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Dispatches From The War On Women: Contraception Could Be Illegal Again

June 6, 2012

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by Jessica PiekloJune 5, 2012 Welcome to Dispatches, your round-up of the latest news from the frontlines of the War on Women. Have a story from your state or an idea on how to push back? Share them here and fight back against the War on Women. When thinking of possible legal challenges to abortion […]

Germany looks to Norwegian gender quota success

June 6, 2012

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Posted on 6 June 2012 [Brussels, 06 June 2012] The German newspaper, The Spiegel, on 29 May published an interesting analysis of the Norwegian experience of quotas for company boards, and its relevance to Germany, where similar measures are being considered. Journalist Anna Reimann traces the initial reactions to the law, its demonstrated impact and […]

“Hysteria” Shows The War on Women Is Nothing New

May 28, 2012

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by Julie M. RodriguezMay 27, 2012 Tanya Wexler’s new romantic comedy “Hysteria” is deeper than it appears on the surface. The film uses the real and little-known history of the vibrator and hysteria in Victorian England as a backdrop for the fictional story of an ambitious young doctor, Mortimer Granville (Hugh Dancy) and Charlotte Dalrymple […]

“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 […]

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 […]

The fight for women’s bodies and the race to the White House

March 20, 2012

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Posted on 19 March 2012.Auveen WoodWVoN co-editor Although taxation was predicted as the issue that would dominate the 2012 US presidential election, abortion, birth control and gay marriage have so far been at the forefront of the Republican primaries. This year a record number of states, including Oklahoma, Virginia and Pennsylvania have enacted legislation restricting […]

Gender Equity Index 2012: The gap has not reached an “acceptable” level in any country

March 10, 2012

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Published on Thu, 2012-03-08 ■ Mongolia narrowed the gap putting legislation into force■ Brazil reached a low score in political empowerment, although the president is a woman■ Social Watch Italy: “The economic crisis could represent an opportunity to change” The achievements made by women all over the world towards equity in education are still very […]