Monthly Archives: August 2009

Victory for Victims of Sex Discrimination Based on Gender Stereotyping—Even if They’re Gay

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued a ruling in Prowel v. Wise Business Forms,07-3997 (3d Cir. Aug. 28, 2009), which states clearly that a plaintiff can bring a claim of gender stereotyping sex discrimination under … Continue reading

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Celebrating Suffrage, But There’s More to Be Done

This week, we celebrated Women’s Equality Day which marked the 89th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, extending the right to vote to include women. Suffragists worked—and worked hard—for over seven decades to fight … Continue reading

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Letter to the Editor: Sexual Assault Charges Against Ben Roethlisberger

The western Pennsylvania office of the Women’s Law Project, along with Pittsburgh Action Against Rape, sent the following letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding the paper’s treatment of the sexual assault charges against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. … Continue reading

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Women’s Rights in the Spotlight

This week the New York Times Magazine focuses on “Saving the World’s Women.” An essay by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, titled “The Women’s Crusade,” is at the center of an issue that explores women’s causes around the world. … Continue reading

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Guttmacher Details State Legislative Trends at Midyear

Recently, the Guttmacher Institute released its analysis of state legislative trends at the midway point of 2009. According to the Institute, “875 measures related to reproductive health were introduced in the 50 states and DC, and a total of 33 … Continue reading

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American Public Still Overwhelmingly Pro-choice, Despite Earlier Reports

A recent Gallup poll reveals that the majority of Americans – 78% – believe that abortion should be legal. The percentage of people living in the United States who think abortion should be illegal in all circumstances is only 18%, … Continue reading

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In Iraq, Female Soldiers Prove Old Assumptions Wrong

The New York Times series “Women at Arms” explores the expanding role of women in the military and the extent to which, especially in Iraq, women have become indispensible in all types of operations, showing along the way that they … Continue reading

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