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Exclusive: Faith-healing: A Modest Proposal on Religious Fundamentalism

Majority Post - Sun, 01/22/2012 - 21:25
By Robin Morgan January 23, 2012 Author and WMC Co-founder Robin Morgan struggles to understand the faith-based madness that seems to surround us. For years, I’ve been barking up the wrong steeple, confronting the misogyny that defines all religious fundamentalists: Islamists (the only ones most people bother to hate), ultra-Orthodox Jews, Christian Bible-thumpers, Hindu militants, [...]
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Celebrating Choice & Announcing Winner of WMC Video Contest

Majority Post - Fri, 01/20/2012 - 11:49
Sunday, January 22, 2012 marks the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion throughout the country and has given generations of women the right to safe and legal reproductive choices.  Anti-choice forces and politicians work every day to overturn this decision and to pass laws and regulations that [...]
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Exclusive: Egypt—The Revolution Will Continue

Majority Post - Thu, 01/19/2012 - 21:12
By Hoda Elsadda January 20, 2012 January 25 marks the anniversary of the onset of protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Here, Hoda Elsadda, an Egyptian women’s rights activist and professor at Cairo University, assesses women’s gains, potential losses and determination to move forward—as evidenced by last month’s 10,000-woman strong protest march. One year ago, the [...]
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Stanford’s Clayman Institute Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Ms Magazine

Majority Post - Wed, 01/18/2012 - 11:43
Stanford is hosting a series of events this month celebrating the 40th anniversary of Ms. Magazine, culminating in a keynote speech by Gloria Steinem.  The Women’s Media Center encourages all of our supporters in the bay area to attend. An essay contest this fall asked each participant to select an iconic Ms. cover and explain what [...]
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Lego Petition Gaining Support and Media Coverage

Majority Post - Tue, 01/17/2012 - 11:59
In an effort to protest Lego’s new “Friends” line, SPARK Movement and Powered By Girl have teamed up to create a petition on Change.org. In a piece from Daily Finance, Dawn Kawamoto explains why: “At the center of the controversy is the use of short-shirted girl figurine characters with loads of pink and other pastel coloring [...]
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Exclusive: Minnesota Women and the GLBT Community Score Electoral Victories

Majority Post - Mon, 01/16/2012 - 21:28
By Rosemary Rocco January 17, 2012 One of two Minnesota women who won seats at a special election last week, Susan Allen becomes the first openly lesbian Native American to be elected to a state legislature. Political women in Minnesota made history January 10 in special elections to replace retired state legislators. Democratic Farmer Labor [...]
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Exclusive: Kicking It on Kickstarter!

Majority Post - Thu, 01/12/2012 - 21:36
By Kathleen Sweeney January 13, 2012 The powerful coming-of-age film “Pariah” is currently playing to critical acclaim. Its post-production story demonstrates the crowdfunding potential of Kickstarter for women filmmakers. “Pariah” director Dee Rees Kickstarter, called “the people’s NEA” by The New York Times , recently sent out their 2011 round-up of success stories on their [...]
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