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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Attorney General Dana Nessel and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Republican officials have faced criticism for making sexist remarks about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. But a culture of misogyny has existed for years, according to former and current state lawmakers.

Barbara Rodriguez

59%

A report finds that 59 percent of older women have gotten at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, compared with 70 percent of older men.

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Health

Biden administration kills food stamp restriction that could have affected 1.3 million Americans

The restriction would have particularly affected Black women and Latinas, who remain disproportionately affected by the recession.

Shefali Luthra
Politics

Law enforcement officers keep arresting Black women elected officials

The imagery of Georgia Rep. Park Cannon being dragged away this week at the state Capitol follows several arrests in recent years involving elected Black women. Black women on the receiving end say it’s an effort to silence their growing political power.

Barbara Rodriguez
pregnant woman wearing a hazmat suit and a mask walks in the streets in the Elmhurst neighbourhood.
Politics

Pregnant workers have fought for years for accommodations at work. They may finally get them.

Democrats, Republicans and business groups are rallying around a bill to give pregnant workers better accommodations in the workplace. It’s likely to pass this year. 

Chabeli Carrazana

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