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Who Needs Feminism? | Facebook

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Who Needs Feminism? On Tumblr

Who Needs Feminism? On Tumblr | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Identify yourself as a feminist today and many people will immediately assume you are man-hating, bra-burning, whiny liberal. Perhaps a certain charming radio talk show host will label you as a...
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Take Action with NOW

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Stop Anti-Abortion Rights Teen Endangerment Act in Congress

 

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A House floor vote is coming soon on the dangerous anti-abortion rights Teen Endangerment Act, which could criminalize helping a teenage woman access legal abortion care outside of her home state. Tell your representative to vote NO on the "Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act" (H.R. 2299). [MORE]


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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - 2012 Election, Women in Politics, and What Hillary Clinton Cares About Most - ELLE.com

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton - 2012 Election, Women in Politics, and What Hillary Clinton Cares About Most - ELLE.com | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by RACHAEL COMBE, Elle

 

Secretary of State Clinton has won over her harshest critics and become so popular that some Democrats are envisioning a future in which she replaces Joe Biden as vice president on the 2012 ticket and then—dare they imagine it—takes the top job in 2016. [MORE]


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Quociente Cultural 's comment, April 10, 2012 7:09 PM
A Shame for all decent Human beings in Planete Earth!

Any human Being with decency should have shame of this individual. Any decent Woman knows how rotten Grotesque is to have this individual as a Popular face of the female gender.
If we lived in a decent World this individual will spend the end of her days is Prison. How many Libyan children her Murdered by her Rotten criminal perception of Life? Her face is a expression of Infamy and insult to MANKIND!
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Tell Facebook to Bring Women To The Table

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by CATHERINE SCOTT,

Ms. Magazine Blog

 

Fifty-eight percent of Facebook users are women. Sixty-two percent of shares on Facebook are done by female users. How many women are on Facebook’s board of directors?

 

Zero.

 

For such an innovative brand, Facebook is distinctly behind the times when it comes to gender equity. Only 11.3 percent of Fortune 500 companies had male-only boards last year. Google, Microsoft and LinkedIn each have at least one woman on their boards. A recent survey of Fortune 500 companies found that those with three or more women board members outperformed those with fewer or none, achieving an average of 53 percent greater return on equity. Why wouldn’t a man as intelligent as Mark Zuckerberg adopt a business strategy that could increase his profits by half?

 

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ACLU Wins a Round for Reproductive Justice and Advances Gender Discrimination Argument | RH Reality Check

ACLU Wins a Round for Reproductive Justice and Advances Gender Discrimination Argument | RH Reality Check | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The ACLU won a round this week in its court challenge to a Kansas law passed during the 2011 legislative session.  There are a few court challenges being waged in Kansas and the cost of these challenges continues to rise. ...
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GOP War on Women an Important Undercurrent in Scott Walker Recall Effort

Rachel Maddow reviews recent headlines of violence and intimidation at Planned Parenthood clinics in Wisconsin and traces the extremist anti-abortion, anti-contraception roots of unpopular Wisconsin governor Scott Walker. ...

 

[One reason why I love Rachel Maddow; she talks about issues that most do not.]

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Nikki Haley: ‘Women Don’t Care About Contraception’

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by ALEX SEITZ-WALD, Think Progress

 

Defending her party after some of its members spent months going after contraception, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) said today that birth control isn’t very important to women. “Women don’t care about contraception,” she said on The View.

 

[Read the article.]


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Take Action with NOW: Violence Against Women Act Needs Your Voice Now!

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Take action for women's rights, take action with NOW.
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7 Ways Citizens Are Using Humor and Creativity to Protest Injustice | Gender | AlterNet

7 Ways Citizens Are Using Humor and Creativity to Protest Injustice | Gender | AlterNet | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

While not a new concept, creative activism does seem to be having a "moment" right now as activists look for ways to draw attention to the recent attacks on our rights.

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Standing Up For Democracy: How Activists Are Fighting Injustice in America Today | Activism | AlterNet

Standing Up For Democracy: How Activists Are Fighting Injustice in America Today | Activism | AlterNet | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Bill Moyers talks with activists about an initiative to open Americans' eyes about income inequality.
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Why Women Aren't Taking Over Congress After All | Activism | AlterNet

Why Women Aren't Taking Over Congress After All | Activism | AlterNet | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Twenty years of training women to run -- why so little to show for it? Because it's still the guys' game.
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No Room for Humanity from Anti-Choice Extremists

No Room for Humanity from Anti-Choice Extremists | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

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Jay Bookman, journalist for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, talks with Rachel Maddow about the radical extremism of a Georgia anti-choice group that has taken the "Tea Party" name to push its socially conservative agenda. [MORE] 

 

[Perhaps the most brilliant 9:45 you will spend today. "Women will remember in November."  jkl]


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FEMEN Protest Islam Oppression of Women in Paris

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Topless activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen hold placards as they protest against anti women's politic of Islam on March 31, 2012 in front of the Eiffel tower at the Trocadero in Paris. The idea of protest is to call muslim women to fight againsts Sharia laws.

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The Women's Vote and 2012

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by DAVID FRUM, The Daily Beast

 

There is no significant gender gap at all on abortion, for example, according to Pew Research.

 

No, men and women are divided on economic issues. (Also on issues of war and peace, but that is less pertinent today.) To simplify: American men (and especially white men) respond positively to the language of economic individualism. American women–not so much. [MORE]


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No Newt Is Good Newt

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I had these buttons / pinbacks made back in the day — the early days of the gross ineptitude, racism, and misogyny of the political money-grubbing beast that is Newt...
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Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, "Sugar Daddy" and Women Voters in the Walker Recall | RH Reality Check

Wisconsin Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, "Sugar Daddy" and Women Voters in the Walker Recall | RH Reality Check | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin recall election is fixing to get ugly. 
In what is the first major election battle in the 2012 cycle, Governor Scott Walker is pitting woman against woman in his pending recall election.
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» The Worst Affront Yet in the War on Women : Ideas for Women Change and Courage Blog

» The Worst Affront Yet in the War on Women : Ideas for Women Change and Courage Blog | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

This is just atrocious. Why would anyone want to punish women in such a way?

 

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The Gender Gap: Three Decades Old, as Wide as Ever - Pew Research Center

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Barack Obama's advantages among women voters over his GOP rivals are striking, with women favoring Obama over Mitt Romney by 20 points and over Rick Santorum by 26 points.


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Stag Party: the GOP’s woman problem is that it has a serious problem with women

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Excerpt from article by FRANK RICH, New York Magazine

 

For much of its history, misogyny was not the style of the party of Lincoln. For most of the twentieth century, the GOP was ahead of the curve in bestowing women’s rights. When the Nineteenth Amendment granting suffrage was ratified in 1920, roughly three-quarters of the 36 state legislatures that did so were controlled by Republicans. In 1940, the GOP mandated that women be equally represented in its national and executive committees—a standard not imposed by the Democrats until more than three decades later.

 

Barry Goldwater’s wife Peggy, inspired by a Margaret Sanger lecture in Phoenix in 1937, would help build one of the nation’s largest Planned Parenthood affiliates. Her husband favored abortion rights. “I think the average woman feels, ‘My God, that’s my business,’ and that’s the way we should keep it,” he said late in his career. Prescott Bush, the Connecticut senator who sired a presidential dynasty, was another Sanger enthusiast and treasurer for the first national Planned Parenthood fund-raising campaign. His son George, when a congressman in the sixties, was an ardent birth-control advocate and the principal Republican author of the trailblazing Family Planning Act of 1970. Capitol Hill colleagues jokingly nicknamed him “Rubbers.” [MORE]


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'Dame Factory Inc.' Explores Gender Theory In A Sexy And Uncomfortable Way (VIDEO) (NSFW)

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In Melanie Abramov's experimental short film "Dame Factory Inc.," women work in the Dame Factory: a clean, efficient and sexy organization spitting out the tastiest of treats, quite literally.
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Courtney Martin: Reinventing feminism

http://www.ted.com Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word "feminism." In a personal and heartfelt talk, she describes the three paradox...

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Birth Control Access Boosts Women's Wages, Study Finds

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by LAURA BASSETT, huffingtonpost.com

 

While women still earn 77 cents for every dollar that men make in the United States, the gender wage gap has closed significantly over the past several decades. Now, for the first time ever, a new study has connected the narrowing of that pay gap to increased access to birth control pills.

 

The University of Michigan study, which analyzed the careers of 4,300 women, shows that the earlier a woman can start taking birth control pills, the more likely she is to earn higher wages later in life.

 

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