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The law and the poor

The law and the poor | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
IN DECEMBER India’s cabinet approved a “right to food” bill that would give two-thirds of the population a right—supposedly enforceable in law—to cheap food. (When can the law be used to fight poverty?
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Defending Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Moore Recounts Being Raped As A Child

Defending Violence Against Women Act, Rep. Moore Recounts Being Raped As A Child | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) shared today her story of being sexually abused and raped. In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep.
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Okla. court strikes down ultrasound abortion law

Okla. court strikes down ultrasound abortion law | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma judge on Wednesday struck down a state law requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound image (details via @AP on #Oklahoma judge striking down law requiring #women to see #ultrasound images before #abortion...
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GOP war on women: Southern strategy run amok? - Video on msnbc.com

GOP war on women: Southern strategy run amok? - Video on msnbc.com | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Video on msnbc.com: Frank Rich, writer-at-large for New York Magazine, talks with Rachel Maddow about the roots of the Republican war on women given its support for women's suffrage and the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Historic review of healthcare law at High Court - CBS News

Historic review of healthcare law at High Court - CBS News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
CBS Evening News: Historic review of healthcare law at High Court - The Supreme Court will hear three days of arguments for and against every aspect of the Affordable Care Act starting Monday (#NEOnews Historic review of health law at High Court: ...
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Plouffe: GOP primary a 'clown show'

Plouffe: GOP primary a 'clown show' | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
White House senior adviser David Plouffe is hitting back at Republican presidential hopefuls who criticized President Barack Obama's decision to weigh in on the Trayvon Martin killing, calling the GOP primary a "clown show." Asked on CNN's "State...
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For Indian Women, Divorce Is a Raw Deal - New York Times (blog)

For Indian Women, Divorce Is a Raw Deal - New York Times (blog) (For Indian Women, Divorce Is a Raw Deal - New York Times (blog): For Indian Women, Divorce Is a Raw Deal - New Y...)...
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Random Adventures in Upstate NY and beyond!

FREE guided walking tour "Explore the Women's Rights History of Seneca Falls"

Saturday, Mar 31, 2012, 10:45 AM

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Women's Rights National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special walking tour in honor of Women's History Month on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m., starting at the park's Visitor Center at 136 Fall Street in downtown Seneca Falls. Park Ranger John Stoudt will present a FREE guided walking tour entitled, "Take A Hike: Explore t...

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Women's Rights National Historical Park invites the public to participate in a special walking tour in honor of Women's History Month on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m., starting at the park&# (Check out FREE guided walking tour "Explore the Women's...
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Study: Nearly 40 percent of women never married - Chicago Sun-Times

Study: Nearly 40 percent of women never married - Chicago Sun-Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
USA TODAYStudy: Nearly 40 percent of women never marriedChicago Sun-TimesNearly 40 percent of women have never been married, and fewer are in a first marriage, according to a new government report.
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Idaho pre-abortion Ultrasound Bill should require males to watch Christian Sex Ed films and force conversions

Idaho pre-abortion Ultrasound Bill should require males to watch Christian Sex Ed films and force conversions | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A full prescription for what Idaho should do to curb abortions—God's work here on Earth.
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Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
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News : Another “no Limbaugh” list | Radio-Info.com

From today's TRI Newsletter: Cumulus Media/ESPN Audio affiliates just received a list of 31 advertisers "who requested that their commercials not be scheduled in any Rush Limbaugh programs.” The memo instructs stations to "move any spots that may...
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Tennessee bill would direct state Health Department to post a report ...

Tennessee bill would direct state Health Department to post a report ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Although the bill states that patients will not be identified in the reports, it says the documents must include the woman's county, age, race, marital status, plus her number of prior pregnancies, number of prior abortions, the gestational age of...
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9 Lies Republicans Tell About Women's Bodies

9 Lies Republicans Tell About Women's Bodies | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) apologized Tuesday to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) for accusing her of lying about the gender breakdown of a contraception hearing panel. But plenty of real lies remain in the debate over women's health.
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Santorum wins over conservative women - Politico

Santorum wins over conservative women - Politico | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
PoliticoSantorum wins over conservative womenPoliticoLast week on CNN, Karen Santorum was asked if her husband, Rick, is “anti-woman.” “Absolutely not,” she said, adding that women have “nothing to fear” from the Republican presidential candidate.
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Afghanistan's War on Women Detailed in New Human Rights Watch Report - Daily Beast

Afghanistan's War on Women Detailed in New Human Rights Watch Report - Daily Beast | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Daily BeastAfghanistan's War on Women Detailed in New Human Rights Watch ReportDaily Beastby Jesse Ellison Mar 28, 2012 1:06 AM EDT The plight of Afghanistan's women was supposed to improve with the Taliban's ouster, but a new Human Rights Watch report...
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Arlen Specter: GOP Hurt 'Terribly' By Going After Women's Rights

Arlen Specter: GOP Hurt 'Terribly' By Going After Women's Rights | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- In his new memoir, Arlen Specter, the moderate Republican senator from Pennsylvania who famously switched to the Democratic Party in 2009, decries the partisanship and extremism in modern politics.
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Celebrating Women in Technology | Edutopia

Celebrating Women in Technology | Edutopia | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz advocates for the personal and cultural benefits of steering more girls onto the technology career track. (Celebrating Women in #Tech.
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Nearly 1000 Pakistani women were victims of honour killings last ...

Nearly 1000 Pakistani women were victims of honour killings last ... | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
A new report by Pakistan's leading human rights group has revealed at least 943 women were killed last year by their fathers, husbands or brothers for damaging their family name. Ninety-three of those killed were minors.
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U.N. Women's chief: "When women make money, it helps everyone" - World Watch - CBS News

U.N. Women's chief: "When women make money, it helps everyone" - World Watch - CBS News | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Michelle Bachelet says women's rights have progressed -- but there is still the dark side of violence against women Read more by Pamela Falk on CBS News' World Watch.
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The Storm Over Women's Health Care Had Been Brewing - New York Times

The Storm Over Women's Health Care Had Been Brewing - New York Times | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
New York TimesThe Storm Over Women's Health Care Had Been BrewingNew York TimesThe Obama administration says Texas is violating federal law by limiting where poor women can seek health care, and it announced last week that it was cutting off...
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Romney and GOP: Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Discriminate Against Women « Credit Insurance

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Future of Feminism: No More Media Sexualization of Women : Ms. Magazine Blog

Future of Feminism: No More Media Sexualization of Women : Ms. Magazine Blog | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
Future of Feminism: No More Media Sexualization of Women : Ms.
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Daily Kos: Idaho Senate Set to Vote On Forced Ultrasound Bill

Daily Kos: Idaho Senate Set to Vote On Forced Ultrasound Bill | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
The Idaho Senate may vote as early as Monday, May 19th on a forced ultrasound bill despite the fact that its original author admitted he had no idea exactly what sort of ultrasound he was mandating, ...
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The GOP War On Women Demands A New Women’s Rights Agenda for America

The GOP War On Women Demands A New Women’s Rights Agenda for America | Gender, Religion, & Politics | Scoop.it
“Feminism” with a capital “F” is making a roaring comeback, thanks to the GOP War On Women: misogyny on steroids. It’s time we demand a new women’s rights agenda.
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