Tag Archives: women's rights

Infographic of the day: women’s rights by country

TweetPop quiz: which country mandates that employers give women breaks to nurse their babies? Kazakhstan? Or Canada? Where is it easier to get an abortion? Argentina or Bolivia? I bet the answers will surprise you. Check out this excellent interactive chart, which looks at laws (or the lack thereof) on abortion, property rights, harassment, discrimination, [...]
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Quote of the Day: “An abortion doesn’t un-rape a woman.”

Tweet*Trigger warning* So last night I tuned into CrossFire on CNN to support my friend and new CNN contributor Sally Kohn.The debate about women’s reproductive rights on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade was between anti-choice hoaxter Lila Rose and NARAL President Ilyse Hogue. When I tuned in, I expected to hear Lila Rose spew [...]
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Afghan women’s affairs official assassinated on her way to work

TweetYesterday, Najia Sediqi, the head of women’s affairs for a local province in eastern Afghanistan, was shot to death on her way to work. This is part of a systematic effort to intimidate high-profile female officials. Just a few months ago, Sediqi’s predecessor died in a car bomb attack attributed to the Taliban. Sediqi had repeatedly requested police protection [...]
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The gender gap is closed? Yeah right.

TweetThe lastest poll numbers have everyone freaking out but one thing about Pew poll stood out to me:  The poll has Romney and Obama tied among likely women voters.  The last time the poll was conducted a month ago, President Obama had an 18 point lead. So what gives?  Over at the New York Daily [...]
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Calling bullshit on Romney’s latest abortion claim

TweetMitt Romney thinks American women are dumb.  Either that or he hopes we aren’t paying attention. At an editorial board meeting with the Des Moines Register the newly “etch-a-sketched” version of Mitt Romney was asked about the critical issue of choice and what his administration will do if he’s elected. Romney told the Des Moines [...]
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