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Depending on where you live, it can be really difficult to get a rape kit

Depending on where you live, it can be really difficult to get a rape kit

After hearing stories of women having to travel long distances to receive the rape kit exams that are guaranteed to them under the Violence Against Women Act, we began to file the same request with the health departments in all 50 states asking for locations where sexual assault forensic examiners are available on staff or on-call. Like most of the other data surrounding sexual assault policies, what we’ve found so far varies widely, and there are large deserts - huge, mostly rural areas without easy access to a medical examiner

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FBI's predecessor considered obscenity charges against Margaret Sanger for soliciting donations

FBI’s predecessor considered obscenity charges against Margaret Sanger for soliciting donations

In late 1919, Margaret Sanger, founder of what would become Planned Parenthood, mailed out something familiar to anybody who’s worked in the non-profit world: an end of the year fundraising appeal. But whether Sanger knew it or not, records released by the National Archives show that on the receiving end of one of those letters were agents from the FBI’s predecessor trying to bust her for distributing obscene material.

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Foresight 2020: Do voluntary gender quotas have a place in our democracy?

Foresight 2020: Do voluntary gender quotas have a place in our democracy?

On the eve of International Women’s Day, we wonder whether the U.S. has something to learn from other attempts to boost gender equality in politics.

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The CIA's declassified dossier on what women want

The CIA’s declassified dossier on what women want

Who are these women, and what do they want? A CIA targeted recruitment campaign tackles the big questions.

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