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Anti-Abortion Terrorist Claims Threats Were ‘Divinely Inspired’

June 6, 2012

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by Jessica PiekloJune 5, 2012 A domestic-terror trial in Kansas just got more interesting as Angel Dillard now claims the threats she made to abortion provider Dr. Mila Means were “divinely inspired” communications and are therefore entitled to constitutional speech and religious protections. Dillard is facing prosecution under the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances […]

Please help me: The child abuse epidemic

May 29, 2012

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By Karla Kellam, May 29, 2012 A little over a month ago, on April 17, a ten-year-old Muslim boy named Abdifatah Mohamud, was brutally murdered in Buffalo, NY by his stepfather—beaten to death more than 70 times with a rolling pin. The stepfather admitted to, “…binding the boys’ hands, stuffing a sock into his mouth, […]

What PRENDA Would Mean to Women

May 29, 2012

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Miriam Yeung, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Eleanor Hinton HoyttPosted: 05/29/2012 On Wednesday, May 30, the United States House of Representatives will consider the “Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act.” Known as “PRENDA,” the latest version of the bill (there have been at least three) would ban abortions performed on the basis of sex. If this bill becomes law, a […]

“Pro-Choice” Americans at a record low

May 27, 2012

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By Jill on 5.25.2012 According to a recent Gallup poll, the percentage of Americans who identify as “pro-choice” is at an all-time low of 41%. By contrast, 50% of Americans ID as pro-life. Of course, the pro-life/pro-choice monikers don’t really say much about one’s actual views on the legality or morality of abortion. Lots of […]

What really lies behind the ‘war on women’

May 25, 2012

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It would be a mistake to see these attacks as simply a backlash against women. This is about empire struggling for social control Naomi Wolfguardian.co.uk, Thursday 24 May 2012 Planned Parenthood issued a statement describing ‘secret videotaping tactics’ as part of a ‘propaganda’ campaign against the group. Photograph: Craig Lassig/AP Are women suddenly running rampant […]

Gender and Inequality: How the U.S. Stacks Up Against Other OECD Countries

May 24, 2012

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has just released the 2012 Better Life Index with two new and striking additions this year. For the first time, each of 11 categories that are used to measure well-being will be compared against gender and socioeconomic inequality, giving a fuller picture of the quality of life […]

For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape, Rare Justice

May 23, 2012

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Native Americans are particularly vulnerable to sexual assault in remote Alaskan villages like Emmonak, women’s advocates say. EMMONAK, Alaska — She was 19, a young Alaska Native woman in this icebound fishing village of 800 in the Yukon River delta, when an intruder broke into her home and raped her. The man left. Shaking, the […]