Friday, October 23, 2009

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


Oct 23 2009 - California Restores Domestic Violence Shelter Funding

Oct 23 2009 - House Committee on Foreign Affairs Holds Hearing on International Violence Against Women Act

Oct 22 2009 - Protesters Clash Over Proposed Peru Abortion Law Change

Oct 21 2009 - Enforcement of Anti-Choice Oklahoma Law Delayed

Oct 21 2009 - Women in Kuwait Can Now Get Passports Without Spousal Permission

Oct 20 2009 - Permanent Repeal of Global Gag Rule Faces Opposition

Oct 20 2009 - Pink Taxis Cater to Mexican Women

Oct 20 2009 - FHSAA Reaches Title IX Agreement

Oct 19 2009 - Parental Notification Law Challenged in Illinois

Oct 19 2009 - FDA Approves Gardasil for Males

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