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Women's rights -- United States

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National Organization for Women (NOW)

The National Organization of Women (NOW) Web page offers extensive information about issues NOW is involved in, such as economic equity, electoral politics, global feminism, racial and ethnic diversity, and violence against women. Also available is contact information for chapter and state organizations and the NOW Action Center. Links to other feminist resources on the Internet include the...
Status of Women in the States

The Institute of Women's Policy Research (IWPR) is a think tank dedicated to analyzing public policy and its impact on women. On the IWPR's Status of Women in the States website, visitors can explore national and state data relating to gender on the following issues: Employment and Earnings, Political Participation, Poverty and Opportunity, Reproductive Rights, Health and Well Being, Work and...
Supreme Court Strikes Down Federal Rape Law

Yesterday, in a typical 5-4 split, the Supreme Court declared unconstitutional a portion of a 1994 federal law that allowed rape victims to sue their attackers in federal court. The case involved a Virginia Tech freshman who accused two football players of raping her in her dormitory room in 1994. After the two suspects, who claimed the sex was consensual, received little disciplinary action from...