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France passes sweeping gender-equality law

Measure eases abortion restrictions, promotes workplace equality, supports abused and impoverished women

France passed a sweeping gender-equality law this week that eases current restrictions on abortion, encourages paternity leave and promotes gender parity at home and in the workplace. 251 more words

Social Justice

The Daily Read: Rethink Your Definition of Feminism

You’re all a bunch of feminists and don’t even know it.

When I first created the concept for the “The Library“, my initial rationale behind it was not only to provide media consumers with content that exceeds the standard on internet journalism, but to educate people on what it actually means to be a feminist — and to rid the world of the “social media” depiction of them. 640 more words

The Daily Read

Laverne Cox launches media campaign in support of transwoman Synthia China Blast: convicted for the rape, murder and abuse of the corpse of thirteen-year-old Ebony Nicole Williams

Orange Is The New Black actor Laverne Cox launched a public campaign this week in support of a male incarcerated for the rape and murder of a thirteen-year-old girl and abuse of her corpse, because that man now considers himself to be “transgender”. 398 more words

Women

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Girl Power c. 1170 (Hildegard von Bingen said it WAY before Pippi Longstocking did!)

“I am the sea and nobody owns me”
from the opening theme song “There’s Magic Everywhere”,
“Pippi Longstocking” (1997 animated musical film)

“O form of woman, sister of Wisdom, how great is your glory!” … 9 more words

History

#Beijing+20 Campaign: Empowering Women – Investing in Girls

They go to school, help with housework, work in factories, make friends, care for elder and younger family members and prepare themselves to take on the responsibilities of adulthood. 154 more words

Equal Rights & Social Change

Feminism?

Yes I am a female.

Yes I a supporter of the rights of all woman.

Do I consider myself a feminist?

I’m not sure.

I feel that there are lots of misconceptions about feminists and about what feminism actually is. 977 more words

Women's Rights