Stories tagged: "women"


A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women Are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

Graphic via Rebecca Russ
Biden’s COVID Relief Plan Is a Huge Deal for Women. Here’s How.

Study after study has found that women, particularly women of color, have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic toll, losing jobs and leaving the workforce in alarming numbers.

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I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom Who Planned to Start Working in 2020. Then COVID Happened.

Without the aid of the public school system, our society simply fails to factor in child care, and it’s women who are tasked with resolving this issue for their families.

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Women Who Accused Gynecologist of Unnecessary Procedures Should Be Able to Apply for Visas, Democrats Say

The immigrant women allege that a doctor conducted nonconsensual gynecological procedures while they were at Irwin County Detention Center.

President-elect Joe Biden has prioritized working with women and people of color as he transitions into the White House (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Over 40% of Biden’s Transition Team Are People of Color. That Matters.

"My administration's going to look like America," Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden said earlier this year.

Job seekers fill out applications as they wait in line to enter a job fair at a new Target retail store on August 15, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
White Women Are Bouncing Back From the Economic Downturn. Black and Hispanic Women Not So Much.

"Women of color and Black women in particular are often working an essential job, the front-line jobs that are most vulnerable to COVID."

Graphics via Denzel Boyd for COURIER
These Five Women Could Make History Tuesday

To illustrate just how historic Election Day could be, we spotlight five women running for office for the first time ever.