Monthly Archives: February 2011

Interesting Perspectives from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

According to today’s digital version of The Telegraph newspaper in Great Britain, British doctors and gynecologists are being urged to by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to warn pregnant women of the potential complications and risks of pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Women Have a Right to Talk About….Everything

Here’s an interesting piece from NPR host Michel Martin.  Using the example of a letter of complaint recently received from a listener, she briefly addresses a problem many women still struggle with on a daily basis: The idea that what … Continue reading

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Sexual Harrasmant in Egypt

There have been many changes in the Egyptian street along with the revolution; however, there was one change that occurred as soon as the revolution started, and that is the decrease of sexual harassment in public gatherings (e.g. through groping … Continue reading

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Afghan’s Widows

There are an estimated 2 million widows in Afghanistan because of war that ends up killing their husbands.  Women are also widowed because of low life expectancy and early marriage that leave women widowed in their 20s and 30s.  When … Continue reading

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Shift in Marriage Ideal Does Not Equal Shift from Traditional Gendered Ones

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/02/26/022611-opinions-column-parents-valenti-1-2/ Feminist author Jessica Valenti discusses how the American woman is still being subjected to a unequal division of labor in the home – after the birth of a child. She cites how in recent years, American couples are increasingly … Continue reading

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Rape victim was ‘inviting’ so perpetrator let off without jail any time

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/breakingnews/rape-victim-inviting-so-no-jail–rape-victim-inviting-so-no-jail-116801578.html In Manitoba, Canada recently, a convicted rapist was brought to court again for raping a young woman. He was let off with only a curfew and a letter of apology because the girl was wearing a tube top, high … Continue reading

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Secular argument against gay marriage

Hey everyone, I’ve heard several positions from the religious community regarding opposition to gay marriage.  I’ve heard that “marriage is supposed to be between a man and a women,” “God created Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve,” “it’s just … Continue reading

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The Roles of Women in Nigerian Political Campaigns

In Nigeria women are usually the strongest political supporters during campaigns, but when women try to run for a political office they do not gain support.  When women decide to run for political positions they are viewed as less feminine, … Continue reading

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More Info on Abortion in U.S. Prisons

Abortion Rights for Prisoners Historical Background – – key cases –Griswold v. Connecticut – – 381 US 479 (1965) Invalidated a law prohibiting contraception by married couples –Eisenstadt v. Baird – – 405 US 438 (1972) Extended right to use … Continue reading

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Focus Placed on Education as UN Women’s Commission Begins Annual Session

The UN Commission on the Status of Women’s  annual session kicked off today with opening remarks that address the necessity of educating women and girls as a tool of economic and personal empowerment. This is a recurrent theme throughout the … Continue reading

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