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Brazilian Law Seeks to Establish “Extensive Rights” For Fertilized Eggs, Including “Child Support”

A measure under consideration in Brazil would give the rights of fertilized ovum “absolute priority” over women’s rights under Brazilian law and would include “child support.” Human Rights Watch has called on Brazil’s Congress to protect women’s dignity and human rights by rejecting the legislation.

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In The Interest of “Equality,” Malawian Woman’s Identity Is Erased

 

The mainstream media is notorious for misgendering trans people; when trans women are written about, they are described as being “men dressed as women” and referred to persistently as “he.” And although many gay rights groups include the letter “T” in their acronyms and claim to be inclusive of diversity in gender identity, they don’t hesitate to blatantly disregard gender identity when it serves their purpose of arguing for “equality” in the treatment of gays.

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Remembering Rhonda Copelon, Champion for Human Rights

Rhonda Copelon, feminist scholar, human rights advocate, legal innovator

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Ohio GOP Mailer Calls for Sending Female Rep “Back to the Kitchen.”

Truth in advertising? Ohio GOP believes women “belong in the kitchen.”  At least we don’t have to “de-code” this political message.

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Women Are Fickle and Biased. They Don’t Deserve to Vote!

This week’s newest off-the-wall right-wing assertion comes to us courtesy of Thomas Mitchell, editor of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Mr. Mitchell, you see, thinks women are too dumb and too biased to vote.  His helpful suggestion? Repeal the 19th amendment. That’s right.  The one that gave us gals the right to vote.

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Breastfeeding: Putting the Stats into Practice

Breastfeeding may not be a panacea to maternal and infant health disparities but it is a proven way to improve health outcomes. But to make it real, we have to holistically support new mothers and their babies in breastfeeding.

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Stupak Hints at Retirement and Senior Dems Are Trying to Talk Him Out of It?

Serious disconnect. MSNBC reports this morning that “at the top of the list” of concerns about “important incumbents” who might retire sits Michigan Congressman Bart Stupak.

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Not Even Close: Efforts to Fight Violence Against Women are Missing the Target

The root cause of violence against women is that our society allows violence against women and young girls to go unpunished. If we truly want to stop violence against women, stricter polices for those perpetrating women would be put into place telling men that any act of violence against any woman is not okay. Our silent acceptance of violence against certain cohorts of women must be addressed if real change is to occur. 

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Reproductive Justice

Pro-choicers describe access to abortion as a matter of reproductive. Here’s one simple reason why…

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Washington State Says No to Shackles on Women during Labor and Childbirth

Washington becomes the seventh state to limit the shackling of pregnant women in prison.

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