Dick Price: A lifelong Democrat, Williamson is running as an independent, underscoring her status as a fresh and disruptive force, while leveraging her fame as a best-selling author and lecturer, with a large following among people who aren’t typically drawn to politics.
Debbie Hines: prominent civil rights attorney Simona Farrise and women’s rights advocate Sandra Fluke, also a lawyer, have already been to Washington to advocate and fight for change.
Shanelle Matthews: Receiving aid helped my mom stay afloat. She needed help for a little while, and even though there was shame attached to that, she did it because she cared deeply about the well-being of her kids.
Robert Reich: For every 100,000 births in America last year, 18.5 women died. That’s compared to 8.2 women who died during pregnancy and birth in Canada, 6.1 in Britain, and only 2.4 in Iceland.
Patty Bellasalma: California NOW is urging every woman and man to vote by mail or on June 3rd and to vote for progressive feminists. Here are our endorsements.
Christine Zardeneta and Mary A. Fischer: Why is a candidate for sheriff bragging about his support from someone under a cloud for mistreating women?
Nia-Malika Henderson: Every single Tuesday this month, there will be a primary election and lots of pontificating about what it all means. The storyline we’ll be watching most closely is how well women candidates do in these races.
Mary Sutton and Diana Zuñiga: None of the options before the Board considers a reduced jail population that would result from the County investing available realignment dollars into community-based programs that truly reduce recidivism.
Tara Culp-Ressler: College administrators, who want to avoid cultivating a bad reputation as an unsafe school, are typically squeamish about the fact reforming their sexual assault policies can actually result in an initial uptick in rape reports. But it’s important to realize that this data can signal that students have the support systems they need.
Tara Culp-Ressler: New ads are now targeting the students who may be considering attending an additional seven institutions grappling with their own rape controversies
Anthea Butler: The pentecostal prosperity gospel that pervades Christian Nigeria is tested by a terrorist attack on a school, and the kidnapping of its students.
Rev. Irene Monroe: In his effort to move the church forward, Francis has overlooked women in his calculus. And one person who was ahead of Pope John Paul II in the queue for canonization was Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Tara Culp-Ressler: O’Reilly suggested that Beyoncé isn’t helping to address the “cultural deficits” in African American and poor white communities and is actually “part of the problem.”