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Writer and Afghan Scholar Nancy Hatch Dupree dies at 89

Described as the “Grandmother of Afghanistan,” Nancy Hatch Dupree dedicated decades of her life to preserving the history and culture of Afghanistan...   [ continue reading...]

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Supreme Court Upholds Trump Administration’s Travel Ban by Blocking Court of Appeals Decision

On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court blocked a lower court’s decision that exempted refugees from the Trump Administration’s travel ban. The...   [ continue reading...]

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Marriage Equality Activist Edith Windsor Dies at 88

Edith Windsor, LGBTQ and civil rights activist, dies at 88 in Manhattan on Tuesday. After the death of her wife, Thea Spyer, in 2009, Windsor attempted to claim...   [ continue reading...]

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Deadline Extended to Submit Comments to Department of Education

In June, the Department of Education opened a comment period for the public to provide input on whether the Department of Education should keep, modify, or elim...   [ continue reading...]

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Yale University Changes College Name to Honor Grace Murray Hopper

Yale University recently announced that Calhoun College, named after Yale graduate  John C. Calhoun, a fierce defender of slavery throughout his lifetime,...   [ continue reading...]

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Success of Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Inspires More Girls to Join Robotics Program

After the success of the Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team that visited the United States in July, more and more young girls in Afghanistan have expressed inter...   [ continue reading...]

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Abortion Clinics in Texas Help Women Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Whole Women’s Health (WWH), a group of clinics that provide abortion care and other reproductive health services, announced on September 8th that it will...   [ continue reading...]

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Civil and Human Rights Groups Urge Lawmakers to Pass DREAM Act

Late last week, the Feminist Majority Foundation joined 186 civil and human rights groups who signed onto a letter to Congress urging them to pass the DREAM Act...   [ continue reading...]

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Writer and Activist Kate Millett Dies at 82

Dr. Kate Millett, a groundbreaking feminist writer, artist and activist, died this week in Paris at 82. Millett’s 1970 book Sexual Politics beca...   [ continue reading...]

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DeVos Attacks Title IX Campus Sexual Assault Guidelines

In an announcement at the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that she is working to replace T...   [ continue reading...]

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The Feminist Majority Foundation’s Statement on Secretary DeVos’s Statement on Title IX Rollback

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2017   The Feminist Majority Foundation condemns the heartless statements of Secretary Betsy DeVos and the Department o...   [ continue reading...]

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Anti-Abortion Law in Texas Temporarily Blocked by Federal Judge

Last week, a federal judge handed down the decision to temporarily block a anti-abortion law set to take effect in the state of Texas on September 1. The law, S...   [ continue reading...]

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What to Expect as Congress Heads Back to Washington

Members of Congress head back to Washington yesterday after a month long August recess and there is a long agenda on the docket, but their first priority will b...   [ continue reading...]

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Statement of Eleanor Smeal on the Rescission of DACA

The Feminist Majority Foundation stands with the 800,000 Dreamers who have built lives here in the United States and contribute to our communities every day. At...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration Set To End DACA Immigration Program

President Trump has reportedly decided to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, as soon as Friday. Implemented under President Bar...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Administration Shuts Down Initiative to Combat Gender-Race Wage Gap

The Trump administration has announced that they will shut down a 2016 Obama-era initiative that empowered the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to...   [ continue reading...]

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South Carolina Governor Blocks Funding to Abortion Providers

In the latest attack on abortion access, South Carolina joins a long list of states who have attempted to pass legislation or set up obstacles for individuals t...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Pardons Notorious Arizona Sheriff Despite Widespread Outrage

Last week, President Trump issued an executive pardon for former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio, a notorious Arizona official who abused his position to unc...   [ continue reading...]

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Lebanon Repeals Legal Loopholes for Rapists

Last week, the Lebanese Parliament voted to repeal Article 522 of the government’s penal code which halts the prosecution or conviction of an alleged rapi...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump Reinstates Ban on Recruitment of Transgender Troops

President Trump issued a memorandum last week reinstating a ban on transgender individuals serving openly in the United States military and forbidding the Depar...   [ continue reading...]

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