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Rural Women in Minnesota Face Obstacles to Health Care

In Minnesota, lack of health insurance, lack of clinics, and factors like poverty, geographic isolation and even extreme winters all reduce rural women’s access to health care.

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Uganda to Reintroduce Female Condoms

The Ugandan government plans to reintroduce and promote the female condom this fall, where it may give women another tool for safer sex negotiation and protection.

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Missouri Abortion Restriction Bill Only Worsens Effects of Intimate Partner Violence

Are you a woman whose husband beat you upon learning you were pregnant, after suggesting abortion? If so, Missouri is on the verge of deciding that you are incompetent to make the decision about whether to terminate your pregnancy.

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Roundup: Kansas AG Says Faltering Economy to Blame for Uptick in Domestic Violence

Kansas AG blames economy for uptick in domestic violence; North Carolina House passes sex ed bill; undercover at a crisis pregnancy center; from “pro-life feminist to pro-choice mama.”

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On Asia McGowan: Why We Need Feminism in Community Colleges

Asia McGowan, a 20-year-old student at Henry Ford Community College outside Detroit was murdered on campus by a man who’d stalked her. Why aren’t feminist resources for domestic violence and stalking available at community colleges?

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Fetus In Peril? Batten Down the Hatches!

The main purpose of of Oklahoma’s proposed self-defense bill for pregnant women is to create a long trail of laws that define a fetus as an “unborn child” that deserves state protection.

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Men Can, and Should, Stop Rape

At the Men Can Stop Rape conference in DC, a 40% male participant group brainstormed on evolving masculinity, gender relations, re-examining marital rape, and innovations coming from the federal government.

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Missouri Legislature: Coerced Pregnancy, Fine; Voluntary Abortion, No Way

A Missouri bill would make physicians criminals for helping women obtain an abortion “with knowledge” that the woman has been “coerced” and would prohibit the woman from consenting to an abortion as the “victim of a coerced abortion.”

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The Media on Rihanna: Love Doesn’t Hurt, But Abuse Is Complicated

A growing number of people in the media seek to dissolve the myth of women’s culpability in violent relationships. But the question that is asked most often of the Rihanna/Chris Brown story is “Why did she stay?” rather than “Why did he do it?”

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An Open Letter to Chris Brown and Rihanna

Please know that I recognize the need for privacy during a time of tragedy and attempted healing. But I ask that you consider how this might be a teaching moment that recognizes the sacredness of women and girls’ lives.

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