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America is one of only two countries in the world where you can be fired for taking a day off in order to give birth (let that sink in for a moment).

Scenes from San Francisco's Women's March

Jan 22, 2019

More than 40 thousand people gathered in San Francisco for the third Women's March.

Like at previous Women’s Marches, people of all ages arrived at Civic Center Plaza toting signs critiquing the Trump administration. This year, many also carried signs reflecting the newer issues of the Me Too movement, like, “I Stand with Christine Blasey-Ford” or “Mute R. Kelly.”

  

On this edition of Your Call, we’ll talk about why the increase of women in prisons has far surpassed the growth of male prisoners in the US.

Your Call: Has feminism sold out?

Mar 13, 2017

 

What should we make of the fact that feminism has gone mainstream? Bitch Magazine founding editor Andi Zeisler explores that question in her new book, We Were Feminists Once.

Barbara Dane: Still singing, still resisting

Aug 22, 2016
Courtesy of the Dane family / Cropped and resized

It’s not surprising to find female singers today who “do it all.”  They write and sing their own music, play an instrument, and maybe even dance. And in a growing number of cases they also run businesses. But this wasn’t the norm back in 1957, when singer Barbara Dane released her first album.

Many groups still feel excluded from the feminist movement. Teresa shares how feminism can be a value everyone can share--across races, sexuality, economics.

On the December 30th edition of Your Call, we’ll revisit our conversation with director Sarah Gavron and screen writer Abi Morgan about their new movie Suffragette.

Charlotte Cooper / Socialist Worker.org

Is the brutal gang rape of a 23 year-old woman in New Delhi last December the tipping point for women's rights in India? What about in Steubenville, Ohio?