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June 10, 2019, 3:56 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1

"19.4% of seats in the parliament of the United States are held by women" (para 4).
May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 13, 2019, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-PRACTICE-1, LRW-LAW-1, LRCM-PRACTICE-1, LRCM-LAW-2

"Jenny Teeson accused her husband of drugging and raping her while she slept two years ago. The Minnesota woman found videos of the incident on her computer, according to the Star Tribune newspaper. However, when the couple went to court, Teeson's husband agreed to a plea deal, was convicted of invading her privacy and received only a 45-day jail sentence. That's because until Thursday, a statute in Minnesota law referenced 'the voluntary relationship defense' for criminal sexual conduct crimes that essentially allowed for marital rape. The statute protected people from prosecution if the sexual misconduct they committed was against a partner in an 'ongoing, voluntary relationship.' Gov. Tim Walz made...more
May 13, 2019, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: RISW-PRACTICE-1

"Jenny Teeson accused her husband of drugging and raping her while she slept two years ago. The Minnesota woman found videos of the incident on her computer, according to the Star Tribune newspaper. However, when the couple went to court, Teeson's husband agreed to a plea deal, was convicted of invading her privacy and received only a 45-day jail sentence. That's because until Thursday, a statute in Minnesota law referenced 'the voluntary relationship defense' for criminal sexual conduct crimes that essentially allowed for marital rape. The statute protected people from prosecution if the sexual misconduct they committed was against a partner in an 'ongoing, voluntary relationship.' Gov. Tim Walz made...more
May 13, 2019, 12:07 p.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1, SEGI-PRACTICE-2

"'The concept of a pre-existing relationship defense should've never been part of our criminal statutes. It's reprehensible and because of Jenny it is now going to be repealed,' [Minnesota Governor] Walz said Thursday. Rep. Zack Stephenson, who sponsored the bill, said the signing ceremony made history in Minnesota as the state moved its laws 'out of the 19th century.' 'All Minnesotans deserve to be safe, regardless of who they're married to,' he said. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan said the bill is 'a testament to the hard work of victims, survivors and advocates' such as [marital raper survivor] Teeson. 'This journey has definitely been a long one and today is a...more
May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

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May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-LAW-3

A woman in the United States can sign a contract without requiring the presence of her husband or male relatives (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATFPA-LAW-1

In the United States, there is no legislation designating head of household status (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GP-DATA-5

American law does not establish an anti-discrimination commission (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-2

Women make up 46% of the total labor force in th United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-7

A woman in the United States can legally choose where she lives in the same way as a man (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Women in the United States can work the same night hours as men. Women can work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men (148). The ages at which women and men can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which men and women can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: MULV-LAW-1

The government of the United States provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of children or other dependents (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-1

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the United States of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-LAW-1

A woman in the United States can legally get a job in the same way as a man. Women can work the same night hours as men. Women are able to work in jobs deemed hazardous, arduous, or morally inappropriate. Women are able to perform the same tasks at work as men. Women can work in the same industries as men (148). The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal. The ages at which women and men can retire with partial pension benefits are equal (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-4

Women are able to work in the same industries as men in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IIP-LAW-2, AFE-PRACTICE-1

There is legislation on sexual harassment in education in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LO-LAW-1

A woman in the United States can legally sign a contract, register a business, and open a bank account in the same way as a man. Men and women have equal ownership rights to immovable property (148). Discrimination based on gender is prohibited in access to credit in the United States, and is discrimination based on marital status (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CLCW-LAW-2

A woman in the United States can legally apply for a passport in the same way as a man (148). A woman in the United States can legally travel outside of the country in the same way as a man (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: GIC-LAW-3

There is not paid maternity leave available to women in the United states of at least 14 weeks. Women do not receive at least 2/3 of their wages for the duration of their maternity leave. There is no paid parental leave. Mothers are guaranteed an equivalent position after returning to work from maternity leave. The government supports or provides childcare services. Childcare payments are tax deductible (148). Parents in the United States are not able to work flexibly (148). Working flexibly, such as working from home or taking partial days off to care for children, could be considered a childcare benefit (EJ-CODER COMMENT).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

Women in the United States are not legally required to obey their husbands (148). In the United States, the original owner of any property legally administers the property in marriage (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

American law does not mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value. The ages at which men and women can retire with full pension benefits are equal, and the ages to retire with partial pension benefits for men and women are also equal (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

Primary education in the Untied States is free and compulsory (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: LRW-LAW-3, DV-LAW-3

A woman's testimony carries the same evidentiary weight in court as a man's (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: CL-LAW-1

The government of the United States provides for valuation of nonmonetary contributions, such as staying at home to take care of the elderly and disabled (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

American law mandates nondiscrimination based on gender in employment. The dismissal of pregnant workers in the United States is prohibited. There is legislation on sexual harassment in education and employment. There are civil remedies but not criminal penalties for sexual harassment in employment (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IAW-LAW-1

Female and male surviving spouses have equal inheritance rights in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: IAD-LAW-1

Sons and daughters have equal inheritance rights in the United States (148).
April 12, 2019, 8:08 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: DV-LAW-1

There is legislation specifically addressing domestic violence in the United States (148).