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What You Should Know About Trump’s Rollback Of Contraception Coverage

| October 7, 2017

The rules will make sweeping changes to the law’s requirement that most employers provide coverage of birth control with no out-of-pocket costs to women.

Scrubbing Sexism: Scott Signs Bill Awarding Big Raise to Supervisors of Election

| March 30, 2016

The long-overdue raises, averaging 18 percent, redress salaries traditionally kept low because most supervisors were, and still are, women.

No War On Women? I Disagree

| December 10, 2015

The debate reflects an ancient, unyielding, and ultimately impossible desire on the part of men to control a power that our creator entrusted to women: propagating the species, writes Julie Delegal.

Before Going Neolithic on Unwed Moms, Bush Could Bone Up on Economic Reality

| August 17, 2015

Here’s what conservatives like Jeb Bush don’t want to acknowledge: Marriage rates are inextricably linked to America’s economy.

“Defunding” Planned Parenthood: Beyond GOP Posturing, It Wouldn’t Be Easy To Do

| August 16, 2015

Jeb Bush claims he defunded Planned Parenthood while governor in Florida. Other GOP presidential candidates make similar claims or promises. They’re being dishonest.

The War on Women, Cont’d: Enough with Mandatory Vaginal Exams, Florida

| June 10, 2015

It’s not enough that in 2011 our Legislature passed a draconian law forcing women to schedule, pay for, and look at an ultrasound of their fetus if they choose to exercise their right to an abortion.

Blame The Victim, Sports Fans: It’s Going To Be An Exciting Season for Misogyny

| September 11, 2014

Following video showing Ray Rice slugging his then-fiancee, there were scores of comments along the lines of “She slapped him! He had every right to hit her,” and the bizarre “Don’t start a fight you don’t intend to finish!” Diane Roberts isn’t taking it.

Morning-After Victory on Women’s Reproductive Rights, But Testosterone Policies Persist

| June 24, 2013

Reproductive rights advocates are celebrating the Obama administration’s surrender on the morning-after pill, empowering all women to make their own decisions regarding their own bodies. It’s about damn time, argues Kathleen Joyce, but she warns: don’t let your guard down just yet.

The Military’s Sexual Assault Crisis: Our Women in Uniform Deserve Better

| May 28, 2013

There were 3,374 reported cases of sexual assault in the military in 2012, and 26,000 assaults likely went unreported. Those shameful numbers don’t have to speak for themselves, argues Martha Burk, but most of the victims were afraid of being punished by superiors if they reported what happened.

Gov. Scott Vetoes Bill Ending Permanent Alimony After Fierce Backlash

| May 1, 2013

Gov. Rick Scott vetoed a bill that would have ended permanent alimony and limited alimony payments based on income and the length of marriage, a victory for thousands of constituents who’d urged the governor to do just that.

From “Girls” to Steubenville, It’s Time To Ditch America’s “Rape Culture” for Good

| March 29, 2013

If we’re going to stop having more Steubenvilles, people have to start responding to the current tragedies with more than just passivity, victim-blaming, and claims like, “I’m tired of hearing about rape,” argues Alana Baum.

In Juvenile Detention for Girls, Health Care Is Shoddy, Absent or Geared Only to Boys

| November 30, 2012

Incarcerated girls are “one of the most vulnerable and unfortunately invisible populations in the country,” and up to 90 percent have experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, yet the health care provided to children, and girls in particular, in juvenile detention is often ill-equipped to deal with their complex health needs.

Countering 2 Precedents, Florida Court Rules Pregnancy Discrimination Is Not Illegal

| July 26, 2012

Appeals courts in 1991 and 2008 had clearly stated that either the state law’s intent forbids discrimination or federal law, which explicitly forbids it, preempts state law. Yet the appeals court in Miami ruled against a woman fired from her real estate job after she got pregnant.

Florida Legislature Redrawing Abortion Rules, Targeting Women, Physicians and US Law

| April 28, 2011

The House approved a slew of bills that would force women to submit to ultrasounds before an abortion, broaden parental notification when minors are seeking an abortion, and require physicians to own abortion clinics, among other bills.

Florida Legislators’ Creepy Uterus Obsession

| April 1, 2011

Florida lawmakers want to force women seeking an abortion in the second trimester to watch an ultrasound of their fetus first. It’s a back-alley assault on women’s privacy and abortion rights.

Florida’s Abortion Follies:
When Lawmakers Are Sexual Predators

| May 16, 2010

Florida’s latest anti-abortion legislation shows that sexual predators aren’t just the monsters who assault and rape. They can also be men who control women and girls by subordinating them their moral assumptions, which usually have immoral results.

Unveiling Stereotypes at Stetson University

| February 14, 2010

Undergraduates not used to wearing their religion on their sleeve, at least not Islam, wore one not even their own around their face–Islam’s most explosive symbol.

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