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Can You Change a Woman’s Mind in the Walk Up to an Abortion Clinic?

Can You Change a Woman’s Mind in the Walk Up to an Abortion Clinic? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court has given pro-life advocates free rein to spread their message, even if it distresses patients. But getting people to listen is more complicated.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg interviewed by Irin Carmon about gender equality, reproductive rights, & more.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses the energy and staying power her job entails and what she considers unfinished business in the fight for gender equality.

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Ginsburg discusses the economic impact of abortion restrictions: “We will never see a day when women of means are not able to get a safe abortion in this country.”


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Women to be hit hardest by tax-credit and benefits freeze - study

Women to be hit hardest by tax-credit and benefits freeze - study | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Figures show more than 75% of estimated savings will come from women under cuts planned by Tories if they win election
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Pro-Lifers' Existential Crisis

Pro-Lifers' Existential Crisis | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

For liberals, one of the few bright spots of this week's election was the resounding defeat of two so-called "personhood" ballot initiatives, which would have extended constitutional rights to embryos.


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FOX Host: Young Women Are Too Stupid To Vote Or To Serve On Juries (VIDEO)

FOX Host: Young Women Are Too Stupid To Vote Or To Serve On Juries (VIDEO) | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The FOX spin machine was working overtime on October 21, and the goal was to convince every young woman that she isn’t smart enough to vote – because young, single women tend to vote for Democrats.

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Liberals and Feminists, Stop Enabling the Police State

Liberals and Feminists, Stop Enabling the Police State | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Sex, or fear of it, has been almost as important in the construction of this nightmare state as racism. Just as the legal gains of the civil rights movement were blunted by LBJ’s Safe Streets Act and the incipient “war on drugs,” the sexual revolution and women’s liberation were short-circuited by serial sex panics, police power in loco mariti, Victims’ Rights as a mask for vengeance and the conception of the Sex Offender as a new, utterly damnable category of human being. It’s significant that the police state’s expansion in the late 1960s–70s coincided not only with the blowing winds of freedom and conservative backlash but with the falling rate of profit. Twenty years on, with the welfare state exhausted, the punishment state found its greatest champion in Bill Clinton, whose neoliberal down escalator for the working class required a vast reserve army of unemployed. Capitalism needed the penitentiary. It always has. Old fears in new skins helped oil the machinery.

Clinton gave his violence program a twist of identity politics—enhanced penalties for violence against women, hate as an actionable emotion, child protection as a blanket for censorship and repression—but those who backed him were not simply gulled. For years before—and each side for its own reasons—some liberals had made common cause with some conservatives on policing sex. “Carceral feminists,” the subject of a fair amount of recent talk and scholarship on the roots of anti-trafficking campaigns, is an unlovely phrase, but it usefully denotes a social force that elided personal power with state power, eschewed the project of liberation—the goal of a radically different set of power relations—and took as its armor the victim’s mantle.
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You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement.

You can’t say “I don’t do politics”, because silence is a political statement. | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
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We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses But what...

We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses But what... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
We get it: “Por-Lifers Love Fetuses
But what about the people, the women, who are already here?
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The Feminist Wire

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The mission of The Feminist Wire is to provide socio-political and cultural critique of anti-feminist, racist, and imperialist politics pervasive in all forms and spaces of private and public lives of individuals globally.


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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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49 Years After Griswold: A Splintering Legacy

49 Years After Griswold: A Splintering Legacy | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court's historic Griswold v. Connecticut decision may have legalized contraception use between married couples, but with the Hobby Lobby case, the Roberts Court is poised to take us one giant step backward.
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Michigan GOP Members Make Fun of Women by Pretending to Read Fashion Magazines

Michigan GOP Members Make Fun of Women by Pretending to Read Fashion Magazines | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Last week, three Michigan Republicans joked in a photo that they "understand" women because they read fashion magazines. But the gag is proof of how deeply they hold women in contempt.
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Conscious prejudice and bias
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"This Is How We Talk About Female Leaders"

"This Is How We Talk About Female Leaders" | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Slutty, agressive, ice queen, ruthless, unreasonable, harpie… Quelles sont les critiques adressées aux femmes puissantes, comme Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Anna Wintour ou Angela Merkel ? Le...

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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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Four Ways to Create Culture Change Around Abortion

Four Ways to Create Culture Change Around Abortion | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Culture change is distinct from policy change and health-care access, but it’s just as important. It’s difficult to imagine long-term policy gains without doing the hard work to change norms, beliefs, and behavior.
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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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US Politics: Tuesday's Primaries Won't Change Gender Leadership Imbalance

US Politics: Tuesday's Primaries Won't Change Gender Leadership Imbalance | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Tuesday's Primaries Won't Change Gender Leadership Imbalance PoliticusUSA I think I speak for many women in this country when I say I am sick and tired of national conversations about our bodies, our families and our pay that don't include us.


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Robert Reich: How the Right is Literally Killing Women

Robert Reich: How the Right is Literally Killing Women | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The maternal death rate is growing. That is just wrong

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Political Scene: Elizabeth Warren's Influence

Political Scene: Elizabeth Warren's Influence | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Jill Lepore and Evan Osnos discuss how Elizabeth Warren is changing the Senate and the country.

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Greg Russak's curator insight, April 19, 2014 7:05 PM

But it’s undeniable that Warren is changing the Senate and, by extension, the country. “Left-wing populism is on the rise, and right-wing populism has been losing a fair amount of ground,” Lepore says of recent political trends. Moreover, she continues, “If the momentum is on Warren’s side, then everything shifts left.”

Party Recon's comment, April 29, 2014 4:31 PM
I love Liz Warren and wish her the best in bringing the Democratic Party back to its roots as the party of the people. I would also love to see her debate Hillary Clinton, especially when it came to Wall Street. Hillary took $400,000 last fall from Goldman Sachs and, in return, delivered the infamous, "Banker Bashing is Bad" speech. Meanwhile, Warren seems to be the only one rallying people to the cause of re-regulating The Street and holding it accountable for the mischief that crashed the economy in '08, much of which continues today.
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Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years

Phyllis Schlafly: Still Wrong (and Mean) After All These Years | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
A recent column by Phyllis Schlafly—arguably nation’s, if not the world’s, most famous hater of the feminist movement—shows just how woefully out of touch she and the conservative spokeswomen who have followed her are today.
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Schlafly said, “The best way to improve economic prospects for women is to improve job prospects for the men in their lives, even if that means increasing the so-called pay gap.”

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Want To Win The War On Poverty? Rebuild The Labor Movement

Want To Win The War On Poverty?  Rebuild The Labor Movement | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
When conservative Ohio Governor and former Lehman Brothers executive John Kasich feels compelled to remind his fellow conservatives that upon entering Heaven, “Saint Peter is probably not going to ask you much about what you did about keeping government small. But he is going to ask you what you did for the poor,” you know poverty has reached center stage.

From the homilies of Pope Francis, to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's (pictured) inauguration speech, poverty and its close cousin inequality are playing starring roles in the current political discourse. The President’s 2015 budget proposal, released earlier this month, calls for a significant increase in federal spending on anti-poverty programs, and while these proposals are likely DOA in the Republican-controlled House, Democrats across the land have promised to campaign on the issue leading up to the 2014 midterm races. This year, then, appears little different from much of 2013: the spotlight on poverty shows no sign of dimming.

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Not necessarily all feminist; but unions have their place in feminism and other battles of equality -- and unions are the way to cease this war on the masses.

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Gracie Passette's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:39 AM

And include sex workers in the labor movement; perhaps not unions per se, but in valuing workers & workers rights ~ and sex work as work.

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The War On Women

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“If a woman has (the right to abortion), why shouldn’t a man be free to use his superior strength to force himself on a woman? At least the rapist’s pursuit of sexual freedom doesn’t (in most cases)...
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A huge link round-up of evidence.

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For Too Many, Accessing Abortion Is Already an 'Undue Burden'

For Too Many, Accessing Abortion Is Already an 'Undue Burden' | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The latest wave of clinic closures in Texas illustrates how absurd judging abortion restrictions under the "undue burden" test has become.
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Can Wendy Davis Have It All?

Can Wendy Davis Have It All? | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

A tale of ambition, motherhood, and political mythmaking in the race for governor of Texas.

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URGENT: Call VA House Leaders - Stop Blocking the ERA

URGENT: Call VA House Leaders - Stop Blocking the ERA | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Del. Mark Cole's legislative aide said he is not planning on introducing the ERA legislation to be heard in the House committee effectively stopping progress on the ERA bill for Virginians and for our nation. This is unacceptable! We need to call and to keep calling Del. Cole and Speaker Howell. Ask them to allow a vote on the ERA bill HJ 12. The Virginia Senate bill passed with bi-partisan support 25-8. 

Tell your friends across this nation to call NOW!!!! One man has chosen to stop the path for economic stability for all women in the United States. Remind Delegate Cole and Speaker Howell that the number one issue for women is economic equality and women all across the nation are watching Virginia!

Del. Mark Cole (804) 698-1088
Email Address: DelMCole@house.virginia.gov
Twitter: @MarkColeVA

Speaker Howell (804) 698-1028
Email Address: delwhowell@house.virginia.gov
Twitter: @SpeakerHowell


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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Colorful Prism Of Racism
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Consumption Junction
Consumerism meets marketing; who & what manipulates the free market of goods & services. See also: http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/category/ze-big-mouth-promotions-stuff/
Crimes Against Humanity
From lone gunmen on hills to mass movements. Depressing as hell, really.
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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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