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Living history: Ferguson pushed for women’s equality in frontier Utah 2.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Long before Ellen Brooke Ferguson landed in Utah in 1876 she was imbued with the spirit of the American West and its women who were independent, frank, focused, and dedicated to women’s rights and family welfare. Born in Cambridge, England, Ferguson received a comprehensive education at home with private tutoring by university professors only to discover few vocations were open to women. In 1857, she married Dr. William Ferguson and, an avid pupil, studied medicine. In 1860, before the onset...
Facebook Takes A Stand With Free Access To Women’s Rights Info In Africa 2.8.2014 techCrunch
 No one should be denied understanding of their human rights just because they can’t afford a mobile data plan. Now women in Zambia won’t be, as Facebook and’s new app gives them free Internet connection for accessing women’s right resources like MAMA  (Mobile Alliance For Maternal Action), WRAPP (Women’s Rights App), and Facts For Life by… Read ...
The reasons why Gaza's population is so young 1.8.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
High birth rates and low employment among women make Gaza a demographic enigma in the modern ...
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U. of I. reaches out to 600 freshmen from China 1.8.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
U. of I. reaches out to 600 freshmen from China
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Senators offer bill designed to reduce campus sexual assaults 31.7.2014 Nation

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation designed to curb the startling number of sexual assaults on college campuses. The measure would require schools to make public the result of anonymous surveys concerning assault on campuses and impose significant financial burdens on universities that fail to comply with some of the law's requirements.

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Young women used in Nigerian suicide bombings 31.7.2014 LA Times: Top News
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She The People: Gender equity revolution no longer stalled 31.7.2014 Washington Post: Politics
For two and a half decades, from the 1970s to the mid-1990s, every year, a rapidly growing number of Americans began to think that women could bust out of their traditional homemaker roles, take on more public roles and work outside the home and their kids and family wouldn’t suffer for it. More women joined the labor force every year. More got college and advanced degrees. The wage gap between men and women narrowed. And American support for egalitarian marriages ...
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Campus sexual assault bill unveiled with bipartisan backing in Senate 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Law would require colleges and universities to create a confidential adviser to guide victims through reporting process

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Michelle Obama calls on African leaders to rid traditions that harm girls, women 30.7.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Utah women twice as likely as men to get low wages 30.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah women are more than twice as likely as men to work at low-wage jobs paying less than $10.10 per hour — even when they have superior educations, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Women’s Law Center. It says 17.2 percent of Utah women work at low-wage jobs, compared to 7.4 percent of men. That means women are 2.3 times more likely to be in such jobs, slightly higher than the national average (2.1). The study adds that women make up 44.4 percent of Utah’s total workforce,...
The women beekeepers of Cameroon - in pictures 30.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Spotting an opportunity for women like her to earn a simple, additional income, Marianna Tanda Fumsi founded a cooperative of women beekeepers on the outskirts of Bamenda in north west Cameroon in 1997. Ever since, it has been helping women to sell honey to help pay for their children's education.

Eleri Griffiths, winner of the 2013 Royal Photographic Society's Joan Wakelin award, used her bursary to document the project.

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Malnutrition, disease rising in Burmese Muslim camps 29.7.2014 Washington Post: World

SITTWE, Burma — A little girl balances a bag of donated rice on her head as she begs for her family of eight. Other children play in fetid, trash-clogged pools of water. And at a religious class at a makeshift mosque, more than a third of the children had not eaten that day. Or the day before.

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Analysis: Mullah Omar addresses governance of Afghanistan, war against 'invaders' in new message 29.7.2014 Bill Roggio
Mullah Omar discusses the Taliban's governance efforts at length in a message commemorating the end of Ramadan.
How the 'princess effect' hurts female politicians 28.7.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Even when a women's magazine tries to empower a female politician, it usually demeans her, argues Sarah Kendzior in a Politico Magazine article.
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Ethnic Studies is not racist. But guess who is? 27.7.2014 Daily Kos
This guy. John Huppenthal. An elected Republican official, currently running for re-election in Arizona. What's worse than his just being a garden-variety bigot is that he is the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, who was elected in 2010, and is a former state senator and state representative.   Huppenthal, well known to those who follow Arizona politics, especially the policies that target Hispanics, has waged an ongoing vendetta against Mexican-American/Chicano(a) studies, which I covered here back in 2011. This takes place in a state where Hispanics make up over 30 percent of the population , and "43 percent of Arizona residents were minorities in 2012." Mother Mags posted here about the recent outing of Huppenthal as an online troll by Blog For Arizona , busted for making racist, xenophobic, anti-Hispanic, and anti-black internet posts—using pseudonyms, aka "sockpuppets"—many of them defending himself . His disgusting comments online date back to the day he was elected in 2010 . Of course ...
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Business briefing, Sunday, July 27 26.7.2014 Business
ACCOUNTS Lola Red PR, Minneapolis, has been named agency of record for Home Franchise Concepts, parent company of Budget Blinds Inc.
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'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer causes outrage 26.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
Clip on NBC’s “Today” show angers two organizations.
Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Ruined Marriage 25.7.2014 Think Progres

While it used to be that women who were better educated than their husbands were more likely to divorce, that's reversed.

The post Proof That Feminism Hasn’t Ruined Marriage appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues 25.7.2014 Boston Globe: Latest
A growing number of openly transgender students have forced schools around the country to address questions so basic that they were rarely asked just a few years ago, much less answered: What defines a person’s gender, and who gets to ...
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10 things we learned this week 25.7.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

From poultry's dirty secret and symbols of Scotland to the West Bank's 'day of rage' and a triumph for pyramid teabags a roundup of the week's news

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