Ultraviolet

Equality at a Higher Frequency

UltraViolet is a community of women and men, fighting to expand women's rights and combat sexism everywhere - from politics and government to media and pop culture.

Ultraviolet: Equality at a Higher Frequency

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Congress is about to take food away from hungry children.

Congress is about to take food away from hungry children.

The U.S. Senate voted for a budget that literally takes food away from hungry children. The budgets that have now passed both the House and Senate make deep, painful cuts to the food stamps program--called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. ONE IN FIVE children in the U.S. depend on SNAP for their meals. These cuts would be devastating and threaten to kick MILLIONS off the program. But they aren't law yet--and we still have a chance to stop them from going into effect if we mount a major fight right now, before these cuts are set in stone in the next few weeks.

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Tell Senate Republicans: Stop holding trafficking survivors hostage to your ideological agenda

Tell Senate Republicans: Stop holding trafficking survivors hostage to your ideological agenda

This is the most cynical, disgusting move yet: Senate conservatives are holding hostage a bill to help human trafficking survivors--the majority of whom are women and girls--to advance their extremist anti-choice and anti-health agenda. This bipartisan bill would increase penalties for those convicted of human slavery, smuggling, and sexual exploitation of victims, and use the money collected to help the survivors. But now Senate extremists won’t let it come to a vote unless it includes provisions to ban survivors' access to abortion care--even in the case of rape, incest, and when a survivor's health is in danger.

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Impeach Mark Fuller for abusing his wife

Impeach Mark Fuller for abusing his wife

Last August, Mark Fuller was arrested after his wife called 911 for help when he attacked her in an Atlanta hotel. But rather than face trial, Fuller agreed to a 24-week domestic violence intervention program. He will spend no time behind bars, and his record will be expunged.

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Teach Consent in High Schools

Teach Consent in High Schools

This is HUGE: the U.S. Senate is going to vote on legislation that could help significantly reduce sexual assault and intimate partner violence in schools across America. The Teach Safe Relationships Act will insure that age-appropriate, comprehensive information is presented to students in their high school health classes.

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Tell the FIFA Executive Committee: Pay women players fairly

Tell the FIFA Executive Committee: Pay women players fairly

Women athletes broke records in 2011 when the Women's World Cup final became ESPN's most viewed and highest rated soccer match of all time. But six months from now, the women who will compete in the next World Cup will compete for less than half of what the male players made. WHAT?!

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