23. 03. 2014
Bill Forces People Going Through Divorce To Get A Judge’s Permission Before Having Sex In Own Home

Bill Forces People Going Through Divorce To Get A Judge’s Permission Before Having Sex In Own Home

[…] If Massachusetts State Sen. Richard J. Ross (R) gets his way, that’s exactly what many women (and men) would have to do if they have children and are going through a divorce....

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14. 03. 2014
“Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women

“Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women

Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women. Sixty-six percent of countries have no laws to protect women from domestic abuse, and battery is the largest cause of injury to women in America. Native...

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10. 03. 2014
Birth Control Doesn’t Encourage Risky Sex. Someone Tell the GOP

Birth Control Doesn’t Encourage Risky Sex. Someone Tell the GOP

According to new study that surveyed nearly 8,000 women and teenage girls, no-cost access to birth control doesn’t encourage women to engage in risky or “promiscuous” sexual behavior. Another related study conducted the...

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03. 03. 2014
“The dusty old argument that female sexuality is a subversive force…

“The dusty old argument that female sexuality is a subversive force…

The dusty old argument that female sexuality is a subversive force that needs to be strictly controlled isn’t as dead as we thought. The mainstream conservative movement is bringing it out of hibernation,...

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28. 02. 2014
“If there’s one belief that drives social conservatives…

“If there’s one belief that drives social conservatives…

If there’s one belief that drives social conservatism with regard to female sexuality, it’s that women can’t make good choices, and so their choices have to be made for them. That’s the argument...

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22. 02. 2014
“How ridiculously incapable of self-reflection can one be that one is able to acknowledge that …

“How ridiculously incapable of self-reflection can one be that one is able to acknowledge that …

How ridiculously incapable of self-reflection can one be that one is able to acknowledge that rape (forcing a woman to do something with her body she doesn’t want to do) is a Terrible...

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12. 02. 2014
“He’s invasive of women’s private affairs, and then he says his affairs are private…

“He’s invasive of women’s private affairs, and then he says his affairs are private…

He’s invasive of women’s private affairs, and then he says his affairs are private, when women have no right to privacy. – Rep. Gibson, on influential anti-choice who does not think his enormous...

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10. 02. 2014
Did You See How Republicans Tried to Tamper With Women’s Health Insurance…

Did You See How Republicans Tried to Tamper With Women’s Health Insurance…

Where are the women? That’s the question I asked nearly two years ago when an all-male panel testified to the House Oversight Committee on restricting women’s access to contraception. And it’s the question...

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18. 01. 2014
US right wingers claim marriage solves poverty for women

US right wingers claim marriage solves poverty for women

It’s the 1950s, in case you were wondering what happened there. On lip magazine: Bush administration press secretary, Ari Fleischer has proposed that marriage inequality is the cause of a hell of a...

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13. 01. 2014
How the GOP Became the ‘White Man’s Party’

How the GOP Became the ‘White Man’s Party’

On alternet The following is an excerpt from Ian Haney-López’s new book, “Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class.” (Oxford University Press, 2014) . This...

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13. 11. 2013
Abortion Is Not Like Slavery, So Stop Comparing the Two

Abortion Is Not Like Slavery, So Stop Comparing the Two

A strawman argument if ever I saw one (on RHRealityCheck): Anti-choice comparisons between slavery and abortion are nothing new. It is a canard so common that whenever I see it, my eye starts...

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02. 07. 2013
Six Truly Unbelievable Ways Ohio Has Just Eviscerated Women’s Rights

Six Truly Unbelievable Ways Ohio Has Just Eviscerated Women’s Rights

On alternet: The Republican Party continues to hack away at reproductive rights around the country–and Ohio is the latest place to be targeted by anti-abortion forces. Governor John Kasich signed the state budget...

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02. 07. 2013
Why Texas Abortion-Restriction Laws are a National Problem

Why Texas Abortion-Restriction Laws are a National Problem

Or, even, an international problem. We (UK) take a lot of of our lead on reproductive rights from the US. bitchmagazine: Today, thousands of Texans are crowding their state capitol, protesting Governor Rick...

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18. 06. 2013
Conservatives Double Down on the War on Women

Conservatives Double Down on the War on Women

On rhrealitycheck: With all the moaning and wailing at Fox News and other right-wing media outlets about the supposed unfairness about the phrase “war on women,” you’d think conservative politicians would try to...

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16. 01. 2013
Paul Ryan Wants Personhood for “One-Celled Human Embryos”

Paul Ryan Wants Personhood for “One-Celled Human Embryos”

Can I express my absolute relief, again, about the results of the November election? From rhrealitycheck: Are you ready to stand up for the rights of the “one-celled human embryos?” Well, Congressman Paul...

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13. 01. 2013
2012: The Second-Worst Year for Abortion Rights Since Roe

2012: The Second-Worst Year for Abortion Rights Since Roe

(Lest we forget that we take a lot of our lead in the UK on reproductive rights from the US.) From alternet: Think the so-called “War on Women” (really a war on everyone,...

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07. 01. 2013
2012: The Year of The War on Women

2012: The Year of The War on Women

2012 was the year of the “war on women.” From attacks on birth control access to atrociously phrased definitions of rape, womens rights and health rights took a beating from members of the...

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07. 01. 2013
America’s White Male Problem

America’s White Male Problem

See also, the 2012 and on-going war on women. From: alternet The American political process is being hijacked by a reckless, whining dangerous gang of psychologically damaged white men who are far-right ideologues....

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29. 12. 2012
The Rich, White, Conservative GOP Must Change, But It Won’t

The Rich, White, Conservative GOP Must Change, But It Won’t

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Mitt Romney had hardly conceded before Republicans started fighting over where to head next. Some Republicans—and many Democrats—now claim that the writing is on the...

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18. 12. 2012
Today in Poverty: GOP Leadership and Violence Against Native Women

Today in Poverty: GOP Leadership and Violence Against Native Women

On April 24, Deborah Parker, vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes in Washington State, visited Congress regarding an environmental protection matter. She stopped by Senator Patty Murray’s office and asked how the Senate...

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