The Progressive Agenda: A Legislative Wish List

Today marks the start of 77th (regular) session of the Nevada Legislature! Can you feel the excitement? For the next 120 days of the (regular) session, people across the state will be watching (and hopefully participating in great events like Grass Roots Lobby Days) as our representatives tackle the business of the Silver State. And…

Feminist Files: We are all Steubenville

Blame it on the red tape: City officials for Steubenville, Ohio have started a blog to “disseminate the most accurate information” regarding the (alleged) gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by the city’s high school football team. I suppose this is one of those the-best-defense-is-a-good-offense approaches after they’ve been publicly shamed by the hacker collective…

Feminist Files: Apropo of nothing

Even in the last moments of 2012, there’s never a dull moment. NYE resolutions: My Fem2.0 colleague Erin Belitskus offers a great wish list for good tidings for women and children in 2013. (Hint: It starts with reauthorizing VAWA.) Thanks SCOTUS! The Supreme Court decided to deny a temporary hold on the contraceptives coverage in…

Feminist Files: The new normal

Free to be you and me: Starting Dec. 1 the DSM-5 — the official guide-book in the psychiatry community — has stopped listing transgender as a mental illness! This, coupled with the UN Secretary General’s speech imploring the global community to stand with the LGBT community, will be marked in history as no less significant…