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How New York’s Governor Is Playing Politics With Women’s Equality

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

In the wake of the recent announcement that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating an entirely new party devoted to “women’s equality,” some women’s rights supporters have wondered if the move is truly evidence of his dedication to their cause.

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Is Preventing Surrogacy Feminist? No, It’s Anti-Choice

Criminalizing freely chosen reproductive actions is not part of the feminist project.

The Kansas legislature is considering a bill that would make surrogate parents, gestational carriers, and anyone who assists them liable to up to a $10,000 fine or imprisonment of one year. But despite what some supporters of the legislation may say, criminalizing freely chosen reproductive actions is not part of the feminist project.

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New York State Assembly Passes Women’s Equality Act

The New York State Assembly chamber.

The ten-point agenda would codify a woman’s right to choose an abortion, attempt to reduce gender-based pay discrimination, and strengthen protections for survivors of abuse.

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NOW And Feminist Majority Endorse Obama-Biden Ticket For 2012

President Obama Reuters/Jim Young

Both women’s rights organizations announce their support of the presidential reelection campaign.

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Terry v. Newman

The dispute between Randall Terry and Troy Newman sheds light on the way that activism can satisfy a person’s hunger for attention and influence—how it can become a power trip.

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Roundup: Surgeon General’s View on Abortion

Surgeon General’s View on Abortion; NOW Fights with Anti-choice Activists in Kansas; New "Sexting" Legislation in New Jersey

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NOW Flogs Kennedy For Obama Endorsement

The endorsements were flying yesterday as Obama raked in the support of the holy trinity of the Kennedy family – Ted, Caroline and Patrick. And one of New York’s NOW chapters didn’t like it one bit.

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