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9/20/2013 - Conservative Group Releases Creepy Anti- Obamacare Ads
Generation Opportunity, a conservative organization that's funded by billionaire extremists David and Charles Koch, has launched a series of advertisements to convince young people to "opt out" of Affordable Care Act enrollment....

9/19/2013 - Arrests Made in Killing of Top Afghan Policewoman
Five men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a senior female police officer in Afghanistan....

9/18/2013 - Labor Regulations Extended to Home Care Workers
Yesterday, the Department of Labor announced that it will extend minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers, the majority of whom are women and people of color....

9/13/2013 - Over 100 Women Arrested Protesting House Inaction on Immigration Reform
Over 100 women were arrested yesterday in Washington, D.C....

9/9/2013 - Eight-Year-Old Yemeni Bride Dies of Internal Injuries First Night of Marriage
An eight-year-old Yemeni girl died from internal bleeding the night of her arranged wedding to a man who is believed to be around 40....

8/16/2013 - NC Passes Sweeping Voter Suppression Laws
On the heels of North Carolina Gov....

8/14/2013 - Female Afghan Parliament Member and Family Abducted
Afghan member of Parliament, Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, and her three children were kidnapped on Saturday while they were traveling in Ghanzi by members of the Taliban....

8/14/2013 - First Woman Takes Helm of Air Force Academy
On Monday, Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson took control of the Air Force Academy....

8/6/2013 - Air Force Veteran Responds to Victim-Blaming Poster
A female veteran reacted to a Air Force base victim blaming sexual assault awareness poster that was posted in the women's restroom by posting a rival flier with actual resources for survivors. Jennifer Stephens, a federal employee and a veteran in the Ohio Air Force, was outraged over a poster about sexual assault by Wright-Patterson Air Force Base sexual assault coordinator she found in a women's restroom....

8/5/2013 - Florida House Will Review "Stand Your Ground" Law
The Florida state House of Representatives will hold hearings in the fall to review the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law, according to House Speaker Will Weatherford....

8/2/2013 - Virginia Couples Fight Same-Sex Marriage Ban
Two Virginia couples filled a federal class action lawsuit Thursday against the commonwealth's same-sex marriage ban....

7/30/2013 - Women's Rights At Stake in Afghan Peace Talks
The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has voiced concerns that the rights of women in Afghanistan may be compromised in the interest of peace negotiations....

7/19/2013 - Sexual Battery Charges Against Air Force Officer Dropped
A charge of sexual battery against Air Force officer Jeffrey Krusinski was dropped on Thursday....

7/16/2013 - Northern Virginia Clinic Forced to Close
NOVA Women's Healthcare, an abortion provider that is repudiated to be the busiest clinic in Virginia, has closed its facility in Fairfax as a result of new city regulations combined with impending new Targeted Regulations of Abortion Providers (TRAP laws)....

6/27/2013 - Dorothy Jonas, Feminist Majority Foundation Board Member, Feminist Champion, Remembered
One of the founding board members of the Feminist Majority Foundation in 1987, longtime feminist activist Dorothy Jonas died on June 22 (1921 - 2013)....

6/26/2013 - Supreme Court Rules In Favor Marriage Equality
Today the Supreme Court handed down two decisions affirming marriage rights for same-sex couples in the cases of US v Windsor and Hollingsworth v Perry. In a narrow 5-4 decision with Justices Kennedy, Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan in the majority, the Court ruled in United States v Windsor that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) statute prohibiting state recognized same-sex married couples from receiving federal benefits was unconstitutional....

6/17/2013 - Texas Air Force Recruiter Sentenced to 27 Years in Sexual Assault Scandal
Technical Sergeant Jaime Rodriguez was sentenced Friday to 27 years in prison for sexually assaulting over 20 women during his 13-year tenure in the Air Force. Rodriguez, 34, was a recruiter at Lackland Air Force Base who worked frequently with high school students seeking careers in the military branch....

6/11/2013 - Afghan Police Accused of Violence Against Women
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission accused the police of violence against women in a recently released report, attributing close to 15 percent of honor killings and sexual assaults in the region to the police force....

6/10/2013 - 50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act
Fifty years ago today, in 1963, President John F....

6/5/2013 - Women Senators Form Bipartisan Front on Military Sexual Assault
Yesterday Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the epidemic of sexual assault in the military demonstrated the role of the record number of women in the Senate....

5/23/2013 - West Point Sergeant Accused of Filming Female Cadets
A sergeant first class with the US Military Academy at West Point is facing charges of secretly filming female cadets with hidden cameras and without consent....

5/22/2013 - Army Commander Suspended for Adultery Amid Wave of Sexual Assaults
On Tuesday, Brigadier General Bryan T Roberts was suspended from his position as commander of the Fort Jackson, South Carolina training camp which trains approximately 60% of incoming female recruits pending an investigation into allegations of adultery. Roberts was suspended following allegations of "adultery and a physical altercation." Colonel Christian Kubik, an Army spokesperson for the Training and Doctrine Command, told reporters "We don't have any evidence of any sexual assault....

5/20/2013 - Nationwide Abortion Ban Introduced
Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) has introduced a bill that will ban abortion after the 20th week of a pregnancy in the United States....

5/17/2013 - Another Military Sexual Assault Prevention Officer Arrested
On Wednesday night the manager of the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program for Fort Campbell, Kentucky, was arrested for stalking. Army Lieutenant Colonel Darin Haas was arrested around 6:30 pm Wednesday night when his ex-wife called the authorities after receiving threatening text messages that violated her order of protection against Haas....

5/16/2013 - Military Justice Improvement Act Introduced in US House and Senate
Today, lawmakers in Congress introduced the Military Justice Improvement Act in the US House of Representatives and Senate....