Broadly Power

4.25.19

What It's Like To Lose Your Sister in an Honor Killing

Banaz Mahmod was murdered by her father and uncle even after reporting her fears to the police multiple times. A decade later, her sister Payzee believes that British police still aren't taking honor killings seriously.

4.17.19

What's Behind the New Wave of Six-Week Abortion Bans

Unconstitutional six-week abortion bans have swept Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, and Georgia—a new phase of the ongoing efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade.

4.17.19

Sex Work Is Work—And Its Laborers Are Officially Unionizing

In the UK, sex workers are joining with trade unions to demand better collective conditions for their industry.

4.16.19

When Will the US Protect Black Women From Dying in Childbirth?

Across the United States, politicians are taking steps toward enacting legislation that reduces racist bias against pregnant Black women and infants. But there's still a challenging journey ahead.

4.12.19

The Trans Ban Is in Effect, And Service Members Are Now in Jeopardy

I carried caskets in Arlington National Cemetery. I folded American flags for loved ones. I didn’t know anything about the gender identity or sexuality of those I carried—just that they died in service and wore the flag of this country to the grave.

4.11.19

Reckoning with the Joe Bidens of the #MeToo Movement

The behavior former Vice President Joe Biden has been accused of may not be criminal, but some say it warrants a larger discussion about power and misconduct.

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4.9.19

What Does It Mean to Live a Non-Fascist Life?

Natasha Lennard's new book, "Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life," examines the day-to-day considerations of practicing anti-fascism.

4.8.19

We Can't Ignore Stalking and Domestic Violence on College Campuses

This month, Broadly's Unfollow Me series investigates domestic violence and stalking at universities across the UK.

4.8.19

51 Percent of Students Accused of Stalking or Abuse Allowed to Stay at UK Universities

Through FOI requests, Broadly asked every UK university how many students were accused of stalking or domestic abuse, and how many were expelled by college authorities. We found 381 cases of student-on-student abuse and stalking in a three year period.

4.5.19

At a Georgia Clinic, Abortion Bill Causes Uncertainty and Fear

House Bill 481, which proposes making abortion illegal after around six weeks, is adding to a national debate around "fetal heartbeat" bills. But at a women's health center in Atlanta, it's already stirring very real worry and confusion for patients.

4.2.19

How Anti-Abortion Rhetoric Shapes Pro-Choice Advocacy

Historians and advocates for reproductive justice say our understanding of abortion has been influenced by the anti-abortion movement's "pro-life" arguments against it.

4.1.19

Nigerian Hospitals Are Locking Up Women Unable to Pay Their Childbirth Bills

Fashion designer Folake Oduyoye died in custody in 2016 after her hospital refused to discharge her until she paid her outstanding bill. Her death is part of a global phenomenon known as hospital detention.

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