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Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discri

August 31, 2012

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Forced Pregnancy Testing: Blatant Discrimination and a Gross Violation of Human Rights Earlier this month, news spread of a Louisiana charter schoolâs policy that would have allowed faculty to force any student suspected of being pregnant to take a pregnancy testâand, if the test came back positive, to force her to go on home study. […]

Yemen: A wake up call to early marriage

August 31, 2012

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Yemen: A wake up call to early marriage | Oxfam International Blogs Aisha, Wafa and Hafsa never imagined that their tragedies would signal a wake-up call for the residents of their small village in western Yemen. The two sisters Wafa and Aisha and their cousin Hafsa got married in 2010, when they were all under […]

Why a sex strike is Togolese women’s be

August 31, 2012

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Why a sex strike is Togolese women’s best weapon against dictatorship Let’s Save Togo Women’s Collective: Women fighting for democracy in Togo can freely vote to oust the Gnassingbé dictatorial regime – by saying no in the bedroom http://ow.ly/dnQtZ

The ‘have it all’ generation and trend

August 31, 2012

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The ‘have it all’ generation and trend for working mothers may mean women will have to start learnin… STEVE DOUGHTY: We are all living longer, thanks to our comfy office jobs, better health care, better fitness and less smoking. Women live longer than men, because they just do. Only, now, men have begun catching up […]

One Million Moms Attacks J Lo’s ‘Multi-E

August 31, 2012

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One Million Moms Attacks J Lo’s ‘Multi-Ethnic Mix’ Of Foster Kids TV Pilot As ‘Anti-Family’ | The Ne… One Million Moms is attacking J Lo, Jennifer Lopez, and ABC Family, for producing a pilot about lesbians raising a “multi-ethnic mix of foster and biological kids.” http://ow.ly/dnQoo

Washington State Tells Catholic Church I

August 31, 2012

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Washington State Tells Catholic Church It Can’t Collect To Overturn Gay Marriage | The New Civil Rig… Contrary to plan, Catholic Churches in the state of Washington will not be allowed to collect funds to help overturn that state’s impending same-sex marriage law. http://ow.ly/dnQkU

5 Ways Women Can Use Their Female Advant

August 31, 2012

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5 Ways Women Can Use Their Female Advantage In Male-Dominated Fields – Forbes If you want to see bigger career wins, try openly embracing the qualities that make you different than your male peers. http://ow.ly/dnQde

Strong female portrayals counteract nega

August 31, 2012

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Strong female portrayals counteract negative effects of violent media for young adults Men and women are less likely to experience negative effects to sexual violent media when watching a positive portrayal of a strong female character, even when that character is a victim of sexual violence. http://ow.ly/dnPbO

EA Sports to offer more recognition for

August 31, 2012

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EA Sports to offer more recognition for female athletes While franchises like FIFA and NHL have focused primarily on male athletes over the years, EA Sports is beginning to show more interest in giving female stars more time in the spotlight. http://ow.ly/dnP6e

Judge Encourages Lesbian Couple To Take

August 31, 2012

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Judge Encourages Lesbian Couple To Take On Michigan’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban | The New Civil Rights M… A conservative Federal Court Judge unexpectedly invited a lesbian couple to amend their adoption lawsuit to include Michigan’s ban on same-sex marriage http://ow.ly/dnP4f

Ann Romney Speech Pivotal to Close Gende

August 31, 2012

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Ann Romney Speech Pivotal to Close Gender Gap Ann Romney’s prime-time address at the Republican National Convention is expected to be pivotal in her husband’s efforts to close the gender gap with women. http://ow.ly/dnP0M

Racism Against Pregnant Black Moms Can I

August 31, 2012

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Racism Against Pregnant Black Moms Can Injure Their Unborn Babies A new study shows that the negative effects of discrimination and racism can last a lifetime, beginning when a child is still in the womb. http://ow.ly/dnOV9

Femicide rates increasing at an alarming

August 31, 2012

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Femicide rates increasing at an alarming rate in Argentina | Women’s Views on News Femicide has increased by 22 percent in Argentina over the past three years and it is now one of the country’s major social problems. http://ow.ly/dnORp

Women and girls can play important role

August 31, 2012

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Women and girls can play important role in managing water | United Nations Radio Nargis Bibi, 12, draws water from a well near her home at a brick factory in the village of Tarlai, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan © Rebecca Conway/IRIN http://ow.ly/dnOO8

Sorry, but there’s no business case for

August 31, 2012

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Sorry, but there’s no business case for gender quotas There’s support across the globe for increased female participation at leadership levels. In Norway, it’s a legislative requirement that at least 40% of the board members of listed companies are women. Spain, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands also have mandated quotas. Firms and organisations in… http://ow.ly/dmLtW

Gender bias in leading scientific journa

August 31, 2012

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Gender bias in leading scientific journals Fewer women than men are asked to write in the leading scientific journals. That is established by two researchers from Lund University in Sweden, who criticise the gender bias. http://ow.ly/dmLsh

Click here to save my young daughter’s

August 30, 2012

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Click here to save my young daughter’s life! My beloved young daughter, who has mental disabilities, is in jail in Pakistan, wrongly accused under the nation’s blasphemy laws that carry the death penalty. Join the growing outcry to ask the President to save her life — sign now! http://ow.ly/dlSsq

Chocolate: A sweet method for stroke pre

August 30, 2012

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Chocolate: A sweet method for stroke prevention in men? Eating a moderate amount of chocolate each week may be associated with a lower risk of stroke in men, according to a new study published in the August 29, 2012, online issue of Neurology. http://ow.ly/dkU0z

European Women’s Lobby Européen des fem

August 29, 2012

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European Women’s Lobby Européen des femmes : Come and join us for the Premier of the documentary “This is my home now” by Saddie Choua produced by EWL and the European Network of Migrant Women ! http://ow.ly/dk30k

Festival : “Elles Tournent / Dames Draa

August 29, 2012

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Festival : “Elles Tournent / Dames Draaien”, Brussels, 20-23 September 2012 “Looking at the world through the eyes of women, is expanding its field of view of 180 degrees ” From the 20th till 23rd September 2012 for four days and more than twenty-five films, the festival “Elles tournent” introduces in Botanique, world premieres, classics, […]

How a vaginal cream ad has prompted deba

August 29, 2012

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How a vaginal cream ad has prompted debate about sexuality in India Samira Shackle: While India is fast becoming the next superpower, this rapid economic growth is not yet matched by a sexual revolution http://ow.ly/dk2PY

Sex strike in Togo in Presidential prote

August 29, 2012

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Sex strike in Togo in Presidential protest | Women’s Views on News Women in Togo have been urged to stage a week long sex strike to persuade their husbands and partners to support their fight for political reform. http://ow.ly/dk2L9

FOOD: Recognizing the African woman farm

August 29, 2012

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FOOD: Recognizing the African woman farmer Boys learning new ideas of masculinity around campfires in rural Africa and “sisterhoods” formed to provide a common voice to women are starting to change attitudes about African women farmers, say the authors of a forthcoming book about gender and agriculture. But it will take many more such eff… […]

Women in Iran banned from studying over

August 29, 2012

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Women in Iran banned from studying over 70 degree courses | Women’s Views on News Universities in Iran have announced that women will be banned from studying certain degree courses and offer them to men only. http://ow.ly/dk2Eh

Venice film festival: female directors g

August 29, 2012

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Venice film festival: female directors get recognition for a change Agnès Poirier: Of 22 films in competition at Cannes last year, none had been directed by a woman, but there are signs the tide is turning http://ow.ly/dk2Bc

What do Republican women want? Ana Marie

August 29, 2012

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What do Republican women want? Ana Marie Cox: Most GOP women don’t support their party’s hard line of ‘no abortion, no exceptions’. The conservative feminine mystique … http://ow.ly/dk2x6

Protests over young girls’ blasphemy ca

August 29, 2012

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Protests over young girls’ blasphemy case | Women’s Views on News Last Saturday saw protests from Christian minorities in Pakistan over the detainment of 11 year old Rimsha Masih on blasphemy charges http://ow.ly/dk2sl

Assaults by women increasing: study reco

August 29, 2012

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Assaults by women increasing: study recorded in 2010. That compares with 17,757 sexual assaults, 14,582 robberies and 260 homicides in the same year. http://ow.ly/dk2mY

Marines testing women in combat jobs The

August 29, 2012

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Marines testing women in combat jobs There may be some anxiety from male Marines as female officers work their way into infantry and other combat jobs that historically have been open only to men, Gen. James F. Amos, the Marine Corps commandant, said Tuesday. http://ow.ly/dk2iI

Pussy Riot Member: “Our Verdict Shows J

August 29, 2012

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Pussy Riot Member: “Our Verdict Shows Just How Scared Putin’s Regime Is” One convicted member of Pussy Riot speaks out about her coming time in a prison colony and the fate of Putin’s government. http://ow.ly/dk2e0

Orthodox Activists Crash Pussy Riot Play

August 29, 2012

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Orthodox Activists Crash Pussy Riot Play in Moscow Late on Monday, Russian Orthodox Church activists interrupted a theatrical show about Pussy Riot. http://ow.ly/dk29E

The gender revolution hits Israeli schoo

August 29, 2012

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The gender revolution hits Israeli schools Kfar Sava’s cutting-edge gender-studies program, brought on by a teenager, is the exception that confirms the rule: The subject gets very little attention in Israeli schools. http://ow.ly/dk26q

Rich men still control household investm

August 29, 2012

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Rich men still control household investment decisions Men are still dominating investment decisions in most American households — especially among the richest families, according to a recent survey. http://ow.ly/dk22B

Circumcision: the cruellest cut? Pragmat

August 29, 2012

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Circumcision: the cruellest cut? Pragmatic hygienic practice or genital mutilation? Why is male circumcision causing such worldwide controversy? http://ow.ly/djk8j

MADAGASCAR: Sex for survival About one i

August 28, 2012

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MADAGASCAR: Sex for survival About one in seven residents of Madagascar’s main port city of Toamasina are sex workers. http://ow.ly/dioai

Gene that predicts happiness in women di

August 28, 2012

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Gene that predicts happiness in women discovered Sorry guys, this happiness gene is for women. A new study has found a gene that appears to make women happy, but it doesn’t work for men. http://ow.ly/dio7k

Child Marriage: Why It’s Inexcusable E

August 28, 2012

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Child Marriage: Why It’s Inexcusable  Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from members of the advocacy group Girls Not Brides—a coalition of groups that work to end child marriage around the world—written in response to a previous DoubleX piece on the practice in India. You can learn more about the organization on their website. As a… http://ow.ly/dio4z

New Africa: the film-maker exploring fem

August 28, 2012

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New Africa: the film-maker exploring feminism in Algeria Sofia Djama’s award-winning short film examines women’s rights in a sexist society, writes Elizabeth Day http://ow.ly/dinXH

Togo women call sex strike against Presi

August 28, 2012

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Togo women call sex strike against President Gnassingbe #protest   Isabelle Ameganvi said holding the strike would ensure women’s voices would be heard   Women in Togo have been urged to abstain from sex for a week from Monday to push their demand for refo… http://ow.ly/dinSJ

Fight for women’s vote defines presiden

August 28, 2012

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Fight for women’s vote defines presidential race A nation at war, crippling joblessness and a looming budget standoff that could wreck the economy have been overshadowed in recent days by an issue that polls show doesn’t even crack voters’… http://ow.ly/din8d

13 October 2012 – Women and Girls, the [

August 28, 2012

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13 October 2012 – Women and Girls, the [In]visible Force of Resilience The theme of the 2012 International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) is “Women and Girls – the [in]Visible Force of Resilience”. http://ow.ly/din2G

Pacific parliamentarians UNiTE to end vi

August 28, 2012

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Pacific parliamentarians UNiTE to end violence against women | UN Women In the lead  up to the Pacific Islands Forum in the Cook Islands this week, parliamentarians representing eight Pacific Island Countries have released a signed statement calling for increased efforts and sustained action  to eliminate violence against women and girls, under the framework of […]

The effects of discrimination could last

August 28, 2012

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The effects of discrimination could last a lifetime Given the well-documented relationship between low birth weight and the increased risk of health problems throughout one’s lifespan, it is vital to reduce any potential contributors to low birth weight. A new study by Valerie Earnshaw and her colleagues from Yale University sheds light on one pos… […]

Abortion a woman’s moral choice, not a

August 28, 2012

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Abortion a woman’s moral choice, not a crime In 2012 in New Zealand, it’s a crime for women to have authority over their own bodies. http://ow.ly/dimN3

Israeli bus company won’t feature any m

August 28, 2012

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Israeli bus company won’t feature any men or women in Jerusalem ads to avoid ultra-Orthodox objections Apparently, the Egged bus company is worried that depictions of women in the ads could lead to vandalism of buses.buses. http://ow.ly/dimJx

Voters Let Women Decide in Recent Aborti

August 28, 2012

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Voters Let Women Decide in Recent Abortion Poll | Womens eNews A poll commissioned by Republicans for Choice asks “who decides” a woman’s right to abortion. It’s not a question other polls are asking this year and the results indicate strong support of a woman’s right to choose. http://ow.ly/dimE5

IPS – There’s Bride at the End of the Tu

August 28, 2012

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IPS – There’s Bride at the End of the Tunnel | Inter Press Service There’s Bride at the End of the Tunnel – Mai Ahmed, a 26–year-old from the West Bank fell in love over the Internet with Mohammed Warda from Nussirat http://ow.ly/dimAb

Rising incidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndro

August 28, 2012

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Rising incidence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in South Africa The increase in the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in school-aged children in the Wellington area of the Western Cape is bound up with the appalling levels of social inequality in South Africa. http://ow.ly/dik20

Sex Strike in Togo: Lysistrata in West A

August 27, 2012

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Sex Strike in Togo: Lysistrata in West Africa Women in Togo are being asked to refrain from sex for a week starting on Monday, to demand that protesters detained before elections in the West African nation be released. http://ow.ly/dgqcd

Sorry, But ‘Go Topless Day’ Is Not The A

August 27, 2012

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Sorry, But ‘Go Topless Day’ Is Not The Answer To Sexual Discrimination Dozens of bare-breasted ladies took to the streets yesterday in New York City as part of the fifth annual “National Go-Topless Day.” http://ow.ly/dgq8M