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Media

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present by Gail Collins

South Carolina governor kills state and local funding for abortion clinics

61 percent of adults in the United States support the federal government passing legislation to protect women’s access to abortion and prevent state’s from passing laws meant to restrict that access,

Women pay more for college, then are paid less

Study finds corporations with women at the top do better

Delaware first state to protect abortions whatever the feds do

Donald Trump on women

How raising the minimum wage will help women

Women still shut out of Hollywood film direction

The ignored women philosophers of the early modern era

Women oppose registering for the draft

2015

Women report heavy sexism in tech industry

How abortion rights are being restricted

Study: Working moms have more successful daughters and more caring sons

Women's sports more popular but less covered

Some women Capitol Hill staffers can't meet alone with male bosses

More women involved in coop movement

America's lousy family leave policy

Recovered history: When Iceland's women went on strike

The secret history of women in the Senate

2014

Where women stand in politics

Feminism for all women


1944 US Office of Education Training Film

Hobby Lobby's hypocracy

@Marmel - Life begins at incorporation.

A reader asks. . . How do you fit a corporation into a pew?

The conflict between capitalism and feminism

 Stats
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2017

Percent of women in work force declines

Harper's - Portion of the world;s female prison population that is incarcerated in the United State: 1/3

2016

Best and worst states for women

Unwanted pregnancies at record low

30% of incarcerated women are in US

2015

Gender wage gap persists


PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION

Growth of women in Congress

The glut of unexaminded rape kits

Study: 1 in 3 sophomore women at N.Y. college has suffered rape or attempt

Among women ages 40 to 50, the median age at which those with a master’s degree or more first became mothers now stands at 30, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data. In comparison, the median age at first birth for women with a high school diploma or less is just 24.

Some charts on working and stay at home moms

The November 2014 elections brought a record number of female lawmakers to Washington. With 20 in the Senate and 84 in the House, women for the first time in history hold more than 100 seats in Congress. But the Republican takeover of the Senate has also cost women powerful committee leadership posts

Stats: Domestic abuse

Huffington Post:

38,028,000: The number of women who have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes.

4,774,000: The number of women in the U.S. who experience physical violence by an intimate partner ever year.

18,000: The number of women who have been killed by men in domestic violence disputes since 2003.

18,500,000: The number of mental health care visits due to intimate partner violence every year. MORE

Fewer women in top corporate jobs than men named John

2014

States passed 205 abortion regulations between 2010-2013, more than 30 previous years combined

Less than a quarter of witnesses before House commitees are women

Sexual abuse of girls: A UNICEF report reveals that 1 in every 10 girls around the world--or about 120 million in total--is forced into intercourse or other sexual acts before the age of 20. The report ...also indicated that that around 70 million girls ages 15 to 19--almost a quarter of the global total--report being victims of some form of physical violence.

Who's pro-choice?

Colorado teen pregnancies plummet thanks to contraceptives

Percent of children in single-mother Scandinavian families who are living in poverty: 11. . .In single-mother U.S. families: 55

U.S. alone among Western countries on lack of paid maternity leave, UN finds

More young women trading motherhood for small dogs

Women and sexual violence

Vox - One in ten women has a head or spinal cord injury as a result of physical assault

One in thirteen murder victims are killed by their husband or boyfriend

Seven in ten assaults against women are perpetrated by an intimate partner

About 1.3 million women are victimized annually by an intimate partner, a term which refers to spouses, ex-spouses or significant others.

The most recent, national survey of American women found that a slight majority (51.9 percent) reported experiencing physical violence at some point in their life.

But the good news: Rates of sexual assault are declining

Study: 65% of American women have experienced some form of street harassment

@Harpers - Portion of U.S. kindergartners who are the children of single mothers: 2/5

Where women stand in state politics

Stay at home moms increased last year

Women represent under 5% of Fortune 500 CEOS

A new study of elections over the past 25 years shows that "the South was the least hospitable place for female congressional candidates."

America ranks 98th in world for women in elected office

Women's longevity drops in 20% of counties

Free contraceptives slash abortion rate

How women are doing in politics

- Every state falls short of gender parity in elected office. A state with gender parity in representation would receive a score of 50 out of 100 points. In 2013, only six states received more than 30 points: New Hampshire, Washington, Hawaii, California, Arizona, and Minnesota.

- New Hampshire ranks highest in our 2013 Parity Index with a score of 47. New Hampshire is the first state in the nation to send an all - female delegation to Congress. Additionally, its current governor is a woman, one third of its state legislators are women, and the mayor of the state's second largest city, Nashua, is a woman. New Hampshire was also the first state in the nation to have a majority - female state legislative chamber.

- Virginia received the lowest parity Index score in the nation: 4.5. Virginia has never elected a woman governor or U.S. senator and has ranked among the bottom 15 for its percentage of state legislative seats held by women for the last 35 years.

- According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, the state that currently ranks highest for its percentage of state legislators who are women is Colorado, at 41 %. Ranked lowest is Louisiana, at 11.8% .

= Six of the 10 states that rank highest for their percentage of state legislative seats held by women use multi-member districts.

- According to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, 55.8% of female state legislators were Democratic and 44.2% were Republican in 1981. Today, 63.6% of female state legislators are Democratic and 35.6% are Republican.

- Only four of the 20 women in the U.S. Senate and 19 of the 78 women in the U.S. House are Republican.

- In 2012 , women won a third of all U.S. Senate elections - eleven total - bringing the number of women in the Senate to 20 in 2013. Women now hold ten times as many Senate seats as they did in 1991.

- Only five of our states' 50 governors are women , and 24 states have never had a female governor

- The percentage of elected state executive positions held by women has barely increased since 1993, from 22% to jus t 23% today

- Only twelve of our nation's 100 largest cities have women mayors

According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union, as of October, the United States ranks 97th in the world for the percentage of the lower house of its national legislature that is female, down from 58th in 1998

Women in the Workplace

EMPLOYMENT BY GENDER - NPR

Chart: violence against women around the world

35% of women worldwide subjected to violence

Women now earn about 60 percent of university degrees in America and Europe.

Women now prime breadwinners in 40% of homes

Having a daughter makes you vote better on women's issues; having two daughts is even better

2013

Best and worst states for women

Abortion & contraception

2017

Tennessee passes 20 week abortion ban

Some biblical arguments for choice

New Arkansas Law Lets Men Block Wives’ Abortions

Large percent of Americans support abortion rights

How birth control really works

2015

The U.S. is the only developed country that doesn’t guarantee access to paid maternity leave

What GOP Know Nothings don't know about Planned Parenthood

Pope allows forgiveness for abortion

5th Circuit supports attacks on women's right to abortions

Tennessee passes brutal law against pregnant women who use drugs

How abortion rights are being restricted


STAND WITH PP

Federal judge strikes Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban

45 religious organizations back 'universal access to contraception'

Anti-abortion laws growing in state legislatures

Federal judge says NC's ultrasound abortion law is illegal

Where the anti-abortion war has hit hardest

2013

Before abortion was legal

How your state restricts abortion

Roundup of new anti-abortion measures

Appeals court supports Obamacare contraception inclusion

Free contraceptives slash abortion rate

The problem with a 20 week abortion ban

Virginia uses building code to stop abortions

Judge orders morning after pill to be over the counter for all ages

Abortions now free. . . in France

Arkansas adopts strictest abortion law in U.S.

TOO INFORMED TO VOTE REPUBLICAN

Abuse

Women's advocate Kit Gruelle talks about abusive men

2013

Chart: violence against women around the world

In all but six states, women can be fired for being abused by spouse

Academia

Women's academic choices behind humanities decline

Labor

How many countries don't have paid maternity leave?

How women are changing the labor movement

How unions help women

2013

Low paid jobs explain growth in women's employment

Politics

How women are doing in politics

More

2013

Supreme Court supports Texas' war against women

Argentinan feminists storm Catholic cathedral

Women considered mentally ill may just be mad

Bookshelf: The most underrated American woman of modern times

Eden Foods: Organic food, anti-women politics

A socialist looks at Marissa Mayer

The Washington Women Who Leaned In When Sheryl Sandberg Didn't

What they don't tell you about Sheryl Sandberg

A hundred years ago, 8,000 women's suffrage marchers walked down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC. This was the first large protest for women’s suffrage in the city. They were met with large crowds of unruly men blocking their paths and shouting derogatory remarks. Many marchers were injured and congressional hearings would later remove the Chief of DC Police.

The Feminine Mystique 50 years later

Old, female and homeless

2012

Getting feminism off the glass ceiling

An Appreciation: Gerda Lerner, Founder of Women’s History

Texas funding for Planned Parenthood ends

Federal judge says "Choose Life" plates unconstitutional

Oklahoma Supreme Court Overturns Laws Restricting Abortion Rights

Women's Healthcare Group Calls For Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills

Get your rosaries off of my ovaries

Hillary Clinton tells women to stop whining

Binders full of women now have a web site

Study: Free birth control dramatically drops abortion rate

Ohio court restricts use of abortion drug

Only one woman running for governor this year

NYC women don't want Bloomberg telling them how to feed their babies

Federal judge stops Texas from banning funds to Planned Parenthood

How miscarriage could become murder in Tennesee

Women in Florida Senate join to stop private prisons, anti-abortion legislation and charter school drift

How the FDA really works (at the expense of women)

DC, San Fran and Boston rated best cities for women

Only three percent of top CEOs are women . . . and other failures of employment equalization

Over half of all reproductive aged women live in states with anti-abortion laws

States enacted 92 provisions restricting reproductive choice in 2011

Single moms

Virginia decides not to legalize rape by ultrasound

98% of Catholics use birth control

How a right winger turned Komen against Planned Parenthood

This wasn't the first time the Komen Foundation has been mean

Restrictive abortion laws do not cut abortion rates

Send poor Rick Santorum a uterus of his own

Restrictive abortion laws do not cut abortion rates

2011

24 states put 92 more restrictions on abortions last year

South Dakota finds a way to ban abortions
HOW THE RIGHT MAKES IT HARDER TO GET ABORTIONS
 
2010
 
11 STATES HAVE RESTRICTED ABORTIONS THIS YEAR
HOW THE QUACK CURE BILL MAY HAVE SEVERALLY HARMED ABORTION RIGHTS

Women's image in media much more sexualized, but not men's

Norway best place to be a mom

Catholic and evangelical women like contraception just like others

THE END OF MALE DOMINANCE IN THE MARKET PLACE?

THE DRAMATIC DROP IN WOMEN'S SPORTS COVERAGE

2010

GENDER GAPS IN MATH LINKED TO FEMALE STATUS

2009

CATHOLIC GENDER SEGREGATIONISTS STRIKE AGAIN

THE START OF THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT

FEMALE LAWYERS HAVE BETTER CHANCE OF BECOMING JUDGES WITH MALE NAMES

BUSTING THE MYTH ABOUT WOMEN AND MATH

MEN FOUND NO MORE PROMISCUOUS THAN WOMEN

2008

MOTHERS IN WORK FORCE DECLINING

BEFORE THE GLASS CEILING: HARD FLOORS

PROGRESS REPORT A report released this week by the Center for American Progress Action Fund and Women's Voices. Women Vote details the difficulties single women face in today's economy. Forty percent make under $30,000 a year, less than married people or single men. Of 12.2 million single-parent households in the United States, more than 10 million are headed by single women.

Single women still suffer unequal pay. They make only 56 cents to the married man's dollar. Overall, women's median wages pay only 77 cents for every dollar men earn. Even after last year's minimum wage raise -- the first in a decade -- an employee working 40 hours a week at minimum wage only earns $15,080, barely above the poverty line for a family of two ($14,000) and under the poverty line for a family of three ($17,600).

Improving access to higher education will also help single women close the wage gap; currently, 84 percent of single mothers do not have a college degree. Just yesterday, the Washington Post reported that nearly 50 student lenders -- 12 percent of the market -- "have stopped issuing federally guaranteed loans in recent weeks because of paralysis in the credit markets," making it harder for single women to afford college.

With over 35 percent of children born to single women in 2005, single women have a large stake in their children's future. The average cost of child care can range anywhere between $3,000 and $13,000 a year per child -- an enormous burden for struggling single women. The United States and Australia are the only industrialized countries that don't require employers to offer paid maternity leave for new mothers, though some states. The housing crisis has a disproportionate effect on single women as well, as they are more likely to be subprime borrowers. They also spend proportionally more on housing than single men. "Unmarried women need a president who will make affordable housing a priority." Finally, "More than a third -- 35 percent -- of unmarried women are over the age of 50 and face retirement on their own rather than with combined savings with a spouse," and older, single women are one of the poorest demographic groups in the United States.

Health coverage is a particularly important issue for women. Four in 10 women have a chronic condition that requires ongoing medical care -- a significantly higher rate of chronic illness than men experience. At the same time, approximately 20 percent of single women have no health coverage at all.