Tag: Women’s Rights

The Grisly Deaths of a Woman and a Girl Shock Mexico and Test Its President

MEXICO CITY — The gruesome murders this month of a woman and a girl in Mexico have shocked the nation, triggering a groundswell of outrage punctuated by near-daily street protests, unbridled fury on social media and growing demands for incisive government actionagainst gender-based violence. The woman, Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was stabbed, skinned and disemboweled, and […]

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The Murder of a Ballerina

ISTANBUL — On Dec. 3, Ceren Ozdemir, a 20-year-old ballerina, spent most of her evening teaching ballet to children at a school in Ordu, a beautiful town on Turkey’s Black Sea coast. She walked home from the school and rang the bell at her building’s entrance. Her sister appeared at a window and tossed down […]

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In a Long History of Sexist Ads and Outrage, It’s the Apology That’s New

The commercial doesn’t have much to do with chicken. A young woman in a low-cut top purses her lips and pushes up her chest as she checks her reflection in a car window. The glass slowly rolls down, revealing two young boys who had been ogling her. In the driver’s seat, a disapproving mom glares. […]

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Latin America’s Radical Feminism Is Spreading

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — During the jury selection process for Harvey Weinstein’s criminal trial this month, dozens of women gathered outside a Manhattan courthouse to perform a version of the dance/chant known as “Un Violador en tu Camino,” or “A Rapist in Your Path.” First in Spanish, then in English, they sang: “Patriarchy is our […]

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Issues Abound at 4th Women’s March, ‘But It All Ties Into Trump’

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of demonstrators staged a boisterous fourth Women’s March here on Saturday, a noisy, frigid, drizzly rally where demands for equal rights competed with an inescapable subtext: President Trump had to go. The march, a reboot of sorts for an event that has been dogged by internal strife, was intended to […]

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National Archives Apologizes for Altering Image of 2017 Women’s March

The National Archives and Records Administration, which calls itself the country’s record keeper, apologized on Saturday for altering a photo of protesters at the 2017 Women’s March that blurred out references critical of President Trump. “We made a mistake,” began a statement the archives released on Saturday. The photo of protesters holding signs was part […]

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The Misguided Push for an Equal Rights Amendment

A growing excitement surrounds Virginia’s vote this week to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, guaranteeing equal legal rights for all United States citizens regardless of sex. Virginia is the 38th state to ratify the E.R.A., pushing the country over the three-quarters threshold required for a constitutional amendment — assuming that the decisions of five states […]

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