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Rosalie Wahl's Push for Libraries Spurred Law Career

Women's eNews - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 20:44
The first woman named to the Minnesota Supreme Court, Wahl decided in her 30s to pursue law after she grew tired of "sitting outside of doors, with the doors shut, and them [men] deciding," says Lori Sturdevant in this excerpt from "Her Honor."

House OKs Peace Corps Abortions; Libyan Activist Slain

Women's eNews - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 23:28
The Republican-controlled House committee approved an extension of abortion coverage to Peace Corp volunteers. Also this week, a human rights activist in Benghazi was assassinated.

Harvard's Female Prez Shuts Down Meeting on Rape

Women's eNews - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:35
Despite being the first female president of Harvard, Drew Faust isn't pushing for rapid policy change on the issue of on-campus sexual assault. To make schools safer for students, we as alumni and parents must keep pressing ahead.

Critics to High Court: 'Buffer' Ruling Extreme

Women's eNews - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 21:17
Women's and rights advocates were quick to criticize a unanimous ruling that strikes down a state law banning anti-choice protesters within 35 feet of clinics.

Babysitters Find Gender Gap at Starting Gate

Women's eNews - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 21:08
"I feel rude asking for more money," says one babysitter here, reflecting on why she might earn less than boys. "Babysitting is just one of those things where it's harder to ask for more money because you're not in a 'professional' atmosphere."

Syrian women refugees: Out of the shadows - Open Democracy

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 15:13

Syrian women refugees: Out of the shadows
Open Democracy
Moreover, Syrian women's human rights advocates and their international allies will have the opportunity to shape discourse at the global level, influencing the questioning to which the regime will be compelled to respond. This process has already begun.

Rally calls for vote on Women's Equality Act - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 14:45

Legislative Gazette

Rally calls for vote on Women's Equality Act
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The Women's Equality Act has not been passed in the New York State Senate and women's rights groups protested in Rochester for its immediate passage into law. Nearly 100 people gathered at the American Association of University Women on East ...
Pol: Some Dems want standoff over 'Women's Equality Act' for campaign purposesNewsday
Women's Equality Act up in air as session nears endPoughkeepsie Journal
Local Supporters Rally for Women's Equality ActWXXI News
The Journal News | LoHud.com -Legislative Gazette
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Another Factor Said to Sway Judges to Rule for Women's Rights: A Daughter - New York Times

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 13:38

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Another Factor Said to Sway Judges to Rule for Women's Rights: A Daughter
New York Times
In a 2003 Supreme Court opinion, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist suddenly turned into a feminist, denouncing “stereotypes about women's domestic roles.” Justice Ginsburg said the chief justice's “life experience” had played a part in the shift. One ...
Study finds a daughter factor in court rulingsMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Allaster: Create a world of equality in opportunity for all - Western News

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 11:15

Western News

Allaster: Create a world of equality in opportunity for all
Western News
Western conferred an honorary Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa (D.C.L.), upon Allaster for her talents in ensuring the continued success of tennis in Canada, gender equality and enhancing the health and well-being of the athletes. ... The status of ...

Female mutilation a means of male power over women: UN rights chief - Reuters India

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 06:12

Reuters India

Female mutilation a means of male power over women: UN rights chief
Reuters India
GENEVA (Reuters) - Female genital mutilation, the excision of the clitoris practised widely in African and many Muslim countries, is a means for men to maintain control of women and must be eradicated, U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay said on Monday.

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Government of Canada and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation invest in ... - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 05:55

Government of Canada and Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation invest in ...
Canada NewsWire (press release)
The program, led by Dr. Steven Narod, Senior Scientist and Director, Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit, Women's College Research Institute and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Breast Cancer, of Women's College Hospital in Toronto, is entitled ...

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'Feminist Bros' Are Very Concerned About The Lack Of Women In 'Expendables 3' - Huffington Post

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:57

'Feminist Bros' Are Very Concerned About The Lack Of Women In 'Expendables 3'
Huffington Post
Don and Tony, played by Jamie Kilstein and John Frusciante, are outraged that there is "only one woman in a summer blockbuster movie!" It is "an unfortunate statement on the greater state of affairs between men and women," Tony says. It's "the perfect ...

I may be excommunicated from my church for asking for equal rights - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:26

The Guardian

I may be excommunicated from my church for asking for equal rights
The Guardian
On Sunday, I will be tried in absentia for apostasy by the leaders of my former congregation in the Mormon church. I face potential excommunication for the simple act of opening my mouth and starting a conversation about gender equality in the church ...
Excommunications Expose Rifts In Mormon ChurchHuffington Post

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Protecting women's rights - Jerusalem Post

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:21

Protecting women's rights
Jerusalem Post
A careful analysis of the various authentic studies conducted by the National Crime Records Bureau, the Human Rights Watch and other agencies reveals most rapes go unreported in India as elsewhere in the world due to the victims' fear of retaliation or ...

Women's Equality Act still unresolved - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 18:04

Women's Equality Act still unresolved
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
While the Women's Equality Act as a whole is being blocked by Republicans in the Senate, the chamber did unanimously approve two of its pieces on Thursday, including a bill to bolster penalties for human traffickers and allow victims to use trafficking ...

I Am Looking Back and Ready to Say #YesAllWomen

Women's eNews - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 03:17
Young women's outpouring of justifiable rage on social media against misogyny is a wonderful and inspiring sign of solidarity. As I watch and participate it's made it easier to process the pains of my own life.

Clinton, Palin Gender Strategies Flopped in 2008

Women's eNews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 06:24
Though neither strategy worked, Clinton and Palin used a mix of feminine and masculine messages in their campaigns, say Regina G. Lawrence and Melody Rose in this excerpt from the anthology "Women and Elective Office."

Clinton Says Roles Improving; Mass Assaults in Egypt

Women's eNews - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 05:16
Prospects and the appreciation for women's roles are improving everywhere from Liberia to Japan, says Hillary Clinton. Yet, during celebrations for Egypt's new president, Tahrir Square was the site of a series of sexual assaults.

Dear NFL, Stop Fumbling the Ball on Sex Violence

Women's eNews - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 21:07
When I went to college, I discovered my love for football. But the #YesAllWomen discussion spurred me to write this open letter to the National Football League, urging action against the violent activities of men who are role models for so many kids.

Transgender Women Face Highest Risk of Violence

Women's eNews - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 05:27
A new report on violence experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender and queer identified documents its pervasiveness in the U.S.
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