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The floor of the California Assembly during a recent session. (Getty Images/Justin Sullivan)

State Bill Would Expand Who Can Perform Abortions

A bill heading to Gov. Jerry Brown would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion.

08/30/2013

California State Senators speak during a session of the California State Senate in Sacramento. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Senate Passes Bill Allowing Non-Physicians To Perform Abortions

A bill that would allow nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants to perform a type of early abortion is one step away from the governor.

08/26/2013

Facebook Headquarters

Larry Magid: Facebook Addresses Violence Against Women

More than a dozen advertisers are pulling out of Facebook following a campaign that criticized the social media site of allowing pages that promote violence against women.

05/30/2013

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Moms Now Breadwinners In 40% Of U.S. Homes; California Among Best States For Mothers

While most of these families are headed by single mothers, a growing number are married mothers who bring in more income than their husbands, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.

05/29/2013

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California Bill Would Expand Who Can Perform Abortions

Women could go to a medical professional other than a doctor to end some pregnancies under a bill advancing through the state Legislature.

05/28/2013

A Woman's Thigh Gap (CBS4 Miami)

Troubling Obsession With ‘Thigh Gap’ Growing Among Women

You can it see it when models walk down the runway – A visible gap between their thighs, or a thigh gap. Teens and women are becoming dangerously infatuated with acquiring the thin legs and wide thigh gaps.

05/02/2013

San Francisco City Hall (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco Promotes Gender Equality In Workplace As Union Claims Hypocrisy

San Francisco officials on Monday called on the city’s private sector to promote gender equality in the workplace but also faced criticism from their own city employees for a proposal to reduce pay for public sector jobs primarily held by women and people of color.

04/16/2013

Adria Richards (butyoureagirl.com)

Female Tech Developer Fired After Tweet About Men’s Sex Comments At Conference

A female technology developer has been fired after tweeting about a group of men she said were making sexual comments at a Silicon Valley technology conference.

03/22/2013

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook COO Sandberg’s Book On Women & Work Shows Strong Early Sales

Sheryl Sandberg’s “Lean In” sold 140,000 copies its first week of publication, has gone back to press seven times for additional printings and now has 400,000 copies in print, publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced Wednesday.

03/20/2013

A woman walks out of a Williams-Sonoma store. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Study Ranks SF-Based Williams-Sonoma #1 For Executive Gender Equity

San Francisco-Based Williams-Sonoma ranked number one in UC Davis’ annual study of gender equity among California’s 400 largest companies.

02/07/2013

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