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Gloria Steinem Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

The writer and feminist organizer has been fighting for women’s issues for more than four decades. [via ABC News]

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Abortion Restrictions Are Expensive

New anti-choice laws in Texas and other states around the country could push more women and their families deeper into poverty.

New anti-choice laws in Texas and other states around the country could push more women and their families deeper into poverty.

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D.C. Advocates Fight for Paid Sick Days for All Workers

Advocates are linking paid sick days for restaurant workers to a broader fight to raise the minimum wage in Washington, D.C.

Advocates are linking paid sick days for restaurant workers to a broader fight to raise the minimum wage in Washington, D.C.

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Let’s All Help to ‘Draw the Line’ on Infringements on Reproductive Rights Worldwide

From El Salvador to Austin, Fargo to the Philippines, advocates, activists, reproductive health-care providers, and the women affected by attacks on reproductive freedom tell their stories and their reasons for standing up, speaking out, and taking action. [via Draw the Line]

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United States to Fall Off ‘Hunger Cliff’ Friday, Hitting Women and Families Hardest

An across-the-board reduction in food stamp benefits takes effect on Friday, and more cuts are on the horizon.

An across-the-board reduction in food stamp benefits takes effect Friday, and more cuts are on the horizon.

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Talking to Sex Workers About Fighting for Their Rights, Feminism, and More

Women carrying a banner about sex workers' rights in the Capital Pride Parade on August 26, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario.

RH Reality Check recently spoke with sex workers Minnie Scarlet, Darby Hickey, and Violet Rose about what role they think feminism can play in sex workers’ rights, among other issues.

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‘RH Reality Check’ Editor at Large Erin Matson Conducts Special Report on Women Abused by OB-GYNs

In a special report for We Act Radio, attorneys Karen Evans and David Haynes of the Cochran firm discuss seeking justice for patients filmed by OB-GYNs and what we can do to prevent similar incidents in the future.

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Child Models in New York State Finally Get Labor Protections

The New York fashion industry, which employs 165,000 people, was until now the only industry in the state excluded from child labor protections under the Department of Labor.

The New York fashion industry, which employs 165,000 people, was until now the only industry in the state excluded from child labor protections under the Department of Labor.

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Malala Yousafzai’s Absolutely Incredible Interview With Jon Stewart

In this exclusive, unedited interview, I Am Malala author Malala Yousafzai remembers the Taliban’s rise to power in her Pakistani hometown and discusses her efforts to campaign for equal access to education for girls. Malala Yousafzai also offers suggestions for people looking to help out overseas and stresses the importance of education.

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Domestic Workers, Overtime Pay, and the Perceived ‘Cost Problem’

A lawsuit challenging North Dakota's admitting privileges law may soon be resolved.

Last week, California passed a bill requiring overtime pay for domestic workers. Some are concerned about the cost people with disabilities—many of whom are low-income—may incur to pay for such care.

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