Posts Tagged ‘ Women’s Issues ’

Feminists protest temporary limit on morning-after pill sales

May 15, 2013
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Women’s rights advocates entered a Walgreens pharmacy yesterday in downtown Los Angeles to protest the Obama administration’s efforts to restrict access to the emergency contraceptive commonly known as the morning-after pill. On May 13, a federal appeals court granted the government’s request for a stay on U.S. District Court Judge Edward R. Korman’s order...
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Speakers show there is more to SlutWalk than meets the eye

August 6, 2012
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Los Angeles saw its second SlutWalk yesterday as participants marched through Hollywood to buck stereotypes and call attention to victim-blaming in cases of sexual assault. The concept of SlutWalk was spawned in early 2011 when a representative of the Toronto Police said “women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized”...
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Women’s groups speak out at City Hall

March 12, 2012
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, a number of grassroots organizations joined forces on Saturday, March 10 to rally and march against the injustices of poverty, war and the separation of families. The gathering began at 11 a.m. at the west steps of City Hall, with a performance from the Women Justice Juarez group,...
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‘Slutwalker’ Katie Landers shares her story

June 14, 2011
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For Katie Landers activism is more than just caring or righting a wrong. It’s therapeutic. The importance of advocacy in her life was central in her recent speech at SlutWalk LA, an action that took aim at attitudes which blame victims of sexual abuse on their behavior or dress. “I am … a survivor...
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What women wear does not justify rape, say advocates

June 7, 2011
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On June 4, hundreds of marchers hit the sidewalks of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood demanding an end to victim blaming and rape culture in one of many “SlutWalks” held internationally. SlutWalk first kicked off in Toronto in response to a Jan. 24 comment made by a Toronto police officer to students and...
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Moms march for a better life for all

March 13, 2011
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A demonstration was held yesterday in support of the world’s primary caregiver: mothers. Various groups rallied in MacArthur Park demanding an epic shift in priorities by calling for an end to budget cuts, poverty, environmental degradation, discrimination and war. Starting in front of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in Koreatown, demonstrators...
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