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Feminist Revolution: Carrying On by Cindy Cooper

What revolutions do we need? "We still need the feminist revolution," Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority Foundation, said in a video commentary to On The Issues Magazine. It’s now posted Online with Merle Hoffman’s commentary,

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“Crisis pregnancy centers” are threats to reproductive justice by Lauren Guy McAlpin

A young woman, we'll call her Amanda, walked into an agency she saw advertised in her college newspaper. Having missed her period, promises of a free pregnancy test and confidential options counseling seemed like the best next step. A woman in a white lab coat accepted her urine sample and placed …


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“Crisis pregnancy centers” are threats to reproductive justice

Tapping Our Creative Selves for Social Change by Jessica T. Solomon

What if the people responsible for protecting our nation, writing our laws or discovering new medicines were encouraged to be artists, too? I function under the notion that we are all capable of using creative means to solve problems and unlock potential. If "Revolution" were a movie, let the way …


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Tapping Our Creative Selves for Social Change

Gender Harassment: From Our Revolution to Yours by Emily May

HollabackNYC started in 2005 the way a lot of good revolutions must begin - as conversations with friends over a couple of drinks. The seven of us commiserated over being whistled at, cat-called, and propositioned, with each story earning a chorus of “uggg” “ewww” and “gross!”

The …


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Gender Harassment: From Our Revolution to Yours

Finding the Power in Women’s Voices by Hannah Miller

A growing group of organizations work on what is called "media democracy," that is, changing the structure and legal framework of the media so that it reflects something a smidgeon closer to the actual public – including women.

In all its complexity, the media – TV and cable, …


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Finding the Power in Women’s Voices

Populism Needed to Shovel Out the Old Economy by Donna Schaper

Attach fair and just policies to the "emergency" economic stimulus bills and you will find a powerful anti-depressant, the kind that brings people up enough to truly be active citizens again in building a new world.

Economically, this moment of great difficulty is also a time of …


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Populism Needed to Shovel Out the Old Economy

Unprecedented Recognition for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by Myra Kovary

We are living in a new era for persons with disabilities. One sign of this occurred in the last week of February when the first session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities gathered in …


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Unprecedented Recognition for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Midwifery Reborn: Politicians Take Note by Lesley Cohen

Healthcare remains a forefront issue for the American public. With a new president who acknowledges the need for healthcare reform, midwives are in an optimal position to assert their importance as principal members of America's primary care providers.

As a member of this …


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Midwifery Reborn: Politicians Take Note

New Waves for Abortion Access in European Decision by Diana Whitten

Women on Waves, an organization that uses a ship to help women in countries where abortion is illegal, recently secured a major victory from the European Court of Human Rights. The court ruled in early February 2009 that …


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New Waves for Abortion Access in European Decision

Who The Revolution Left Behind by Diana Egozcue

I get a lot of questions and statements when I explain that I am campaigning for the Virginia ratification of the ERA, one of several states where campaigns are active. "What’s the ERA? Why do we need that? I thought that passed years ago."
 
From men, I often hear: "The ERA is dead! …


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Who The Revolution Left Behind

Whose Utopia? by Mahin Hassibi

A clear consensus exists among women writers of varied ages, educational backgrounds and life circumstances in the anthology Feminist Philosophy and Science Fiction: Utopias and …


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Whose Utopia?

A Do-Over for Reproductive Justice by Gloria Feldt

Lars Larson is a conservative radio talk show host with a following of four million listeners. His producer assured me, when asking me to appear for Roe v Wade’s 36th anniversary, that Lars is respectful, though he would take views opposite to mine. No problem, I said, as long as I can speak …


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Youth Videos Push Back Gender Violence by rebecca s. a. connie and Tara Malik

When TOMS Attack is the name of a short video created by Global Girls in Chicago to describe the problem of sexual harassment and assault by mature men who prey on young girls. The males are the “TOMS” of the title, which stands for “Thirsty Old Men” who terrorize girls by following them in …


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Youth Videos Push Back Gender Violence

 

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