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Gun rights vs women’s rights

It is particularly perverse to see some legislators allow interest groups, such as pro gun and anti-abortion rights lobbies, to dictate their understanding of how best to protect the public’s health. Take, for example, the Florida legislators who passed the Firearms Owners Privacy Act. This Act prohibits physicians from inquiring about patients’ gun use and / [...]


  Women’s choice

Three different women speak on how so-called “women’s issues” will affect the outcome in one of the race’s pivotal swing states, Virginia.


Consent and conception

Dr. Susan Greenfield looks at comments made by Representative Todd Akin and analyzes the historical precedent of these ideas.


The united states of women: Why we’re still discussing women’s rights

Thirty-eight years ago, the Supreme Court voted to uphold Roe v. Wade – yet women’s reproductive rights are still being challenged. Alison Stewart talks to three different women, from three different eras, about some political, legal, economic and cultural issues faced by women in the U.S. today.


Mukhtar Mai, Pakistan’s iconic survivor, sees bleak future for women there

Speaking after Pakistan’s Supreme Court acquitted five men of raping her, the activist had a bleak view of the prospects for women in her country.


  Leymah Gbowee on peace in West Africa and a women’s revolution

Activist Leymah Gbowee, who spearheaded Liberia’s revolutionary peace movement, discusses the work that remains for women to inspire change in other nations.


Women in the new Egypt: A cyber-activist’s perspective

Women marched alongside men in Egypt’s new revolution. But the period of equality was shortlived. An interview with blogger Dalia Ziada.


Women vs. Wal-Mart

The Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a group of women can join together for the biggest class-action discrimination case in history.

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