Tag Archives: Reproductive Rights

The march backwards: Women’s rights at risk in Europe

TweetSpain is about to criminalise abortion; politicians in the UK repeatedly attempt to reduce the 24-week limit; and yesterday in Brussels (Thurs, Apr 10), a Parliamentary hearing discussed a European Citizens’ initiative that if successful would block European Commission (EC) development funding for maternal health. Working for sexual and reproductive health charity, Marie Stopes International, [...]
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It pays to have more women on the Supreme Court

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends. The proponents of a colorblind, gender-blind, whatever else-blind outlook on the world don’t just undermine attempts to identify and rectify discrimination. They also ignore the valuable perspective one can bring from experiencing American culture as someone other than a straight white man. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor was pilloried in [...]
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4 fundamental rights that are hard to come by if you’re poor

TweetCross posted at Of Means and Ends. Americans like to think of our country as a land of opportunity where every man, woman and child has a shot at success. With hard work and dedication, anyone can make it. The growing income gap belies the idealistic rhetoric. There are many straightforward ways in which low-income [...]
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Facebook feminism that hurts women

TweetCrossposted at Of Means and Ends It’s been too easy for feminists to balk at Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, a quasi-feminist book and now organization that focuses on women in the corporate sector more aggressively pursuing their career goals while largely ignoring institutional factors that hold back women. But the Lean In organization just keeps making it easier. [...]
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Hillary Clinton being a boss (video)

Tweet History will look at Hillary Clinton as someone who never gave up and continued to succeed, despite being knocked down over and over again. She will be seen as a polarizing trailblazer who finally found her voice — leading to eventual success as First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. Once in positions of [...]
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