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Recap: President Obama’s State Of The Union Address

Missed the State Of The Union address last night?  Well, here’s a guide of some major points for those of you who still want to know where we’re at.  The…

Sarah Gray |

Alabama Seeks More Restrictions On Abortion Clinics

Alabama has advanced an Orwellian-named bill called the “Women’s Health & Safety Act” which seeks to heap more restrictions on abortion providers — for instance, regulating the architectural infrastructure…

Jessica Wakeman |

14-Year-Old Girls’ Rights Advocate In Pakistan Shot And Injured By Taliban

A 14-year-old girl who fought for education for girls in Pakistan was shot while walking home from school. She has written for the BBC about life under the Taliban…

Jessica Wakeman |

WTF Chart: Men Overwhelmingly Quoted In Media About Women’s Rights, Abortion & Birth Control

This is a chart made by the media watchdog group 4thEstate.net about the numbers of women and men quoted in the media in print and on TV on women’s issues.

Jessica Wakeman |

The Soapbox: In America, We Treat Our Moms Like Second-Class Citizens

Are you a mother? Do you know someone who is? You probably do, and that’s why you should be very concerned about Alabama’s chemical endangerment clause, which aims to protect…

Julie Gerstein |

Fashion Flashback: Suffragette Style

Check out this dance troupe striking a pose at a women’s suffrage ball sometime around 1910. With all the recent attacks on women’s rights, this photo makes me want to…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

Rape Victim Turns Painful Past Into Promising Future For Young Women

An article on CNN yesterday turned me on to Zimababwe native Betty Makoni, CNN hero of the week. She is a teacher, a volunteer, and the executive director…

Carrie Wasterlain |

What Barack Obama Had To Say To Muslim Women

This week, Barack Obama headed to Egypt with a pretty big mission in mind: smoothing over relations between the United States and the Muslim World. The pinnacle of his trip—a…

Daniela Guernica |

Why Make Saudi Women’s Waistlines Suffer?

Gotta love that Saudi Arabia. Not only do ladies have to fully cover up, now they have to let their bodies go, too. With religious clerics holding so much sway…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Ms. Magazine: President Obama Is For The Ladies

The editors of Ms. have concluded that President Barack Obama made “giant strides for women” during his first 100 days by reversing some of the Bush administration’s most flagrantly conservative…

Annika Harris |

Obama Loves The Ladies

Yesterday, President Obama celebrated National Women’s History Month by creating a special panel to focus on women’s issues. The council will seek new opportunities in the workforce, since women still…

Deborah Stein |

Vatican Newspaper: Washing Machine Biggest Liberator Of Women

What do we women have to thank for our liberation in the 20th century? You may be thinking the birth control pill or the right to work outside the home…

Annika Harris |

Quickies!: Jessica Simpson’s Flattering Outfit, Bank Of England Stomps On Women’s Rights

Jessica Simpson has learned that a simple T-shirt, jeans and a scarf is always best if you don’t have a professional stylist. [Popbytes]
Putting too much pressure on your guy…

Annika Harris |

The Top 5 Women’s Rights Wins Of 2008

Women, like 41-year-old mother and five time Olympic swimmer, Dara Torres, made a lot of headlines this year. However, we also made some incredible strides out of the swimming pool.

Simcha |

We See Chick Flicks: The Duchess

My weekend ended on a depressing note last night because I went to see “The Duchess.” While the costumes and scenery were certainly amazing, the story put me…

Catherine Strawn |

Women Top “Best Idea” Charts

The Campaign for Museums and the 24 Hour Museum recently held a survey to commemorate Museums and Galleries Month. They asked a variety of people about the greatest…

Simcha |
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