Category Archives: The New York Times

October Roundup

B y Tara Murtha, WLP Staff With a new Governor coming to Harrisburg, we have a lot of work to do to get ready for the next legislative session. In the meantime, let’s get up to speed on what went … Continue reading

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New Studies Clarify Function of the Morning After Pill

Molly Duerig, WLP Undergraduate Intern The New York Times published an article yesterday clarifying the uncertainties that surround the functionality of emergency contraceptive methods such as Plan B One Step. Cited in the article were a number of research studies, … Continue reading

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VAWA Receives Only Partisan Support

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has never been partisan legislation. Signed into law in 1994, it was reauthorized with overwhelming bipartisan support in 2000, and again in 2005. But earlier this month, anti-violence advocates were shocked when VAWA passed … Continue reading

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Report: Single-Sex Education is Ineffective

A new report by the Board of the American Council of Coeducational Schooling (ACCES), The Pseudoscience of Single Sex Schooling, recently published in Science magazine  reveals (pdf)  that “placing children in single-sex learning environments is ineffective, misguided and may actually have … Continue reading

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At Two-Year Colleges, Less Scrutiny Equals Less Athletic Equality

Community colleges face unique problems in providing athletic opportunities to their students. As the Title IX blog points out, two year colleges generally have a “non-traditional student body, of which women make up the majority–often a large majority, [which] has … 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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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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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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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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Sotomayor Emerges from Hearings Unscathed

Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee ended last week, after four days of testimony from her supporters, detractors, and the judge herself. The judge seems set to be confirmed by the Senate in August, enjoying … Continue reading

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