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What Is The Evangelical “Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement”?

What Is The Evangelical “Stay-At-Home Daughters Movement”? | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Network for Church Monitoring, Source: Bitch Magazine.


There’s a lot of talk in American mainstream media lately 
about the diminishing role of men—fathers, in particular. Have feminism and reproductive technology made them obsolete?


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97% of Republicans, 98% of Democrats say they benefitted from a government program

97% of Republicans, 98% of Democrats say they benefitted from a government program | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Democrat or Republican, we are all both makers and takers.

 

by SUZANNE METTLER and JOHN SIDES | New York Times, OP-ED

 

When Mitt Romney told the guests at a fund-raiser in Florida in May that America is divided between people who pay no income taxes and depend on government and pretty much everyone else, he missed the deeper truth. It is not just that most of the 47 percent Mr. Romney talked about do pay payroll taxes and that many of them have paid income taxes in the past. The reality he glossed over is that nearly all Americans have used government social policies at some point in their lives. The beneficiaries include the rich and the poor, Democrats and Republicans. Almost everyone is both a maker and a taker.

 

We have unique data from a 2008 national survey by the Cornell Survey Research Institute that asked Americans whether they had ever taken advantage of any of 21 social policies provided by the federal government, from student loans to Medicare. These policies do not include government activity that benefits everyone — national defense, the interstate highway system, food safety regulations — but only tangible benefits that accrue to specific households.

 

The survey asked about people’s policy usage throughout their lives, not just at a moment in time, and it included questions about social policies embedded in the tax code, which are usually overlooked.

 

What the data reveal is striking: nearly all Americans — 96 percent — have relied on the federal government to assist them. Young adults, who are not yet eligible for many policies, account for most of the remaining 4 percent.

 

On average, people reported that they had used five social policies at some point in their lives. An individual typically had received two direct social benefits in the form of checks, goods or services paid for by government, like Social Security or unemployment insurance. Most had also benefited from three policies in which government’s role was “submerged,” meaning that it was channeled through the tax code or private organizations, like the home mortgage-interest deduction and the tax-free status of the employer contribution to employees’ health insurance. The design of these policies camouflages the fact that they are social benefits, too, just like the direct benefits that help Americans pay for housing, health care, retirement and college. [MORE]

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WAR ON VOTING & Happy Birthday Occupy-LUNCH W LOUDEN @ Noon Pacific

WAR ON VOTING & Happy Birthday Occupy-LUNCH W LOUDEN @ Noon Pacific | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Today's Blue Plate Special: Steve Spaulding of Common Cause joins us to review "Bullies at the Ballot Box," a report and strategies he co-authored with others, outlining protections needed in 10 states to protect the freedom to vote against intimidation and wrongful challenges on election day.  The report is a response to strategic plans outlined by a voter suppression group, targeting minority and student populations.


And for dessert, we'll talk with members of OCCUPY groups from around the country, in a celebration of the 1-year anniversary.  We want to know what has been the impact of Occupy in your community and what's next?  As we can see from Spain and Greece this week, Occupy is far from over.


So join us for a heapin' good time on LUNCH WITH LOUDEN, today. (646) 929-2495 to call in or listen live. Hit the link to live stream or listen later. CoffeePartyON!

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heard part of the show and I was wondering about posting the Common Cause phone #'s for voter support? Thanks,
Margaret Reeve Panahi's comment, September 28, 2012 5:18 PM
heard part of the show and I was wondering about posting the Common Cause phone #'s for voter support? Thanks,
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Obama Answers Jobs Question from Conservative Host Elisabeth Hasselback

Obama Answers Jobs Question from Conservative Host Elisabeth Hasselback | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

My question is this:  Did he answer the question or duck it?

 

"Some would ask is it unfair to assume that Mitt Romney may fail the middle class when statistically speaking, they'd argue that your administration is failing the middle class," Hasselbeck said. "How do you respond to that?"

 

"Well look, we've gone through the toughest economy, the worst financial crisis and the worst recession since the Great Depression," Obama said. "And that's not a surprise to anybody. We've been living it for the past four years, and everything that we've done has been designed to deal with not only the immediate crisis but to make sure that the middle class...is feeling more secure."

 

He added, "The question now I think for the American people [is] how are we going to move forward in a way that assures that if you work hard in this country, if you take responsibility for yourself and your family, you can get ahead. And what this campaign is really going to be about is a choice between two fundamentally different visions about how you do that."  

 

Here's the full episode:  http://abc.go.com/watch/the-view/SH559080/VD55234339/the-view-925

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To all of you, your mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers et. al.

To all of you, your mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers et. al. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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Sandra Fluke and All This Entitlement BS

Sandra Fluke and All This Entitlement BS | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ROSIE, Make Me a Sammich Blog


Conservative Talking Point: Sandra Fluke wants someone else to pay for her birth control.


Truth: Sandra Fluke and I and a lot of other women want birth control to be covered by health insurance the same way Viagra is.


Why is this so hard to understand?


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Public Transportation is so good for all of us

Public Transportation is so good for all of us | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

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The 47 Percent, In One Graphic

The 47 Percent, In One Graphic | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by JACOB GOLDSTEIN, NPR Planet Money


Mitt Romney's comments regarding the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax is getting lots of attention today. Our colleague Mark Memmott explains the context.


Here's a closer look at the numbers.


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Senate Republicans block Murray’s $1 billion veterans jobs bill

Senate Republicans block Murray’s $1 billion veterans jobs bill | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked Sen. Patty Murray’s $1 billion legislation to create a jobs corps for veterans, invoking a budget rule to kill what they contend is an unproven and unaffordable program.


In a statement, Murray denounced the Republican blockade:


“It’s both shocking and shameful that Republicans today chose to kill a bill to put America’s veterans back to work. At a time when one in four young veterans are unemployed, Republicans should have been able, for just this once, to put aside the politics of obstruction and to help these men and women provide for their families.


“But this vote is stark reminder that Senator McConnell and Senate Republicans are willing to do absolutely anything to fulfill the pledge he made nearly two years ago to defeat President Obama. It doesn’t matter who gets in their way or which Americans they have to sacrifice in that pursuit, even if it’s our nation’s veterans.

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The 99% INCLUDES the 47%

The 99% INCLUDES the 47% | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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Francis Moore Lappe joins Lunch with Louden

Francis Moore Lappe joins Lunch with Louden | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 18 books including the three-million copy Diet for a Small Planet. Our starting point will be her latest work, EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want. 


LUNCH WITH LOUDEN, Thursdays,12 Noon Pacific

(3 PM Eastern)


646-929-2495 to listen live or talk to Francis Moore Lappe


Click the headline to stream live or listen to the recorded program


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Occupy Anniversary # OWS #S17

Occupy Anniversary # OWS #S17 | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

At 7am EDT all streets leading to Wall Sreett are to be blocked to prevent entry to Wall Street and the "ringing of the bell" at 8am. This is part of several other planned Civil Resistance Non-Violent Actions Targeting the Financial District on the Anniversary of Occupy Wall St.


Happy Birthday Occupy!!! ♥

You will be able to Watch it Live By Clicking on the Headline

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Board of Health Rejects Grandfather Amendment in Vote to Apply Proposed Regulations to Existing Women's Health Clinics

Board of Health Rejects Grandfather Amendment in Vote to Apply Proposed Regulations to Existing Women's Health Clinics | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia


Bad news from Virginia- new vote from Board of Health could cause majority of state's abortion providers to close.


On Friday, September 14, the Virginia Board of Health defied the recommendations of legal and medical experts in voting 13-2 to subject existing women's health centers to burdensome buildings regulations. After months of pressure tactics by Attorney General Cuccinelli, the Board reversed its earlier decision to grandfather in existing clinics and exempt them from the medically unnecessary regulations. If signed into law, these regulations will force up to twenty women's health centers in Virginia to shut down.

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A Boomer’s Message on the OCCUPY BIRTHDAY.

A Boomer’s Message on the OCCUPY BIRTHDAY. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by JKL, Pointed Postcards


You’d better hope social security will be there for you, because the smarty pants on Wall Street have proven that they are happy to raid our retirement funds and use them to gamble on personal gain for themselves. When did they forget their job was to build our nest eggs, not line their pockets?


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What will you tell your daughters?

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REGISTER TO VOTE! It’s not too late…YET!

REGISTER TO VOTE! It’s not too late…YET! | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
Voter registration day may be coming to a close…but you still have time to register! Most voter registration deadlines are in early October though, so you don’t have much time left!
In 2008, six million Americans didn’t vote.

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Yesterday was National Voter Registration Day and thousands (hopefully hundreds of thousands) of people were registered to vote.  To insure your registration is up to date and you have the required ID to vote (and not be surprised on election day), check out  If you need to check your voter registration or obtain voting information for your area, check out: http://www.usa.gov/Citizen/Topics/Voting.shtml for the voting information in your area.


As citizens of the USA, it is our sacred duty to be educated about candidates and issues and voice our opinion through voting.  Please talk with your friends, family and obtain diverse viewpoints.  Read the voter guides, host ballot parties.  Every vote counts...many times local elections are the most tightly contested.  Let your voice be heard. 


Rant / inspirational talk over.  ~Debilyn

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Contest!

Contest! | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

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PHOTO: 'I Won't Be Silent Any Longer'

PHOTO: 'I Won't Be Silent Any Longer' | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Upworthy


One brave woman puts a face to a problem 19,000 people are met with every year. Click the link and sign her petition. Help the women warriors who suffer sexual assault in our military.

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SPLC Urges U.S. Government to Take Domestic Extremism Seriously

SPLC Urges U.S. Government to Take Domestic Extremism Seriously | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Hatewatch, Southern Poverty Law Center


U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is convening an important hearing in Washington [the 19th] to examine the threat of domestic extremism and hate crime in the wake of the horrific attack on Sikh worshippers in Wisconsin last month.


If the hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights does nothing else but put additional pressure on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to take far-right extremism seriously, it will be worthwhile.


In testimony submitted to Durbin’s panel today, Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project, urged federal vigilance in the face of what strong evidence suggests is a rising threat.


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Frances Moore Lappe' on Coffee Talk Radio

Frances Moore Lappe' on Coffee Talk Radio | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Ready for streaming: Frances Moore Lappe' on LUNCH WITH LOUDEN.


Well known for her book, Diet for a Small Planet, the show focused on her most recent work, EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think to Create the World We Want.

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Southern Baptist Convention's Political Arm Pushes Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act

Southern Baptist Convention's Political Arm Pushes Opposition to the Violence Against Women Act | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by Brian Tashman, Right Wing Watch


While the Southern Baptist Convention’s political arm, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, ismired in scandal resulting from ERLC head Richard Land’s repeated plagiarism and inflammatoryremarks on race, it has found time to criticize the Violence Against Women Act. Doug Carlson, manager for administration and policy communications for the ERLC, voiced the group’s opposition to the highly successful law because of new provisions that ensure that LGBT victims of domestic violence do not encounter discrimination while seeking help.


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600 Missing Women

600 Missing Women | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

"The abuse and exploitation of vulnerable women and girls in all its forms is nothing less than a national tragedy, and it must stop," Manitoba Aboriginal Affairs Minister Eric Robinson said late Tuesday. "Our focus is to establish the best way to get the answers we all want so urgently. We are not ruling out any options to get those answers as quickly as possible."


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Women don't really matter. The law proves this to us constantly.
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The simple truth about goofy words.

The simple truth about goofy words. | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
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55 ways Republicans hate women

55 ways Republicans hate women | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

By KATIE, Feministing


Anyone following politics knows Republicans are launching a full out war on women. But you may not know how many anti-women votes the Republicans cast since January 2011. Well, a report released last week by Rep. Henry Waxman (D – Ca.) has the answer: 55! 

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