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'Hunting Ground' Blows Lid Off Campus Rape

Women's eNews - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 02:58
This documentary, from the makers of "The Invisible War," opens Feb. 27 and is a must-see. Other openers on Friday offer hardcore horror and more on the theme of "women can be kickass, too."

Women's rights - how far have we come? - Amnesty International Livewire (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 01:06

Amnesty International Livewire (blog)

Women's rights - how far have we come?
Amnesty International Livewire (blog)
This year's International Women's Day celebrations on 8 March bookend a milestone in women's rights. Soon after, world leaders will descend on the UN in New York to take stock of how much they have achieved in the 20 years since a historic meeting in ...

Women's rights activist urges female anatomy lesson for Idaho lawmaker - The Japan Times

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 21:57

Women's rights activist urges female anatomy lesson for Idaho lawmaker
The Japan Times
SALMON, IDAHO – A National Organization for Women executive urged an Idaho state lawmaker on Wednesday to consult with his female relatives about anatomy after he appeared to suggest during a legislative hearing that pills swallowed by women ...

'Iron Jawed Angels' Was Last Movie to Make Me Cry

Women's eNews - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 21:23
After I saw it I finally, truly, intensely understood that first wave feminists had fought for me. This movement had been started for me. Not just for me, of course, but for all women. Women's eNews is screening the 2004 movie on Sunday March 1. Go see it if you can.

Seeking equality for all on Women's Day - Timmins Press

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 19:23

Timmins Press

Seeking equality for all on Women's Day
Timmins Press
International Women's Day will be celebrated in Timmins next week with the distribution of chocolate roses and an awareness campaign called #MakeItHappen, that will take place on Friday March 6, even though the actual day is on Sunday March 8th, which ...

100 days away to FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 - CBC.ca

Women's News from the Web - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:41

CBC.ca

100 days away to FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015
CBC.ca
This Thursday marks 100 days to the kickoff of FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015. The celebration stretched across the country on Thursday, involving all six cities that will host the tournament: Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver and ...
John MacKinnon: Kara Lang has one regret: She didn't play for current ...Edmonton Journal
100 days to go until the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015FIFA.com (registration)
Canadian coach John Herdman fine-tunes team with 100 days to Women's ...Canada.com
Vancity Buzz -MetroNews Canada
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Patricia Arquette Stirs 'White Feminism' Pushback

Women's eNews - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 07:38
The Oscar winner's backstage comments about "gays and people of color" are clouding the otherwise sunny response to her wage-gap remarks during her acceptance speech. Despite Hollywood's wage gap and Arquette's personal ties to childhood poverty, some Twitter users reject a highly paid celebrity as their wage champion.

Patricia Arquette (and All U.S. Women) Need ERA Now

Women's eNews - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 22:27
Now that Arquette has called out the naked emperor, the question is, who will provide the leadership to harness the groundswell of energy released by her battle cry? This is the moment to push for the ERA.

Republican Lawmaker Thinks Women Can Get Gynecological Exams by ... - PoliticusUSA

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 09:58

Republican Lawmaker Thinks Women Can Get Gynecological Exams by ...
PoliticusUSA
Nothing compares to Republican idiocy when they wander into that deep mystery of women's reproductive health, especially if it means understanding a woman's anatomy and how it functions. Republicans have a well-documented record of ignorance on the ...

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Teens Seek Refuge from Sex-Shaming Onslaught

Women's eNews - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 21:34
A victim of sex assault says the trauma was bad. "But it was the shaming I received for months on end after that really got to me." That's all too familiar to Emily Lindin, founder of The UnSlut Project.

Middle School Bullying Triggered My Body Image Issues

Women's eNews - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 20:09
"What most people forget about bullying is that it echoes throughout a lifetime," says this young woman who has dealt with an eating disorder and continual self-esteem issues since being teased when she was younger for being fat.

Ravages of Revenge Porn Spur Federal Crime Push

Women's eNews - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 07:37
In some parts of the country local and state law enforcers will say no crime was committed if an angry ex publicizes nude pictures of you all over the Web. The End Revenge Porn campaign is going up against First Amendment arguments in a bid to change that.

Bike Rally in India Spotlights Scarcity of Women

Women's eNews - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 23:28
India's female shortage, say activists, makes the country more dangerous for women. In an effort to raise awareness of female feticide, 100 bikers drove 50 miles on Sunday.

Men in miniskirts campaign for women's rights in Turkey - Globalnews.ca

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 14:40

Globalnews.ca

Men in miniskirts campaign for women's rights in Turkey
Globalnews.ca
Turkish men wearing skirts demonstrate in Istanbul, to support women's rights in memory of 20-year-old Ozgecan Aslan, who was murdered after she resisted an alleged attempted rape in the southern city of Mersin, on February 21, 2015.
Why more men should fight for women's rightsThe Guardian
Turkish Men Are Wearing Miniskirts to Fight for Women's RightsTIME
Men support women's rights in Turkey... by wearing miniskirtsCNN
Mashable -BBC News -The Express Tribune
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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Puts Me in a Minority

Women's eNews - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 06:27
My connection to women of color in getting this disease has reminded me that others who share my diagnosis don't necessarily share my access to care. And, attacks by anti-abortion groups against Planned Parenthood in states like Texas will make that worse.

Parents Can Help Make Eating Disorders Go Away

Women's eNews - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 06:13
Families seem to be spotting eating disorders sooner than years ago. A danger point is puberty, when young women start being very concerned about their bodies. If they develop body dysmorphic disorder it can be a precursor. Be ready to face some anger.

Media Advisory - Status of Women Canada - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:09

Media Advisory - Status of Women Canada
Canada NewsWire (press release)
9, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with the Honourable Diane Ablonczy, Member of Parliament for Calgary — Nose Hill will make an important announcement. Minister Leitch and ...

Canada to mark International Women's Day on March 8 - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 09:22

Canada NewsWire (press release)

Canada to mark International Women's Day on March 8
Canada NewsWire (press release)
International Women's Day takes place each year on March 8th. It is a time for Canadians to celebrate the progress that has been made toward equality for women and their full participation in all aspects of society. It is also an opportunity ... Since ...

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No One Was There to Help, Despite Flagrant Abuse

Women's eNews - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 07:23
There is a certain bitterness against her parents, looking back. "When I was lying there in a pool of blood and covered in scratches. I do feel a bit like they let me down." The third of three brief interviews with survivors about why they didn't leave after the first incident of abuse.

Canada suffers first-ever loss in women's hockey at Winter Universiade - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 06:14

Examiner.com

Canada suffers first-ever loss in women's hockey at Winter Universiade
Times Colonist
Canada, which came into the day with a 22-0 overall record — including three gold medals — since the sport made its FISU Games debut in 2009, lost to a Russian team that features eight Olympians and the current leading scorer in CIS women's hockey ...
Team Canada women remain undefeated in SpainCanadian Curling Association (press release) (blog)

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