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    Reproductive rights | The Guardian

  • A new generation of voters empowered by Roe: Politics Weekly America – podcast
    Poppy Noor has been looking into how the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade back in June might influence midterm elections this November.She tells Jonathan Freedland that after Kansas voters chose to keep abortion legal in their state in a surprise result last month, she spoke to... Read more »
  • ‘Protesters just scream abuse’: the campaigners battling to make UK abortion clinics safer
    Too many women complain of being harassed on their way to abortion services. The group Back Off Scotland is fighting backUntil she was targeted, Lily Roberts thought protests outside abortion clinics only happened in the US.Roberts was in her first year at university in Glasgow when she needed an abortion.... Read more »
  • ‘I wish this on no one’: navigating pregnancy in the year since Texas’s abortion ban
    A Texas law in effect since last September provided a preview of life without Roe v Wade. Three women describe the struggle to secure abortion care in the stateOriginally published by The 19thTiff found out she was pregnant on New Year’s Day. Continue reading...... Read more »
  • Dorothy Roberts on reproductive justice: ‘Abortion isn’t the only focus’
    The scholar discusses why the movement needs to bring reproductive justice out of the margins and into the centerFor many women of color, the right to control one’s reproductive destiny has always been about much more than the right to abortion.With the recent loss of the constitutional right to abortion... Read more »
  • California budget to cover some out-of-state abortion travel
    US state to spend up to $20m to bring women to its abortion clinics from parts of country where procedure is now outlawed California is preparing to spend up to $20m (£17m) to bring women from other states to its abortion clinics, a policy aimed at increasing access to a... Read more »
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    Sociological Images

  • Crying Over Gochujang
    It is good to be a Korean today because the world is fascinated with Koreanness, from K-pop to K-dramas, K-movies, K-food, K-fashion, and K-beauty. It is no exaggeration to say that Korean culture has become synonymous with being cool and being hip. Things were quite different, however, not too long... Read more »
  • Happy New Year?
    As the new year brings in a new peak in COVID cases across the country, we all have a right to feel a little down in the dumps. One trend picked up by surveys earlier in the pandemic was a drop in self-reported happiness. Now, with a new year of... Read more »
  • Back to Basics: Selling Sociology
    Despite, well, everything, we are trying to get back into the classroom as much as we can at the start of a new academic year. I am scheduled to teach Introduction to Sociology for the first time this coming spring and planning the course this fall. Whether in person or... Read more »
  • VideoWork Ahead: Cones, Vests, and Masks
    A few years ago, I bought two orange traffic cones at a hardware store for twenty bucks. It was one of the best, most stress-relieving purchases I made. Parking space is scarce in big cities. In our car-centered culture, the rare days you absolutely need a large truck in a... Read more »
  • Happy Birthday, W. E. B. Du Bois!
    “W. E. B. Du Bois and his Atlanta School of Sociology pioneered scientific sociology in the United States.” – Dr. Aldon Morris I had the good fortune to see Dr. Morris give a version of this talk a few years ago, and it is one of my favorites. If you... Read more »
The Journey of Women’s Rights: 1911-2015

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    Karen Ingala Smith

  • My speech at the Labour Women’s Declaration Fringe Meeting at the Labour Party Conference 2022
    What do women need from the Labour Manifesto? The last Labour manifesto fell well short of pledging to develop an ambitious strategy to end sexual and domestic violence and abuse, and prostitution.  However, it did say that a Labour government would, “Ensure that the single-sex-based ‘exemptions’ contained in the Equality... Read more »
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    80 UK women killed by men or where a man is the principal suspect Waiting for further information regarding charging or other circumstances in relation to the deaths of Zoe Nicklin, Charlotte Hibbert, Naomi Hunte, Susan Ioannou, Shannon Beirne, Danielle Ejogbamu, Monika Eisen, Saffia Jameelia Davy, Woman, Scarborough, Sarah Ashcroft,... Read more »
  • Remember her too
    The speech I gave at the femicide vigil at FiLiA 2021 In the first three days of 2012, 8 women in the UK were killed through men’s violence.  Three days, 8 dead women: 3 shot, 1 stabbed, 1 stabbed and beaten so hard with her own walking stick that the... Read more »
  • Sex differences in intimate partner homicide (England and Wales) April 2009 to March 2020
    One day, people might stop asking me ‘What about the men?’ but that day isn’t here yet. This is the third time I’ve written a blog comparing sex differences in intimate partner homicide but it’s five years since the last time and so it’s time for an update. This information... Read more »
  • Truth, lies and Storytelling
    I overheard a discussion on Radio Four’s Today programme this morning (8 June 2021) that contained such a blatant piece of misinformation imparted by Benjamin Cohen, CEO of Pink News, that I felt compelled to transcribe it. Justin Webb: Just on the point about abolishing legal provisions for single sex... Read more »

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    Ms. Magazine

  • A Year After the Decriminalization of Abortion in Mexico: What Latin America Can Teach the Rest of the World
    This month, we mark the one-year anniversary of two significant moments in reproductive rights history: the landmark decision in Mexico to decriminalize abortion, and the near-total abortion ban in Texas. With reproductive rights moving in such different directions, what can the U.S. learn from the progress feminists are seeing in... Read more »
  • It’s Abortion, Stupid: How Dobbs May Have Cost Republicans the Midterms
    Will historical trends in midterm elections be uprooted? Will the party in the White House not face devastating losses in Congress? Is it possible that Republican promises to pass legislation that would ban abortion in every U.S. state could, in fact, help Democrats hold on to their majorities in both... Read more »
  • ‘The Second Half’: Ellen Warner’s Portraits of Life Over 50
    Over the course of 15 years, Ellen Warner—American photojournalist, portrait photographer and author—interviewed and photographed women from different cultures about life after age 50. These women ranged from an author and translator in Connecticut, to a sacred healer in Indonesia, a doctor in Saudi Arabia, a retired cook in Antigua,... Read more »
  • In Swing State of Arizona, a Near-Total Abortion Ban From 1864 Takes Effect
    On Saturday in Arizona, a 15-week abortion ban—signed into law on July 6 by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey—was set to take effect. But before it could, a late Friday ruling from Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson green-lighted an anti-abortion law from 1864 that supersedes all other bans, outlawing... Read more »
  • Civil Rights Lawyer Julie Rikelman Is the Jurist Our Courts Deserve
    Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on six more of President Biden’s nominees to U.S. federal courts. Included among the impressive slate of nominees was civil rights lawyer Julie Rikelman, who is nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. "I wanted to be an attorney because... Read more »
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    Ms. Magazine

  • A Year After the Decriminalization of Abortion in Mexico: What Latin America Can Teach the Rest of the World
    This month, we mark the one-year anniversary of two significant moments in reproductive rights history: the landmark decision in Mexico to decriminalize abortion, and the near-total abortion ban in Texas. With reproductive rights moving in such different directions, what can the U.S. learn from the progress feminists are seeing in... Read more »
  • It’s Abortion, Stupid: How Dobbs May Have Cost Republicans the Midterms
    Will historical trends in midterm elections be uprooted? Will the party in the White House not face devastating losses in Congress? Is it possible that Republican promises to pass legislation that would ban abortion in every U.S. state could, in fact, help Democrats hold on to their majorities in both... Read more »
  • ‘The Second Half’: Ellen Warner’s Portraits of Life Over 50
    Over the course of 15 years, Ellen Warner—American photojournalist, portrait photographer and author—interviewed and photographed women from different cultures about life after age 50. These women ranged from an author and translator in Connecticut, to a sacred healer in Indonesia, a doctor in Saudi Arabia, a retired cook in Antigua,... Read more »
  • In Swing State of Arizona, a Near-Total Abortion Ban From 1864 Takes Effect
    On Saturday in Arizona, a 15-week abortion ban—signed into law on July 6 by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey—was set to take effect. But before it could, a late Friday ruling from Pima County Superior Court Judge Kellie Johnson green-lighted an anti-abortion law from 1864 that supersedes all other bans, outlawing... Read more »
  • Civil Rights Lawyer Julie Rikelman Is the Jurist Our Courts Deserve
    Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on six more of President Biden’s nominees to U.S. federal courts. Included among the impressive slate of nominees was civil rights lawyer Julie Rikelman, who is nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. "I wanted to be an attorney because... Read more »
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    Feminist Magazine

  • FM Sept 28 2022: ReproJustice & WhiteSupremacy / RevolutionaryMothering / Pumpkin Spice everything
    THIS WEEK – on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen : FIRST … We know that achieving reproductive justice is more than just about securing the right to an abortion – it’s not a single-issue struggle. Anti-abortion legislation is not pro-life, but it’s definitely pro-white supremacy. We talk to Jade Magnus Ogunnaike, interim vice... Read more »
  • FM 9-21-22: Traditional African American Plant Healing / Salima Allen
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen : FIRST … How do you use art as part of your social justice work? Salima Allen is a Queer, Black Latina, multimedia artist and she’s doing just that … with still lives and portraits and as the co-owner of... Read more »
  • FM Sept 14, 2022 : Heatwaves & Energy Poverty / Holding Change – adrienne maree brown
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen : FIRST … When temperatures rise to the point where they become dangerous, what happens to people who can’t escape the heat? As temperatures continue to soar and extreme heatwaves become the norm, a lack of resources to stay cool — so, having access to... Read more »
  • FM Sept 7: To Aid&Abet: Writers for Abortion /Seeking Shelter: LGBTQ Elder Housing
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen ::  FIRST … We hear about TO AID & ABET: A Reading and Fundraiser for Abortion Access – an afternoon of poetry and storytelling dedicated to uplifting community voices protesting the recent overturn of Roe V. Wade. Hosted by Shout Your Abortion at Beyond... Read more »
  • FM July 20, 2022:  “Crip Kinship” / Expansion of Gender Identity
    THIS WEEK on Feminist Magazine with host Lynn Harris Ballen ::  FIRST … What transformational lessons can we be we learning from the Disability Justice movement? Today we talk to Shayda Kafai author of Crip Kinship – a radical new book that explores the art and activism of Sins Invalid, a queer disability... Read more »
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    Feminist Majority Foundation

  • Biden Moves to Reduce Student Debt
    Student loan debt disproportionately affect students of color and women. On August 24th, President Biden announced new student loan debt relief. The relief is up to $10,000 for individuals earning less than $125,000 per year and for households earning less than $250,000 a year. Those that received Pell grants for... Read more »
  • Year In Review: The Taliban in Power
    Human rights were curtailed, women were relegated to their homes and a worsening economic crisis The Taliban has been in power in Afghanistan for one year, and during this year, the Afghan people, especially Afghan women, have experienced a systemic reduction of their human rights and freedoms. The Taliban regime... Read more »
  • United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
    Human Rights in Afghanistan: 15 August 2021 to 15 June 2022 Following the withdrawal of foreign troops and the establishment of the Taliban as the de facto authorities in Afghanistan, there has been a sharp reduction in civilian casualties. Without ongoing hostilities between the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces... Read more »
  • Kansans Kill Restrictive Abortion Initiative
    On August 2, Kansas voters whether to amend the state constitution to say it does not include a right to abortion. Nearly 60 percent voted against the measure, affirming that a majority of Kansans support abortion access.  The measure was part of a primary ballot, which are closed in Kansas.... Read more »
  • President Biden Signs Executive Order to Protect Traveling for Abortion Care
    With continuous restrictions and bans on abortion across the country, the need to travel for abortion care has risen astronomically. Additionally, certain states have tried to further restrict access to reproductive healthcare by hindering cross-state traveling for abortions in any way they can. To combat these restrictions, President Biden has... Read more »
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    Global Girl Media

  • GGM WINS BLACK GIRLS FREEDOM FUND!
    We’re proud to be one of 68 grantee partners of the @BlackGirlFreedomFund (BGFF), an initiative of @GrantmakersForGirlsOfColor. Selected by their Grantmaking Council of Black girls, femmes and gender-expansive youth ages 14-22, these grants will support the leadership and organizing capacity of Black girls in 23 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto... Read more »
  • GGM GREECE WINS GRACIE AWARD!
    We are so honored to announce that our  Greek chapter’s documentary short film “Escape to Justice” is among the winners of 47th Annual Gracie Awards. Congratulations to the film’s team of producer/directors/editors: Eli Fazlohah Sude Faslohah Andriana Theochari Eleni Spyrou Sara Pata We want to congratulate all the inspirational women... Read more »
  • GGM GREECE HOSTS EVENING “OVER TO HER”
    Global Girl Media Greece hosts a very special evening in Athens, October 2, 2021. OVER TO HER is a podcast and video series produced by GGM Greece to promote the goals of the United Nation’s Gender Equality Forum. Six videos and an ongoing podcast celebrate the current #metoo movement, broken... Read more »
  • GlobalGirl from Greece gets credit in The Guardian
    We are proud to announce Andriana Theocaris, one of our global girl reporters from Greece worked on a photo-journalism project this summer about the devastating wildfires on the Greek island of Evia, with award-winning photojournalist Gideon Mendel. Their work garnered a huge spread in the U.K. paper, The Guardian, and... Read more »
  • 2020 ANNUAL REPORT
    We have uploaded our 2020 annual report!... Read more »

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