Posts tagged "women’s rights"
Teacher Fired for Being a Survivor of Domestic Violence

Teacher Fired for Being a Survivor of Domestic Violence

Second-grade teacher Carie Charlesworth was fired by Holy Trinity School in San Diego because of the events that followed her reporting her husband's domestic abuse. Her termination, which took full effect in April, has prompted her to speak out against the district's decision.
Virginia Healthcare Center Challenges State's TRAP Laws

Virginia Healthcare Center Challenges State’s TRAP Laws

Falls Church Healthcare Center filed an appeal Monday against the Virginia Board of Health, the Department of Health, and Virginia State Health Commissioner Cynthia Romer over the TRAP regulations that were approved in April requiring clinics performing over five abortions a year to meet new building regulations.
Senate Armed Services Committee Removes Provision Challenging Military Sexual Assault

Senate Armed Services Committee Removes Provision Challenging Military Sexual Assault

Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) announced that he will remove a provision from the defense spending bill that would take military sexual assault cases out of the chain of command.
Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Lawsuit Against AL TRAP Law

Planned Parenthood, ACLU File Lawsuit Against AL TRAP Law

On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit to prevent an anti-abortion law that could threaten to close three out of the five clinics in the state from going into effect July 1.
Women's Rights Advocate Wins Virginia Primary

Women’s Rights Advocate Wins Virginia Primary

Dr. Ralph Northam from Norfolk, Virginia, has won the Democratic primary for the Virginia Lieutenant Governor race with 56% of the vote.
NY Governor Cuomo Officially Introduces Women's Equality Act

NY Governor Cuomo Officially Introduces Women’s Equality Act

"The Women's Equality Act, which I will introduce today, is designed to address gender inequality in our communities, and to restore New York as a leader in women's rights."
Romney Announces Ryan as VP Pick

Romney Announces Ryan as VP Pick

On Saturday Mitt Romney announced Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice-presidential running mate. Ryan is widely known as the architect of a budget passed by the House in Spring 2012 that dismantles Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare. The Daily Beast reports that the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said Ryan’s budget “calls for...
Olympics 2012: Female Boxers Fighting for Gold Medals and Mainstream Acceptance

Olympics 2012: Female Boxers Fighting for Gold Medals and Mainstream Acceptance

On Sunday, women competed in an Olympic boxing match for the first time in history. Russian boxer Elena Savelyeva  and her North Korean opponent Hye Song Kim battled for the honor of the first Olympic victory in women’s boxing. Savelyeva won the bout 12-9. A total of 36 athletes in three weight classes will compete...
Fortnight of Failure? Catholic Bishops Fail to Rally Support

Fortnight of Failure? Catholic Bishops Fail to Rally Support

Since the end of last month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have been busy rallying up their base to come out and defend their “religious liberty.” A series of events, spanning over two weeks and dubbed the ‘Fortnight of Freedom,” were planned and publicized to parishes and diocese across the US in an attempt to...

Egypt’s Veiled First Lady: Clues To Where Women Fit Into New Egypt?

Everybody wants to know where women fit into the new Egypt. After an electrifying revolution, leading to the end of President Hosni Mubarak‘s three decade long dictatorship, the “women question” awaited the country’s first democratically elected leadership. The world watched as Egyptian women, young and old, Christian and Muslim, fought alongside their brothers, slept next to them...
Saudi Arabia Allows Women in Olympics, But Will Any Qualify?

Saudi Arabia Allows Women in Olympics, But Will Any Qualify?

For the first time in the history of the Olympic Games, women from all competing countries will be offered an opportunity to take part in the international event. That's because the Saudi Arabia government announced yesterday, through its London embassy, that it will permit female athletes to join its team at the 2012 London Games,...
Feminist Movement Loses a Dear Friend and Champion

Feminist Movement Loses a Dear Friend and Champion

Statement of Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal on the Death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy For decades, Senator Edward M. Kennedy was a champion of women’s rights. For years, when few other Senators would take women’s rights seriously, the women’s movement could count on Senator Kennedy. In struggle after struggle, the women’s movement could turn...