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SCOTUS Ruling You Don’t Know About

SCOTUS Ruling You Don’t Know About | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 stole the limelight in Supreme Court sessions—but their not-as-famous counterparts should get some attention as well. The court made a decision (5-4) in Vance v. Ball State University that could change how employees make harassment cases against their employers, according to The Atlantic. In this case, Maetta Vance was a dining-hall worker at Indiana's Ball State University. Her supervisor allegedly launched a campaign of “racial harassment and intimidation against her.” The Atlantic reports that SCOTUS has narrowed the “definition of the word ‘supervisor’” in the ruling. Vance’s supervisor Saundra Davis didn’t have the power to fire her, but could direct her on what to do in her job. Justice Samuel Alito wrote, in the majority opinion, that employers can be liable “only” when the person has the power of “hiring, firing, failing to promote, reassignment.” In other words, the precedent set by this ruling has huge impacts. Using this logic, if a man sexually harasses a woman of equal status, the woman may have problems winning the case. This is a ruling likely to disproportionately affect women—especially because more than 80 percent of sexual-harassment charges are filed by women, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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Federal judge extends hold on Wisconsin's abortion law

Federal judge extends hold on Wisconsin's abortion law | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
U.S. District Judge William Conley blocked a law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have hospital admitting privileges.
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A Conservative’s Defense of Feminism

A Conservative’s Defense of Feminism | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ROBBY BARTHELMESS (Policymic)

 

This notion of a "war on men" creates a "crying wolf" scenario when real issues that adversely affect men come up. We do a disservice to these cases by combating them through a use of the "war on men" claim.

 

If you were to take a look at "feminism" in Merriam-Webster's dictionary, you would find two definitions; 1. the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes and 2. organized activity on behalf of women's rights and interests. 

 

In my opinion, this makes any sane, rational person a feminist. So you needn't be out screaming "war on women" to call yourself a feminist. If you believe that men and women should be treated equally in political, economic, and social affairs — then you are, by definition, a feminist.  MORE


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Michael Charney's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:40 AM

Party Recon's comment, July 19, 2013 12:44 AM
I think to say that there is no "war on men" is to miss the entire point. There IS a war on men -- men who think that they are the stronger, more deserving, and superior to their female counterparts. Men who believe in traditional family values. That is to say, those who would have our society nostalgically return to the 1800's where a woman's job was to tend to the children and the home, making sure to look pretty when hubby comes home from work, fetch his slippers, pipe, and smoking jacket, prop his feet up on a footstool and give them a proper massage while he sips scotch she's served up in a crystal rocks glass. Next, a dinner fit for the king of the castle is provided fresh from the oven and well, you get the picture.

Now here's the thing; there is absolutely nothing wrong with a man seeking these things in a women. The fact of the matter is that there are plenty of women who will gladly enter into this type of relationship. And as they say here in Australian -- Good on them. However, when these values are applied to the workplace, they should and must be warred on.

Work is define as:
Noun: Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result.
Verb: Be engaged in physical or mental activity in order to achieve a purpose or result, esp. in one's job; do work.

Believing that women are somehow less capable of carrying on such activities reeks of prejudice bordering on that of a slave owner and sadly, many of these neanderthals have perfected this perversity. So I say, war away! All that is required is a clearer definition of who exactly is the enemy.
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Moral Monday after Trayvon Verdict, abortion bills; 101 arrested

NC Moral Monday crowd rallies for women's rights; speaks to Trayvon Martin; more than 100 arrested - prisoners of principle. http://www.storyofamerica.org

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Sad, true, and funny.

Sad, true, and funny. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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80 Percent Of North Carolina Voters Don’t Want Abortion Restrictions Tacked Onto Unrelated Bills

80 Percent Of North Carolina Voters Don’t Want Abortion Restrictions Tacked Onto Unrelated Bills | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
The GOP-controlled North Carolina legislature is currently attempting to push through stringent abortion restrictions by any means possible. First, they tried attaching them to a totally unrelated anti-Sharia measure.
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Report: Busiest Abortion Clinic In Virginia Forced To Close

Report: Busiest Abortion Clinic In Virginia Forced To Close | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
The busiest abortion clinic in Virginia has closed as a result of the increasingly stringent regulations imposed on such facilities in the state, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
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Representation-NOT

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And we wonder why the law does not represent US?

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US maternal mortality rate doubles in past 25 years | Face the Facts USA

US maternal mortality rate doubles in past 25 years | Face the Facts USA | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

The US spends $98 billion a year on hospitalization for pregnancy and childbirth, but the US maternal mortality rate has doubled in the past 25 years. The US ranks 50th worldwide for material mortality, meaning 49 countries were better at keeping new mothers alive. (See More)


Face The Facts USA – No Party Line. No Agenda. Just straight facts. A George Washington University initiative.

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Anti-humanism

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Hoody for Trayvon, Orange for Women

Hoody for Trayvon, Orange for Women | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Today my avatar sports a hoody for Trayvon and is colored orange for women. These two issues are VERY related.

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Tampon Checkpoint

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Too funny, sad, but funny.

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Texas Progressive Movement Thanks Republican Policies & Overreach

Texas Progressive Movement Thanks Republican Policies & Overreach | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Republican policies revived the Progressive Movement in Texas and likely the entire nation. Liberal policies that created the Middle Class will be back.
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Who do they REALLY represent?

Who do they REALLY represent? | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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Health Plan Cost for New Yorkers Set to Fall 50%

Health Plan Cost for New Yorkers Set to Fall 50% | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Individuals buying health insurance on their own will see their premiums tumble next year in New York State, and supporters of the health care overhaul credit the online purchasing exchanges the law created.
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Good news for us all.

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In For The Long Run

In For The Long Run | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Ignoring packed galleries, marches in the streets, the Texas medical community, and broad public opinion, the Texas Senate last night passed an abortion ban that threatens to shut down dozens of health centers and deny women access to basic care.

But we aren't backing down, and we will not allow politicians to force their agenda on women. The fight to defend women's health and rights isn't over—we're in it for the long run. Sign the petition and join us: http://bit.ly/12okMZd
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Closets, Air Conditioning, And Water Fountains: The Current Anti-Choice Weapons Against Abortion

Closets, Air Conditioning, And Water Fountains: The Current Anti-Choice Weapons Against Abortion | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

On Saturday, a package of controversial abortion restrictions won final approval in the Texas legislature. The restrictions, which Gov. Rick Perry (R) will likely sign into law this week, will transform the reproductive landscape in the state by forcing the vast majority of abortion clinics to shut down.


So why exactly are abortion clinics being forced to close in Texas, as well as in themounting number of other states that are pushing similar regulations? It’s not because they’re providing unsafe care and they need to drastically change their practices. In fact, Texas’ health department has confirmed that the clinics currently operating in the Lone Star State are extremely safe.


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Pat Robertson: Zimmerman Was Right To Follow Trayvon Martin Because ‘Criminals Wear These Hoods’

Pat Robertson: Zimmerman Was Right To Follow Trayvon Martin Because ‘Criminals Wear These Hoods’ | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
On the Christian Broadcasting Network on Tuesday, Pat Robertson suggested that George Zimmerman was right to follow Trayvon Martin, despite being told by 911 operators not to do so, because criminals wear hoodies.
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Indiana Police Preliminarily Charge Woman With Feticide

Indiana Police Preliminarily Charge Woman With Feticide | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Police arrested Indiana woman Purvi Patel Monday on a preliminary charge of feticide, which under Indiana law is defined as “a person who knowingly or intentionally terminates a human pregnancy with an intention other than to produce a live birth...
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John Kasich : Overturn Ohio House Bill 59

John Kasich : Overturn Ohio House Bill 59 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

On June 30th 2013, while surrounded by a group of men, Governor John Kasich signed Ohio House Bill 59. Because of this bill women have effectively lost the right to low-cost family planning, access to public health service, and most importantly their right to privacy. HB 59 has become one of the nation’s largest attacks on abortion and a women’s right to choose.

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EXCLUSIVE: Bronx teacher raped by city cop continues fight to get ‘rape is rape’ bill through Albany

EXCLUSIVE: Bronx teacher raped by city cop continues fight to get ‘rape is rape’ bill through Albany | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
ALBANY — The brave Bronx teacher brutally raped by a city cop is appalled the Legislature ended its legislative session last month without passing a bill to expand the state’s legal definition of the heinous crime.

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Tempibones's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:58 AM

Wait. So if you're NOT RAPED VAGINALLY in all but 8 states does that mean your rape didn't count?

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Yuck! Erick Erickson tells liberals to go buy coat hangers after TX abortion bill passes.

Yuck! Erick Erickson tells liberals to go buy coat hangers after TX abortion bill passes. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

I know one-sentence diaries with a screenshot of a Tweet are frowned upon around here, but how could one possibly expand on the absolute class that is Erick Erickson? This man is walking proof that "pro-life" is a lie.

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Federal Judge Blocks Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Latest Power Grab | The New Civil Rights Movement

Federal Judge Blocks Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s Latest Power Grab | The New Civil Rights Movement | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Wisconsin Judge William Conley has become the latest federal jurist to throw a roadblock in front of the rampaging steamroller of anti-choice Republicans.
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Outlaws

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Politically Preposterous

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...but funny.

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