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Your Right To Bare Breasts

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Given all the ruckus about breast feeding in public (something which relegated me to the isolation of many a stuffy room, even during family gatherings), I consider the right to...
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Leader Pelosi Comments on Republican Decision to Deny Norton Courtesy of Testifying

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NANCI PELOSI, via RH Reality Check

 

Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) responds to a journalist's question about how Eleanor Norton was not allowed speak at a Congressional hearing on an abortion law, introduced by a legislator from Arizona for her own (DC) district.  "What are they afraid of...the facts?"


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Young feminists make mark in "war on women"

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by JESSICA VALENTI, CBS News Opinion

 

Komen. Sandra Fluke. Transvaginal. The reason these words are instantly recognizable -- the reason the "war on women" is now part of the national conversation -- is largely thanks to younger women and online organizing. Behind every recent battle against the onslaught of sexism has been the energy and activism of young people -- on blogs, Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook. And in a long-overdue but welcome change of message, the mainstream feminist movement that once claimed young women didn't care about feminism is finally catching on. Some are even walking the walk.

 

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The Issa Hearing Redux: AZ Rep. Franks Seeks to Control DC's Abortion Policy

The Issa Hearing Redux: AZ Rep. Franks Seeks to Control DC's Abortion Policy | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by ROBIN MARTY, RH Reality Check

 

Arizona Congressman Trent Franks' attempt to push a 20-week "fetal pain" abortion ban in Washington, D.C. (despite the fact that there is no science showing a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks) is at best just another chance for the Republican to show off his anti-choice credentials and allow anti-choice House members to woo their supporters with their love of restrictions on women's reproductive health. At worst, it's an attempt to create a piece of legislation which, if it does become law, wouldprovide a direct track to the Supreme Court to challenge Roe V. Wade. There is no evidence for fetal pain in the second trimester of pregnancy, and fetuses are not viable at 20 weeks.

 

Either way, he's not intending to let his moment of glory be overshadowed, even if that means refusing to let D.C.'s actual Congressional representative speak on the bill.

 

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Miss Represented: Women's Success in the 21st Century is Still Defined by Sex

Miss Represented: Women's Success in the 21st Century is Still Defined by Sex | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

"As long as we tolerate being saturated by media that depicts female success as tied inextricably to the ability to attract a man and produce offspring […] we leave room for the notion that women are above all procreative vehicles."

 

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Why Are We Debating Birth Control … Again?

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by JESSICA VALENTI, Boston Magazine

 

Forty years after the Supreme Court settled it, we’re somehow having a birth control debate. Again. And Scott Brown’s political future could hang in the balance.

 

IF YOU’D ASKED American women a year ago about the most pressing concerns facing the country, they’d have given you a variety of responses: the economy, war, education. Some might have even mentioned reproductive rights. But I doubt a single one of them could have anticipated that in 2012 they’d be worrying about access to birth control. I mean, didn’t we settle all of that decades ago? [MORE]


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Five Overlooked Battles in the War on Women

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The war on women is real, but it doesn’t stop with abortion—or here at home.
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Women's rights in Mali 'set back 50 years' by new 'Family Code' law

Women's rights in Mali 'set back 50 years' by new 'Family Code' law | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Opposition to legislation dashes equality hopes in West African country's strongly patriarchal society...

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Saying "No More War on Women" in the California Capital

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by R. ROBERTSON, San Francisco Bay Area Indymedia

 

In every state across the nation (barring Mississippi and North Dakota) weekend rallies against the War on Women took place with enthusiastic participants. In the California state capital of Sacramento, hundreds marched through the downtown area after rallying on the steps of the capitol building. One lone counter-protester was not ignored. Several women gave him the word, telling him it was time to face the reality of equality. PHOTO ESSAY!

 

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Susan Sarandon Explains Why Women Need White Man’s Di*#s

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Gearing up for the Unite Women nationwide march this Saturday, Susan Sarandon explains the many benefits of having a white man's dick (WMD) in this Funny or Die video. NSFW.

 

[I have the hugest crush on Sarandon -- this is just another wonderful example of why. If you only watch one video online today, this is IT.]

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I Can’t Decide If I’m A Nerd Or A Geek; Maybe It’s The Gender Bias

I Can’t Decide If I’m A Nerd Or A Geek; Maybe It’s The Gender Bias | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
I don’t suppose it matters, really, if I am a “nerd” or a “geek.” But this “Geeks vs Nerds” infographic got me thinking… First it was just the statements in...
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Open Letter To All WOMEN and Men In Texas. Unite Against War On Women Rally In Austin A Must

Open Letter To All WOMEN and Men In Texas. Unite Against War On Women Rally In Austin A Must | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by EGBERTO WILLIES, Coffee Party USA

 

It is not necessary for me to tell anyone what our legislature has done this session. There is something very interesting that one must note with the draconian cuts in our school budget, the invasion of women’s bodies, the cuts in medical care, and all the other cuts too numerous to document, they disproportionately affect women.

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I Know a Lot About Welfare Mothers

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by HAPPY IN NM, Daily Kos

When I was going through my divorce, my daughter and I went to LA for my mother's 70th birthday celebration. While we were gone, my husband closed our business. The office had been emptied of everything. He also took whatever money was in the business account, which was the only account we had. I had nothing, except a place to live until the bills came due. I also had one 6 year old daughter who was inclined to eat periodically. My parents were living exclusively on Social Security, so they could offer little financial help. With few choices and much trepidation  [MORE]


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Thank you for sharing this article. I think it is so important to share experiences of real people, and not the oft touted fiction that passes for fair and balanced news in other parts.
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Why Planned Parenthood matters

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by JOAN WALSH, salon.com

 

The Tea Party tried to turn the group into the New Black Panther Party, and instead inspired an ongoing backlash

 

On Thursday I’ll be speaking at Planned Parenthood of Chicago’s annual gala, and I’m honored. (Tickets are available here.) I’ve always supported Planned Parenthood, but I think the group has helped change the political debate in this country in tangible ways over the last year or so, and I’m excited to talk about where we go from here.

 

We also have to thank the Tea Party, of course. My MSNBC colleague Chris Hayes joked on Monday that Tea Party extremists “thought they could turn Planned Parenthood into the New Black Panthers” – that Fox News boogeyman – but they were wrong. When they pushed to defund Planned Parenthood, they touched off a grass-roots uprising to defend not only the organization, but women’s health and freedom. It flared up again when Susan G. Komen defunded Planned Parenthood, and Komen had to reverse itself. 

 

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A new report says political conservatives have a much better sex life than Democrats by Andrew Malcolm

Republicans, especially older conservatives, have a far better sex life than young liberals...

 

I don't think they (Match) knows how trully funny this is from such lying liars!

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Jackie Vanderbrug | Women Effect Investments

Jackie Vanderbrug | Women Effect Investments | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

Women Effect Investments is a field-building initiative that seeks to mobilize more investment dollars toward improving the condition of women and girls worldwide.

We are doing this because when women are economic agents and leaders, social change accelerates and returns multiply. The returns of women-focused investing can be measured in our families, our neighborhoods, and on the other side of the world. This is The Women Effect.


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Is the U.S. Economy Sexist?

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At The Atlantic, we have a saying: "The recession was sexist.

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That Feminist Dyke: Feminist texts written by women of color

That Feminist Dyke: Feminist texts written by women of color | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

This list is still a work in progress.

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Planned Parenthood fights back against funding cuts

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ANDREA MITCHELL, MSNBC

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell talks with Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, about the latest piece of legislation out of Texas that would block funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood centers and would restrict women’s health care. [MORE]


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Paid family leave proposed to ease wage gap

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posted by SCOTT NANCE, Corjul

 

With the issue of wage equality for women heating up this week as an issue on the 2012 campaign trail, an influential left-leaning Washington think tank has proposed updating federal law to guarantee workers paid family and medical leave to promote greater gender equity and reduce the gender wage gap.

 

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Who needs feminism? Duke University

Who needs feminism? Duke University | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The story behind it & Professor Rachel Seidman’s course Women in the Public Sphere.
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