Monthly Archives: March 2010

Notes from the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Young Feminist Leadership Conference

The weekend of March 20-22, 2010 was the Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.  The conference targeted young feminists of high school and college age who were interested in learning more about the feminist movement, … Continue reading

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PA Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote on Constitutional Amendment Banning Same-Sex Marriage

The PA Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on SB707, a joint resolution which proposes amending the state constitution by adding a definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. Lesbian and gay couples deserve full legal … Continue reading

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WLP and Flaster/Greenberg Represent Female Student-Athletes at Delaware State University in Title IX Lawsuit

The Women’s Law Project and Flaster/Greenberg have filed suit against Delaware State University on behalf of fifteen female student-athletes seeking reinstatement of the school’s equestrian team. The university recently announced that the team will be eliminated at the end of … Continue reading

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International Olympic Committee Looking Foolish

In January we discussed how the International Olympic Committee’s refusal to include women’s ski jump in the Winter Olympic Games is a gross example of sexism. Last week, IOC president Jacques Rogge may have come down with another case of … Continue reading

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Sexting: Potential legislation on teen offenders could unfairly punish girls

House Bill 2189 in the Pennsylvania legislature is a proposal to make “sexting,” the act of electronically sending or receiving nude photos, illegal for minors. While it sounds as though the bill is simply an adherence to child pornography laws … Continue reading

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Another Anti-Choice Step in Restricting Abortion Access

After being approved by a majority of Utah’s House and Senate, Governor Gary R. Herbert must decide whether or not to sign into law a statute criminalizing illegal abortions. This legislation would give significant powers to prosecutors to inquire about … Continue reading

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iMisogyny: Apple Pulls Sexually Explicit Applications

Certain applications, called “apps,” available for download on Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch have been pulled from circulation. Apple has decided to respond to complaints from app store users that certain apps depicting highly sexualized women are inappropriate. These apps … Continue reading

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