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Halle Berry is Brilliant in 'Frankie and Alice'

Women's eNews - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 22:37
And among some April 18 openers catch this oddity: "The Final Member," a documentary about Iceland's Phallological Museum, a collection of carefully preserved male mammalian genitalia that needs only a human specimen to be complete.

Indian Courts Prop Door Open for Rape Survivors

Women's eNews - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 06:34
India's Supreme Court chief justice has promised to direct courts to translate legal advice booklets for rape survivors into local vernacular languages. Amid declining rates of conviction and a dismissive atmosphere, survivors are turning away from the system.

New Brunswick shines a light on the fragile state of women's reproductive rights - The Globe and Mail

Women's News from the Web - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 03:22

New Brunswick shines a light on the fragile state of women's reproductive rights
The Globe and Mail
This case is often portrayed as the final battle for abortion rights in Canada, but the realities of accessing abortion in New Brunswick reveal the continued fragility of women's reproductive rights. Prince Edward Island ... New Brunswick's policies ...
Cities Rally in Solidarity with New Brunswick WomenCanada NewsWire (press release)

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Iraqi Girl-Marriage Bill Called Vote-Getting Ploy

Women's eNews - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 02:56
The draft law has made international headlines, mainly for provisions allowing girls as young as 9 and boys as young as 15 to marry. But when questioned on the likelihood that the text will be passed, one expert said: "I would say it is less than 50 percent."

Canada's Homan running with leads at women's world curling championships - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 21:27

Canada's Homan running with leads at women's world curling championships
Times Colonist
Canada's skip Rachel Homan directs Alison Kreviazuk, left, and Lisa Weagle as she delivers a rock against Latvia at the Ford World Women's Curling Championships in Saint John, N.B. on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan.

Zussman with three tries as Canada's women's squad down USA Eagles 51-7 - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 18:10

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Zussman with three tries as Canada's women's squad down USA Eagles 51-7
Times Colonist
SHAWNIGAN LAKE, B.C. - Julianne Zussman had three tries as Canada's woman's rugby squad opened their season on Tuesday with a 51-7 victory over the USA Eagles in the first of a two-game Can-Am Series showdown. Jessica Dovanne and Magali ...
Rugby Canada women open Can-Am series with impressive 51-7 victory over ...Island Sports News
Canada Dominates USA Women in Can-Am OpenerRugbyMag.com
Canada's rugby women soar against EaglesBoxscore

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Easter Dresses For Girls And Women: Best Outfits For Spring 2014 (PHOTOS) - Huffington Post Canada

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:18

Easter Dresses For Girls And Women: Best Outfits For Spring 2014 (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post Canada
Lucky for us, it's almost the long weekend, which is the perfect excuse to do a bit of shopping whether it be in your closet, at the mall or online for Easter dresses for the girls and women in your life (that includes you too). While it may take some ...

DU students, youth pitch for women rights - Vancouver Desi

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:24

DU students, youth pitch for women rights
Vancouver Desi
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) — Delhi University students and youths from nine urban settlements in the capital Tuesday released a charter of demands for India's policy makers, demanding safety, security for women, framing rights for the girl child and ...

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Canada's gender pay gap is getting worse, new report shows - Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 07:02

Yahoo News Canada (blog)

Canada's gender pay gap is getting worse, new report shows
Yahoo News Canada (blog)
Anecdotally, it seems that we're a lot closer to gender equality than we were in the 70s, 80s and even the 90s. After all, we see more women in prominent positions in the business world, in politics and in education. But according to a new report by ...
Ontario's Equal Pay Day to raise awareness of gender income gapToronto Star
April 16 marks Equal Pay Day: women deserve fair payNational Union of Public and General Employees
Douglas Cohn: No groundswell to bring back the Equal Rights AmendmentThe Daily Advance
MSNBC -Rocky Mountain Collegian -The Guardian
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If this is the new women's movement, it's no wonder girls don't want to call ... - National Post

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:52

National Post

If this is the new women's movement, it's no wonder girls don't want to call ...
National Post
The lecture, called “What's Equality Got To Do With It? Men's Issues and Feminism's Double Standards,” was intended to dispel the notion of rape culture, according to Fiamengo, as well as discuss issues such as suicide by young men and custody rights ...

The Power Princess: Ameerah Al-Taweel and Her Work For Women's Rights - Glamour

Women's News from the Web - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:03

Glamour

The Power Princess: Ameerah Al-Taweel and Her Work For Women's Rights
Glamour
Still, Al-Taweel stepped into the spotlight, cohelming Prince Alwaleed's charity, the Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundations, and becoming a vocal advocate for women's civil rights—including the right to drive, inherit equally, and retain custody of children ...

Canada, US renew women's rugby rivalry on Island - Times Colonist

Women's News from the Web - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 19:29

Canada, US renew women's rugby rivalry on Island
Times Colonist
Kayla Mack was one of the Canadian players fine-tuning her game Monday during a training session at Shawnigan Lake School as Canada's women's national team gears up for a two-game series against the U.S. this week. When former French First ...

Five Ways to Stop Criminalizing Victimized Girls

Women's eNews - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 00:13
Girls are far more likely to wind up being criminalized for "status offenses" that would be overlooked in adults, so let's start right there and support a bill introduced in February. Too many of the girls we criminalize are traumatized victims who need help, not punishment.

Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they're not from the left) - The Guardian

Women's News from the Web - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 15:42

The Guardian

Am I a feminist? Four women reply (and they're not from the left)
The Guardian
I identify as a feminist not only because I believe in gender equality, but also because I believe in the fundamental liberal principles of individual rights, equality before the law, autonomy and self-ownership. Central to this is that sexism and ...
An Incomplete (Play)List And Critical Analysis of Beyoncé's FeministJezebel

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Male Athletes Speak Out Against Sports Sexism

Women's eNews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:27
"This culture may not be our fault, but it is our problem to fix," athletes at a prominent private high school in Massachusetts wrote in the school paper last year. Rob Okun features them as hope kindlers in this excerpt from his anthology "Voice Male."

Indians Support Safety; Iraqi Law OKs Child Brides

Women's eNews - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:07
A poll of India's voters in the historic election indicated that 90 percent believe that combatting violence against women should be a priority. Also this week, Iraq may approve a law permitting marriage as early as age 9 with parental consent.

World Cup is Next Goal for Soccer Teens in Hijab

Women's eNews - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 20:54
FIFA's final approval on head coverings for players in international competition is energizing Arab female football (soccer in U.S.) players. In Egypt, many more players can now set sights on the World Cup for under-17 players in Jordan in 2016.

Guatemalan Girls Tell Own Story in Film '¡PODER!'

Women's eNews - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:05
With its online premiere today, this docu-drama handed the reins over to two young women to tell how they challenged their local mayor to increase girls' access to health care and education. This different way of filmmaking ended up being an empowering process itself.

Georgia's Donna Sheldon Fires Away at Gun Control

Women's eNews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:33
Georgia is a GOP stronghold of opposition to abortion and gun control. After the state's passage of one of the country's most permissive gun laws, that puts this U.S. House candidate right at the heart of her party.

Women Hungry for Immigration Reform Stage Fasts

Women's eNews - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 05:00
A month of far-flung 24-hour hunger fasts culminated on Capitol Hill April 8 with about 100 women trying to "feed courage" to lawmakers who continue to stall on actions that advocates say many women, in particular, need desperately.
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