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Obama for America launches “For All” website to hit Romney for dismissing half the nation

TweetIn 2008, Obama for America broke down barriers with their website format which mirrored Facebook (and was in fact designed by one of the founders of Facebook) and in doing so appealed specifically to younger voters.  This year, the Obama campaign is leaps and bounds ahead of Team Romney when it comes to the effective [...]
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Australian Company Offering Double Pay to Women Who Return to Work

TweetMuch ink has been spilled on this site over the past few months on equal pay, and with good reason. It’s one of the most obvious and tangible manifestations of sexism in society today. We’ve published a guest post on why we can’t wait for fair pay, and a roundup of good reads for Equal [...]
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What’s the deal with Facebook’s new ‘Women Connect’ campaign?

Tweet Hmmm, dear Feministing readers, how do we feel about this? Facebook recently released an application called “Women Connect” to raise awareness and promote women’s causes worldwide. According to Facebook, the application is part of their “Diversity campaign” and is meant to be “an online platform for organizations and causes to connect and share information [...]
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Thousands of Egyptian women march to protest military brutality

Tweet [Video via] Yesterday, several thousand women marched through Cairo in what historians described as the biggest women’s demonstration in modern Egyptian history. From the AP: Around 10,000 women marched through central Cairo demanding Egypt’s ruling military step down Tuesday in an unprecedented show of outrage over soldiers who dragged women by the hair and [...]
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Saudi women are granted the right to vote. Now what?

TweetIn an unprecedented move, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia granted women the right to vote this past Sunday. Women in Saudi Arabia have been organizing on a variety of fronts, pushing for political representation, fighting for the right to drive and for more mobility in public since as of right now women have to be chaperoned when [...]
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