Monthly Archives: December 2008

Economic Conditions Worsen for Philadelphia Women

A new report written by Women’s Way, the country’s oldest and largest women’s funding federation, reveals stagnant socioeconomic standing and worsening conditions for women in the greater Philadelphia area. The report is the 2008 update to its signature research report, … Continue reading

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Progress is Stalled for Women in the Corporate World

A study conducted by Catalyst, a nonprofit that promotes opportunities for women in business, revealed that women in 2008 made no significant gains in achieving more top U.S. business jobs. Women also did not make gains in becoming board directors, … Continue reading

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Anti-choice activists want to increase the number of abortions

The Wall Street Journal reports that anti-choice activists have renewed their call for federal, state and local governments to stop granting money to Planned Parenthood. This is nothing new. However, they do have a new reason for why the government … Continue reading

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Women and President-elect Obama’s Economic Stimulus Plan

Two recent op-eds in the Boston Globe and New York Times have examined what effect President-elect Obama’s proposed economic stimulus plan would have on women. And they’re finding that women are practically shut out of the plan altogether. First, let’s … Continue reading

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Women’s Law Project in the News

WLP staff have been making the media rounds and we thought we’d let you know! First, our executive director, Carol Tracy, was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer column about Governor Rendell’s sexist remarks about Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano. Carol Tracy, … Continue reading

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Clearing Up Untruths About Abortion

This Sunday’s New York Times published an op-ed by Ross Douthat of the Atlantic, in which he spent over 1,100 words perpetuating untruths and myths about the anti-choice movement in an apparent effort to absolve them of any blame for … Continue reading

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Florida Adoption Ban

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial board has come out in favor of a Florida court’s ruling that the ban on LGBT people adopting children in that state is unconstitutional. [Florida is] one of a few states with laws that prevent gay … Continue reading

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