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Connie Britton Named Goodwill Ambassador by the UN Connie Britton Named Goodwill Ambassador by the UN

Nashville actress Connie Britton was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Wednesday. Her concentration will be global women’s empowerment and an emphasis on the eradication of poverty. Britton, who has been involved with various …

Sheryl Sandberg Wants to Ban the Word “Bossy” Sheryl Sandberg Wants to Ban the Word “Bossy”

Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, recently became one of the world’s youngest female billionaires. The Harvard alum and former Google executive joined Facebook in March of 2008 and hasn’t looked back since. After joining Facebook, Sandberg …

Mass. Upskirt Photos: Bill to Ban Upskirt Photos Approved Mass. Upskirt Photos: Bill to Ban Upskirt Photos Approved

Just one day after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (MSJC) ruled that upskirt photos are not illegal, a bill Massachusetts lawmakers quickly drafted to ban such pictures was approved by the state legislature. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will …

Sandra Fluke Is Taking Steps Toward Running For Congress In California Sandra Fluke Is Taking Steps Toward Running For Congress In California

The steps are being taken for Sandra Fluke to run for Congress in the state of California. She is seeking the endorsement from the California state Democratic Party in order to run for the seat that will be vacated by …

President Jimmy Carter Writes Book On Women’s Rights President Jimmy Carter Writes Book On Women’s Rights
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Jimmy Carter’s newest book, he has written many, will not be a biography or a historical piece about his life or presidency, it will be a defense of women’s rights, as well as an attack against those who use religion …

Beyonce Talks Women’s Rights in Column Beyonce Talks Women’s Rights in Column
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Singer, actress, designer, and all around likable person. It seems there are many reasons to love Beyonce these days, because some people appreciate her talent and handwork, while others simply admire her physical attributes. But it’s possible the 32-year old …

Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down Oklahoma Ultrasound Case: Law Remains Struck Down

NewsOK.com, along with Reuters and the AP, report that the U.S. Supreme Court declined any review of a 2012 Oklahoma Supreme Court decision to strike down the law that forced any woman who wanted to abort their fetus to be …

Jane Addams Google Doodle Honors Hull House Founder and Nobel Prize Winner Jane Addams Google Doodle Honors Hull House Founder and Nobel Prize Winner
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Today, Google is honoring social activist and Hull House co-founder Jane Addams with a doodle on their homepage. Addams, who was one of the most influential reformers of the progressive era, was given the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 – …

Women-Only City Proposed For Saudi Arabia Women-Only City Proposed For Saudi Arabia
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For the economic powerhouse that is Saudi Arabia, women are a conundrum. On one hand, the country’s conservative religion precludes women from showing their skin or even driving a car. On the other hand, the country’s leaders realize that women …

Coming in April: No Sex for Anyone Coming in April: No Sex for Anyone
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At around 400 BC, Greek women withheld sex to force their husbands to end the Peloponnesian war. At least that’s the story from Lysistrata, the play by Aristophanes about these events. Fast forward to the 2000′s and you see this …

Saudi Arabian Woman Arrested for Driving a Car [Video] Saudi Arabian Woman Arrested for Driving a Car [Video]
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A 32-year-old Saudi Woman has been arrested for the simple act of driving a car around the city of Khobar. According to the AP Manal al-Sherif, an IT expert for an oil company, was arrested for “violating public order.” Saudi …