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December 4, 2009 Leave a comment

I have been so busy, and will remain busy all weekend until Monday, which means I can’t post! So instead, I’m putting up lots of interesting links for you to go to and mull over! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Can women learn something from the gay rights movement?

Hm. Surprise, surprise. Rush Limbaugh thinks that people in poverty “don’t deserve healthcare”. You make me sick, Rush. Sick.

One story about a family’s difficult decision to have an abortion, while being a part of the Catholic Church. (They went to Dr. Tiller’s, by the way – there are some great things said about him.)

The Women’s Health Amendment was passed!

Operation Rescue (“pro-life” activist group) have a new target in Dr. Leroy Carhart.

Rosie the Riveter High, in Long Beach, CA is making some serious efforts to teach their female students the trades.

Finally, this Sunday, December 6th, marks the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Massacre, where the men were told to leave the room, while 14 women were murdered, just because they were women. Read the basic facts here.

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July 17, 2009 Leave a comment

It’s Friday, so here is a bunch of news to get you updated!

Female ski jumpers are appealing the court’s decision to keep them out of the Winter Olympics!

Huffington Post is concerned about Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s suits…wow. Just…wow. I bet a male in the same position wouldn’t get something like this!

Is God really just a male and masculine figure?

I heart Jimmy Carter. Total feminist!

A look into what “young feminism” (for young feminists!) has become…or at least what it looks like sometimes.

A Q&A session with Gloria Steinem.

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January 19, 2008 Leave a comment

Feminist phobias are totally misguided!

More and more Chinese women are getting cosmetic surgery to try and achieve the Western look. You are beautiful the way you are!

There is a rise of violence against women in India.

Half of Ethiopian women are victims of domestic violence. They have legal equality, but gender structures continue to dominate…

A former cop raped a 42-year-old women in his squad car four years ago, and he’s now going to be spending 25 years in prison.

The UN is not letting Saudi Arabia get away with their extreme gender inequality.

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Early news!

January 4, 2008 Leave a comment

I’m driving back down to university tomorrow, so the usual “Lots of news” won’t be happening tomorrow! It’ll happen…right now!

Washington has refused abstinence only education! Woo!

Fourteen people were arrested in Mumbai, India for molesting two women during New Year’s celebrations.

Two cleaning women in a hotel were trapped inside an elevator for two days…crazy, and not cool.

More and more women are being used as suicide bombers.

Women are crying out for more political control in the male-dominated political state of Guatemala.

Young women are choosing to start careers over traditional gender roles. I thought we figured that out a long time ago? And duh, it makes sense!

Headline: Women and gay men are ‘worst drivers.’ Wow. Way to say that in the most sexist and harsh way possible!

Two women’s rights activists have been released from prison in Iran!

Bhutto’s assassination is leaving a mixed legacy for young women in Pakistan (and probably some other places)

A gospel music producer, based in Austin, TX has been accused of sexual assault and police are currently looking for him.

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December 22, 2007 Leave a comment

Texas, helping rape victims? Yup! The state is slapping a “pole tax” of $5 on every person who comes into a strip club, with the proceeds mainly helping rape victims.

HIV positive women in India were forced to have sex with technicians at a medical institution in return for their tests and medicines. Disgusting.

A piece on empowerment, feminism and raunch culture.

An interesting ad on Mitt Romney about his “abortion fairytale.” This was done by pro-life group, American Right-to-Life Action, obviously showing people that he hasn’t had a completely pro-life stance, but nonetheless, its good to watch for different purposes!

Courtney E. Martin’s (from Feministing) Virgin or Slut: Pick One.

Are all these unplanned pregnancies in Hollywood, both real and scripted, going to effect young women about their own choices about pregnancy and abortions? Possibly.

Human Rights Watch is slamming Zambia for not preventing the escalation of violence against women.

The lesser-known facts about domestic violence.

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December 15, 2007 Leave a comment

Businesses in Rwanda are being urged to support women entrepreneurs.

Holiday book read! Pick up A Lesbian History of Britain, by Rebecca Jennings.

The hijab no longer a choice for young and teenage girls?

An excellent article on our culture, which is saturated by sexism. It’s a must-read, seriously!

Two Pakistani tribes have barred their women from voting in next election, on January 8th.

A 60-year-old man from Alabama, has been given 3 consecutive life terms for child rape and sodomy.

Feminism and global warming, similar? Check it out!

Yet again, Japan is being urged to do something about the “comfort women”, from the European Parliament.

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December 8, 2007 Leave a comment

Iranian women’s rights leader and writer, Jelveh Javaheri, was arrested for creating this website.

A great article on the myths of gender and politics in America.

South Asian women are more vulnerable to gender bias.

Career women are still struggling with the double day burden.

Smogasbord article of rape, sexual violence, alcohol and victim-blaming.

Teen pregnancy rates are rising. For the first time in 15 years!

Let’s get rid of abstinence only programs and a nice little song to go along with it!

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