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The London Olympics have demonstrated how much women have achieved in the world of sports and how far our culture has to come before accepting these accomplishments outright. Meghan Lewis highlights the accomplishments of these five women while exposing the poverty some female Olympians live in because endorsement dollars only go to certain kinds of female athletes. Just look at how the media scrutinized Australian Olympic swimmer and eight-time medalist Liesel Jones.
There’s a massive sexual assault scandal unfolding in the United States Air Force and the potential of this 20 year prison sentence is just the tip of the iceberg.
President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a new ad push reminding women voters that Mitt Romney wants to end access to contraception. Even though the president currently enjoys a comfortable lead with likely women voters, it’s important to remind all voters that on issues of women’s health Romney is no moderate.
One Colorado school takes a step backwards, setting higher tuition for undocumented immigrants.
Mississippi already has a teen pregnancy crisis on its hands, so why would the state want to make matters worse?
The anti-choice community starts training their activists early.
Michele Bachmann is the antithesis of an ally to the feminist cause.
This Saturday breastfeeding moms and their supporters descended on the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC for the Great Nurse-In. The goal of the Great Nurse-In is to normalize breastfeeding, remove the stigma and misunderstandings surrounding nursing.
DC is also standing up for the trans community with this new campaign.
Harrods launches the first gender-neutral toy department.
I wonder what the Bishops think of this. Three activists, including an 82-year-old nun, succeeded in closing temporarily the US government’s only facility for handling, processing and storing weapons-grade uranium. That is an example of service, not launching a multi-million dollar campaign against gay marriage and contraception.
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