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Maybe women's issues are just ... issues?new

When more than half the county's population is being treated like a special interest group, it's a problem.
Creative Loafing (Atlanta)  |  Jessica Blankenship  |  11-01-2012  |  The War on Women

Man to Headline GOP Women's Eventnew

No, this is not satire.
NUVO  |  NUVO Editors  |  10-17-2012  |  Elections

South Carolinians Unite Against 'War on Women'new

For months, a national narrative that there is a war on women has been filling TV broadcasts and leading newspaper headlines. Democrats have blamed Republicans for trying to legislate away women’s reproductive rights; Republicans have accused Democrats of inflating an inflammatory wedge issue to score political points. For some, the Palmetto State is ground zero.
Columbia Free Times  |  Corey Hutchins  |  05-01-2012  |  The War on Women

Medical Necessities: What's So Terrible About Rationing Health Care?new

I agree that the rich should pay more to support the health care of those who have less. But taxes won't cover it all. There will be rationing. Indeed, there should be rationing -- also known as rational choosing between interventions that are needed and those that are only wanted; those that justify the risks and costs and those that don't.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  12-09-2009  |  Commentary

The Battle Over a Woman's Right to Choose Rages Outside Louisville's Only Abortion Clinicnew

While the Stupak Amendment suggests there's a movement afoot in the nation's capital to scale back accessibility to abortion, Kentucky is already among a contingent of socially conservative states that make it especially difficult for a woman to terminate her pregnancy.
LEO Weekly  |  Farrah Johnson  |  11-18-2009  |  Sex

What We're Really Talking About When We Talk About the Killing of Annie Lenew

As Annie Le's story appeared all over the internet and on 24-hour news updates, blogs, commentaries, Facebook and Twitter posts, the fact that she was an Asian-American female was to become an important part of her narrative, speaking to uniquely American anxieties about sex, violence, gender and race.
New Haven Advocate  |  Pang-Mei Natasha Chang  |  11-17-2009  |  Race & Class

New Research Reveals Why Women Want Sexnew

Texas psychologists Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss decided to ask women a simple question -- why do you have sex? -- and got some unexpected results.
The Georgia Straight  |  Gail Johnson  |  10-05-2009  |  Culture

The Bay Area's Wonderful Women of BDSM Aren't Bound by Conventionnew

In San Francisco, the old Rousseauian adage "Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains," could easily be rephrased as: "Woman is born free, and everywhere she uses chains to get off."
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Juliette Tang  |  09-23-2009  |  Culture

Feminists vs. PETA: 'Sexist' Ads Draw Portland Protestnew

The loosely knit Portland Feminist Action League organized the "flash protest" via the internet, criticizing PETA for its "sexist and offensive" animal rights campaigns. PETA's protests have featured nude women in cages, and most recently, the organization produced a billboard that pictured a fat woman in a bikini that read, "Save the whales! Lose the blubber. Go vegetarian."
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  08-28-2009  |  The War on Women

Three Hot Nashville Acts Present a New Breed of Female Songwriternew

Those Darlins, Caitlin Rose and Tristen are songwriters who draw on decades-old traditional folk, country and pop to tell provocative tales from an unabashedly female perspective.
Nashville Scene  |  Tracy Moore  |  08-21-2009  |  Music

Sex Workers Organize and Push for Decriminalization, but Meet Stiff Oppositionnew

In an effort to make sex work safer, not to mention stabilize and legitimize the industry, Susan Davis has helped found the West Coast Cooperative of Sex Industry Professionals.
SEE Magazine  |  Angela Brunschot  |  08-13-2009  |  Sex

The Founder of Bitch Magazine Brings Her Feminist Sensibility to a New Cookbooknew

For Lisa Jervis' first single-author book -- recently released on PM Press -- she took a surprising turn: She published a cooking manual. Or, to put it more accurately, Jervis published a "manualfesto."
East Bay Express  |  Rachel Swan  |  08-12-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

'The Stoning of Soraya M.' Preaches to the Choirnew

This impassioned work of persuasion is like a splatter film made for the Lifetime network, a screed against stoning made for audiences who already agree.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  07-30-2009  |  Reviews

Hypocrisy 101: The Vetting of Judge Sonia Sotomayornew

Does Republican US Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have cotton in his brains? I was listening to the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor and was gobsmacked to hear Graham's "lecture" about the Second Amendment, the right to bear arms.
Pasadena Weekly  |  Ellen Snortland  |  07-27-2009  |  Commentary

Oregon Aims to Become First State Ever to Erase Gender Wage Gapnew

Working without a definite deadline, Bureau of Labor and Industries Commissioner Brad Avakian has tasked the newly formed Oregon Council on Civil Rights to create an action plan for making equal pay for equal work a reality in Oregon.
The Portland Mercury  |  Sarah Mirk  |  07-24-2009  |  Economy

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