’s office

  • Planned Parenthood volunteers arrived at House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office armed with nearly 90,000 petitions in response to GOP plans to strip the organization of its funding.
  • Ryan delivered the news at a press conference, announcing that the legislation would be folded in with the Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
  • Apparently, the House speaker wasn’t quite ready for the impending backlash: According to tweets from Planned Parenthood’s official account, volunteers were greeted by a sign on Ryan’s door informing visitors that only “scheduled appointments” would be admitted into his office.
  • The organization also alleged that six security guards had been sent to physically block the delivery of the petitions. Read more.