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Bishops Play Church Queens as Pawns

April 29, 2012

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By MAUREEN DOWDPublished: April 28, 2012 Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times Washington – IT is an astonishing thing that historians will look back and puzzle over, that in the 21st century, American women were such hunted creatures. Even as Republicans try to wrestle women into chastity belts, the Vatican is trying to muzzle American […]

Bumpy ride in US Congress for Violence Against Women Act

April 20, 2012

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Posted on 19 April 2012Deborah CowenWVoN co-editor This week, the bill to reauthorise the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) will make its way through congress in the United States. The 1994 Act, which established domestic violence and stalking as federal crimes, and provided funding for victim support and services, has generally been regarded as a […]

Motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD (unless you are poor)

April 15, 2012

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Reblogged from Feministe By Jill on 4.15.2012 A brief addition to yesterday’s post, where I speculated that for all their blustering about how Ann Romney made a choice to stay home and raise her five boys and that’s a wonderful choice because motherhood is THE MOST IMPORTANT JOB IN THE WORLD and Democrats hate stay-at-home […]

U.S. Culture War With Women at Its Center

April 4, 2012

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By LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSAPublished: April 3, 2012 NEW YORK — For all the alarm and outrage that conservative Republicans have ignited lately with actions perceived as attacks on U.S. women’s rights, there has been a fierce counteroffensive that is giving activists on the other side a larger voice and greater visibility than in recent years. […]

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 rise of Mormon feminist bloggers

March 20, 2012

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Women are using social media to challenge the patriarchy of the Mormon church Frieda Klotz guardian.co.uk, Monday 19 March 2012 Mormon feminists are increasingly finding kindred spirits online. Photograph: D’Arcy Benincosa On her 30th birthday, which she celebrated in New York City, D’Arcy Benincosa did the wildest thing she could think of: she ordered a […]

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 […]