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Gender Armageddon and the Broken Women's Movement - Huffington Post

Gender Armageddon and the Broken Women's Movement - Huffington Post | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Gender Armageddon and the Broken Women's MovementHuffington PostWomen are moving backwards by many measures and under siege from all directions -- a veritable gender Armageddon!
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Moldova must implement laws against discrimination based on gender – UN experts - UN News Centre

Moldova must implement laws against discrimination based on gender – UN experts - UN News Centre | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
UN News CentreMoldova must implement laws against discrimination based on gender – UN expertsUN News CentreA group of United Nations independent human rights experts today urged the Government of Moldova to ensure the implementation of the country's...
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Oh, The Drama! The UN Human-Rights System Tackles Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity

Oh, The Drama! The UN Human-Rights System Tackles Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Even with the back and forth, the up and down, I think the Human Rights Council panel in March, and its related, first-ever, official U.N.
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Advocacy groups filing lawsuits challenging Ill. law on behalf gay couples seeking marriage

Advocacy groups filing lawsuits challenging Ill. law on behalf gay couples seeking marriage | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
CHICAGO — More than two dozen gay and lesbian couples in Illinois plan to file lawsuits Wednesday arguing that it’s unconstitutional for the state to deny them the right to marry, a move advocates hope will lead to legalized same-sex marriage in...
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Women and Christians fear Islamic outcome in Egypt elections

Women and Christians fear Islamic outcome in Egypt elections | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Egypt’s Islamist presidential candidate Mohammed Mursi sought on Tuesday to reassure Coptic Christians and women, who fear a conservative Islamist in power could threaten their freedoms.
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How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Feminists | G. Willow Wilson

How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Feminists | G. Willow Wilson | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
So, the next time a conservative spouts off about how "violent" and "extreme" Muslims are (and probably mentions...
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Pakistan acid women fear backlash over Oscar film

Survivors of acid attacks whose plight became the focus of an Oscar-winning documentary now fear ostracism and reprisals if the film is broadcast in Pakistan.
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Woman who attended Pastor Worley’s sermons: ‘I was not surprised’

Woman who attended Pastor Worley’s sermons: ‘I was not surprised’ | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A lesbian mother who attended about 20 sermons of North Carolina pastor Charles Worley said Tuesday she was not surprised that the pastor recently told his congregation that LGBT individuals should be detained in camps until they’re all dead.
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Koch Operative Steered $55 Million to Front Groups Airing Ads Against Democrats; Ads Assailed Candidates Over Abortion, 9/11, Medicare | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet

Koch Operative Steered $55 Million to Front Groups Airing Ads Against Democrats; Ads Assailed Candidates Over Abortion, 9/11, Medicare | Tea Party and the Right | AlterNet | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Koch brothers are eager to present themselves as small-government libertarians, but their grants to front groups suggest a different set of priorities.
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Proof of the GOP War on Women

Proof of the GOP War on Women | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Conservatives like to pretend there is no war on women, so PoliticusUSA developed a running list of legislation to prove that there is indeed a war on women. The proof is in the policy. (How is a war on abortion a war on women?
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Christians' anger at plans to sack GPs if they refuse to give single women the Pill

Christians' anger at plans to sack GPs if they refuse to give single women the Pill | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
New guidelines from the General Medical Council state that it would be ‘discriminatory’ for doctors not to prescribe either the Pill or morning-after pill just because they don’t believe in sex outside marriage.
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The Importance of Choice

The Importance of Choice | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

The Importance of Choice - : woman reflects on experience as being raped & what abortion means http://t.co/wrUaAbPK via @HuffingtonPost...)...

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Gender politics over the top - Salt Lake Tribune

Gender politics over the topSalt Lake TribuneIt's distressing — even sickening — that debate about this landmark law has devolved into one more election-year grudge match between Democrats and Republicans...

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Gender-neutral isn't new « Motivated Grammar

Gender-neutral isn't new « Motivated Grammar | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Gender-neutral language really burns some people's beans. One common argument against gender-neutral language is that it's something new. See, everyone was fine with generic he up until [insert some turning point ...
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Flomenhaft Gallery Presents Free Gender Justice Events, 5/30, 6/13 & 16 - Broadway World

Flomenhaft Gallery Presents Free Gender Justice Events, 5/30, 6/13 & 16 - Broadway World | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Flomenhaft Gallery Presents Free Gender Justice Events, 5/30, 6/13 & 16Broadway WorldHave Art: Will Travel (HAWT) and Flomenhaft Gallery's series of free Gender Justice Events continues tonight, May 30.
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Pastor's Hateful Sermon on Gays and Lesbians Draws Protests in North Carolina

Pastor's Hateful Sermon on Gays and Lesbians Draws Protests in North Carolina | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Click here to view this media As I wrote about earlier this month, there were protests planned for anti-gay zealot and bigot Pastor Charles Worley after he was recorded preaching this sort of hatred towards lesbians and gay people from the pulpit...
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Thousands Protest Anti-Gay Pastor In North Carolina

Thousands Protest Anti-Gay Pastor In North Carolina | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Photo via Hickory Daily RecordThousands of protesters gathered this weekend outside of the North Carolina church where Pastor Charles Worley preaches. Worley came under fire last week after saying the U.S.
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Case Watch: Protecting Sexual Orientation Under Human Rights Mechanisms | Open Society Foundations Blog - OSF

Recent decisions from the top American and European human rights courts affirmed that sexual orientation and gender identity are protected categories under international law.
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House GOP Pushes Ban On Non-Existing Sex-Selective Abortion Problem

House GOP Pushes Ban On Non-Existing Sex-Selective Abortion Problem | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
House Republicans will force a vote tomorrow on a controversial abortion ban that would prevent sex-selective abortions.
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POLL: Marriage Equality Support ‘Stronger’ Than Ever, Including Among African-Americans

POLL: Marriage Equality Support ‘Stronger’ Than Ever, Including Among African-Americans | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds marriage equality support remaining consistent at 53 percent, but notably, those who “strongly” support it (39 percent) outweigh those who “strongly” oppose it (32 percent) for the first time.
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Brazil rocked by abortion for 9-year-old rape victim

Brazil rocked by abortion for 9-year-old rape victim | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Declaring that "life must always be protected", a senior Vatican cleric has defended the Catholic Church's decision to excommunicate the mother and doctors of a nine-year-old rape victim who had a life-saving abortion in Brazil.
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Media Coverage of Reproductive Rights Should Include Women of ...

Media Coverage of Reproductive Rights Should Include Women of ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Social wedge issues such as abortion, birth control and sex education in public schools have taken center stage and sometimes dominated the political debate this year, but progressive experts on reproductive rights are ...
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Members Of New GOP Women’s Caucus Voted Against Equality For Women

Members Of New GOP Women’s Caucus Voted Against Equality For Women | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

The 24 Republican Congresswomen in the U.S. House announced yesterday that they have joined to form the Women’s Policy Committee, a caucus aimed at “raising the profile of GOP women in their roles as lawmakers, highlighting their diverse achievements and providing a unique, unified voice on a wide range of critically important issues.”


But a ThinkProgress review of their voting records shows that the two dozen women have been fairly consistent in their legislative opposition to women’s rights:

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ACLU to Sanford school: Stop single-gender classes - Morning Sentinel

ACLU to Sanford school: Stop single-gender classes - Morning Sentinel | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it

ACLU to Sanford school: Stop single-gender classes 

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Diocese of Kalamazoo diocese joins Catholic lawsuit over funding of abortion, birth control requirement

Diocese of Kalamazoo diocese joins Catholic lawsuit over funding of abortion, birth control requirement | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The lawsuit was filed Monday in United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and is one of several dozen similar complaints filed today by Catholic organizations across the country.
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