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Moroccan Protesters Demand Rape Law Reform

Moroccan activists have stepped up pressure to scrap laws that allow rapists to marry their victims after a 16 year old killed herself. Amina Filali drank ra...
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Backlash on the War on Women Growing in Strength, Power | FDL News Desk

If we’re seeing any renaissance in American politics at the moment, it comes from a backlash against an ever-advancing policy against the ability for...
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BREAKING: Office Of Texas Senator And Women's Health Advocate Firebombed

BREAKING: Office Of Texas Senator And Women's Health Advocate Firebombed | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by JESSICA PIEKLOBY,  Care2.com 

 

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis, a strong supporter of Planned Parenthood and advocate for women’s rights, had her Fort Worth office firebombed Tuesday afternoon. Two staffers were in the office when the office was attacked, though reports at this time indicate no one was hurt. The suspect remains unidentified and on the loose.

 

The incident is the latest in a series of escalating attacks and rhetoric targeting vocally pro-choice legislators and family planning clinics. Previous attacks on clinics in Florida and California underscore the threat women and health care providers face simply trying to access or provide reproductive care. [MORE]


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When Women’s Eggs Have More Rights Than They Do

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by SORAYA L CHEMALY, The Feminist Wire

 

What are you, as a woman or a man related to one, willing to trade when you vote for a presidential candidate who signed the Personhood Pledge or supports a personhood-based legislation? Are you really going to vote to trade womens fundamental rights for what are often campaign talking points ?

 

Personhood USA, the center of the movement, believes that a fertilized egg, from the moment of conception, is a fully human person with an inalienable right to life and that its rights and the state’s interest in protecting those rights, trump a woman’s. Personhood is how we’re dismantling equality by eroding women’s reproductive rights, passing rape sonogram legislation, taxing rape victims seeking abortions, and criminalizing basic health care. And, although personhood bills are being defeated, just their very introduction makes anything short of their passage seem like some kind of “gift” that women should be grateful for as opposed to the absurd assault on rights that they represent.

 

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School House Rock - Sufferin' Till Suffrage (Women's Rights)

 Must We do this all over again?  [MORE]


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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance - Home

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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Alliance - Defining Sexual Freedom as a Fundamental Human Right...

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UN Women and Rockefeller Foundation Launch Global Women’s Survey | UN Women

UN Women and Rockefeller Foundation Launch Global Women’s Survey | UN Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Thinking about the #futurewewant, what are your views on gender equality & women’s empowerment?

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Which State is The Worst Right Now For Women's Health?

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by CAPERTON, Sourced from Feministe, via AlterNet

 

Which State is The Worst Right Now For Women's Health?

 

Several commenters have noted that calling Arizona the “worst state in the union” is kind of unfair, since a state is more than simply the sum of its legislation. As a resident of Alabama, I have to sympathize. States like Arizona (and Alabama) are, in fact, full of progressive-minded people who lack the resources to leave or just choose to stay and try to make things better. Those people deserve our support, as do the good people of....

 

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Obama Opposes NC Amendment Banning Gay Marriage

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by PAUL STANLEY, Christian Post

 

President Obama appears to be moving away from his 2009 stance of opposing gay marriage. He is opposing a proposed constitutional amendment in North Carolina that would define marriage as between one man and one woman.

 

"While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the President has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples," said Obama's North Carolina spokesperson, Cameron French, last Friday. [MORE]


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Ryan Budget Proposal Exposes Hypocrisy

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NARAL Pro-Choice America

 

In addition to calling for the defunding of the health-reform law that makes preventive care, including contraception, available to women without a copay or additional costs, Rep. Ryan’s budget proposal includes this line: “There is no way for ‘experts’ in Washington to know more about the health-care needs of individual Americans than those individuals and their doctors know.” [MORE]


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Chuck Winder, Idaho Lawmaker, Suggests Women Use Rape As Excuse For Abortions

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by LAURA BASSETT, The Huffington Post

 

The sponsor of an Idaho mandatory ultrasound bill, state Sen. Chuck Winder, made some highly controversial comments Monday during his closing arguments, suggesting women might falsely use rape as an excuse to obtain an abortion.


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Lecture confronts gender pay inequality

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by EMILY HARTMAN, The Brown Daily Harold

 

Emily Martin, vice president and general counsel at the National Women’s Law Center, painted a grim picture of current gender pay inequalities Monday night to a small, female-dominated audience in Petteruti Lounge.

 

Regardless of age, race, education level, industry and other demographic factors, women earn less than men, Martin said. One year out of college, women earn about 80 percent as much as their male counterparts, and the gap only widens with time. New female doctors earn nearly $17,000 less than new male doctors, a disparity that has risen over the past decade. Even when controlling for all external factors, there is still a significant wage disparity, Martin said.

 

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Purpose Driven Lies and Gender Equality

Blog by TINA DUPUY, Taking Eternal Vigilance Too Far

 

This idea of lying to women has been in the quiver of the our-choice-for-you movement since before Roe v. Wade when abortion was legal only at the state level. In 1967, the first of what are now known as crisis pregnancy centers or fake abortion clinics was opened by a man named Robert Pearson in Hawaii. The blueprint for these ruses is still The Pearson Foundation’s manual, “How to Start and Operate Your Own Pro-Life Outreach Crisis Pregnancy Center,” published in 1984. Pearson writes, “Obviously, we’re fighting Satan. A killer, who in this case is the girl who wants to kill her baby, has no right to information that will help her kill her baby.” [MORE]


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No women allowed

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IF there was a medal for double standards at the London Games this summer, the International Olympic Committee would be in with a pretty good shout of winning gold.
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Wisconsin Governor Could Repeal Equal Pay Enforcement Act

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by ANN-ELISE HENZL, WUWM/Milwaukie Public Radio

 

Gov. Scott Walker will sign a number of bills into law this week. They’re the result of the Legislature’s final, regular flood period of the year. It ended last week.

 

One bill the governor might sign would limit the damages a worker could seek from an employer in discrimination cases. As WUWM’s Ann-Elise Henzl reports, the measure – like many this session – was touted as a “pro-business” reform.

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How we can connect with feminism's global future

How we can connect with feminism's global future | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Naomi Wolf: In the west, feminism has stalled.
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Continued GOP efforts to regulate women’s reproductive rights just the beginning

Continued GOP efforts to regulate women’s reproductive rights just the beginning | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

COUNTDOWN WITH KEITH OLBERMANN, Current TV

 

Gloria Feldt, former president and CEO of Planned Parenthood, and Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, discuss how the regulation of women’s reproductive rights is part of a much broader effort to limit freedom. “The abortion issue itself has never been about abortion. It has always been the tip of a much larger ideological iceberg that is about the nature and purpose of human sexuality and the nature and purpose of women’s place in the world,” says Feldt. [MORE]


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We have to constantly critique imperialist white...

We have to constantly critique imperialist white... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
“We have to constantly critique imperialist white supremacist patriarchal culture because it is normalized by mass media and rendered unproblematic.” - bell hooks...
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Women don’t have a whole lot to celebrate on equality front

Women don’t have a whole lot to celebrate on equality front | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by RAY WILLIAMS,  Financial Post

March is Women’s Month worldwide, intended to celebrate the advancement of women’s accomplishments and equality. While there are many individual accomplishments to celebrate overall the picture is not rosy, particularly in the United States.

 

Research data from the workplace shows evidence that in North America, and particularly in the United States, the situation for women is deteriorating and the glass ceiling may become concrete. [MORE]


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Wisconsin Lawmaker Says Women Should Stay in Abusive Marriages

Wisconsin Lawmaker Says Women Should Stay in Abusive Marriages | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
In Wisconsin -- yes, the same state where lawmakers have introduced a bill penalizing single mothers for being unmarried -- a Republican state representative has come out against divorce for any reason -- even domestic abuse.
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US Senate: Renew the Violence Against Women Act | Human Rights Watch

US Senate: Renew the Violence Against Women Act | Human Rights Watch | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
(New York) – The US Senate should renew the Violence against Women Act (VAWA) when it votes on the measure later in March 2012, Human Rights Watch said today.
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Occupy Women’s Rights Rally 24 Mar 2012

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Occupy Minneapolis

 

Honor the Struggles for Women’s Liberty this Women’s History Month. Come hear speeches and join us in celebration and conversation about women’s historic struggles! [MORE]


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About Time - 21 hours

The New Economics

Moving towards a 21 hour working week could solve many of our most pressing social, economic and environmental problems.


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The Truth About The Minimum Wage That Will Make You Gasp

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This is astounding. And it makes you wonder: what does it take to get ahead in this country?

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