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Another reckoning over sexual assault in US colleges is starting. Officials must listen

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'n geskatte 300 students walked out of their classes last week at Skidmore College, a small, private school located on a tree-lined campus in Saratoga Springs, New York. The students gathered on the campus and began ...

Biden’s budget could transform life for working women. Don’t let Manchin gut it

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Joe Manchin is worried that American families will get spoiled if their government looks out for them too much. In negotiations over the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), the Biden administration’s sweeping social spendin...

Gabby Petito is dood as gevolg van verwurging. Veels te veel ander vroue het, ook

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Die meeste vroue wat deur hul mans of kêrels verwurg word, werk nie saam met wetstoepassers nie. Omdat verwurging, wanneer dit nie doodmaak nie, veroorsaak dikwels traumatiese breinbeserings, hierdie vroue kan soms nie ...

A felon sued a Texas doctor for performing an abortion. Flustered ‘pro-lifers’ are backpedaling

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Dr Alan Braid, an OBGYN based in San Antonio, broke the law on purpose. In an essay published in the Washington Post last Saturday, the doctor announced that he performed an abortion on a woman who was past six weeks ...

Getting kids vaccinated isn’t just a health victory. It’s a lifeline for millions of women

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It was the news that parents had been waiting to hear for more than a year and a half: on Monday, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their Covid-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children aged five to 11. The pedia...

The FBI’s handling of Larry Nassar’s sex abuse is awful – but sadly unsurprising

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When she was in Tokyo for a competition, the former Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney told the Federal Bureau of Investigation, she was afraid that she might not survive the abuse of Larry Nassar, the former sports medi...

The supreme court is deciding more and more cases in a secretive ‘shadow docket’

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Verlede week, it was Remain in Mexico. Op Dinsdag, the supreme court issued an order requiring the Biden administration to reinstate the Trump-era policy that required asylum seekers from Central America to stay across t...

What if it’s too late to save our planet without geoengineering?

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The realities of climate change are front-page news every day. Temperature records are being smashed. Wildfires are raging. There is no sign of things going back to “normal”. Indien enigiets, they will only get worse. Las...

The evidence is damning. If Cuomo had any self-respect, he’d resign

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“We find all 11 women to be credible,” said Ann L Clark, at a press conference on Tuesday. Clark, an employment attorney, is one of the independent lawyers brought on to conduct New York attorney general Letitia James...

Alabama is prosecuting a mom for taking prescribed medication while pregnant

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A 36-year-old Alabama woman is facing felony charges for filling a doctor’s prescription. Kim Blalock, a mother of six, suffers from severe back pain caused by degeneration of her spinal discs. “There are days that I ...

Bill Cosby’s release is exactly why rape survivors don’t come forward

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Bill Cosby was released from a Pennsylvania prison on Wednesday after the Pennsylvania supreme court vacated his 2018 conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby, who has been accuse...

Britney Spears’ forced birth control has a long, dark history in the United States

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Op Dinsdag, Britney Spears described the nightmarish legal quagmire she’s been trapped in before a California court. Speaking publicly for the first time about the conservatorship that was long rumored by fans and med...

What the moral panic about ‘critical race theory’ is about

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Whatever Republican politicians and rightwing media are referring to when they talk about “critical race theory”, it has little to do with critical race theory as an actual discipline. Developed in the 1970s and 80s b...

The Texas abortion ban is a performance of misogyny. But it might get worse

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Senate Bill 8, the six-week abortion ban that the Texas governor Greg Abbott signed into law last week, is a total ban on abortion in everything but name. The bill is one of several across the country that bans aborti...

The American gun crisis? It’s largely a domestic violence crisis

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Seven people died in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Sunday at a birthday party, after the boyfriend of one of the party guests showed up with a gun. The boyfriend came to the mobile home park where the party was being...

Why did the Washington Post ban a sexual assault survivor from reporting on rape?

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Felicia Sonmez had to flee her home. In early 2020, after the death of the basketball player Kobe Bryant, Sonmez, a longtime breaking news reporter at the Washington Post, tweeted a link to a Daily Beast story about t...

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