At G-20, Saudi Arabia and Human Rights Activists Fight Over Kingdom’s Image

As the summit’s host, the kingdom hopes to showcase its advances, while critics see an opportunity to pounce. But the virtual event will have a lower profile.

#assassinations-and-attempted-assassinations, #group-of-twenty, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #human-rights-watch, #mohammed-bin-salman-1985, #political-prisoners, #riyadh-saudi-arabia, #womens-rights

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An ‘Electrifying’ Economist’s Guide to the Recovery

Mariana Mazzucato, a professor who has the ears of world leaders and chief executives, envisions a post-pandemic world that redefines what is valued.

#capitalism-theory-and-philosophy, #gross-domestic-product, #income-inequality, #mazzucato-mariana, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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What if Instead of Calling People Out, We Called Them In?

Prof. Loretta J. Ross is combating cancel culture with a popular class at Smith College.

#metoo-movement, #black-people, #colleges-and-universities, #computers-and-the-internet, #content-type-personal-profile, #empathy, #ross-loretta-j, #smith-college, #social-media, #womens-rights

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Her Abuse Was a ‘Family Matter,’ Until It Went Live

The grisly death of a farmer, whose attack was streamed online, has shocked China, with many asking why the legal system failed to protect her.

#burns, #china, #domestic-violence, #douyin-bytedance, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Lee Hyo-jae, Champion of Women’s Rights in South Korea, Dies at 95

Ms. Lee was a prominent activist and a founder of women’s studies programs. She also stood up to the country’s dictators.

#deaths-obituaries, #lee-kyo-jae, #south-korea, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #womens-rights

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European Union Tries to Counter Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Wave in Hungary and Poland

The bloc is trying to stop the Eastern European member nations from advancing discriminatory measures, but its legal powers are limited.

#discrimination, #european-union, #hate-crimes, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #hungary, #poland, #politics-and-government, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #womens-rights

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A Naked Statue for a Feminist Hero?

Newspaper columnists and social media users are furious about a new statue dedicated to Mary Wollstonecraft in London. But they’re missing the point.

#hambling-maggi, #london-england, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sculpture, #wollstonecraft-mary, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #writing-and-writers

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U.A.E. Changes Laws to Attract Foreign Tourists and Investment

The United Arab Emirates is abolishing lenient sentences for so-called honor killings, loosening alcohol restrictions and lessening the sway of Islamic law over foreigners.

#abu-dhabi-united-arab-emirates, #adultery, #alcoholic-beverages, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #dubai-united-arab-emirates, #foreign-investments, #israel, #muslims-and-islam, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #shariah-islamic-law, #united-arab-emirates, #wills-and-estates, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Kamala Harris in Her White Suit

This wasn’t about fashion, it was about politics, past and future.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #fashion-and-apparel, #harris-kamala-d, #presidential-election-of-2020, #suits-apparel, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

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Betty Dodson, Women’s Guru of Self-Pleasure, Dies at 91

She was a second-wave feminist who taught consciousness raising with a twist, and her workshops on masturbation, buoyed by the internet, have inspired millions.

#deaths-obituaries, #dodson-betty-1929, #masturbation, #sex, #sex-for-one-book, #vagina, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Aydin Aghdashloo, Under #MeToo Cloud, Faces Art World Repercussions

In Iran, an exhibit of Aydin Aghdashloo’s work was canceled and a prominent auction is considering dropping him. In Canada, a petition calls for an art festival to cut ties with him.

#metoo-movement, #aghdashloo-aydin, #aghdashloo-shohreh, #art, #canada, #iran, #sexual-harassment, #university-of-calgary, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Two Women and 10,000 Miles on the Road to Suffrage

Mapping a 1916 journey on the road to the 19th Amendment that has been largely overlooked.

#nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #voting-and-voters, #womens-rights

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Overlooked No More: Rosa May Billinghurst, Militant Suffragette

She was arrested multiple times but persisted in her activism, which ultimately helped women secure the right to vote in England.

#billinghurst-rosa-may-1875-1953, #biographical-information, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #england, #great-britain, #suffragists, #voter-registration-and-requirements, #voting-and-voters, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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The Woman President Who Wasn’t

Trump may have beaten Hillary Clinton, but the story doesn’t end there.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #elections-senate, #presidential-election-of-2020, #senate, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Hot Pink Suits: Why Kerry Washington, Ashley Graham and Amy Schumer Are Wearing Them

There’s a new political fashion statement in town, just in time for the election. Should you wear it?

#argent, #celebrities, #christeson-sali, #fashion-and-apparel, #pelosi-nancy, #presidential-election-of-2020, #social-media, #suits-apparel, #supermajority, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

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Why a New Abortion Ban in Poland is Causing a Furor

The ruling party has tried and failed in the Parliament to restrict abortion. Now the courts it controls have done it, instead, sparking the biggest protests since the government came to power.

#abortion, #churches-buildings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #duda-andrzej-1972, #law-and-justice-poland, #poland, #roman-catholic-church, #womens-rights

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Wealthy Millennial Women Tend to Defer to Husbands on Investing

Even the most educated and high-achieving women do not participate equally with their husbands in long-term financial decision making, according to a study.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #ellevest, #financial-planners, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #high-net-worth-individuals, #krawcheck-sallie-l, #lowry-erin, #mckinseyco, #millennial-generation, #national-womens-law-center, #porter-katie-1974, #research, #ubs-ag, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Outcry in Philippines Over General’s ‘Warning’ to Female Celebrities

Accusing a women’s rights group of ties to Communist rebels, the general told an actress she could be killed if she associated with the organization.

#defense-and-military-forces, #parlade-antonio, #philippines, #politics-and-government, #soberano-liza-1998, #threats-and-threatening-messages, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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A Radical Cleric Ignites an Islamist Resistance in Afghanistan

The cleric’s supporters in Herat are enforcing harsh Shariah law reminiscent of the Taliban’s. Women are alarmed, and the government has been able to do little.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #clergy, #herat-afghanistan, #muslims-and-islam, #shariah-islamic-law, #womens-rights

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In Iran, Aydin Aghdashloo Is Accused of Sexual Misconduct by 13 Women

The #MeToo movement has hit a nerve among Iran’s women. Now accusations against a politically connected celebrity artist are testing the movement in a sexually conservative society dominated by men.

#metoo-movement, #aghdashloo-aydin, #art, #iran, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Poland Court Ruling Effectively Bans Legal Abortions

The decision, which cannot be appealed, halts pregnancy terminations for fetal abnormalities, virtually the only type currently performed in the country.

#abortion, #constitutions, #european-union, #kaczynski-jaroslaw, #law-and-justice-poland, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Copenhagen Mayor Resigns Amid #MeToo Wave in Denmark

Frank Jensen admitted to harassing numerous women over decades. His case is part of a gathering confrontation in the country over sexual misconduct.

#city-councils, #denmark, #frederiksen-mette, #jensen-frank, #kofod-jeppe, #linde-sofie, #sexual-harassment, #social-democratic-party-denmark, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Placing Women on a Different Sort of Pedestal

Public monuments, and the artists who create them, are beginning to represent women and their achievements.

#art, #bergmann-meredith-artist, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #kentucky, #matthews-amanda-1968, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #sculpture, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Overlooked No More: Eleanor Flexner, Pioneering Feminist in an Anti-Feminist Age

“Century of Struggle,” her 1959 history of the women’s rights movement, uncovered previously ignored narratives, like the contributions of African-American women.

#biographical-information, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #flexner-eleanor, #nineteenth-amendment-us-constitution, #research, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Iran’s Covid-19 Death Toll Is Rising. Show Mercy, Mr. Trump.

U.S. efforts to cut Iran off from the rest of the world in the midst of the pandemic are cruel. So is Iran’s refusal to release political prisoners.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #defenders-of-human-rights-center, #evin-prison, #international-monetary-fund, #iran, #mohammadi-narges-1972, #political-prisoners, #politics-and-government, #sotoudeh-nasrin, #united-states-international-relations, #womens-rights

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In Former Taliban Stronghold, Defiant Women Hit the Gym

A women’s health club in Kandahar challenges conservative Afghan traditions that vilify exercise for women. Many work out secretly.

#exercise, #health-clubs, #kandahar-afghanistan, #taliban, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Planned Parenthood’s Plan for Amy Coney Barrett

As one woman, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, stands ready to derail reproductive rights, another, Planned Parenthood President Alexis McGill Johnson, stands ready to defend them.

#barrett-amy-coney, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcgill-johnson-alexis, #planned-parenthood-federation-of-america, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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A Portrait of a Market in India Run Solely by Women

Nupi Keithel, or Women’s Market, a 16th-century bazaar in which all of the vendors are women, is a fountainhead of social and political activism in the Indian state of Manipur.

#imphal-india, #manipur-state-india, #travel-and-vacations, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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How Shouting, Finger-Waving Girls Became Our Conscience

Young yet preternaturally wise, figures including Malala Yousafzai and Greta Thunberg have changed the face of activism.

#2020-t-design, #gonzalez-emma, #thunberg-greta, #visbal-kristen, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #yousafzai-malala, #youth

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Whose Islam? The New Battle for Afghanistan

Finding common ground on the role of Islam is the most decisive task in the peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

#afghanistan, #afghanistan-war-2001, #constitutions, #doha-qatar, #ghani-ashraf, #muslims-and-islam, #taliban, #womens-rights

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The Case for Accepting Defeat on Roe

Maybe it is time to face the fact that abortion access will be fought for in legislatures, not courts.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #trump-donald-j, #womens-rights

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Liberals Are Furious About The Supreme Court. Joe Biden Wants to Hold Back

As an unusually high-stakes Supreme Court battle begins during the most bitter election season in decades, Joe Biden is wading cautiously into the fight.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #voting-and-voters, #womens-rights

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Amy Coney Barrett Is No Ruth Bader Ginsburg

When it comes to the Supreme Court, we’ve been to this identity politics movie before.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #minorities, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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The Meaning of Amy Coney Barrett

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s likely successor could become a different kind of three-initialed icon.

#barrett-amy-coney, #conservatism-us-politics, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #schlafly-phyllis, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Young Women Take a Frontline Role in Thailand’s Protests

Women, many of them students, are speaking out against a patriarchy that controls the military, the monarchy and the Buddhist monkhood, Thailand’s most powerful institutions.

#bangkok-thailand, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #thailand, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Biden Gives Cautious Answers on Breonna Taylor and the Supreme Court

Asked by reporters about two issues of deep importance to Democrats, the party’s nominee was circumspect. The Biden campaign later released a fuller statement about Ms. Taylor.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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Ginsburg Remembered as Champion of Justice as Struggle Continues Over Her Successor

Long lines of mourners waited outside the Supreme Court to pay their respects, but President Trump again made clear he would not honor her dying wish that filling her seat wait until the next president was chosen.

#abortion, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #capitol-building-washington-dc, #clinton-bill, #collins-susan-m, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #patient-protection-and-affordable-care-act-2010, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roberts-john-g-jr, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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A Girl Wanted to Try Out for Boys Tennis. Ginsburg Helped Make it Happen.

In the early 1970s, a law professor named Ruth Bader Ginsburg took on a case that paved the way for a 15-year-old girl in New Jersey to play on a boys’ high school team.

#abbe-seldin, #american-civil-liberties-union, #discrimination, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #teaneck-nj, #tennis, #womens-rights

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The Meaning of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Lace Collar

Also, a signature. And a symbol, with all sorts of meanings woven into each choice.

#collars, #fashion-and-apparel, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #lace, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Life, and the Battle for Her Seat

In a two-part special, we reflect on the achievements of an American legal giant and examine the fight to replace her on the Supreme Court.

#deaths-obituaries, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #greenhouse-linda, #supreme-court-us, #sweden, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Amid the Outpouring for Ginsburg, a Hint of Backlash

The mourning for Ruth Bader Ginsburg has also stirred a long-simmering question: Just whose feminism did she symbolize?

#carmon-irin, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #sow-aminatou, #supreme-court-us, #womens-rights

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Abortion Was Back-Burnered in the Presidential Race. Not Anymore.

The battle over the Supreme Court brings back a volatile issue with political risks for both sides, even as it energizes parts of their bases.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #conservatism-us-politics, #elections-senate, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #womens-rights

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For Women, the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg Brings a Particular Grief

Quite apart from the politics surrounding Justice Ginsburg’s death and the fight over her replacement, women of all ages are feeling the loss of a role model.

#discrimination, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #grief-emotion, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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We Clerked for Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Nothing Stopped Her From Speaking Up.

Keenly aware of how the law affects real women in real life, she fought fiercely for equality.

#constitution-us, #discrimination, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #marshall-thurgood, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Collar: A Pointed History

Also, a signature. And a symbol, with all sorts of meanings woven into each choice.

#collars, #fashion-and-apparel, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #lace, #supreme-court-us, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights, #your-feed-fashion

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Outside the Supreme Court, Mourners Honor Ginsburg’s Legacy

People of all ages flocked on Saturday to the building in Washington, leaving flowers, posters and messages scrawled in chalk.

#abortion, #funerals-and-memorials, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #norton-eleanor-holmes, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #washington-dc, #womens-rights

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

In the rearview mirror, the victories of a trailblazing feminist. On the road ahead, the threat of an entrenched and powerful minority.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #elections-senate, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #mcconnell-mitch, #senate, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Her Husband Abused Her. But Getting a Divorce Was an Ordeal.

A graphic video of a husband beating his wife has shocked China, shedding light on the prevalence of domestic violence and the difficulties of obtaining a divorce.

#china, #divorce-separations-and-annulments, #domestic-violence, #henan-province-china, #womens-rights

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Feminists Paper Paris With Stark Posters Decrying Domestic Abuse

A widespread but illegal campaign by a group calling itself “the Gluers” uses posters to denounce violence against women. It has become an effective — and ubiquitous — tool to raise awareness.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #domestic-violence, #france, #paris-france, #posters, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Florence Howe, ‘Mother of Women’s Studies,’ Dies at 91

In 1970, she helped found the Feminist Press. It was hailed for making available “a legacy of writings by and about women.”

#books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #feminist-press, #howe-florence, #new-york-city, #womens-rights

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