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Today we have some breaking news courtesy of The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund.
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund reported this morning that “today, a U.S. federal judge ordered that the Morning-After Pill be made available ‘without a prescription and without point-of-sale or age restrictions within thirty days.'”
The Partnership for Civil Justice Fund is calling this a landmark victory for women’s rights.
Today Al Jazeera reports the launching of a counter-protest to Femen’s ‘Topless Jihad Day.”
According to Al Jazeera, “Muslim women have launched a campaign to send a message to ‘sextremist’ collective Femen. ‘Muslimah Pride Day’ was organised in response to Femen’s self-declared ‘Topless Jihad Day’, a day of topless protests around the world to support Tunisian Femen activist Amina Tyler.”
Counter-protesters are using the hashtag #MuslimahPride to criticize Femen’s campaign, saying it reinforces stereotypes about Muslim women.
IN OTHER NEWS
Today CNN published an article titled “No noon meal for kids in debt at middle school.”
The article’s author Ben Brumfield writes:
Students at an Attleboro, Massachusetts, middle school went hungry this week, if they had a negative balance on their pre-paid lunch cards.
Five cents of debt was enough for cafeteria employees at the Coehlo Middle School to instruct kids at least one day this week to dump out the food they would have normally eaten, CNN affiliate WJAR in Rhode Island reported.
About 25 children left the lunchroom with empty stomachs, said Whitson’s Culinary Group in a statement. The company runs the school’s cafeteria.
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