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"Legitimate Rape," Pregnancy and Junk Science: Rep. Akin Not Fit For Public Service

"From what I understand from doctors [pregnancy as a result of rape] is really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." - Rep. Todd Akin, who is currently running as the Republican candidate for Sen… more »
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06
13

Feminists Celebrate Two Key Victories at the Polls

Two June 12 victories -- in North Dakota and Arizona -- have feminists cheering. more »
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04
20

Feminist Lessons to Learn from Muslim Nation of Bangladesh

On April 9, 2012, the New York Times published an article about the strides women are making in Bangladesh . . . Despite the obstacles, Bangladesh has three percent more women in elected positions than the United States. In addition, it has had female heads of state for decades -- an advancement the U.S. has not been able to make during its 200-plus years of independence. more »
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10
31

Not Funny: Sexual Harassment Allegations and Herman Cain

Revelations that presidential candidate Herman Cain was accused of sexual harassment while heading the National Restaurant Association, as well as suggestions that financial settlements bought silence, are deeply troubling.Title VII of the Civil Righ… more »
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10
07

Vaccinating the Public against Health Care Misinformation

A factually-challenged email is making the rounds, scaring people into thinking that Medicare premiums are going to start rising next year due to provisions in the 2010 health care reform law. My well-meaning aunt forwarded this email to friends and fami… more »
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