Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Women
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Late Night Roundup: ‘Squirt-Up Economics’

The Daily Show spotlighted the problem of growing inequality — between the millionaires, and the even more elite billionaires.

February 27, 2015
Barbara Boxer

The Numbers Don’t Lie: Women Make More Effective Legislators Than Men

Nobody in Congress does bipartisanship very well — but female legislators are more successful than the men.

February 20, 2015
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Still ‘No Way Out’ For Saudi Women

What does the United States’ alliance with the repressive kingdom say about us?

January 29, 2015
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7 Reproductive Rights Issues To Watch in 2015

2015 could be a difficult year for women’s health.

January 20, 2015
President Obama speaks at a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama Takes Questions Only From Women, Apparently A White House First

President Obama made history at his press conference Friday — simply by which reporters he called upon.

December 19, 2014
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Allegation: It’s Oral Rape, Not Oral Sex

What Don Lemon doesn’t get about the Bill Cosby rape allegations.

November 20, 2014
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Women Often Dismiss Signs of Heart Disease

Don’t ignore these signs of heart disease.

November 10, 2014
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Time To Dust Off My Reproductive Freedom Flag

For women, the midterms were one battle in a long war.

November 5, 2014
Shoshana Roberts

Shoshana Roberts And The Catcalls Heard ‘Round The World

It’s time to treat catcalling like the threat it is.

November 5, 2014
Georgia Voter

How Will Georgia Voters Turn Out For Equal Pay?

A close look at the Peach State Senate race.

November 3, 2014
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Gender Equality At Work More Than 80 Years Off

The World Economic Forum published a report on Tuesday, claiming that gender equality in the workplace should not be expected for 80 years.

October 28, 2014
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No Sex Drugs For Women? Here’s Why

The FDA has yet to approve a Pink-Viagra while the problem for women persists.

October 23, 2014
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Police Question Suspect As Bodies Of Seven Women Found In Indiana

Police in Indiana may have a serial killer on their hands.

October 20, 2014
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A Rough Month In America For Women

From Maureen McDonnell to Janay Rice, things haven’t been going well.

September 18, 2014
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GOP Report: Republicans Have A Problem With Female Voters

Republicans can no longer deny that their party has a major problem with women. A new report, conducted by conservative groups Crossroads GPS and American Action Network, found that women are “barely receptive” to GOP policy, and view Republicans as “intolerant,” “lacking in compassion,” and “stuck in the past.” The report, titled “Republicans and Women Voters: Huge […]

August 28, 2014
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Poll: Female Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Hobby Lobby Decision

Republicans are already at a disadvantage when it comes to female voters, and their support for the Hobby Lobby ruling could hurt them even more. A recent poll shows that a majority of female voters from across the political spectrum oppose the Supreme Court’s decision — and candidates who back it. Hart Research Associates, a Democratic firm, released a survey […]

July 28, 2014
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60 Girls And Women, 31 Boys Said To Be Abducted In Nigerian Kidnapping

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — At least 91 people — more than 60 women and girls, and 31 school boys — were abducted last week by suspected Boko Haram militants, two months after the terror group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls in northeastern Nigeria, according to witnesses. Local media reported about 60 people […]

June 24, 2014
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People Less Prepared For Hurricanes With Feminine Names, Study Shows

By Joan Cary, Chicago Tribune Bertha, Dolly, Fay and Hanna could be on the way now that the Atlantic hurricane season started Sunday. And recent research suggests it’s time to give the Atlantic storms with feminine names a bit more respect. According to a study released Monday by University of Illinois researchers, hurricanes with women’s names […]

June 3, 2014
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Two Teen Girls Gang-Raped, Hanged From Tree In India

McClatchy Tribune News Service NEW DELHI — Two teenage girls were gang-raped and hanged from a tree in a village in northern India, officials said Thursday. The two girls, cousins ages 14 and 16, went missing in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district on Tuesday night and their bodies were found hanging from a tree Wednesday. “A […]

May 29, 2014
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Indian Cousins Found Hanging From Tree After Gang-Rape: Police

Lucknow (India) (AFP) – Two teenage girls have been found hanging from a tree in a northern Indian village after they were gang-raped by five men, police said Thursday. A postmortem report indicated that the cousins from the low-caste Dalit community, aged 14 and 15, hanged themselves late Tuesday after being attacked in a village […]

May 29, 2014
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Women Hold Democrats’ Keys To Control Of Senate

By David Lightman, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Women might be the Democrats’ 2014 firewall, the force that holds back a Republican wave that appears to be building toward seizing control of the Senate. Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and Georgia’s Michelle Nunn won primaries Tuesday and are their states’ Democratic U.S. Senate nominees, […]

May 22, 2014
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Adrianne Wadewitz, Scholar Who Helped Diversify Wikipedia, Dies At 37

By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned “free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.” But Wadewitz eventually came out as a Wikipedian, the term the […]

April 24, 2014
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Jimmy Carter: ‘We Must Accommodate Changing Times But Cling To Principles That Never Change’

Austin American-Statesman AUSTIN, Texas—Former President Jimmy Carter said that although much progress has been made on human rights in the United States and around the world, much still needs to be done. Speaking to LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Updegrove at the Civil Rights Summit, the 39th president said women’s issues — including wage disparity, […]

April 9, 2014
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Democrats Tout ‘Paycheck Fairness’ To Reach Female Voters

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal work. Surrounding himself with female supporters at […]

April 8, 2014