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Federal Court Hears MD CPC Case

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Last Friday, a three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments to determine the constitutionality of ordinances in Baltimore and Montgomery County, Maryland requiring crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) to post signs indicating what types of services they provide. The signs must state whether the CPCs provide abortion and contraceptive services, as well as maternity and prenatal care, infant supplies, and adoption services.


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House Republicans Continue to Silence Women: Female Reps Prevented from Offering Amendment to Medical Malpractice Bill

House Republicans Continue to Silence Women: Female Reps Prevented from Offering Amendment to Medical Malpractice Bill | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by MARA GANDAL-POWERS, National Women's Law Center via RH Reality Check


The House of Representatives is currently considering a bill, H.R. 5, which would reform medical malpractice laws. Several Congresswomen drafted an amendment to this bill which would have limited the bill’s malpractice protections if the malpractice claim is based on a violation of the health care reform law related to the women’s preventive health services. The Congresswomen went through the usual steps that an amendment must go through before it can be proposed.... And then the Rules Committee attempted to silence these women, just as Rep. Issa tried to silence Sandra Fluke.


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This Election Is A 'Turning Point'

This Election Is A 'Turning Point' | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by ANDREA STONEA, huffingtonpost.com


President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has released a new video featuring Gloria Steinem, in which the feminist icon argues that this election is a "turning point" and that women should grant Obama a second term if they want to see their rights protected.


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Slut! Reclaim the word or banish It?

Slut! Reclaim the word or banish It? | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

The Limbaugh controversy is a perfect example of the complexities of reappropriating, or renouncing, the slur.


by TRACY CLARK-FLORY, AlterNet


Until now, reclaiming the word “slut” never appealed to me. I fully supported the message of SlutWalk — that women don’t ask to be raped by dressing a certain way — but I had no interest in applying the slur to myself. But this Limbaugh thing has me singing a different tune. [MORE]


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Rich Mom, Poor Dad: Women become breadwinners

Rich Mom, Poor Dad: Women become breadwinners | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by JENNIFER LUDDENRnpr.org

 

Liza Mundy's The Richer Sex is like a fantastical trip through the looking glass into a future few of us dared imagine, but which Mundy forcefully illustrates is already well under way. Forget gender parity. Mundy culls a broad range of research to lay out how women are fast overtaking men in today's economy, a shift that is happening worldwide.

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Reproductive Rights and the Long Hand of Slave Breeding

Reproductive Rights and the Long Hand of Slave Breeding | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

By JOANN WYPIJEWSKI, The Nation


“What a spectacle,” Pamela [Bridgewater] exclaimed, “Virginia, the birthplace of the slave breeding industry in America, is debating state-sanctioned rape. Imagine the woman who says No to this as a prerequisite for abortion. Will she be strapped down, her ankles shackled to stir-ups?” [MORE]

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Mother to Son: A Conversation on Black Womanhood & Survival

Mother to Son: A Conversation on Black Womanhood & Survival | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

By DARNELL LEE MOORE with  Diane Lee Chism, The Feminist Wire 

So, boy, don’t you turn back.
Don’t you set down on the steps.
‘Cause you finds it’s kinder hard.
Don’t you fall now—
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

-Langston Hughes

(a segment from “Mother to Son”)


Hughes’ celebrated poem, “Mother to Son,” was one of the first literary works that I was required to memorize in grade school. During each reading, I would imagine my own soft-spoken Black mother, Diane Lee Chism (nee Moore), offering up revelatory words of advice about survival in poetic voice. I needed her words as a young, peculiar black boy growing up in Camden, New Jersey. I wanted badly to know that the violence often afflicted upon her at the hands of men would not break her spirit and terrorize her mind. I wondered how she managed to care for me and my younger sisters. I wondered how she cared so well, after having given birth to me at the age of 16. And, here I am many years later in a dialogue with my own mother similarly positioned, like the son in Langston’s poem, as listener.


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The (Not-So-Secret) War on Moms : How the Supreme Court Took Protections Away from Pregnant Workers

The (Not-So-Secret) War on Moms : How the Supreme Court Took Protections Away from Pregnant Workers | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Posted by ARIELA MIGDAL,

Women's Rights Project, ACLU


This week, the Supreme Court ruled, by the all-too-familiar 5-4 margin, that a provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) giving workers time off to care for their own serious health conditions — including pregnancy and childbirth — can't be enforced by state employees in damages lawsuits against their public employers. The decision in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland effectively stripped many public employees — the majority of whom are women — of the right to job protection when they need to take time off while pregnant. [MORE]

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NARAL Pro-Choice America Marks Two-Year Anniversary of Law Representing Biggest Advances for Women’s Health in a Generation

NARAL Pro-Choice America Marks Two-Year Anniversary of Law Representing Biggest Advances for Women’s Health in a Generation | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

NARAL Pro Choice America


Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, called the two-year anniversary of President Obama signing the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law an opportunity to remind Americans what women would lose if efforts to overturn the law succeed.


On March 26, the Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments from opponents who want to overturn the law. NARAL Pro-Choice America will mobilize its supporters on Tuesday, March 27, the day on which health-care advocates will focus on how the law helps women get affordable care.


Keenan adds, “Since these anti-choice politicians have decided to take their War on Women to the Supreme Court, we’ll meet them at the steps.”


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Don't Leave Health Care in the Balance

Don't Leave Health Care in the Balance | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by MARC H MORIAL,

President and CEO of the National Urban League,

Huffington Post


As the Supreme Court prepares to hear challenges to key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the health, well-being and financial security of millions of Americans hangs in the balance.


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Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women on the Street

"Shit Men Say to Men Who Say Shit to Women on the Street" was inspired by International Anti-Street Harassment Week. It was created by a group of women and m...

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March 22, 1972, Equal Rights Amendment for Women Passed by Congress

March 22, 1972, Equal Rights Amendment for Women Passed by Congress | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it
On March 22, 1972, the Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, which proposed banning discrimination based on gender.

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Women step up protests after Virginia ultrasound law passes

Women step up protests after Virginia ultrasound law passes | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by KRISTEN GREEN,

Richmond Times-Dispatch


Just weeks after Virginia legislators passed a law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, opponents are ramping up their protests.


Just weeks after Virginia legislators passed a law requiring women to have an ultrasound before an abortion, opponents are ramping up their protests, moving from the steps of the state Capitol to political organizing.


Coming on the heels of a national discussion about contraception, a number of women say the bill made them realize the fight for women's rights isn't over. [MORE]

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How we can connect with feminism's global future

How we can connect with feminism's global future | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by NAOMI WOLF, The Guardian


In the west, feminism has stalled. But elsewhere, women have found in it a new model of Enlightenment rights and freedoms.

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Phase III of the War on Contraception: Pretend It Was All A Dream

Phase III of the War on Contraception: Pretend It Was All A Dream | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by AMANDA MARCOTTE, RH Reality Check


We’ve now reached phase three of the conservative war on contraception.


Phase one was expanding the long-standing war on women to include attacks on contraception, first by attacking government subsidies for family planning and then by trying to keep the Obama administration from including contraception in the list of preventive services that private insurance must cover with no co-pay. Phase two was abandoning all pretense for waging this war---be it “life” or “religious liberty”---and simply screaming loudly that women who have sex for pleasure are two-bit sluts looking for a handout, instead of upstanding citizens who want to share in the benefits of a society to which they contribute.


Now we have phase three: Playing the victim.


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Annie Lennox Discusses Feminism & HIV

Annie Lennox Discusses Feminism & HIV | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by DAVID PESCHEK, The Quietus

 

David Peschek spends ten minutes with Annie Lennox and discusses HIV, Africa, International Women's Day, celebrity culture and why an Evening Standard columnist "should be ashamed of herself". [MORE]


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Women in Technology: Learning the rules of a boys' game

Women in Technology: Learning the rules of a boys' game | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

By MARIA INGOLD (FilmFlex Movies), Computer Weekly.com


What seems clear to me is that there are three challenges for getting women into technology. One – generate enough interest in technology to learn about it. Two – enter into the work environment. And three – stay and advance in it through to CTO/CIO at board level.


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Wear All White for Women's Rights

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Based on the Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee’s nonviolent protest for women’s rights in Liberia , I started this protest as a single woman in New York, a woman who is horrified at watching my rights being stripped away in this country that I love so much. I can no longer sit back and do nothing. I am beginning this grass roots movement to stand up for my rights, your rights, human rights. Will you stand with me?


Lawmakers today seem to have forgotten who those laws are being made for; seem to have forgotten how many of us there are who vote to keep them in office, or to take them out. How about a friendly reminder?


I stand by and for women’s rights.


By wearing all white, or a white shirt with pink "I support women's rights" on this day, April 2, 2012, I am reminding those who write and pass bills:

  • that women deserve honesty from their doctors - 100% of the time
  • that a fetus’s life is not more important that the mother's
  • that state sanctioned rape is still rape and not ok
  • that it is not ok to charge a mother with attempted murder
  • for a miscarriage
  • that it is not ok to force women to carry a stillborn baby to term
  • that it is not ok to take away the funding of women to receive medical treatment to make a political point
  • that it is not ok to fire a woman because she is taking a medicine you disagree with

For these and many other things currently being debated about in legislature, I stand by and for women’s rights.


Leymah Gbowee said “It’s time for women to stop being politely angry.”


Here is a way to start:

Commit to wearing all white on Monday April 2. Send this invite to people you know. Find a way to gather with others who are weraing white, the more people in one place, the greater the impact. Call your senators and congressmen and let them know you do not approve of what’s happening right now. Stay informed. Talk about it. Shout about it. Do not stop until they have listened. Start visual protests of your own. Vote. Vote. Vote. Do research on what candidates actually believe and look at their voting history. Stay informed. Vote. Be the change.


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Are unmarried women the key to the election?

Are unmarried women the key to the election? | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by IRIN CARMON, Salon


For all the recent hand-wringing over women voters, we still don’t have much of a sense of how they intend to cast their ballots in November. Or maybe we just can’t decide which group of women deserves our focus. Some polls show that Republican women support Rick Santorum more than ever, despite his interest in their uteruses. A Bloomberg survey suggests that women who voted for President Obama in 2008 are less likely to vote for him in 2012, even though a majority of women support the Democratic position on contraceptive coverage. [MORE]

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Wisconsin Lawmaker: If You Are Being Beaten, Just Remember the Things You Love About Your Husband

Wisconsin Lawmaker: If You Are Being Beaten, Just Remember the Things You Love About Your Husband | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by JODI JACOBSON, Editor in Chief, RH Reality Check


If you need any further proof that we are in the midst of a full-on patriarchal biblical-religious war on women, a Wisconsin lawmaker is happy to provide it.


According to Yahoo News, Wisconsin Rep. Don Pridemore helpfully suggests that, rather than divorcing an abusive spouse, you should try to remember the things you love about the guy while he is beating you up.


In Wisconsin -- yes, the same state where lawmakers have introduced a bill penalizing single mothers for being unmarried -- a Republican state representative has come out against divorce for any reason -- even domestic abuse. [MORE]

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Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats

Richard Hanna, GOP Congressman, Tells Women To Give Their Money To Democrats | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by LAURA BASSETT, Huffington Post


As the only Republican Congressman at a rally for the Equal Rights Amendment on Thursday, Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) gave women an unexpected piece of advice: Give your money to Democrats.


"I think these are very precarious times for women, it seems. So many of your rights are under assault," he told the crowd of mostly women. "I'll tell you this: Contribute your money to people who speak out on your behalf, because the other side -- my side -- has a lot of it. And you need to send your own message. You need to remind people that you vote, you matter, and that they can't succeed without your help." [MORE]

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A popular gender exercise among High School students

A popular gender exercise among High School students | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

Spark a Movement


A popular exercise among High School creative writing teachers in America is to ask students to imagine they have been transformed, for a day, into someone of the opposite sex, and describe what that day might be like. The results, apparently, are uncannily uniform. The girls all write long and detailed essays that clearly show they have spent a great deal of time thinking about the subject. Half of the boys usually refuse to write the essay entirely. Those who do make it clear they have not the slightest conception what being a teenage girl might be like, and deeply resent having to think about it. [MORE]

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Why We Need To Stop Being Politely Active

Why We Need To Stop Being Politely Active | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by KATE  S, fbomb


The International Women’s Rights Collective (IWRC) went to the third annual Women in the World Summit last weekend....


My favorite moments from the panel somehow came together when Shelby Knox (who, despite being one of the younger panelists, was a TOTAL BOSS) responded to the question of why this generation of young women is not as active in the movement as its suffragette and radical feminist predecessors. This was a question I often struggled with; in fact, I used to read about national protests against Miss U.S.A. pageants and riot grrl movements with jealousy. Shelby said that the young women in our generation grew up thinking that they are equal—that we live in a world of post-racism, post-feminism, post-imperialism. But as we grow up subconsciously chafing against glass ceilings and double standards, we internalize our frustration; individual women feel that their lived experience contradicts what they have been told. In her own words, “The most challenging thing for my generation is that we were told that we are equal, and when we go into the work force we hit these barriers, and we think it must be our fault, that it’s an individual problem. My generation’s problem is figuring out how do we get there not only individually but collectively, because the solutions for my generation are not going to be individual.” [MORE]

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Two years on, why we need to protect the Affordable Care Act

Two years on, why we need to protect the Affordable Care Act | Coffee Party Feminists | Scoop.it

by SARAH STOESZ, MinnPost


This week marks the 2nd anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and it’s a good opportunity to highlight the long list of new and specific benefits for Minnesotans’ health and for women’s health in particular.

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