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Iranian women join in protest by waving and burning hijabs as violence over women’s dress codes result in death

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Iranian women join in protest by waving and burning hijabs as violence over women's dress codes result in death
Iranian women are being killed after protesting the morality police's murder of young women for not following the dress code. Many are taking their hijabs off, showing their hair in protest. Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old young woman, was killed after morality police took her in for her hijab being too loose. As women witness the morality police grow more violent towards young women, now killing them, they're taking a stand. These women banding together to ... Read More »

Women’s Hall of Fame induction 2022: Who was inducted?

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Women's Hall of Fame induction 2022: Who was inducted?
This past Saturday, September 24, 2022, nine women were inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Who are the nine inductees and where was the ceremony held? [ad] Run Towards It: Empowering young female athletes in competition (video) Where was the induction ceremony? The National Women's Hall of Fame is located right in Seneca Falls-- the hometown of the Women's rights movement. September 23-25 there were celebrations to honor the lives and achievements of ... Read More »

Research shows women outnumber men with college educations in the working world

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Research shows women outnumber men with college educations in the working world
A recent study has shown that women now make up more than half of the college educated labor force in America. A study released by Pew Research has found that 50.7% of the people in the U.S. labor force with a college education are actually women. This changed at the end of 2019 and has remained consistent ever since. When the COVID-19 pandemic happened, the labor force shrunk, but women still remained as the most ... Read More »

Women in the Workplace: Ways to make it so women want to work there

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Women in the Workplace: Ways to make it so women want to work there
It's no secret women have had it harder than men in the workplace, and a recent survey showed many women are open to leaving their current job. A survey recently taken showed that 54% of respondents were open to taking a new job somewhere else. 4,200 working women were interviewed. One out of every ten women said they want to leave their position but feel that isn't an option. The survey, according to Fortune, showed ... Read More »

Human rights activists watching gay bar owner amid accusations of sexual misconduct

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Human rights activists watching gay bar owner amid accusations of sexual misconduct
Human rights activists are closely watching the owner of a gay bar in NYC after alleged sexual misconduct and discrimination took place. Owner, Michael J. Cohen, has been accused of unwanted sexual contact as well as discriminating in the bar according to NBC News. Despite the accusations, Cohen's attorney stated that the bar owner is not under investigation. While he may not be under investigation, human rights activists are watching his every move. What happened ... Read More »

What is happening with the Italian government and human rights?

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What is happening with the Italian government and human rights?
A new government is being led in Italy by Giorgia Meloni and the Brothers of Italy party now that general elections have commenced. But will everyone in Italy have basic human rights? Meloni's campaign said it would "govern for everyone," according to the Human Rights Watch. While in theory that sounds great, there are some concerns. Many have expressed worry that not everyone living under the Italian government will maintain equal and basic human rights ... Read More »

Herschel Walker, former football star and current Senate candidate, paid for his girlfriend’s abortion

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Herschel Walker, former football star and current Senate candidate, paid for his girlfriend's abortion
Herschel Walker was once a major football player and now is running for a Senate seat in Georgia. He also paid for his girlfriend's abort despoite wanting an abortion ban in place. Walker, according to the Daily Beast, wants to entirely ban abortions in Georgia leaving no room for exceptions. This includes rape, incest or for saving the life of the mother. While he says this, an anonymous woman has come forward sharing her experience ... Read More »

Reproductive rights rally in Rapid City: Women’s Wave and the Period Project this weekend

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Reproductive rights rally in Rapid City: Women's Wave and the Period Project this weekend
Election day is approaching and this has women getting to the polls to protect their own reproductive rights as they remain under fire in the U.S. The West River Women's Wave Rally and Period Project will be hosting an event this weekend between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. at Halley Park in Rapid City, South Dakota. The rally will happen on Saturday. Sisters United SD, Democracy in Action, the Rapid City branch of American Association ... Read More »

Herschel Walker is against abortion, but the woman who’s abortion he paid for has revealed her identity

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Herschel Walker is against abortion, but the woman who's abortion he paid for has revealed her identity
Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker was accused of paying for a woman's abortion back in 2009, despite being against abortion and wanting to ban them. The woman originally came forward anonymously, but has since revealed her identity. It turns out she already had one of his children. With the election coming up in about a month, Walker is dealing with being called a hypocrite as he favors a state ban on abortion procedures. The Daily ... Read More »

City Council President in L.A. resigns after being caught using racist language in leaked recording

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City Council President in L.A. resigns after being caught using racist language in leaked recording
Nury Martinez, L.A. City Council President, has resigned from her position after being heard making racist comments in a recording. Martinez, along with two other councilmembers, were heard on the leaked recording making racist comments. In her resignation, she asked for forgiveness from her colleagues and residents, according to Axios. What happened with the leak recording of the L.A. City Council President and her racist comments? While speaking, Martinez made comments about a white councilmember's ... Read More »

Racially prejudiced jurors sentenced man to death- Supreme Court will not challenge the sentence

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Racially prejudiced jurors sentenced man to death- Supreme Court will not challenge the sentence
A man who killed his wife and children during a psychotic break was sentenced to death by an all white jury, some of which are racially prejudiced. Of the jury, three expressed their opposition to interracial relationships. The murderer, Andre Thomas, was in an interracial relationship with his white wife who he killed and had one child with. He also killed his stepdaughter. Supreme Court doesn't challenge the death sentence brought down by jurors opposing ... Read More »

Dylan Roof, mass shooter, has death sentence appeal denied

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Dylan Roof, mass shooter, has death sentence appeal denied
Dylan Roof had his death sentence appeal denied after being sentenced for shooting and killing 9 people at a Black church in South Carolina. The shooting happened back in 2015 in Charleston. Roof tried to appeal with the Supreme Court using the handling of disputes regarding his mental health as the reason. Originally Roof wanted any information surrounding his mental health to be left out of the trial and also fired his lawyer during his ... Read More »

Uber, Lyft types of jobs could change with new rule changing independent contractor laws

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Uber, Lyft types of jobs could change with new rule changing independent contractor laws
The Department of Labor is looking to change laws regarding companies like Lyft and Uber. It would impact how they handle independent contractor laws. The new proposal would get rid of a rule that let companies label employees as independent contractors. This rule would let companies hire more workers to pay but not be required to pay them benefits, according to CNY Central. This new rule would scrutinize whether workers should be labeled as independent ... Read More »

Russia attacks Kyiv apartment block, killing 4; U.S. condemns the war crime

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Russia attacks Kyiv apartment block, killing 4; U.S. condemns the war crime
The U.S. has declared that it will hold Russia accountable for war crimes, using drones to attack a Kyiv apartment block, killing 4 people. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, there have been attacks using drones. Many were shot down. There have also been explosions in Fastiv, near Kyiv, and Odesa. Russia has also been attacking with air strikes, one happening as Ukraine residents headed to work and school. U.S. condemns Russia and the war ... Read More »

Abortion: Will President Joe Biden pass an abortion rights law?

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Abortion: Will President Joe Biden pass an abortion rights law?
On Tuesday President Joe Biden made a promise to try to pass an abortion right law for American citizens. The administration looks to try and push a law ahead of the midterm elections set to take place next month. Biden stated that if Democrats elected more senators to keep control of the House, he would prioritize abortion. He added that Congress should codify Roe "once and for all" according to CNN. Will Biden actually follow ... Read More »

Kingston Clan polygamist group sued by survivors for crimes against children

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Kingston Clan polygamist group sued by survivors for crimes against children
Allegedly, the Kingston Clan in Utah has normalized child marriage, rape, forced pregnancy, and child labor according to survivors. This is all according to a lawsuit filed by survivors who came from the group. The lawsuit filed is seeking damages from a total of 22 Kingston Clan members. What is the lawsuit against the Kingston Clan? The lawsuit alleges that these 22 Kingston members are guilty of sex trafficking minors born into the clan, sexual ... Read More »

Abortion: Texas woman denied abortion until sick may not be able to have kids now

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Abortion: Texas woman denied abortion until sick may not be able to have kids now
A Texas woman who is trying to have a baby may not be able to after being denied an abortion until it was too late. One woman has been trying to become pregnant with her husband for over a year now. Amanda and Josh Zurawski, of Austin, Texas, finally fell pregnant. Once the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the ban had a direct impact on their ability to conceive. Complications requiring an abortion were ... Read More »

Abortion: Another woman accuses Herschel Walker of trying to get her to get rid of pregnancy

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Abortion: Another woman accuses Herschel Walker of trying to get her to get rid of pregnancy
Republican Georgia Senate nominee Herschel Walker has been in the spotlight for pressuring women to get an abortion. This is a major issue because of his political stance on abortion; he's against it. The woman coming forward now is accusing him of pressuring her to terminate her pregnancy in 1993 after a years long affair. Herschel Walker repeatedly accused of pressuring women to get an abortion while maintaining he's against them According to My Twin ... Read More »

Victims of sexual assault can now track rape kit status in California

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Victims of sexual assault can now track rape kit status in California
One of the biggest issues in sexual assault cases has been the delays and misplacements of rape kits, often necessary to make a convictions. This can be taxing and frustrating for both victims and investigators. Now, California officials have announced a new way for sexual assault survivors to track the progress of their rape kit and linking it with DNA evidence, according to Rochester First. Another new move is the sexual assault evidence outreach coordinator ... Read More »

With elections just one week away, misinformation regarding abortion is being spread in Spanish

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With elections just one week away, misinformation regarding abortion is being spread in Spanish
Liz Lebrón, who is in charge of overseeing the Latino Anti-Disinformation Lab, shared that there has been a spike in false information regarding abortion in the Spanish language. This was noticed by Lebrón and her colleagues just after it leaked that the Supreme Court planned to overturn Roe v. Wade. The spread of misleading and false information was happening on social media, according to NPR. The lab run by Lebrón wasn't actually looking for abortion ... Read More »

Melinda French Gates Donates $1 Billion to Women’s Rights

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Melinda French Gates Donates $1 Billion to Women's Rights
Melinda French Gates announced she will donate $1 billion over the next two years to support women's and family rights worldwide, focusing on reproductive rights and maternal health. In a New York Times op-ed, she expressed concern that her 1-year-old granddaughter might grow up with fewer rights than she had. French Gates, stepping down from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, highlighted the political violence against women and the lack of national paid family leave ... Read More »

Senate Republicans Block IVF Rights Bill: What Happens Next?

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Senate Republicans Block IVF Rights Bill: What Happens Next?
Senate Republicans have blocked a bill that aimed to guarantee women nationwide access to in vitro fertilization (IVF) and other fertility treatments. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pushed for a vote on the Right to IVF Act, led by Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on Thursday, highlighting the ongoing political battle over reproductive care. The proposed bill sought to expand IVF access through insurance and provide support for military members and veterans. Despite support from ... Read More »

Cartoonist Explores Hidden History of Women’s Suffrage

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Cartoonist Explores Hidden History of Women’s Suffrage
Cartoonist Caitlin Cass delves into the complex history of women’s voting rights in her new graphic book, "Suffrage Song: The Haunted History of Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the U.S." The book reveals how some White suffragettes fought for their right to vote while neglecting the rights of people of color. Cass started the project in 2019, and her roughly 230-page book features ghostly illustrations to symbolize the haunting past of the suffrage movement ... Read More »

Women’s Role in Politics Ahead of 2024 Election

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Women's Role in Politics Ahead of 2024 Election
With the 2024 election approaching, Americans hold diverse views on women in political leadership and the potential impact of electing a woman president. A Pew Research Center survey reveals that while most Americans believe a woman president would perform similarly to a man in leadership traits and policy areas, there are concerns about media treatment. Many think women candidates face more scrutiny for showing emotions and having young children at home. Views on gender and ... Read More »

Gender and Family Issues Highlight 2024 Election Differences

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Gender and Family Issues Highlight 2024 Election Differences
Gender and family issues are shaping the 2024 presidential election, with President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump holding sharply different views. Abortion and Reproductive Rights: Biden supports federal protections for abortion, while Trump opposes them. Biden's stance is reflected in the Women's Health Protection Act, which aims to safeguard abortion rights nationwide. Trump, who helped overturn Roe v. Wade, now says abortion laws should be state decisions, although he previously supported nationwide restrictions ... Read More »

Key Issues in the 2024 Presidential Election

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Key Issues in the 2024 Presidential Election
As President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump prepare for the 2024 election, several key issues highlight their policy differences. Abortion: Biden supports federal abortion protections, while Trump opposes them. Biden backs the Women’s Health Protection Act to ensure abortion rights across the U.S. Trump, who helped overturn Roe v. Wade, now believes abortion laws should be decided by states. Immigration: Trump promises to crack down on illegal immigration and restore stricter policies. Biden ... Read More »

Women Voters Could Decide 2024 Presidential Election

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Women Voters Could Decide 2024 Presidential Election
Women voters are set to play a crucial role in the 2024 U.S. presidential election. They make up the largest group of registered voters and tend to vote in high numbers, as seen in the 2020 election where 68.4% of women cast their ballots. A recent Quinnipiac poll shows President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump in a close race. Biden has gained 58% of the women’s vote, an increase from previous polls, while ... Read More »

Bust of Susan B. Anthony’s Lawyer Unveiled at Ontario Courthouse

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Bust of Susan B. Anthony's Lawyer Unveiled at Ontario Courthouse
A marble bust of attorney John Van Voorhis, who defended Susan B. Anthony in her 1873 trial for illegal voting, was unveiled at the Ontario County Courthouse on June 17. The bust, donated by Van Voorhis' great-granddaughters, now stands next to Anthony’s outside the courtroom where she was convicted. Van Voorhis, also known for defending Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass and businesswoman Martha Matilda Harper, was honored during the ceremony. Ontario County Historian Preston Pierce highlighted ... Read More »

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Transgender Youth Medical Care

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Transgender Youth Medical Care
The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear an appeal from the Biden administration to block state bans on gender-affirming care for transgender minors. This decision comes as many Republican-led states have passed laws restricting healthcare for transgender people. The case involves a Tennessee law that limits puberty blockers and hormone therapy for transgender minors. The federal appeals court allowed these laws in Tennessee and Kentucky to take effect, but the high court did not ... Read More »