Stories tagged: "women"


A young striker (left) with suffrage and labor activist Flora Dodge "Fola" La Follette (middle) and social reformer and missionary Rose Livingston (right) during a garment strike in New York City in 1913. (Library of Congress via Unsplash)
Here’s When Women (Finally) Got the Right to Vote in 50 Countries

While it might feel as though it's been an inalienable right for as long as we can remember, it really wasn't that long ago that women not only didn't have the right to vote, but also couldn't own land, travel freely, or work outside the traditional roles prescribed by society.

Everything You’ve Heard About John Gibbs’ Anti-Women Screed Is True

Michigan Congressional candidate John Gibbs has criticized women for working outside the home, for making the workplace "strained" for men, and for spawning "a barrage of sexual harassment cases of frivolous proportions."

Photograph of Karin Killian and her daughters; image courtesy of Karin Killian
Six in 10 Michiganders Oppose Re-Criminalizing Abortion. Here’s What One of Them Has to Say.

A Traverse City mom shares her abortion story and why she supports abortion rights. She’s one of the 60% of Michigan voters who oppose re-criminalizing abortion and among the 58% think that abortion should be legal under most circumstances.

Containers of the medication used to end an early pregnancy sit on a table inside a Planned Parenthood clinic, Oct. 29, 2021, in Fairview Heights, Ill. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Everything You Need to Know About Medication Abortion in Michigan

Searches for medication abortion and prescription requests for abortion pills have skyrocketed following the May 2 Supreme Court opinion leak. We asked Michigan OB/GYN, Dr. Halley Crissman, to talk about how medication abortion works. 

Stethoscope on note book with Women's Health words as medical concept
How Michigan Women Have Benefited From the Affordable Care Act

One in three Michigan women said birth control has been more accessible with the ACA, which turned 12 this week.

You Probably Don’t Know These 7 Female Historical Figures from Michigan

Do you know about the American Joan of Arc or Michigan’s own Rosie the Riveter? Learn more about Michigan’s most iconic women in history.

Fixing Roads and Making Cars: 11 Michiganders to Remember From 2021

From a local man fighting for clean water to the head of a federal agency bringing electric vehicles to Michigan, these are the names you need to know.