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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘womens rights’

Cecile Richards Defends Planned Parenthood, Baby-Body-Parts-Transaction Caught On Video

Cecile Richards was not shy when it came to defending her health care organization. The Planned Parenthood chief blasts—in her own words—“militant anti-abortion extremists” who recently released secretly recorded videos of her doctors allegedly discussing fetal tissue payments. The Planned Parenthood Federation of America president said that the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress were procured in bad …

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Taylor Swift, a Self-Proclaimed Feminist, Owes It All to Lena Dunham

Taylor Swift, who now considers herself a staunch feminist, credits Girls creator Lena Dunham for her sudden understanding of the women’s rights movement. The 24-year-old Shake It Off singer told the British newspaper, The Guardian, that Lena, 28, has been teaching her about the true definition of feminism and what it means to support women’s rights. “As a teenager, I …

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Stoned to Death: Pakistani Woman Dies Anachronistically

In late middle school or early high school, we all had a deep-seated fear of stoning placed in us by Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”. In said story, members of a town draw slips of paper until one family is singled out by drawing the paper with the black dot. Ultimately, the family draws papers again until a single …

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Sharia Law Causes Celebrities To Boycott Famed Beverly Hills Hotel

Ellen DeGeneres and Jay Leno are just two of the famous personalities that are boycotting the Beverly Hills Hotel – a Brunei-owned company. On Monday, the Beverly Hills on Sunset Boulevard was bombarded with crowds of protesters calling for people to boycott the hotel. The protest was against Brunei leader, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, who announced last week that he is …

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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 charitable organizations for years commented, “In my own travels, I’ve seen many places where people are living in extreme poverty. …

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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 wrote a novel entitled Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, which quickly jumped to the #2 spot …

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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 sign the bill into law, so, no, you can’t expect to use your cellphone to take pictures up a woman’s …

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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 Harry Waxman. Although she has yet to officially declare her bid for the congressional race, Sandra Fluke continues to take …

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President Jimmy Carter Writes Book On Women’s Rights

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 to deny equality. His publishers, Simon & Shuster, announced Tuesday that President Carter’s newest title, “A Call To Action: Women, …

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Beyonce Talks Women’s Rights in Column

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 singer has developed a new crop of fans. Fans that not only like her diligent approach and her artistic choices, …

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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 shown a live ultrasound of that fetus and have it explained by a doctor. By declining to review Pruitt v. …

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Jane Addams Google Doodle Honors Hull House Founder and Nobel Prize Winner

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 – the first American woman to receive the award. Addams, who was born in Cedarville, Illinois in 1860, is best known …

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