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Officials Cave to Sex Strike, Agree to Pave Road

Colombian women's 'strike of crossed legs' lasted 38 days

(Newser) - Never doubt the transformative power of sex—or lack thereof. Local authorities today agreed to appease the women of the Colombian town of Barbacoas, who in an effort to get a road to their town paved have spent the past 38 days swearing off sex in a so-called "strike... More »

SlutWalks Are the 'Future of Feminism'

Young women are angry and organizing themselves: Jessica Valenti

(Newser) - There's no stopping SlutWalks now, and they're starting to look like the "future of feminism," writes Jessica Valenti in the Washington Post . What began as a single protest in Toronto over a police officer's safety tip—to avoid rape, don't dress like a "... More »

'SlutWalks' Coming to America

Feminist phenomenon spawned in Canada goes viral

(Newser) - It all started with some ill-considered advice from a Toronto policeman. To prevent rape, he told a group of law students, “Avoid dressing like sluts.” That gaffe sparked a head-turning wave of protests dubbed “SlutWalks” in cities across Canada, in which women—some dressed in plain old... More »

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