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Female Legislators on the Decline

Even as democracy grows in Eastern European and African nations, the overall number of women in parliaments is declining. The Inter-Parliamentary Union reported Sunday that of 105 parliaments women made up only 11.3 percent of legislators. This represents a drop from 1988 when women made up 14.8 percent of legislators. The higher percentages of women […]

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Calvin Klein, Inc. to Cease Latest Ad Campaign

Under fire from child welfare authorities, leaders of the Catholic league and the conservative American Family Association, Calvin Klein, Inc. announced Monday that it would cease its latest ad campaign for Klein’s designer jeans. The critics, who threatened a nationwide boycott, likened the ads to child-pornography and argued that Klein had gone too far this […]

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Bank Merger to Adversely and Disproportionately Affect Women Workers

The board of directors of Chase Manhattan Bank and Chemical Banking announced today that they have voted on a $10 billion stock swap to merge the two banks in an effort to save $1.5 billion annually. The banks said that the new bank, which will maintain the Chase name, expects double-digit per-share earnings and a […]

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Thousands of Women Arrive Safely in Beijing

Delegates and activists arrived in Beijing Monday ready to begin the United Nation’s Fourth World Conference on Women. Approximately 24,000 activists are expected to participate in the Non-Governmental Organizations Forum, which begins Wednesday and runs through September the eighth. The conference itself, which runs from September the fourth to the fifteenth, is expected to draw […]

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Rock for Choice Roe v. Wade Anniversary Show

Taking an electric and eclectic stand against anti-abortion violence,Primus, Fishbone, Face to Face, No Doubt, The Geraldine Fibbers,Possum Dixon, Weapon of Choice, and Stone Fox performed during the Feminist Majority’s Rock for Choice Roe v. Wade anniversary show at the Hollywood Palladium on January 21st. San Francisco based Stone Fox started the night with a […]