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Notes from the Feminist Majority Foundation’s Young Feminist Leadership Conference

The weekend of March 20-22, 2010 was the Feminist Majority Foundation’s National Young Feminist Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C.  The conference targeted young feminists of high school and college age who were interested in learning more about the feminist movement, … Continue reading

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United States Seeks Seat on UN Human Rights Council

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, and Susan Rice, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, have announced that the United States will seek election to the United Nations’ Human Rights Council.  According to a press release, Ambassador Rice says that she … Continue reading

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Senator Vitter Proposes to Cut Family Planning Funding

Family planning clinics across the country are facing serious attacks by a proposed amendment to the appropriations bill currently being debated in the US Senate. The amendment, introduced by Senator David Vitter (R-LA), would drastically cut family planning funding under … Continue reading

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North Dakota and Arkansas Legislatures Approve Bills Restricting Reproductive Rights

A bill passed in the North Dakota House of Representatives on Monday defines fertilized eggs as human beings possessing the same rights as an adult. The bill, HB 1572 (PDF), defines a human being as “any organism, including the single-cell … Continue reading

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Girls More Confident After 2008 Election

A study by the Girl Scout Research Institute reveals that girls aged 13 to 17 are more confident after the 2008 presidential election. According to the study, 50% of girls believe they have more confidence and that they can reach … Continue reading

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Congress Passes Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

On Tuesday, Congress passed the final version of the Lilly Ledbetter  Fair Pay Act in a 250-177 vote.  This comes on the heels of the Senate  passing it last week. President Obama signed the bill into law yesterday at the … Continue reading

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