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Today in labor history: First woman joins the Marines

The first to do so was Opha Mae Johnson.

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Feminists call for unity in face of GOP onslaught

Feminists, lawmakers and activists from across the country convened here June 29 - July 1 for NOW's 2012 National Conference.

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Title IX women’s equality law marks 40th anniversary

The measure, an amendment to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, prohibited gender inequality in federally funded education programs and institutions.

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"Vagina voters" speak out at Michigan Capitol

When the final votes are tallied on Nov. 6, Michigan Republicans may rue the day they barred State Reps. Lisa Brown and Barb Byrum from speaking.

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Michigan Republicans muzzle women

Keep them barefoot, pregnant and silent.

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Unions back law to protect pregnant workers

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act would ensure that pregnant workers are not forced out of their jobs  or denied job modifications that would allow them to continue working.

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Wage gap costs women extra 92 weeks of groceries

A new report released today on Equal Pay Day shows that the yearly median pay for women in America is $10,784 less than their male counterparts.

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Angela Davis speaks on struggles of feminism

A point to which Davis returned throughout her speech was the need for feminists to be conscious of class and race as well as of gender.

 

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Romney adds to the GOP’s gender problem

In a telephone press conference Romney aides said, "We'll get back to you," when reporters asked whether the candidate backs the equal pay law.

Hundreds lobby, rally against “Heartbeat Bill” in Ohio

"I own this body, not the government!"

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