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For colleges, rape cases a legal minefield

April 18, 2012

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Dinand Library on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, Mass. Edwin Bleiler, who was expelled from Holy Cross in Massachusetts on the day he was supposed to graduate in spring 2011, for allegedly sexually assaulting another student. AP PHOTO By JUSTIN POPEThe Associated Press – Published: April 18, 2012 A closed-door encounter between […]

SOMETHING FROM NOTHING: Women, Space, and Resistance

April 13, 2012

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by TRACY E. ORESaint Cloud State UniversityGender & Society 2011 25: 689 In her book Remedios: Stories of Earth and Iron from the History of Puertorriqueñas, Levins Morales (1998) reflects on how tostones became a central part of Puerto Rican cuisine. She imagines how enslaved women, given nothing to eat by slave masters but plantains, used […]

Rep. Gwen Moore on Her Own Sexual Assault, Violence Against Women Act

March 30, 2012

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by Patricia Murphy Mar 29, 2012 12:13 AM EDT Rep. Gwen Moore took to the House floor Wednesday to share her personal experience of sexual assault. She tells Patricia Murphy why the Violence Against Women Act must be passed—and how this Congress has a preoccupation with ‘putting women in their place.’ Rep. Gwen Moore is […]

Watchdog raises questions over impact of Nike’s Girl Hub

March 24, 2012

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The DfID funded scheme has succeeded in energising people to consider girls’ needs but should focus on making a difference Posted by Claire Provost Friday 23 March 2012 On message or missing the point? Girl Hub, a joint initiative between DfID and the Nike foundation, has been reviewed critically by the ICAI. Photograph: Nike foundation […]

Donor policies fail to bring real and sustained change for women

March 5, 2012

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For all their talk of empowerment, initiatives by development agencies and donors fail to tackle power imbalances, and do not allow women to realise their own hopes and dreams Posted by Andrea Cornwall Monday 5 March 2012 Women vote in Iran’s parliamentary elections at a mosque in southern Tehran. Photograph: Raheb Homavandi/Reuters The empowerment of […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]

Pregnant, and Pushed Out of a Job

January 31, 2012

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By DINA BAKSTPublished: January 30, 2012 FEW people realize that getting pregnant can mean losing your job. Imagine a woman who, seven months into her pregnancy, is fired from her position as a cashier because she needed a few extra bathroom breaks. Or imagine another pregnant employee who was fired from her retail job after […]