Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Feminist Majority Foundation Weekly News Digest: 10/05/2009 - 10/09/2009



October 13, 2009
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TOP FEMINIST NEWS


Oct 9 2009
House Passes Key Hate Crimes Bill
The US House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday, October 8, 2009, on a 281 to 146 vote that will expand the definition of "hate crimes" under federal laws...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11976
Oct 8 2009
Egyptian Cleric's Plan to Ban Veils Sparks Controversy
The head of Egypt's top educational institution is facing criticism from fellow Islamic leaders after he declared his intention to bar women wearing face veils from attending class...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11972
Oct 7 2009
New Oklahoma Law Mandates Publication of Abortion Info
A new Oklahoma law set to take effect on November 1, will require doctors to report extensive information about each abortion performed in the state, which will then be published on government websites...
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11973
Oct 6 2009
Pelosi: Health Insurance Essential for Women
Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a press event Tuesday, October 6, on women and health insurance reform with Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky (IL), Donna Edwards (MD), Mary Jo Kilroy (OH), Gwen Moore (WI), and Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal...
http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11970
Oct 5 2009
UN Security Council Says Women Essential to Peacekeeping
The UN Security Council met Monday to discuss Security Council Resolution 1325 ("Women and Peace and Security") as part of a greater dialogue on women and peacemaking. The Council urged Member States to increase physical security, socio-economic conditions, education, access to health services, and justice for female citizens...
http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11977

OTHER WEEKLY NEWS

Oct 9 2009 - Women Targeted by "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11975

Oct 8 2009 - Germany's Most Popular Woman's Magazine Bans Professional Models
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11978

Oct 7 2009 - Baltimore Passes CPC Disclaimer Bill
http://www.feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11974
Oct 6 2009 - Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Inmate Shackled While Giving Birth
http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11971
Oct 5 2009 - Images of Rape Spark Outrage in Guinea
http://feminist.org/news/newsbyte/uswirestory.asp?id=11981
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