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New Mom Who Needed to Pump During Bar Exam Would Not Take 'No' for an Answer

New Mom Who Needed to Pump During Bar Exam Would Not Take 'No' for an Answer

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 10:21am
Late last year, Shahzeen Karim, an Illinois attorney and applicant to the Texas bar, tweeted: "Real time: Told TX #barexam will not accommodate me nursing/pumping my baby, due Feb 7th. Option? Pump in bathroom during break for 3 days."
Visiting Capitol Hill in Celebration of 40 Years of Title IX

Visiting Capitol Hill in Celebration of 40 Years of Title IX

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women's Rights Project & Amy L. Katz, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 3:02pm

Forty years ago, we would have been rarities, women lawyers. Congresswoman Gwen Moore would have been a greater rarity: an African American female member of the House of Representatives. Yesterday we were on Capitol Hill to celebrate the 40th anniversary…

Bloomberg L.P Decision Takes Women's Equality Two Steps Back

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 1:33pm

Today, as we celebrate Women's Equality Day, commemorating the passage of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote, I find myself reflecting on a central lesson of the struggle for suffrage: the power to effect political change…

For Mother's Day, Screw Chocolate! Give Us Equality!

For Mother's Day, Screw Chocolate! Give Us Equality!

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 10:08am

When I was in the third grade, my mom gave me a button to wear to school that said “I’m a mini-feminist.” Yes, it was the 1970s. And yes, I got teased. When I came home from school in tears, my mom explained that wearing the button…

Keeping Gender Stereotypes Out of Classrooms

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 5:30pm

Increasingly, school districts throughout the country are instituting single-sex classes in coeducational public schools based on faulty and outdated stereotypes. Many of these programs are rooted in the theories of single-sex education proponents…

Fellow Travelers

By Galen Sherwin, ACLU Women's Rights Project at 12:04pm

I represented Dr. M. on a case, and I will never forget what he told me about how he came to the work of providing abortion care. He was working as an OB-GYN at a hospital in upstate New York, performing a few abortions a year after the only other…

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