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Wisconsin Planned Parenthood’s Rally on March 13 to support women’s health

Wisconsin Planned Parenthood’s Rally on March 13 to support women’s health | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by Planned Parenthood's TANYA ATKINSON, to The Cap Times


Dear Editor: Next week the Legislature will be closing out the most contentious legislative session in our state’s history. Consistent with the start of session, the Republican leadership has neglected the real priorities at hand and has scheduled every anti-women’s health bill available for scheduling on this final day of session.  [MORE]

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Feds stop funding Texas women's health program over abortion dispute

Feds stop funding Texas women's health program over abortion dispute | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

The federal government will withdraw funding for a Texas program providing more than 100,000 poor women with birth control and other health services because Planned Parenthood clinics are not allowed to participate, a U.S.


Stephanie Goodman, spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, said money to pay for the program would be diverted from others that are under budget - though she didn't offer specifics. If that doesn't cover the costs, she said, the state would increase its deficit to pay for the services because officials believe that if low-income women don't have access to birth control, the birth rate would rise and cost the state another $57 million in maternity bills.


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Meet The Anti-Choice ALEC

Meet The Anti-Choice ALEC | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by JESSICA PIEKLO, care2 make a difference


Republicans insist there is no war on women, yet a new report from the Sunlight Foundation confirms a deliberate, concerted strategy to push ultrasound legislation across the states.


And the anti-abortion Americans United for Life (AUL) proudly confirms it’s behind the assault.

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Women hit hard by state and local government job cuts

Women hit hard by state and local government job cuts | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by LAURA CLAWSON, Daily Kos Labor


The past few years have seen a huge number of state and local government jobs cut, with continuing public sector job losses. That's bad for the economy, with those public sector job losses counteracting some of the private sector job creation happening each month and dragging down the economy. But it's worse for women, as the Economic Policy Institute's David Cooper explains. Women make up a much higher proportion of state and local workers than of the overall workforce.


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Feds stop funding Texas women's health program

AUSTIN, Texas -- The federal government will withdraw funding for a Texas program providing more than 100,000 poor women with birth control and other health services because Planned Parenthood clinics are not allowed to participate, a ...
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House slowing down on contraception legislation

House slowing down on contraception legislation | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by J. LESTER FEDER and KATE NOCERA, Politico


House Republican leaders are taking their foot off the gas, slowing down plans to pass legislation taking aim at the Obama administration’s contraception coverage requirement, according to sources close to leadership.


The Senate's defeat of similar legislation last week means a House-passed version won’t become law. Although this House has passed several other reproductive health bills it knew would never make it through the Senate, some Republicans have lost their appetite for such symbolic votes as the November election comes closer. [MORE]


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Alabama Senator Backs Off Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Bill, But Alabama Women Aren't Backing Down

Alabama Senator Backs Off Forced Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound Bill, But Alabama Women Aren't Backing Down | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ANDY KOPSA, RH Reality Check


Senator Clay Scofield (R-Guntersville) said Monday he would be pulling the bill that would have required a woman to undergo a trans-vaginal ultrasound in order to obtain an abortion in Alabama.


Apparently unable to use the word “vaginal” Scofield said of his decision to pull the bill, "It wasn't my intention to require any certain ultrasound."


But Mary Posey is not impressed. She told RH Reality Check, “This is a rally for Alabama voters to show Sen. Scofield that we will not be appeased by amendments or a substitution to SB12. It must be withdrawn.”


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Dems twist knife in birth control fight

by GREG SARGENT, The Washington Post


In a letter to Speaker John Boehner 12 female Senate Dems, led by Patty Murray, are demanding that he drop his promise to hold a vote on the House version of the Blunt amendment, which has over 200 Republicans co-sponsors.


The letter from the female Senators — which is timed to International Women’s Day — asks Boehner to pledge not to move any more birth-control-related legislation in the House.

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New York Republican Lawmaker: My Party Wants To 'Take Women Back Decades'

by ALEX SEITZ-WALD, Think Progress


Questions about women and womens’ health have dominated the political debate over the past weeks, and at least one female Republican lawmaker is unhappy with her party’s record. New York Assemblyman Teresa Sayward (R), who is retiring after serving a decade in Albany, told the New York political program Capital Tonight that she does not support any of her party’s presidential candidates, because of their stances on women.


She also took an apparent shot at Republicans’ opposition to President Obama’s birth control mandate, saying, “It’s disheartening for me to see our party move away from what it was always about and that is to stay out of people’s lives, let them live their lives, don’t impose their religion on anybody else.”


Asked which Republican candidate she supports, Sayward replied, "I do not have a favorite in the presidential race, if I had to vote today, I’d vote for Obama." [MORE]

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International Women's Day: Why the fight for equal rights is still relevant today

International Women's Day: Why the fight for equal rights is still relevant today | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
By Amy Dawson, Metro
International Women’s Day is a global celebration of female strength and achievement which also provides the perfect moment to rally for equal rights across the world.
And, if you’re in any doubt as to whether we still need such an occasion, it might be worth contemplating a few choice facts.
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Colorado Supreme Court approves anti-abortion ‘personhood’ ballot initiative

Colorado Supreme Court approves anti-abortion ‘personhood’ ballot initiative | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ERIC W. DOLAN, The Raw Story


The Colorado Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that a proposed anti-abortion amendment to the state’s constitution could be placed on the 2012 ballot.


Planned Parenthood had filed a complaint to keep the proposed amendment off the ballot, claiming the initiative was misleading to voters because it did not explain the full intent of the amendment.


“The unanimous decision by the Colorado Supreme Court proved that there is no question that this is a single subject issue and ready to go before the voters,” said Garcia Jones of Personhood Colorado. “Once again, Planned Parenthood has frivolously attempted to stand in the way of the people’s right to petition, just as they stand in the way of truth, and in the way of the right to life of every preborn child.” [MORE]

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Coffee Talk Radio: "What Does It Mean To Be a Coffee Party Feminist?"

Coffee Talk Radio: "What Does It Mean To Be a Coffee Party Feminist?" | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

photo by SCOTT ELMQUIST, Style Weekly


The Jeanene Louden Weekly Radio Show
Thursdays at 2:30 pm EST/11:30 am PST


THIS WEEK: What does it mean to be a Coffee Party Feminist?


by JEANENE LOUDEN


I believe in civility and reason; that given the chance to talk things through most Americans can come to terms on most things. I also believe there is room for "fire in the belly" in this compassionate stand of ours, especially when our sisters are met at the steps of the state house by soldiers in riot gear, or forced to submit to medical rape because they believe they have the right to design their families.


Fifty years of medical science and social reform are at stake because it is easier to threaten us than to address real issues like economic justice or the social safety net. Join me. We really need to talk this one through.


About the show:

Jeanene Louden is the first elected Secretary of the Coffee Party Board of Directors. Her new Coffee Party Radio show will now run weekly on Thursdays at 2:30 ET (11:30 AM PT). You can call in at 646-929-2495 to talk or just listen,  listen (chat), or listen later on the web.


The purpose of the show is to update Coffee Party members and supporters on what's going on with the newly elected Board of Directors, and to get a sense of how our community feels about current events, activities, and initiatives. So please call in and tell Jeanene what's on your mind. She'll be very pleased to share what she hears with her fellow Coffee Party Directors.


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Men for Women’s Choice

Men for Women’s Choice | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

As men with strong moral beliefs, as men for women’s choice, we especially emphasize our belief that no man – no husband, no boyfriend, no judge, no doctor, no politician, and no religious leader – should have control over a woman’s body. Ever. [MORE]

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Where to be female

Where to be female | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by The Economist online


MARKING International Women's Day on March 8th, the Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist's sister company, has published its second Women's Economic Opportunity [MORE]

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Perry's empty promise on the Women's Health Program

by CHARLES KUFFNER, Off the Kuff


Melaney A. Linton, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc. (PPGC) released the following statement regarding Governor Perry’s newfound commitment to the Women’s Health Program (WHP).


“Governor Rick Perry’s record shows that he can’t be trusted when it comes to women’s health. He consistently chooses politics over Texas women.

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Women's Rights Are Human Rights

Women's Rights Are Human Rights | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by RON JACOBS, Truthout


Besides the fact that it celebrates women in a society primarily controlled by men, it is the socialist roots of International Women’s Day that have discouraged its celebration in the United States.


Unknown to most U.S. residents, International Women’s Day has its roots in a strike by female garment workers in New York City. On March 8, 1857, these textile workers marched and picketed to demand improved working conditions, a 10-hour day, and equal rights for women. The police attacked the march.

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Angered by abortion bill, D.C. activists protest in Congressman's Arizona hometown

by ALAN BLINDER, Washington Examiner


A band of D.C. activists angered by an Arizona congressman’s effort to restrict abortions in the District protested at his office near Phoenix on Thursday.


A proposal from Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican, would ban most abortions in D.C. after a woman reached the 20th week of her pregnancy. Franks and his congressional cosponsors claim the legislation would prevent an unborn child from feeling the physical pain of an abortion procedure.


But D.C. leaders have cried foul.


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Dark Girls: Preview

Clips from the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black American culture.

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50 Reasons We Still Need International Women’s Day

50 Reasons We Still Need International Women’s Day | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by AUGUSTA CHRISTENSEN, Lawsonry


Today is the 103rd International Women's Day. Here's why it's still so necessary.


International Women’s Day was first celebrated in 1909, eleven years before women won the right to vote in the United States. It was an international worker’s rights conference organized by the Socialist Party of America, and has been celebrated on March 8th for the last century.


So naturally, this begs the question, why do we still need International Women’s Day? Okay, if you’re a feminist blogger like I am, you may not actually be asking that question. But having been asked multiple times today, I’ve compiled fifty very good reasons that we still need to recognize International Women’s Day (in no particular order).

  1. There have been fewer than sixty female heads of state in the last seventy years.
  2. In the 20th century, there were only 28 elected female heads of state.
  3. Only 17% of representatives in the US Congress are women.
  4. The United States, the world’s biggest superpower in terms of military and GDP, has never had a woman as president.
  5. Only 7 of the US’s 50 governors are women.
  6. The highest number of female governors in the US at one time is 8.
  7. The US ranks 69th in the world in terms of women holding political office.
  8. In 2011, 80 new laws restricting access to abortion were introduced in the US.
  9. In 2011, a fetus took the stand in an Ohio courtroom in an attempt to encourage stricter gestational limits on abortion.
  10. In the 2012 US presidential campaign, birth control is a more controversial and talked about topic than the economy.
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Georgia Female Legislators Walk Out To Protest Anti-Abortion And Contraception Bills

Georgia Female Legislators Walk Out To Protest Anti-Abortion And Contraception Bills | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by IGOR VOLSKY, Think Progress


Accusing the GOP of waging a war against women, the Democratic women of the Georgia senate staged a walk out yesterday to protest two measures that would significantly limit access to abortion services and contraception.

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Boise opponents call ultrasound bill 'ultimate government intrusion'

Boise opponents call ultrasound bill 'ultimate government intrusion' | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by MIKE BUTTS, Idaho Press-Tribune


At a Thursday rally in Boise opponents of a bill that would require women to have ultrasounds before an abortion said the measure would humiliate and shame those seeking the procedure.


More than 200 people gathered for the event on the Statehouse steps. They pledged to do all in their power to stop the bill.

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International Women’s Day: 10 ways to celebrate

International Women’s Day: 10 ways to celebrate | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

By Maura Judkis, The Washington Post - Lifestyle


Happy International Women’s Day! In case you missed the Google Doodle, today’s the day to celebrate women’s accomplishments and advocate for gender equality. In some countries, International Women’s Day is an official holiday. Let these celebrations from around the world — whether they involve cupcakes or lipstick or protest — inspire how you commemorate the day.

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How Working Women Are Reshaping America’s Families and Economy and What It Means for Policymakers

How Working Women Are Reshaping America’s Families and Economy and What It Means for Policymakers | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, Center for American Progress


The movement of women into employment has transformed how we work and live. Yet government, business, educational, and other social institutions all around us are not keeping pace.


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Women Who Took the Pill Had an 8 Percent Higher Income by Age 50

A group of economists have found that women who had better access to the pill were earning 8 percent more than those who didn't by the time they reached age 50.
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The New Networked Feminism: Limbaugh's Spectacular Social Media Defeat

The New Networked Feminism: Limbaugh's Spectacular Social Media Defeat | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by Tom Watson, Contributor, Forbes


So much for post-feminism.


The world of networked hurt that descended on the spiteful media enterprise that is Rush Limbaugh revealed a tenacious, super-wired coalition of active feminists prepared at a moment’s notice to blow the lid off sexist attacks or regressive health policy. When Limbaugh called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” in response to her testimony before Congress on contraception costs, he may well have been surprised by the strength of the response. But he shouldn’t have been. [MORE]

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