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Nationally,women's organizations have used the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, expanded by theUN in 1966 to include economic, social, and cultural rights, to demand accountability from theirgovernments. However, as might be expected given the current dominance of capitalist classforces, in practice only political and civil rights have real support, while women's social rights,along with those of men, are increasingly violated and marginalized by the destruction of publicservices in core and periphery. Additionally, there remains the problem of who will define thecontent of these rights -- that is, what criteria should be used to define practices that violatewomen's human rights.
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Middle-class/elite women were the first to articulate a program for women's equality and participation,and to identify new targets of feminist contestation broadly understood as "sexual politics."Although originating outside the working-class, these feminist organizations play a critical role inopening up a political space and, in the best instances, in providing organizational resources thatcan push forward the emergence of a different kind of feminist politics among women of theworking-class, peasantry, and urban poor. However, these same organizations can also play avery negative role -- insofar as they reproduce relations of class privilege and domination withinmovements, frame feminist ideology and strategy within the limits of a liberal political project, andenter into conservatizing alliances with political and economic elites.
But if there is a draft, it must include women." (02/08/80) Feminist Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first female tenured professor at Columbia University School of Law and the former director of the Women's Rights Project of the ACLU, was nominated by President Carter for a judgeship on the U.S.
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(02/80) At a press conference confirming the "death" of Edith Bunker, Norman Lear, who originated the beloved character some 10 years ago on "All In The Family," and Frances Lear, who had been campaigning for the liberation of the Edith Bunkers of the world since the early 60's, announced the establishment of the Edith Bunker Memorial Fund for the ERA and Women's Rights.
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Thousands of women battled police, who had to call in reinforcements; parliamentary officials evicted a group of young women who held a banner reading: "Women will not obey your bill." When evicted, the protesters continued to stand outside and chant: "Not the church, not the state, women must decide our fate." (03/80) Northern Virginia NOW celebrated its tenth anniversary and honored its founding mother, Flora Crater, by proclaiming her "First Feminist of Virginia." Northern Virginia NOW members and its president, B.
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When it came to women's rights, Carter and Kennedy delegates alike voted for the feminist positions, denying Democratic National Committee resources to candidates opposed to the ERA and supporting Medicaid funding of abortions for poor women.
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Each program examined a different concern of the women's move-ment, such as: women's music, violence against women, reproductive rights, and women's legal rights.
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One possiblereason for this difference might be that some feminist claims are more compatible than others witha maternalist politics. For example, for women to demand the right to be free from domesticviolence or to control the spacing and numbers of their pregnancies can be framed in ways thatpreserve the essential relationships of the traditional heterosexual family. Fertility control can andoften has been allied to claims about preserving mothers' health and that of their children. Thenotion that men have an obligation to care for women in their families -- and should not expect toretain familial authority if they violate that obligation -- is not fundamentally antagonistic topaternalistic gender norms. Make no mistake: both these shifts in understanding substantiallyexpand women's power and authority within marital relationships and represent a victory forfeminism. But as difficult as these changes have been to make, abortion has generated far moreopposition to feminism. Abortion could be regarded as simply a form of contraception (and is insome societies framed as "menstrual regulation"). But instead it has come to be defined as an actof maternal rejection and a powerful symbol of women's ability to separate (hetero)sexuality fromprocreation and to claim sexual pleasure for its own sake. The validation of lesbian sexuality, ofcourse, goes even further in the direction of denying the inevitable, natural, and moral status offamilies organized around a heterosexual bond.