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5/5/2000 - Feminist Majority Foundation Condemns Taliban's Brutal Killing of Woman in Afghanistan and Calls for US Action
The Feminist Majority Foundation condemns the public stoning of a woman to death in Northern Afghanistan by the Taliban militia for allegedly committing adultery and calls for an end to the brutal gender apartheid regime that continues to terrorize the women and girls of Afghanistan....

2/28/1997 - Defense Secretary Sees No Reason to Segregate Military Training
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2/28/1997 - Bowing to Pressure from Feminist Groups, Vienna Philharmonic Agrees to Admit Women
An all-male institution since its foundation 155 years ago, the Vienna Philharmonic has agreed to admit women as players....

2/28/1997 - Amelia Earhart Flight to be Recreated
A Texan woman, Linda Finch, is planning to recreate Amelia Earharts last and most perplexing around the world....

2/28/1997 - Women's History Month Begins
The first International Womens Day was March 8, 1911....

2/27/1997 - Vast Majority of British Support Abortion Rights
A recent MORI poll has found that 64 percent of British women and men support "legal abortion for all who want it." This number represents a ten percent increase in support of abortion rights over the past 17 years; an even larger number of persons approve the right for an abortion in cases of rape and incest, or when the woman's life is at stake....

2/27/1997 - Groups Urge Confirmation Hearing for Herman
Feminist Majority President Eleanor Smeal, together with other national women's leaders launched a campaign for the confirmation of Alexis Herman, nominee for U.S....

2/27/1997 - Ireland Permits Divorce for First Time in 76 Years
For the first time since 1921, Ireland has made divorce permissible by a Constitutional amendment....

2/27/1997 - Japan to Approve Use of Birth Control Pill
A Japanese government report unveiled on February 25th reported that contraceptive pills are safe and effective....

2/27/1997 - More African-American Women Enter College Than African-American Men
A progress report on the status of African-Americans in higher education has shown that fifty percent more African-American women than men enroll in college....

2/27/1997 - Senate Votes for Unrestricted Release of International Family Planning Funds
The Senate has voted 53-46 in favor a joint-resolution granting President Clintons request to release $385 million for international family planning on March 1 instead of July 1....

2/26/1997 - Report Says Lesbians and Gay Men Are Targeted for Abuse
According to Breaking the Silence, a report by Amnesty International, lesbians and gay men are killed, tortured and imprisioned on the basis of their sexual orientation and face prosecution in up to 60 countries....

2/26/1997 - Owner of Bombed Atlanta Nightclub is Sister of Abortion Doctor
The owner of the lesbian and gay Atlanta nightclub that was bombed February 21 is the sister of the late Dr....

2/26/1997 - Sen. Lautenberg and Feminists Criticize Efforts to Gut Domestic Violence Gun Ban
Feminst Majority President Eleanor Smeal joined Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-New Jersey) and other domestic violence advocates in condemning proposed legislation that would gut the 1996 Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban, which currently prohibits individuals convicted on misdemeanor domestic violence offenses from owning or using firearms....

2/25/1997 - Extremist "Army of God" Group Takes Credit for Atlanta Bombings, Promises to Attack Again
An anti-abortion extremist group calling itself the "Army of God" has claimed responsibility for the bombs which exploded at an Atlanta abortion clinic and lesbian nightbar....

2/25/1997 - Archeological Excavation Discovers Remnants of Female Warrior Class
American and Russian archeologists have found skeletons of women buried with swords and daggers in Pakrovka....

2/25/1997 - Domestic Violence Biggest Health Threat to Chicago Women
The Chicago Department of Public Health study shows that domestic violence is Chicago women's top health problem....

2/25/1997 - FDA Ok's Morning After Pill Procedure
In response to a call from women's rights groups, the FDA has published the proper morning dosages for six brands of pills currently on the market....

2/24/1997 - Police Pioneer Adelina Raducha Dies at Age 50
One of Chicago Police Department's first women patrol officers, Adelina Raducha, died February 21st at age 50....

2/24/1997 - Atlanta Lesbian and Gay Club Bombed
Federal investigators are looking into the possibility of a serial bomber in Atlanta after a February 21st explosion at a lesbian and gay night club injured at least five people....

2/24/1997 - Women's Basketball League All the Rage
It started after Anne Cribbs and Gary Cavalli walked into a mall and spotted Molly Goodenbour selling socks for minimum wage....

2/24/1997 - Saudi Arabia Funds Taliban in Afghanistan
The fundamentalist regime in Saudi Arabia continues to monetarily support the Islamic Fundamentalist regime Taliban in its quest to occupy more land....

2/24/1997 - Kentucky Study Urges Supervision After Release of Sex Offenders
A new study of Kentucky's sex-offender treatment program recommends that released offenders receive at least two years of state supervision after they leave prison....

2/24/1997 - Kentucky Study Urges Supervision After Release of Sex Offenders
A new study of Kentucky's sex-offender treatment program recommends that released offenders receive at least two years of state supervision after they leave prison....

2/21/1997 - Clinton Urges Hearings For Herman
President Clinton told reporters yesterday that the Senate should schedule hearings for his nominee to serve as Secretary of Labor, Alexis Herman....