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Are the war on terror, women’s reproductive rights?

06/13/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

After witnessing the impact of President George W. Bush's reinstatement of the Global Gag Rule, Michelle Goldberg, journalist, author, and longtime critic of Bush's policies on sexual and reproductive health, decided that a book about the global battle for reproductive justice was long overdue. So she wrote The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World.

The cover art depicting a woman holding the Earth on her shoulders is more than appropriate for this deeply-resear...

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The Supremes reign supreme – and rain on Women’s Parade

05/23/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Did you catch Monday’s Supreme Court Decision with AT&T and Hulsteen? Sharyn Tejadi, National Partnership for Women and Families discusses that decision and the discrimination against women in the workplace – pregnant or not.

Since this decision relates so much to the Ledbetter decision of last year, she discusses pay discrimination against women in general, some of the measures in congress trying to correct some of the problems, and the need to get some progressive judges on the Supreme...

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Michelle Goldberg on controversial Afghan marriage law listen

04/15/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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This morning in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, hundreds of Afghan women protested in front of the Parliament building calling on the government to modify the controversial law on marital life of Shiite women.

However, as the protesting women carried banners inscribed with slogans in favor of equality between men and women, a group of men began pelting stones at protesters in an attempt to disperse them. Police cordoned off the protestors to enable them dispersing peacefully.

Wide cr...

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Michelle Goldberg's new book, 'The Means of Reproduction' listen

04/13/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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For many women around the world, the choice of when to marry, or have sex, or when and how many children she will have is outside her control.

In journalist Michelle Goldberg’s new book, The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World, giving women the freedom to control and protect their bodies allows a better chance to stop the spread of AIDS, create economic opportunity and build more stable democracies.

WMNF spoke with Goldberg last week about her book. In her...

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Women's Show-OLGA VIVES, N.O.W. Executive VP listen

01/03/09 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View

Olga Vives, executive vice president of NOW, talked about NOW's agenda for women in the new administration. Topics included the percentage of women in high level government, economic effects on women, reproductive rights, health care, violence against women.

Vives also alerted us to the change in direction in HHS regarding conscience regarding women's ability to get the reproductive health care they desire and the hope that it will change under the new administration.

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California Nurses Association supports single payer health care

12/06/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Martha Kuhl, treasurer of the California Nurses Association, talked about the group's support for Universal Health Care with a single payer system.

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Local women activists speak out

12/06/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Local women activists talked about their work in the Tampa Bay area. Participants were: Sally Phillips, HCDEC state Rep. and LGBT Chair; Grace Maneri, The Spring; Sarah Romeo, Crossroads; Terry Binder, SOA Watch; Pat Kemp, HCDEC Chair; Betsy Davis, WOMEN.

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Election Tampa Bay 2008

11/01/08 Mary Glenney and Arlene Engelhardt
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eleanor Cecil, Tampa NOW, Adrienne Kimmel, Planned Parenthood, Pat Kemp, HCDEC, B.J. Starr, Pinellas NOW and Doris Rosen, Pasco NOW talk about the local candidates and issues as they affect women.

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A discussion of womens' political status

10/25/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Eleanor Schmeal, executive director of the Feminist Majority Foundation, discussed issues and postions of various women congressional and senatorial candidates. She also discussed the positions of Barack Obama and John McCain. She also analyzed the present sense of feminism particularly in the light of the Sarah Pallin nomination.

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Adie Stan talks about women in the political process

10/18/08 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View
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Adele "Adie" Stan is a journalist, writer and blogger; she talks about women in this year's nomination and election. We particularly focused on Sarah Palin and the far right of the Republican party. Read Stan's work on the Huffington Post and American Prospect. Visit her web site Adel Stan.

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