Kentucky women are taking to social media to ask Governor Matt Bevin questions about their vaginas

profeminist: TW for abortion “Twitter users have been using the hashtag #askbevinaboutmyvag to direct gynaecological questions at the first-term politician. The bill requires women to have a face-to-face consultation – either over live video chat or in person – at least 24 hours before receiving an abortion. Previously, women were required to only listen to a recorded message about the […]

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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. In fact, not only would permission-less coitus be banned, but so too would the romantic evening and many dating activities. Ross’ bill seeks to amend Massachusetts divorce […]

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“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 American women are two-and-a-half times more likely to be victimized, but no one from the House Republicans voted in favor of the Violence Against Women Act that […]

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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 same week (by me) finds that no-cost access to birth control does have one harmful effect on the populace: it continuously causes curmudgeonly Republican lawmakers to expel […]

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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 I asked again at the start of this year when another all-male panel green-lighted a bill to restrict women’s access to constitutionally protected abortions. For years, Republicans […]

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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 lot of single ladies’ poverty. In a conservative editorial published in the Wall Street Journal, Fleischer implored US President Barack Obama to focus economic policy around the […]

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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 excerpt originally appeared on Salon.com. Few names conjure the recalcitrant South, fighting integration with fire-breathing fury, like that of George Wallace. The central image of this “redneck […]

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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 avoid the charge by, you know, not waging it. Or at least laying off it a little. Instead, the opposite is happening. The American Civil Liberties Union […]

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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 GOP and at least one high-profile conservative commentator this year. HuffPost assembled some of the most appalling examples of the “war on women” from the past year. […]

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