We Stand with Afghan Women — Join Us!

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Afghan women just won a huge victory. Take a pledge with us to support Afghan women and Afghan women’s organizations. Let them know that we are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them in the fight for women’s and girls’ equality.

Five Important Causes, Five Minutes of Your Time!

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Help pass the MJIA, protect birth control coverage, sustain women’s gains in Afghanistan, fight AIDS with family planning, and teach GOP lawmakers a lesson – all without leaving the spot you’re in right now.

Mother’s Day Is Over – But Pregnancy Discrimination Isn’t

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Women make up almost half the workforce today, and, if they become pregnant, most will work throughout their pregnancy. Given this reality, you probably think the stories below are works of a bygone era. Well, you’d be wrong. —A woman was 16 weeks pregnant and worked as a cashier at a large retailer in New […]

Happy International Women’s Day!

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It’s International Women’s Day! The United Nations’ theme for IWD this year is “A Promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women,” and across the globe, individuals and organizations have planned hundreds of events celebrating the annual event. Here are some of them: —From March 4th to 15th, the members of the UN […]

Urgent Action Needed: Iranian Woman at Risk of Imminent Execution

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Urgent action is needed to help Zainab Jalalian, an Iranian political prisoner who may be executed at any moment. She was sentenced to death in November 2009 on charges of mohareb, the Islamic offense of waging war against God, because of her membership in the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), a separatist organization that is illegal […]

Attention Feminist Filmmakers

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Have you been working on a movie about women and wondering where to show it? The Athena Film Festival is looking for woman-centric films to show in February 2011 at Barnard College in New York. Feminist film blog Women In Hollywood is producing the festival. The festival aims to be a “world-class celebration of films […]

Pledge to Attend Women’s Sports in 2010!

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A few weeks ago I launched my latest project on Facebook. It’s called “I pledge to attend one women’s sporting event in 2010.” Yup, it’s that simple. I’m an avid sports fan and a delusional Chicago Cubs fan. I played softball in high school, volleyball and track in middle school, and one year of Little […]

Save First Int’l Feminist Org for Moms!

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The Association for Research on Mothering is an organization which I’ve admired from afar: The Association for Research on Mothering (ARM), founded in 1998, is the first international feminist organization devoted specifically to the topic of mothering-motherhood. Our mandate is to provide a forum for the discussion and dissemination of research on motherhood and to […]