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How Minnesota Passed a Massive Economic Security Law for Women

The law provides an expansive host of benefits, including requirements that employers provide simple accommodations for pregnant workers. To get a better sense of this law and the strategy that made it win, RH Reality Check spoke with Debra Fitzpatrick of the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

The law provides an expansive host of benefits, including requirements that employers provide basic accommodations for pregnant workers. To get a better sense of this law and the strategy that made it win, RH Reality Check spoke with Debra Fitzpatrick of the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years

Phyllis Schlafly, speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2011.

A recent column by Phyllis Schlafly—arguably nation’s, if not the world’s, most famous hater of the feminist movement—shows just how woefully out of touch she and the conservative spokeswomen who have followed her are today.

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Why Both Republicans and Democrats Are Wrong About the ‘War on Women’

The war on women is not only about access to reproductive health care, it’s a multifaceted and structural perpetuation of second class status for women in all aspects of American life.  Reproductive justice is intertwined with economic justice.

To listen to conservatives tell the story about the “war on women” is to pretend it doesn’t exist at all. To listen to Democrats, though, is to limit the fight for gender equity to the issue of abortion, which, while important, is part of a larger fight for justice on all fronts.

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Pennsylvania Legislator Introduces Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

In the wake of similar protections recently passed in Philadelphia, Rep. Mark Painter has introduced HB 1892, dubbed the Pennsylvania Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, in the state house.

In the wake of similar protections recently passed in Philadelphia, Rep. Mark Painter has introduced HB 1892, dubbed the Pennsylvania Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, in the state house.

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Beyond Suffrage: How Far Have Women Come Since?

Women are demonstrating at the White House demanding voting rights in 1918. (AP Photo/Files)

American women won the right to vote in 1920. But how far have we come since on other issues important to women?

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Michelle Obama and Betty Ford: How One Used Her Power and the Other Still Could

I am very grateful for Michelle Obama and Betty Ford, two American girls whose heartland families instilled such high ambitions in their daughters. But it sure would be wonderful if Michelle Obama, First Lady, were able to be like Betty Ford, First Lady, in leading courageously on women’s rights.

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I Spy With My Little “i”… The Not-So-Subtle Misogyny of THE FAMiLY LEADER’s Marriage Vow

There’s one “little” detail in THE FAMiLY LEADER’s “Marriage Vow” that critics have overlooked – small, subtle, and yet glaringly obvious once you see it: Simply stated, women who are unwilling to subordinate and sacrifice themselves to populate America’s economic and political war machine are selfish with a capital “I” – s.e.l.f.I.s.h.

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Morning Roundup: Planned Parenthood’s Truth Tour Underway

Planned Parenthood is touring the country in a hot pink bus to rally support, a march for women’s equality in Egypt turns sexually violent, and men in Texas don’t want to play politics with forcing ultrasounds. Except that is exactly what they are doing.

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Lily Ledbetter Keeps Her Eye on the Prize: Supreme Court

Lily Ledbetter addresses the Democratic National Convention to support Obama’s pledge to “appoint justices who enforce laws that protect everyday people.”

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