Monthly Archives: January 2010

Using Religion to Empower Women

Nicholas Kristof, a New York Times columnist who often documents the hardships faced by women all over the world, published an op-ed last week in which he argues that although in many cases religion is used to oppress women, it … Continue reading

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Senators Franken and Snowe Working for Servicewomen’s Reproductive Rights

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) may have only been in the Senate for a short time, but he’s been using that time to advance women’s reproductive rights in really great ways. In October we wrote about his amendment to the appropriations … Continue reading

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A Decade of Accomplishments or Failures for Women’s Rights?

From Hillary Clinton running for president and Sonia Sotomayor joining the Supreme Court to the rising number of female undergraduates, women have much to be proud of in terms of accomplishments throughout the past decade. Perhaps we can even utter … Continue reading

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Scott Roeder Trial Begins in Kansas

The trial of Scott Roeder, who is accused of murdering abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, began yesterday in Wichita, Kansas. Roeder is charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly threatening two ushers … Continue reading

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A Law Against Psychological Abuse in Marriage? “Oui” say the French

French lawmakers are now legally recognizing that domestic abuse presents itself in ways that are not necessarily physical.  They have decided to promote legislation to prevent repeated emotional and mental abuse in relationships, or as the bill itself states, “conjugal … Continue reading

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