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Baby Gammy and the Problem of Women’s Labor

August 15, 2014
Interracial Adoption

It is typically poor and/or women of color who bear the brunt of...contracted out reproductive labor. They bear the brunt of our burdens—we are parasitic and reliant upon their labor.
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Feminists We Love: Sandra Fluke

July 5, 2013

Although best known for her advocacy for gender equality and reproductive justice, for the last decade, Sandra Fluke has devoted her career to public interest advocacy for numerous social justice concerns, including LGBTQ rights, worker rights, economic justice, immigrant rights, and international human rights, often focusing on the impact to communities of color. Her...
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OpEd: The Science of Love Behind the Science of Rape

February 17, 2013

By: Angela Willey “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”  Todd Akin’s now infamous claim in August of 2012 destroyed his credibility and his reelection bid. His comments propagate a long history of victim-blaming by implying that some rapes are not really rapes. ...
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Porn Industry Threatens to Sue over Condom Law

November 13, 2012

Voters want actors in adult films to wear condoms, but the industry is threatening to sue and shift production elsewhere. Nearly 56% of Los Angeles County voters approved the Safer Sex in the Adult Film Industry Act, which would require actors in pornographic films to wear condoms in order to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted...
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Dutch Abortion Ship Heads for Morocco

October 5, 2012

Moroccan police Thursday escorted from its waters a small yacht carrying women’s rights activists claiming to be able to perform abortions on board, after anti-abortion protesters jeered them on land. The Dutch group Women on Waves sailed the boat around the northern Moroccan harbor with banners advertising an information hotline about abortion, which is...
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Ugandan Women Address Court Over Maternal Mortality

June 13, 2012

More than 100 women die during childbirth each week in Uganda, a heartbreaking statistic that has energized activists to go to the Supreme Court in a bid to force the government to put more resources toward maternal health care to prevent the wave of deaths. The activists say they want the country’s top judges...
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Judge: Texas Can't Ban Planned Parenthood from Health Program

April 30, 2012

A federal judge on Monday blocked a Texas rule that would have excluded Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s women’s health program. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled Monday more than sufficient evidence to believe the state’s attempt to ban Planned Parenthood is unconstitutional. He imposed a temporary injunction against enforcing the legislation until he can hear full arguments....
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Planned Parenthood Worried It's The Target Of New Undercover Sting

April 23, 2012

A string of suspicious incidents at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country has given the organization reason to believe that anti-abortion activists are targeting it in a new organized sting operation. According to Planned Parenthood spokesperson Chloe Cooney, clinics in at least 11 states have reported two dozen or more “hoax visits” over the...
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Soccer or Sex? Thai Teens Ponder the Choice

April 22, 2012

If you are a teen with a sexual urge, what should you do? High school seniors in Thailand were perplexed this year when they were asked for the answer in a nationwide multiple-choice test for students hoping to win a coveted place at university. They were given five possible options to choose from: A:...
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Women's Lower Status Puts Asia's Future at Risk

April 19, 2012

The Asia Society survey on women’s status in health, education, economic activity and political leadership urges improvements to ensure the region benefits fully from its underused pool of human talent. The 2 billion women in Asia are still paid less than men for similar work and are extremely underrepresented in top leadership positions, according to...
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