Nation Topics - Gender Issues
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Feminist highs and lows of the first decade of the 2000s.
Incarcerated women have achieved a string of victories against inhumane treatment in childbirth. But what about access to healthcare for all pregnant women in prison, not just those in labor?
Can a tax on breast enhancements and liposuction be channeled to benefit the public good?
We can't stop looking at our first female political train wreck.
A Canadian judge allows the International Olympic Committee to trump Canadian equal rights law and keep women ski jumpers out of the Vancouver Olympics.
"Mainstreaming" a focus on women into all of the United Nations' work never happened. So will an agency for women ever get off the ground?
Is the campaign to fight female genital mutilation meeting new resistance not only in traditional societies but among Western anthropologists?
Another complication in healthcare reform legislation has emerged: so far, it fails to require insurers to cover basic preventive services for women, including contraception.
First feminism was dead because it was a "failure"; now it's dead because it was such a success.
Women belong at the center of the debate over the Afghan war, not on the margins.
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