Monthly Archives: September 2009

Women are Delaying Pregnancy and Limiting Number of Children in Recession

A new survey released by the Guttmacher Institute last week confirms that the recession is impacting women’s reproductive health choices. The survey, which looked at approximately 1,000 low- and middle-income sexually active women in the United States, found that 44% … Continue reading

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Rep. Metcalfe Thinks Domestic Violence Awareness Month Has a “Homosexual Agenda”

File this one under “Huh?”: Pennsylvania Representative Darryl Metcalfe (R-12) blocked a resolution recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month because he said “it has a homosexual agenda.” It’s difficult to find any “homosexual agenda” in the language of the … Continue reading

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Women are Key to Economic Recovery Plans

On the eve of the G20 summit, Heather Arnet of the Women and Girls Foundation of Southwest Pennsylvania and Kavita Ramdas of the Global Fund for Women encourage the leaders attending the meeting to remember the importance of women in … Continue reading

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Woman Stars in (Referee) Stripes

With her blonde hair tucked into her black referee hat, it’s relatively easy to overlook Sarah Thomas and assume that she’s just another male college football referee—only she’s not. Thomas is major college football’s only female referee. She started as … Continue reading

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The Relationship Between Oppressions: Silence Gives Consent

The unequal society that we live in runs on systems of prejudice against race, and gender; the systems are maintained and perpetuated by the domination and subordination of particular groups of people: males over females, whites over people of color.  … Continue reading

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Violence is Never the Answer

James Pouillon, a 63-year-old man from Owosso County in Michigan, was shot and killed on Friday morning while protesting abortion across from a high school in Owosso. According to authorities, Pouillon was killed by Harlan Drake, 33, who drove up … Continue reading

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Third Circuit Rules in Favor of Wage Equity for Women in PA

Despite the influx of women into the workforce, gender inequality persists, as this report released by the The Institute for Women’s Policy Research reminds us. Men earn more than women in almost all occupations.  Moreover, women earn less than men both … Continue reading

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The Truth Behind “Crisis Pregnancy Centers”

Adoption is often thought of as a good, politically-uncharged alternative for women who are pregnant, but feel that for whatever reason they cannot raise a child, and do not want to have an abortion.  Think again. Kathryn Joyce at The … Continue reading

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Women and Health Care Reform

President Barack Obama’s speech to Congress Wednesday night addressing health care may have been a reminder to some of how the progress of the Obama Administration’s “women-friendly initiatives,” highly visible in the first six months of President Obama’s presidency, has … Continue reading

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Can Two Women Have Similar Jobs Without it Becoming a “Catfight?”

Last week brought the news that Diane Sawyer will replace Charles Gibson on ABC’s World News Tonight, making her the second woman to anchor one of the three major network nightly news shows. This New York Times article examines Ms. … Continue reading

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