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Women’s March Cleveland to rally for women’s rights Oct. 17

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland women will take part in a national Women’s March event on Saturday, Oct. 17 on Cleveland’s east side.



a group of people holding a sign: Hundreds of people attended the Cleveland Women's March in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event included speakers and a march from City Hall to Public Square. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com


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Hundreds of people attended the Cleveland Women’s March in downtown Cleveland on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The event included speakers and a march from City Hall to Public Square. David Petkiewicz, cleveland.com

The rally will start at 1 p.m. in Ward 1 outside at the Harvard Community Services Center at 18240 Harvard Avenue, with speakers and entertainment, followed by a 2:15 pm march. More than 500 people are expected to protest racial injustice and attacks on women’s rights, including abortion.

Women’s March Cleveland will be holding a sister march to the national marches that will be held throughout the country on Oct. 17, including in Washington D.C.

The Women’s March began across the country in response to the inauguration of President

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Amy Coney Barrett’s extreme views put women’s rights in jeopardy

Recently, news broke that Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s deeply-conservative nominee to the Supreme Court, supported an anti-choice group whose extreme views include criminalizing in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. In a 2006 newspaper advertisement signed by Barrett, St. Joseph Right to Life advocated for defending “the right to life from fertilization to natural death.”



a close up of a woman: Amy Coney Barrett's extreme views put women's rights in jeopardy


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Amy Coney Barrett’s extreme views put women’s rights in jeopardy

Jackie Appleman, the group’s executive director, told the Guardian that St. Joseph Right to Life “would be supportive of criminalizing the discarding of frozen embryos or selective reduction through the IVF process.”

Appleman went on to say that they are not supportive of criminalizing women “at this point.” Count me unconvinced.

Barrett’s anti-choice record was already alarming and well-documented. Still, her decision to support such a group is an example of just how far outside the mainstream she and other anti-choice politicians are

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What Rights Does a Model Have Over Her Own Image? + Other Artists’-Rights Questions, Answered

Have you ever wondered what your rights are as an artist? There’s no clear-cut textbook to consult—but we’re here to help. Katarina Feder, a vice president at Artists Rights Society, is answering questions of all sorts about what kind of control artists have—and don’t have—over their work. 

Do you have a query of your own? Email [email protected] and it may get answered in an upcoming article. 

 

A question regarding that great Emily Ratajkowski article in the Cut: She describes sitting for photographer Jonathan Leder for the magazine Darius (no pay, just exposure). Afterward, he published a series of books with outtakes and images from the shoot. According to Ratajkowski, her agent never signed a model release that would have allowed the images to be used for purposes beyond the magazine. What rights does a model have to her own image? 

For those who are unfamiliar with the

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Angelina Jolie shares powerful essay about the rights of women amid COVID-19

Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has written a powerful essay for TIME Magazine in response to United Nations concerns that “gains on gender equality risk being reversed by decades” due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on domestic violence and women in the workplace.

“The numbers paint a stark picture of a possible 2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation globally by 2030, 13 million additional child marriages, an additional 15 million women and girls subjected to gender-based violence for every 3 months of lockdown, and a further 47 million women forced into extreme poverty,” Jolie, a Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, wrote, calling the possibility of regression “intolerable.”

Jolie, who also spoke on a TIME panel about the topic, wrote that while the pandemic might have “inflamed” inequalities, the issues at hand existed long before COVID-19.

Related: The best friends admitted they

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There are thousands of very credible women across Australia fighting for equal rights | Australian budget 2020

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, is angry with women. Not all of us, just those making a fuss about the woeful lack of attention to women’s workforce participation, economic security and safety in the budget his treasurer handed down on Tuesday night.

After early childhood education advocate and journalist Georgie Dent published an article in Women’s Agenda pointing out that the biggest-spending budget in history had allocated roughly a third of 1% of its funds for women’s economic security (citing a figure I tweeted from the Per Capita account during the budget presentation on Tuesday night), she received a call from the PM’s office to complain that “no one credible” was making such a complaint, and that “nothing in the budget is gendered”.

To quote one famous working woman: big mistake. Big. Huge.

Within a couple of hours, the hashtag #CredibleWomen was born, and soon trending in Australia. Twenty-four

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Slow Progress On Women’s Rights Decried At UN Summit

More than 170 countries promised during a virtual UN summit Thursday to step up their efforts to advance women’s rights, while the US took aim at China’s claims of leadership on the issue.

The meeting, which took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, marked the 25th anniversary of the seminal 1995 World Conference on Women in Beijing.

“In the coming five years, China will donate another $10 million to UN Women,” President Xi Jinping said in a pre-recorded video, proposing another world meeting on gender equality for 2025.

In her own pre-recorded address, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos condemned the treatment of women in Venezuela, Cuba and Iran, but saved her harshest criticism for Beijing.

“The worst violator of all in both scope and scale is the host of the conference we commemorate today,” she said.

“Since 1995, the Chinese Communist Party has been responsible

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Women’s rights are faltering, United Nations says

United Nations — The U.N. on Thursday commemorated 25 years since a world declaration was agreed to in Beijing to advance women’s rights. But progress is faltering, the U.N. says.

“Due to the pandemic, it is estimated that in 2021, 47 million women and girls will be pushed into extreme poverty, bringing the total to 435 million,” the U.N. said in a report adding, “By 2021, for every 100 men aged 25 to 34 living in extreme poverty, there will be 118 women — a gap that is expected to increase to 121 women per 100 men by 2030.”

So, what went wrong? Why are women’s rights not where they were committed to a quarter of a century ago?

France U.N. Ambassador Nicolas de Riviere told reporters on Wednesday: “On women’s rights, the concern is backsliding. When you stop moving forward, you go backward. There is no standstill.”

“Women

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RBG was able to help women by arguing for the rights of men | Opinion

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is rightfully lionized for blazing the path through which constitutional law came to embrace women’s equality. She is among an elite group of lawyers, Thurgood Marshall among them, who have played an outsized role in facilitating the evolution of constitutional law.

It might seem anathema to refer to the constitution as evolving. You probably have heard originalist arguments that judges are bound to interpret the Constitution’s provisions according to the meaning of the provisions at the time they were adopted. That was the core philosophy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who famously said that “the only good Constitution is a dead Constitution,” and is similarly espoused by his former clerk and now Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, who said in her acceptance speech that Justice Scalia’s “judicial philosophy is mine, too.”

Yet the primary reason our dusty old Constitution has survived for over two-hundred years

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Wedding photographer, church groups challenge Virginia’s new LGBT rights law

In a case filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Loudoun County photographer Bob Updegrove asserts that the law could force him to photograph a same-sex wedding despite his personal opposition to same-sex marriage.

“The government cannot demand that artists create content that violates their deepest convictions,” Jonathan Scruggs, a lawyer with the Alliance Defending Freedom, a religious-liberty group representing plaintiffs in both cases, said in a statement.

State Sen. Adam P. Ebbin (D-Alexandria), who sponsored the Virginia Values Act and was the state’s first openly gay legislator, noted that the law also bans discrimination on the basis of race, religion, disability and status as a veteran.

“People have a right to be free from discrimination,” he said. “We’re moving into a Virginia that can accept that. And there are a few people who want to hold onto the past, unfortunately.

The other suit, filed Monday in Loudoun

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