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Congress Passes Hate Crimes Bill: Weekly Feminist News Digest



October 23, 2009
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Oct 23 2009
Congress Passes Hate Crimes Bill
The Senate passed The Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr Hate Crimes Prevention Act yesterday on a 68 to 29 vote...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12007

Oct 22 2009
Anti-Abortion Personhood Initiative Filed in Nevada
Conservative group Personhood Nevada, led by Richard Ziser, has filed a ballot initiative with the secretary of state's office that would outlaw abortion...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12005

Oct 21 2009
Arizona Court Rules in Favor of Inmates' Abortion Rights
An Arizona judge ordered Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio to end a requirement for inmates to prepay transportation and security costs prior to obtaining an abortion...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12002

Oct 20 2009
Suicide Attack Targets Women's Cafeteria at Pakistan University
Two suicide bombers attacked the International Islamic University in Pakistan today, targeting a women's cafeteria and the Islamic law department...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11998

Oct 19 2009
Women Become Majority of Paid US Workforce
For the first time in US history women are about to become the majority of the nation's paid workers...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11995



OTHER WEEKLY NEWS

Oct 23 2009 - California Restores Domestic Violence Shelter Funding
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12008

Oct 23 2009 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs Holds Hearing on International Violence Against Women Act
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12009

Oct 22 2009 - Protesters Clash Over Proposed Peru Abortion Law Change
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12006

Oct 21 2009 - Enforcement of Anti-Choice Oklahoma Law Delayed
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12003

Oct 21 2009 - Women in Kuwait Can Now Get Passports Without Spousal Permission
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12004

Oct 20 2009 - Permanent Repeal of Global Gag Rule Faces Opposition
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11999

Oct 20 2009 - Pink Taxis Cater to Mexican Women
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12000

Oct 20 2009 - FHSAA Reaches Title IX Agreement
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=12001

Oct 19 2009 - Parental Notification Law Challenged in Illinois
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11996

Oct 19 2009 - FDA Approves Gardasil for Males
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11997


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