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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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Update on Abortion Access in Healthcare Reform

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate voted to table an amendment to the healthcare reform bill, the language of which mirrored the restrictive Stupak-Pitts amendment attached to the House’s version of the bill. The Senate amendment was offered by Ben Nelson, D-Nebraska, … 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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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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Reflections on the LA Fitness Shootings

In the aftermath of the horrific LA Fitness shootings in Collier Township, Allegheny County, at the beginning of the month, several media outlets have begun to try and answer the question on everyone’s minds: Why? Some look to lax gun … Continue reading

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City Girls Continue to Face Obstacles to Athletic Participation

Title IX has been in effect since 1972, the Williams sisters are at least as famous as their male counterparts, and suburban girls play almost as many sports as boys. But as an article in the Sunday New York Times … Continue reading

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Secretary Clinton Committed to Benefits for Same-sex Partners

Following up on our earlier post about Rep. Berman’s proposed legislation to extend benefits to the same-sex partners of officers in the U.S. Foreign Service, we learn that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is on the same track. The … Continue reading

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