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A Woman’s Right to Birth Control

Feminist Margaret Higgins Sanger was born in 1879. She fought for women’s rights throughout her life and coined the term birth control. Her close view of the plight of women began at home. 405 more words

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Introducing "Women in Bollywood"

“Heroine-oriented” or “women-orientated” cinema is increasing its profile in Bollywood with a number of the most high-profile actresses at the top of their earning potential are choosing lead roles in films that would otherwise have been considered as of interest to only a niche audience, and perhaps only viable within the realms of parallel cinema as supposed to among more mainstream fare. 208 more words

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Delhi woman allegedly murdered by her uncle for challenging him in property dispute

A woman has been killed in India after traveling from her home in New Delhi to her ancestral village where she confronted her uncle, a powerful community leader, over his alleged illegal use of her property. 394 more words

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Female chess players forced to wear hijabs at next World Championships in Iran; some pull out

For a reason that defies understanding, the Commission for Women’s Chess of FIDE, the World Chess Federation, has chosen to have the next women’s world championship in—yes—Iran.   958 more words

Muslims Behaving Badly

Sisterhood is Powerful: Polish Women, Irish Women and the Fight for Reproductive Justice

“If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.”‬ Gloria Steinem

Last week on a trip to London, I ended up covering the Repeal protests at the Irish and Polish embassies for VICE UK. 74 more words

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A Woman’s Right and Responsibility

Opportunities achieved through activism have provided better lives for women. During the time period when strong women fought for our right to vote, many oppressed women did not participate. 249 more words

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