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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."
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