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A Congressman from North Carolina demanded that a pregnant doctor explain why Obamacare requires plans to cover maternity services. See Think Progress. A writer for the Huffington Post exposes how people are using the word rape in contexts that do… Read More ›

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Google has launched a $50 million initiative to teach young girls how to code. See TIME. Bob Jones University told rape victims to repent and seek out the sin that caused them to be raped. See Raw Story. The Tigers’ manager,… Read More ›

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An op-ed columnist for the New York Times explains how fighting sexism and misogyny is not just women’s work. The new hashtag #AllMenCan shows us what real male feminists look like. See the Huffington Post. PolicyMic demonstrates how Maya Angelou’s past… Read More ›

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The killing of six people in a gun and knife attack in California provoked a Twitter feminist response of #YesAllWomen. See BBC and Think Progress. PolicyMic highlights 27 inspiring #YesAllWomen tweets fighting back against the UCSB shooting. The Huffington Post underscores the importance… Read More ›

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New Video Shows Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

A new video, obtained by French news agency AFP, shows the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, alongside half of the Nigerian girls kidnapped last month. In it, Shekau claims that he will not release the girls until all imprisoned militants are freed. Sitting… Read More ›

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The White House released guidelines to help universities to more aggressively combat sexual assaults on campus. See the New York Times. The federal government released the names of 55 colleges facing Title IX investigations. See CNN and the Huffington Post. The New York Times… Read More ›

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U.S. Pledges Help to #BringBackOurGirls

Last month, more than 250 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by extremist militants and are reportedly being married off to their kidnappers in mass weddings. While they have not publicly claimed responsibility, it is strongly suspected that members of the militant Islamic movement known as… Read More ›

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TIME released a list of 41 women of 2014 and the influence they have had on politics, culture, sports, activism and business. A writer describes the overall reluctance to use the word rape and label perpetrators as rapists. See the Guardian…. Read More ›

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Women in South Sudan are helping to break down gender-stereotypes in the workplace by operating a a car wash. See UN Multimedia. The New York Times shows how Turkish women have been using Twitter to combat sexual harassment. The Nation explores… Read More ›

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Facebook announced its expanded gender options for trans and gender-nonconforming users. See Advocate. According to The Big Story, Palestinian women are making strides in the high-tech realm. A Dallas sportscaster responds admirably to Michael Sam coming out as gay. See… Read More ›

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