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Iskra Lawrence calls Texas abortion ban an 'attack on women's rights,' says she didn't know she was pregnant until nearly 9 weeks along
The Austin-based model is sharing her pregnancy story in response to Texas's new abortion ban.
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Girl Scouts respond to backlash over since-deleted tweet celebrating Amy Coney Barrett: 'We are neither red nor blue'
"This has been construed to be a political statement, but that was not our intention and we removed the post to minimize the negative conversation," a spokesperson says.
International Women’s Day is here, and in 2020 it’s all about looking to the future. On a day that celebrates equality across all genders, IWD goes beyond just imagining a world where every person is equal and takes action to create change. It is also a day to reflect on some of the biggest moments in the history of the women’s rights movement. This year, the theme for International Women’s Day is I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. So, what is the meaning behind this theme? Generation Equality is the United Nation Women’s new multigenerational campaign to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.Twenty-five years ago, the world came together to envision what that might look like and the steps we would need to take as a global community to achieve gender equality. During the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China in 1995, 17,000 participants and 30,000 activists came to the city with the intention of creating lasting change. As a result, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was created and is still to this day considered to be the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights. In essence, the Platform for Action aims to create a world where each woman and girl has the freedom to realize all of her rights — from living a life free from violence, to pursuing an education, to have a seat at the table in important decisions, and earning equal pay for equal work. Not only is 2020 the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, it is a pivotal year for other major milestones in fighting for equality. It is the 20th anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace, and security. It states that women play an essential role in all efforts for the maintenance and promotion of peace and security around the world. This touches on everything from conflict resolution to peace negotiations to humanitarian responses post-conflict. This year is the 10th anniversary of UN Women’s establishment as well as a five-year milestone of working toward sustainable development goals. This 17-step roadmap outlines how the world can only be changed for the better if women are allowed to help solve the problems as well as benefit from them. After all, evidence has shown that gender equality contributes to economic growth as well as a healthier and better-educated society.Even in the year 2020, no country can truly claim total gender equality. Great strides have been made in the last 25 years, and because of dedicated multigenerational movements like these, the world will continue to improve well beyond the next 25 for women and girls in the future.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Best Beauty Brands To Shop For IWDThese Black Women Helped Shape History In The U.S.Books Every Women's Rights Activist Should Read
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Michelle Williams was met with praise and thanks after giving a powerful speech at the Golden Globes about women's rights.
Women in six U.S. states are now effectively allowed to be topless in public, according to a new ruling by the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Marshae Jones was indicted this week on manslaughter charges after her unborn child was shot and killed.
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Alyssa Milano is calling on her followers to join her in a sex strike to protest anti-abortion laws – and the response has been mostly negative.
And to let women provide their own alternatives to "knocked up"
Celebrities are flooding Ivanka Trump's feed with another #DearIvanka campaign, calling on her to support Christine Blasey Ford and an FBI investigation.
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The security guards allegedly threatened to call the police on the teen because of her short shorts.
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Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, and here's why it could spell the end of Roe v. Wade.
The Capital Gazette shooter and the president show signs of the same sickness.
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Her crop top and dancing offended some people to the point of terrible threats.
A piece of news that seems to be getting lost in the G7 summit fallout is one that is a major win for women. One of the themes implemented by chairman Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at this year’s annual summit, which brings the seven countries with the largest advanced economies in the world together, was gender equality and empowering women and girls. Over $2.9 billion was raised at the annual G7 summit in a major effort to improve education for women and girls across the globe.
Five former cheerleaders announced at a press conference on Friday that they are suing the Houston Texans for unfair pay practices, gender discrimination, and alleged harassment. The women are being represented by feminist firebrand Gloria Allred, who has a long history of facing powerful men head-on, recently representing 33 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault. According to Allred, team officials harassed and intimidated cheerleaders, threatening to fire them if they spoke out.
U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, a Florida Republican, is planning to hold a Women's Summit on June 9 that he's billing as "an opportunity for women to learn about relevant topics that have a direct impact on their lives," according to the Tampa Bay Times. In a statement to the Tampa Bay Times, Bilirakis said that he had crowdsourced the topics from a former event. Quite a shameless election-year stunt considering his anti-woman voting record—he voted against Violence Against Women Act, Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, etc—& refusal to denounce Trump’s misogyny.
Disgraced actor Jeffrey Tambor has been fired from the set of Transparent, due to sexual harassment and assault allegations from co-workers. Now, another actor on the show, Alexandra Billings, is sharing her thoughts on the situation — and steadfastly maintaining belief and support for the victims. “I believe every single word that both Ms. Lysette and Ms. Barnes said in their public statements about Mr. Tambor’s vile and abhorrent behavior.
Michelle Obama, in conversation with Tracee Ellis Ross at the United State of Women Summit on Saturday, said she's tired of seeing men fail up.
The initiative will be featured at Adidas and Reebok stores and e-commerce sites today.
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Not all women are perceived to be equal, but we have the power to change that
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Self-help guru Tony Robbins is facing the wrath of angry Twitter mobs after critical comments he made towards the MeToo movement went viral on Saturday. “If you use the #MeToo movement to try to get significance and certainty by attacking and destroying someone else… all you’ve done is basically use a drug called significance to make yourself feel good,” said Robbins during one of his seminars in San Jose, California, last month.
Ellen Barkin Says “Never Get Into An Elevator Alone With Terry Gilliam” After His Criticism Of #MeToo Movement
<em>Animal Kingdom </em>star Ellen Barkin took to Twitter today in the wake of Terry Gilliam’s comments on the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement saying, “My hard won advice: never get into an elevator alone with [Terry Gilliam].” The Emmy-award winning actress didn’t expand on her tweet, but it certainly raised some eyebrows in the Twitterverse. This is not the first time Barkin has come forward about Gilliam. Earlier this year, she said, “Oh [Terry Gilliam], why couldn't you keep…
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders recently said something that many women absolutely despise hearing -- and she said it to none other than Nancy Pelosi.
“My goal was to protect our children and I feel like my mission has been accomplished. This is not about me. I survived.”
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Former judge and failed Senate candidate Roy Moore has appealed for help to meet his mounting legal costs, following a lawsuit from a woman who says he touched her inappropriately when she was aged 14. In a post on Facebook, Mr Moore, who last year became the first Republican to lose a Senate race in Alabama for more than 20 years, said he needed to raise $250,000 (£181,000) to defend the lawsuit.
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The first lady and her stepdaughter Ivanka are being called out for celebrating Women's History Month when doubts have been raised about their own support of women.