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Life, Death, Trust

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Sociopath Houston attorney crashes plane with two escorts, hires goons to beat one to death, rapes the other, and gets away with it. Betrayal of trust, traumatic brain injuries, fraud, felonies, and violence against women.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, December 3, 2014 7:01 PM

This story is not for the faint of heart, but for the strong of heart. Read it. Help via GiftRocket.com and using email address: abrooks2014 AT hush.com

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Prostitution Law and the Death of Whores

Prostitution Law and the Death of Whores | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Twenty years ago I first asked two questions that continue to unsettle me today. The first is answerable: What does a woman who sells sex accomplish that leads to her being treated as fallen, beyond the pale, incapable of speaking for herself, discountable if she does speak, invisible as a member of society? The answer is she carries a stigma. The second question is a corollary: Why do most public conversations focus on laws and regulations aimed at controlling these stigmatized women rather than recognizing their agency? To that the answer is not so straightforward.


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We condemn attacks on women at work, unless it’s sex work

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Angela Campbell is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law, McGill University


In a fortnight marked by intense media focus on sexual assault and harassment in the workplace, another news item – also bearing deep-seated gender implications – has moved far more discretely through the Canadian public circuit. Bill C-36, the federal government’s proposed new law to govern sex work, passed through Senate last week, and is now set to receive royal assent.


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Join Pivot as the Sex Workers' Rights Campaigner

Join Pivot as the Sex Workers' Rights Campaigner | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Pivot is looking for a full-time staff lawyer to lead our sex workers’ rights campaign.
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You are a passionate, trans-positive, feminist lawyer with a deep understanding of the human rights issues faced by sex workers in Canada and the fight for decriminalization of adult sex work.

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The right’s new abortion scam: Fetuses get lawyers while women and girls are left stranded

The right’s new abortion scam: Fetuses get lawyers while women and girls are left stranded | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A new law in Alabama can put minors on trial for seeking an abortion -- and provides fetuses with legal counsel
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EMILY's List — States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support...

EMILY's List — States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
States With More Abortion Laws Have Less Support For Women And Children’s Health: Report

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J'nene Solidarity Kay's curator insight, October 2, 2014 4:34 PM

This makes no sense unless the restriction on abortion is not motivated by a love of children. 

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In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse

In First for Court, Woman Is Ruled Eligible for Asylum in U.S. on Basis of Domestic Abuse | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The ruling could slow the pace of deportations because it creates new legal grounds for women from Central America caught entering the country illegally in their fight to stay.

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malek's curator insight, September 5, 2014 10:03 AM

The ruling technically affects only Guatemalan women, but the woman's lawyer and other immigration advocates said the decision could open the door to asylum claims for women from other countries. 

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The Most Ridiculous Sexist Laws Across the Globe

The Most Ridiculous Sexist Laws Across the Globe | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
We're not kidding with these.
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malek's curator insight, August 16, 2014 6:44 AM

And the cardinal rule,

“All Rape Victims Deserve it” 

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How the right to bear arms can protect the right to abortion

How the right to bear arms can protect the right to abortion | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"The right to abortion cannot be exercised without a medical professional, and the right to keep and bear arms means little if there is no one from whom to acquire the handgun or ammunition," a judge said.
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Federal judge: Abortion like right to bear arms

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Likening abortion to the right to bear arms, a federal judge strikes down Alabama provision restricting which doctors can perform the procedure.


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Revisiting the issue in the court's Monday ruling, Thompson said, "The court was struck by a parallel in some respects between the right of women to decide to terminate a pregnancy and the right of the individual to keep and bear firearms, including handguns, in her home for the purposes of self-defense."

Both rights are controversial, and there are opponents of each who, based on moral or ethical convictions, feel they should not be rights and deserve no constitutional protection. Each protected right is also held by the individual, but neither right can be realized "without the assistance of someone else," he wrote.

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The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot

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The Horrifying Women's Rights Injustice That Modern Feminism Forgot Mic Such an infuriating issue should attract the ire of the feminist community, but so far there are mostly crickets.


Recent legislation regarding the forced sterilizations performed on incarcerated women in California prisons evokes a muted time in U.S. history when sexist, racist, classist and ableist eugenics policies were orchestrated by the state.


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New York Assembly Passes ‘Boss Bill’

New York Assembly Passes ‘Boss Bill’ | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The New York Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that would prevent employers from discriminating against their employees for their reproductive health-care decisions.
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Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities

Report: Obama Can Act to Reduce Inequality for Women, Minorities | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A new report says that the federal government is the largest funder of low-wage jobs for working women and people of color, and that President Obama should take executive action to help lift them into the middle class.
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Vague Louisiana Bill Would Force Brain-Dead Pregnant Women to Serve as Incubators

Vague Louisiana Bill Would Force Brain-Dead Pregnant Women to Serve as Incubators | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

While shocking to any reasonable person’s conscience, these laws are surprisingly common. Thirty-one states have laws that restrict a pregnant woman’s ability to direct her doctor to remove life-sustaining treatment. In states like Texas, even if a pregnant woman explicitly says that she doesn’t want life-sustaining treatment, her express wishes can be ignored based on the state’s claimed interest in the fetus she is carrying.

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Louisiana Legislature Passes Two More Anti-Choice Bills (Updated)

Louisiana Legislature Passes Two More Anti-Choice Bills (Updated) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
One bill would ban abortion providers from teaching sex education in public schools, while the other would require women seeking an abortion to receive information written by the state about the alleged mental health risks associated with the procedure.
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New Hampshire Governor to Sign Bill Creating Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone

New Hampshire Governor to Sign Bill Creating Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
On Thursday, the state senate voted on final passage of a bill that would create a 25-foot buffer zone around the five clinics in the state that provide abortion services.
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Legislators grapple on rapists' parental rights bill | New Hampshire State Government

Legislators grapple on rapists' parental rights bill | New Hampshire State Government | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

House and Senate negotiators failed to reach agreement Tuesday on a bill allowing a mother to terminate the father’s parental rights of a child conceived during rape, if he is convicted, pleads guilty or found to have committed rape.

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In Alabama, Access to Abortion Through the Entire South Is on Trial

In Alabama, Access to Abortion Through the Entire South Is on Trial | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Abortion is on trial this week in Alabama. Technically speaking, the witnesses are appearing before federal District Judge Myron Thompson to discuss a new state law that requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals. That sounds reasonable, I know, but it isn’t, and it’s also...
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How the Director of North Dakota's Only Abortion Clinic Found an Unexpected Ally

How the Director of North Dakota's Only Abortion Clinic Found an Unexpected Ally | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
"Clinics like Red River need to remain open, or women's lives will be at risk."
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Join Us at the Supreme Court

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On March 25 the Supreme Court will hear two cases brought by for-profit companies that want to deny their employees coverage for birth control. The bosses at Hobby Lobby, a large chain of arts and craft stores, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, which manufactures cabinets, are arguing that their personal religious beliefs should trump the personal beliefs of their female employees, allowing them to evade the law and deny their employees birth control coverage.


This Is Personal will be at the Supreme Court on the day of the hearings to rally in support of birth control coverage and to show America that every woman should have access to this benefit, regardless of her boss’s religious beliefs.


Already more than 27 million women have access to the birth control coverage benefit under the new health care law. Birth control, one of the most frequently used women’s preventive health services, is critical to women’s health and equality. Excluding it from insurance coverage for women while covering the full range of preventive care for men is discrimination—pure and simple.


If you agree — show it. You may not be able to be there in person, but you can still keep it personal. Add your name to the big banner.


Thanks for keeping it personal,

Thao Nguyen
Campaign Director
This Is Personal


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Sign the petition: Congress: Cosponsor the Women’s Health Protection Act

Sign the petition: Congress: Cosponsor the Women’s Health Protection Act | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Women are thoughtful and smart enough to make their own decisions about their bodies—that's why I hope you stand with the Women's Health Protection Act. We need a federal law to challenge state restrictions and keep politicians out of a woman's personal decision-making, and so I hope you sign onto this powerful bill.

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Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence

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According to Kentucky Rep. Joe Fischer, who has attached a 20-week abortion ban to a domestic violence bill, "The most brutal form of domestic violence is the violence against unborn children.”
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The State of Choice in the States

The State of Choice in the States | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Check out this infographic about pro-choice and anti-choice laws across the country, and learn about choice-related laws in your state!
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'Pay to play' on the Web?: Net neutrality explained

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Net neutrality explained. Will you have to pay more for Netflix, or a fee to be able to stream YouTube videos at full speed?
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If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:43 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:44 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04



If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:45 PM

If you've wondered what all the rukus is about, this neatly explains it all.


See also: http://www.ecommercebytes.com/cab/abn/y14/m01/i16/s04


Don't kid yourself into thinking this won't have gender bias, race bias, etc. -- it will. This is an issue of the  99%.


If you want to protect net neutrality (and you should!), you can sign the petition here: http://cms.fightforthefuture.org/tellfcc/

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In The Past 3 Years, We’ve Enacted More Abortion Restrictions Than During The Entire Previous Decade

In The Past 3 Years, We’ve Enacted More Abortion Restrictions Than During The Entire Previous Decade | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The legislative assault on abortion rights has intensified ever since 2011.


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Colorful Prism Of Racism
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Consumption Junction
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Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
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