Supreme Court Punts on Affirmative Action Case

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At the beginning of a wild week of decision-making, the Supreme Court stalled on affirmative action Monday, ruling 7-1 in favor of sending Abigail Fisher’s case back to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals for further examination. By re-directing Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case back to the lower court, SCOTUS avoided taking […]

Will Komen’s New Leadership Put It Back on Track?

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Last week, the Susan G. Komen Foundation named Judith Salerno to replace Nancy Brinker as president and chief executive officer of the breast cancer charity. In the highly controversial aftermath of the Planned Parenthood defunding debacle in January of 2012, Komen’s announcement comes with a sigh of relief. Although founder and former CEO Brinker will […]

Mad Men, Angry Women

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Apparently, retro is in. And it’s not just limited to the pillbox hats and Mad Men-era outfits that women wore in protest last Thursday against regressive abortion legislation in Texas. The War on Women Watch continued in Wisconsin, Texas and Ohio this past week, as oppressive anti-abortion proposals flooded those states’ legislatures. The advancing legislation includes 20-week […]

A New Quilt for the National Mall

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Remember Pink Loves Consent—the Victoria’s Secret spoof that advocated for consent and healthy sexual relationships with panties that said, “No Means No” and “Consent is Sexy?” And then remember how it went viral, with the feminist Facebook army confusing the lingerie giant’s social media with clever #hashtags during the annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show? Well, […]

Turning the Corner on Sex Workers’ Rights in Argentina

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The Association of Women Sex Workers in Argentina in Action for Our Rights (AMMAR) has painted the walls of Buenos Aires with new ads demanding legal protection for female sex workers. The ads, commissioned by AMMAR and designed by the advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather, are carefully positioned on various street corners, revealing a sexualized woman on one side […]