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Polls: Voters Connect Abortion Access and Economic Opportunities

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In one poll of New York and Pennsylvania voters, three-quarters of respondents said that a woman’s ability to control whether to have children is linked to equality and financial stability.

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Sexual Assault: Power Money Control : Infographic

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Often a taboo subject, victims often remain silent, fearing retribution or blaming themselves. Learn the facts about how and why these crimes are comm

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malek's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:22 AM

But what's Sexual assault in the first place?

Sexual assault can be verbal, visual, or anything that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention. Examples of this are voyeurism (when someone watches private sexual acts), exhibitionism (when someone exposes him/herself in public), incest (sexual contact between family members), and sexual harassment. It can happen in different situations:  in the home by someone you know, on a date, or by a stranger in an isolated place.

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Want To Win The War On Poverty? Rebuild The Labor Movement

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When conservative Ohio Governor and former Lehman Brothers executive John Kasich feels compelled to remind his fellow conservatives that upon entering Heaven, “Saint Peter is probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor,” you know poverty has reached center stage.

From the homilies of Pope Francis, to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (pictured) inauguration speech, poverty and its close cousin inequality are playing starring roles in the current political discourse. The President’s 2015 budget proposal, released earlier this month, calls for a significant increase in federal spending on anti-poverty programs, and while these proposals are likely DOA in the Republican-controlled House, Democrats across the land have promised to campaign on the issue leading up to the 2014 midterm races. This year, then, appears little different from much of 2013: the spotlight on poverty shows no sign of dimming.

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Not necessarily all feminist; but unions have their place in feminism and other battles of equality -- and unions are the way to cease this war on the masses.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:39 AM

And include sex workers in the labor movement; perhaps not unions per se, but in valuing workers & workers rights ~ and sex work as work.

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NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us

NASA Study Concludes When Civilization Will End, And It's Not Looking Good for Us | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
According to a new study sponsored by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, we only have a few decades left before everything we know and hold dear collapses.

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Poverty & inequality play a large role

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What's Wrong with Washington

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“ We bend over backwards for income from investments. That has increased debt from lost tax revenues.
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The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up - The Economist

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The economics of sexual inequality When education dries up
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ECONOMISTS see reducing sexual inequality in education as a vital part of promoting development.
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Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 6, 2014 7:29 PM

I like this article a lot. I chose this article, because what they are saying about sexual inequality when there is a lack of education is true. This relates to the half the sky article, because in half the sky most of the women were educated at all, they we're at home because that's all they could do alone. Being educated in Least developed countries is normal, not just because some cant afford a secondary school, but because education is valued, especially education for women. Men are dominant women are not. 

Maddie Morris's curator insight, May 7, 2014 7:19 PM

This article is discussing how as inequality is growing education is going to dry up. Without women a full establishment of education can not be achieved because have of the population is not in action. This relates to the article because they both discus how women play a major part in education.

Lauryn Phifer's curator insight, May 8, 2014 11:08 AM

I curated this article, because it talks about Education. In the half the sky article, education is one of the big issues that women have associated with gender inequality. Women don't get educated, because they are simply women, this article is important because it tells people that Education is important for everybody and not men. 

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‘Women beyond war’: Rising up for environmental justice and an end to violence

‘Women beyond war’: Rising up for environmental justice and an end to violence | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

If the flow of money is any indication of the world’s values, then the perpetuation of both fossil fuels and militarism are among society’s top priorities. The International Monetary Fund recently reported that world governments spend $2 trillion annually subsidizing fossil fuels, almost 9% of all annual national budgets. In the past two decades, the world has also seen a steady rise in global military spending, largely driven by enormous defense spending in developed nations. These two budget priorities divert funding away from social services such as healthcare and education.

 

These trends are alarming, but the activist movements working for both peace and sustainability are growing and gaining momentum, with women at the forefront.

 

The Nobel Women’s Initiative brought leaders and peace activists from around the world together in Belfast, Ireland from May 28th to May 30th for their fourth biennial conference, “Moving Beyond Militarism & War: Women-driven solutions for a nonviolent world.

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Can Husbands Handle Being Outearned By Their Wives?

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While this study is interesting, what I am noticing is that it seems to have a life of its own as it gets picked up by news outlets. For many, it may be misread as  “women are now out-earning men,” and the media will go through another period of collectively wondering if we need feminism.  Then, the media wants to focus on what they perceive to be the personal dynamics of the story. You can hear the commentators–men and women alike–dying to ask the question, and they usually do: how will it affect men if they are out-earned by their wives? What will it do to the marriage?  Can men handle it?  Will their feelings be hurt, their egos bruised?  What should women do?

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On Equal Pay Day, Remember Women of Color

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April 9 is Equal Pay Day--a reminder that women workers still make less than their male counterparts. Around this time of year, my university's Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance usually holds a Pay Equity Bake Sale to highlight the wage disparities between men and women. The price of each baked good varies by customer to reflect the wage gap. In the United States, women make about $0.77 for every $1 earned by male colleagues; therefore, female students pay $0.77 for a brownie while male students pay $1. Some people love this event, others hate it. What I have always liked about the bake sale is that it not only reflects wage differences between sexes, but races as well.

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Catalyst Study Finds Women Fall Back as Men Get the Hot Jobs

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Male MBA grads get projects that boast more than twice the budget and three times the staff as projects headed by women...

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Binders Keepers

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"Scarborough also mocks “Binder-Gate”, completely missing the point of the reaction to Mitt Romney’s “Binders full of women” statement. Which is exactly what the tap-dancing Romney was trying to do. Romney want’s to hide his record, his stance, his very negative attitude towards women. It’s not the ill-phrased statement made by the perpetually awkward Romney, but the very negative scenario he was attempting to illustrate as a positive.

 

Let me spell it out for you: We don’t want to hear about binders full of resumes from qualified female candidates — which were given to you, not sought by you, Romney. We want to live in a world where hiring women, at equal pay, is common practice."

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Ladies, You're Still Earning Less: Census Reports Gender Wage Gap Didn't ... - International Business Times

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Ladies, You're Still Earning Less: Census Reports Gender Wage Gap Didn't ...International Business TimesNo progress was made to close the gender wage gap in the United States last year, according to the U.S.

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Busty Girls Held Hostage By Retailers & Economy

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Retailers, the economy, and our culture consipre against women with larger breasts.

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Public Sector Job Losses Have Disproportionately Hurt Women

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by PAT GAROFALO, Think Progress/Economy

 

Women have been disproportionately affected by the public sector layoffs that have become an unfortunate mainstay of the sluggish economic recovery, according to the National Women’s Law Center. The public sector has shed some 700,000 jobs in the last three years — which are the three worst years for public employment on record — and women have born the brunt of those cuts, while not seeing a large share of private sector job gains:

 

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What We Can Learn From Teen Dating Violence

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"the data in this survey reveals that the prevalence of domestic violence, especially when combined with gender-skewed safety education, means that such violence prevails because we are too busy providing reasons such as “it’s a tough economy” that “explain” violence rather than flat out condemn it." By my friend Alessia.

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Jackie Vanderbrug | Women Effect Investments

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Women Effect Investments is a field-building initiative that seeks to mobilize more investment dollars toward improving the condition of women and girls worldwide.

We are doing this because when women are economic agents and leaders, social change accelerates and returns multiply. The returns of women-focused investing can be measured in our families, our neighborhoods, and on the other side of the world. This is The Women Effect.


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Is the U.S. Economy Sexist?

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At The Atlantic, we have a saying: "The recession was sexist.

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California's Ban on Affirmative Action Upheld

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ASSOCIATED PRESS,

Feminist Daily News 

 

A federal appeals court upheld California's statewide ban on using affirmative action in admissions decisions at public universities yesterday. Proposition 209, approved by California voters in 1996, bans public colleges and universities from considering gender, ethnicity, or race in the admissions process. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the ban once before. The court wrote in its decision that it had already established precedent in this earlier case.  [MORE]


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The Gender Gap: Three Decades Old, as Wide as Ever - Pew Research Center

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Barack Obama's advantages among women voters over his GOP rivals are striking, with women favoring Obama over Mitt Romney by 20 points and over Rick Santorum by 26 points.


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Birth Control Access Boosts Women's Wages, Study Finds

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by LAURA BASSETT, huffingtonpost.com

 

While women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make in the United States, the gender wage gap has closed significantly over the past several decades. Now, for the first time ever, a new study has connected the narrowing of that pay gap to increased access to birth control pills.

 

The University of Michigan study, which analyzed the careers of 4,300 women, shows that the earlier a woman can start taking birth control pills, the more likely she is to earn higher wages later in life.

 

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