05. 02. 2014
On platitudes vs. policy when it comes to women and politics

On platitudes vs. policy when it comes to women and politics

News came out today that Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In Foundation – which, as far as I can tell, espouses that women can overcome structural sexism in the workplace by speaking up more at...

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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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16. 08. 2013
Can Hillary Clinton win in 2016 on women’s rights? She seems to think so

Can Hillary Clinton win in 2016 on women’s rights? She seems to think so

Do. It. You may have been encouraged to forget this small fact during her run for president in 2008, when her critics portrayed her as a crybaby, a ball-buster, a man-hating shrew and...

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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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26. 06. 2013
Wendy Davis’ filibustering for abortion rights is a brave and great thing

Wendy Davis’ filibustering for abortion rights is a brave and great thing

On commentisfree: It’s raining here, softly but firmly, and Wendy Davis is filibustering in Texas. She’s speaking in a low, quiet voice in the other tab, talking about admitting privileges, standing quietly as...

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24. 06. 2013
Afghan women’s struggle for their rights will not stop now

Afghan women’s struggle for their rights will not stop now

On commentisfree: Read the media coverage of the Taliban’s office in Qatar, and you could be forgiven for assuming that this is the first time that the group had entered diplomatic talks. Of...

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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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12. 06. 2013
Working Mothers Blamed For Low Literacy Rates

Working Mothers Blamed For Low Literacy Rates

More working-mother/ mothering-in-general shaming from the US. Because that never gets old. Bust: In today’s feature of “How did these people get elected?” news, Governor Phil Bryant from Mississippi is blaming America’s troubled...

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06. 06. 2013
When a Doctor Wields a Bible: The Alarming Rise of Catholic Hospitals (US)

When a Doctor Wields a Bible: The Alarming Rise of Catholic Hospitals (US)

On alternet: Across the U.S., religious healthcare corporations  are absorbing once secular and independent hospitals and in the process imposing religious restrictions that pit standard medical practice against theology. Recently, a woman was traveling across...

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06. 06. 2013
American Fascism: Ralph Nader Decries How Big Business Has Taken Control of the U.S. Government

American Fascism: Ralph Nader Decries How Big Business Has Taken Control of the U.S. Government

Democracy Now: Describing the United States as an “advanced Third World country,” longtime consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader calls for a new mass movement to challenge the power corporations have...

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20. 02. 2013
Arrested for Your Politics in America? It’s Already Happening

Arrested for Your Politics in America? It’s Already Happening

In the US, due process – one of the defining features of a democratic judicial process – continues to be badly bludgeoned: Obama  fights tooth and nail to push through NDAA, which would...

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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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22. 12. 2012
The Latest War on Single Moms (US)

The Latest War on Single Moms (US)

Lest we forget the source of the UK’s biggest policy influence, particularly when it comes to women. The United States offers the worst support structure for single parents among all comparable countries —...

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20. 12. 2012
The State of Young America: Left Out In the Cold

The State of Young America: Left Out In the Cold

There is a brand new housing crisis looming on the horizon and none of the financial or foreclosure reforms being considered get anywhere close to solving it. According to an article in the...

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