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McCain Calls Palin Direct Counter to Feminist Agenda

McCain calls Palin a direct counter to a feminist agenda but Governor Palin’s ceiling-breaking rise to prominence is a direct result of feminism – not to mention a host of other supremely beneficial public policies.

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NPR’s ‘Sarah Palin and Feminism’s Rightward Path’

Are conservatism and feminism mutually exclusive? NPR’s Fresh Air interviews Ronnee Schreiber about her new book, Righting Feminism, particularly relevant during a historical election season for womenĀ  – with a conservative woman in the spotlight.

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Roundup: South Dakota’s Proposed Abortion Ban, Women Voters Key

South Dakota readies again for abortion fight; Illinois AG Lisa Madigan strongly opposes HHS regulation; More calls for better sex education; Women voters will make or break election; WaPo features heart-wrenching story of former sex slave Somaly Mam.

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Roundup: FactCheck.org Disproves Claims in McCain Sex Ed Ad

FactCheck.org says “Don’t believe it” about McCain sex education ad; Teen pregnancy rises in Arizona and around the country; AIDS infection rate doubles for Michigan youth; Demonstrators oppose Colorado’s personhood amendment; Check out a selective roundup of recent coverage on Sarah Palin.

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Roundup: Mexico Supreme Court will Uphold Abortion Law

Mexico Supreme Court will uphold one-year-old Mexico City abortion law; Confusion still remains about John McCain’s anti-choice positions; Pennsylvania asks for federal abstinence-only funds for after school programs.

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When Body Issues Attack, Turn to Feminist Theory

If it’s summertime, then it’s time for body issues and street harassment. In short — it’s the perfect time to dust off your feminist rage!

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Roundup: McCain, Obama Fighting for Womens’ Vote, Birth Control Measure in House

McCain, Obama stepping up efforts to win womens’ vote, 100 House members add birth control measure to war funding bill, Debating the meaning of feminism.

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Better Fathers: Courtesy of the Sexual Revolution

So much for the break-up of the family caused by women’s emerging roles. Turns out women’s liberation has had a transformational and positive impact on men’s lives. Makes for a Happy Father’s Day indeed!

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What’s On Your Summer Reading List? Here’s Our Picks!

Just in time for beach (or air-conditioned coffee shop) season, here is RH Reality Check’s own summer book list — a sampling of the amazing books out this spring and summer by, for, and about women.

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Victim Blaming: Cover Up, Walk In Groups and Other “Friendly Advice”

If we women do fall victim to some nefarious person, we must remember — in spite of all the “friendly advice” we’ve been given — that the blame lies solely on the back of those who would harm others.

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