Women’s Equality

Women’s rights are human rights. The right of individuals to govern their own bodies, free from abuse by others or coercive interventions by the government, is fundamental to the security and freedoms of a democratically governed people. When this right is eroded by failure to advocate justly for victims of sexual assault or by limiting access to safe and expedient reproductive healthcare options, women disproportionately bear the consequences. This is especially true for women of economically disadvantaged backgrounds and contributes to a cycle of economic deprivation in these communities. The Pantsuit Republic supports action to preserve a woman’s sovereignty over her own body.