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Economists: Increased Equality For Women And African-Americans Has Boosted U.S. Productivity

May 18, 2012

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Think Progress, May 18, 2012 by Pat Garofalo Reuters’ Chrystia Freelend today rounded up the economic evidence that equal rights, including equal pay for women and laws against discrimination, help boost the overall economy. One study by four economists even found that expanding opportunities for women and African Americans over the last 50 years has […]

Abortion politics for export

May 17, 2012

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Sydney Morning Herald, May 18, 2012 by Chloe Angyal Australians’ love of things American must not extend to a growing assault in the US on women’s reproductive rights. I HAVE learnt many things in the seven years I’ve lived in America. I’ve learnt to explain the difference between Australia’s three codes of football to a […]

Another Blow Against Women — House Appropriations Committee Votes to Defund UNFPA

May 17, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 17, 2012 by Valerie DeFillipo In one fell swoop, the Appropriations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives voted today to wipe out $39 million in funding for UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. By voting to ban any U.S. contribution to UNFPA in FY2013, House Appropriators made a judgment call that […]

The War on Women — and the War Within Women

May 15, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 15, 2012 by Elizabeth Debold The War on Women has many fronts — here in the U.S., abroad, and across forums on the Internet. In the U.S., the range of hostilities spans the gamut from lewd (Limbaugh) to degrading (state-sanctioned vaginal penetration) to downright dangerous (making the murder of abortion providers “justifiable […]

Why Access to Abortion Care is Such an Urgent Need for Mothers Worldwide

May 11, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 11, 2012 by Britt Wahlin Mother’s Day is an opportunity for us to honor our own mothers and the mothers around the world who birth, feed, nurture, and teach their children. It is also an opportunity to reflect on the fact that motherhood should be a choice. All women should have […]

The War on Women Goes Global

May 9, 2012

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NARAL Blog for Choice, May 9, 2012 by Thomas Anti-choice politicians took control of the U.S. House of Representatives 16 months ago, and they’ve been waging a War on Women ever since. Defunding Planned Parenthood? Check. Rape audits? Check. An all-male panel attacking birth control? Yep, they did that, too. But now you might be […]

Melinda Gates’ New Crusade: Investing Billions in Women’s Health

May 7, 2012

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The Daily Beast, May 7, 2012 by Michelle Goldberg She plans to use the Gates Foundation’s billions to revolutionize contraception worldwide. The Catholic right is pushing back. Is she ready for the political firestorm ahead? In the 12 years since Melinda Gates and her husband, Bill, created the Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic organization, […]

What Sex Means for World Peace

April 24, 2012

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Foreign Policy, April 24, 2012 by VALERIE M. HUDSON The evidence is clear: The best predictor of a state’s stability is how its women are treated. In the academic field of security studies, realpolitik dominates. Those who adhere to this worldview are committed to accepting empirical evidence when it is placed before their eyes, to […]

Melinda Gates: Contraception Is Not Controversial | TEDxChange

April 11, 2012

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YouTube, April 11, 2012 by Gates Foundation What difference would it make if all women in the world, even the poorest, could make decisions about when and how many children to have? 200 million women who want them, don’t have access to contraceptives. We don’t talk about this inequity because the uncontroversial idea of deciding […]