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Same-Sex Marriage Support Shows Pace of Social Change Accelerating

May 11, 2012


By PETER BAKERPublished: May 11, 2012 WASHINGTON — When Bill Clinton was president, he waited until almost 1 in the morning in 1996 to sign a bill defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. He did not like it, but was unwilling to veto it 45 days before an election. Sixteen […]

What Disrespect Looks Like to Women

May 3, 2012


Posted: 05/ 1/2012Linda Durnell Behavior that denigrates women is prevalent throughout the world. Women are wives, co-workers, sisters, mothers, friends, daughters and over half of the population, and most of these women will be disrespected for simply being a woman. When women’s issues are regarded as secondary to those of men’s — as illustrated by […]

Does Radical Feminism Advance Arab Women’s Rights?

May 2, 2012


Sahar AzizAssociate Professor of Law, Texas Wesleyan University School of Law Posted: 05/ 1/2012 Last week, Mona Eltahawy triggered a polemic firestorm with her blanket assertion that Arab men’s hatred of women explains the abysmal gender inequities found in the Middle East. Many Arab women are perturbed that her article “Why Do They Hate Us?” […]

Tennessee: Miscarriage Will Be Murder — Legislature Passes Embryo Bill

April 28, 2012


by David Badash on April 24, 2012 The Tennessee House last week voted 80-18 to make miscarriage — or the killing of any fertilized egg — murder. Last night, the Tennessee Senate passed by a 28-2 margin a companion version of the bill. The bill specifically includes all embryos “at any state of gestation in […]

Try Walking In My Shoes

April 27, 2012


CHELSEA GORROW | April 26, 2012 Click, clack. Click, clack. Clickity, clack. That was the sound of high heels on the sidewalk Wednesday afternoon. But the clacking sounds weren’t generated by women. Oh no, the sounds were generated by men – men in suits; men in ties; men in uniform. Despite the rain, nearly 20 male […]

Justice and Cash for Sex Trafficking Victims

April 25, 2012


by Ms. MagazineApril 24, 2012  Written by Caroline Heldman Last week, U.S. district judge Lynn Hughes set an important legal precedent in the fight against human trafficking in the U.S. He ruled that five teenaged survivors of sex slavery in Houston will receive the entire proceeds from the sale of their traffickers’ property. As U.S. […]

Bumpy ride in US Congress for Violence Against Women Act

April 20, 2012


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 […]