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European Court upholds France’s veil ban because covered faces make people uncomfortable

TweetIn a surprisingly honest but disturbing decision, the European Court of Human Rights upheld France’s ban on the full-faced veil because veiling makes people uncomfortable. S.A.S. is a 24-year-old French Muslim woman who wears a full-faced veil or niqab. She challenged the 2010 French law–which we’ve covered before–that bans wearing clothing that covers the face in [...]
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No reproductive justice for pregnant indigenous women in Mexico

Tweet In October of last year, Irma Lopez Aurelio arrived at a state health clinic in Oaxaca, Mexico, in labor with her third child. The doctors at the clinic told her to come back, that her labor was not advanced enough and no doctor was available to help her. Irma, who is Indigenous, spoke little Spanish and was [...]
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Dear Mike Huckabee: Saying you “respect women” is how we know you’re sexist

TweetIn an interview with The New Republic, Mike Huckabee explained that running against a female candidate requires a special touch: “I’ve twice run against women opponents, and it’s a very different kind of approach,” he tells me. Different how? “For those of us who have some chivalry left, there’s a level of respect. … You [...]
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Athena Film Festival ticket giveaway: Farah Goes Bang

TweetUpdate: Congratulations to community member Katie (@tempestoflily) who was first to submit the correct answer! Katie, I’ll be in touch shortly with info on how to claim your free tickets.  Looking for a new favorite filmmaker? For the past two years we’ve been proud to partner with the Athena Film Festival, a four-day festival held annually in [...]
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What does Honduras’ election mean for women?

Tweet Honduras has been the topic of major controversy this past month after its presidential election was called out on allegations of fraud. So far, results indicate a victory for Juan Orlando Hernández over left-wing candidate Xiomara Castro, wife of formerly-ousted president Manuel Zelaya. Tweet
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