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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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Women, Money and Power

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by BETH BAKER, Ms. Magazine Blog

 

A sterling lineup of women mixed passion and good-natured humor at yesterday’s “Women Money Power” forum in Washington, D.C. Organized by the Feminist Majority on the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the forum, which was streamed live, brought together hundreds of women across the age spectrum–from 8th grader Isabella Gelfand, who addressed an enormous banquet hall during the celebratory lunch, to feminists in their 90s. [MORE]


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Rachel Maddow: 2010 Smith College Commencement Speaker (Video)

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Rachel Maddow, a political commentator who rose to national prominence after launching her career on local radio, was the speaker at Smith College's 132nd commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 16, 2010.

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

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

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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Adrienne Rich, feminist poet and essayist, dead at 82; Rich influenced a generation of women writers

Adrienne Rich, feminist poet and essayist, dead at 82; Rich influenced a generation of women writers | Herstory | Scoop.it
Rich, a fiercely gifted, award-winning poet whose socially conscious verse influenced a generation of feminist, gay rights and anti-war activists, has died.

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

'Dame Factory Inc.' Explores Gender Theory In A Sexy And Uncomfortable Way (VIDEO) (NSFW) | Herstory | Scoop.it
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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» Getting a Man’s Permission for Women’s Healthcare : Ideas for Women Change and Courage Blog

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International Women's Day: why I "came out" as a feminist - The Vancouver Observer

International Women's Day: why I "came out" as a feminist - The Vancouver Observer | Herstory | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning HeraldInternational Women's Day: why I "came out" as a feministThe Vancouver ObserverToday marks one of the most important days of a feminist's calendar. March 8 is International Women's Day.

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Suffragette Surveillance, 1913

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'In 1912, Scotland Yard detectives bought their first camera, to covertly photograph suffragettes.

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House Committee Passes "Arrest Grandma" Act

House Committee Passes "Arrest Grandma" Act | Herstory | Scoop.it

by THOMAS, Blog for Choice

 

While eyes were turned on the Supreme Court today, another front in the War on Women was being waged across the street.

 

The anti-choice leadership of the U.S. House of Representatives moved one step closer to passing yet another anti-choice attack.

 

The House Judiciary Committee today voted on the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act (CIANA), a.k.a. the "Arrest Grandma" Act.

 

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Top 5 Health Care Benefits for Women

Top 5 Health Care Benefits for Women | Herstory | Scoop.it

Ultraviolet

 

Most people don't know about the great benefits for women in the health care bill. And studies show that the more women know about these benefits, the more likely they are to support the law and use those benefits.

 

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This Election Is A 'Turning Point'

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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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Domestic Violence Is Sexy | BlogHer

Domestic Violence Is Sexy | BlogHer | Herstory | Scoop.it
Why do celebrities and victims of domestic violence like Rihanna continue to glamorize abuse?

 

Why is the media making domestic violence sexy? Because we are letting them.

They’re using the pictures of a leather-clad Rihanna bumping and grinding on stage, not the pictures where her face is torn up and bruised. If we continue to let these celebrities parade their choices in front of us, then we become immune to the truth about domestic violence.

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Class Privilege and Parental Leave » Sociological Images

Class Privilege and Parental Leave » Sociological Images | Herstory | Scoop.it

The United States is unusual among developed countries in guaranteeing exactly zero weeks of paid time-off from work upon the birth or adoption of a child. Japan offers 14 weeks of paid job-protected leave, the U.K. offers 18, Denmark 28, Norway 52, and Sweden offers 68 (yes, that’s over a year of paid time-off to take care of a new child).

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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 | Herstory | 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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Homemade Device Explodes At Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Clinic

Homemade Device Explodes At Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Clinic | Herstory | Scoop.it

by ROBIN MARTY, RH Reality Check

 

A small bomb exploded at Planned Parenthood's Appleton North Health Center in Wisconsin, according to numerous news reports. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that a "small, homemade explosive device" was placed on a windowsill of the clinic at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, causing damage as well as small fire. [MORE]


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How To Cure A Feminist

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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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WI Senator Tells Women Who Can't Afford Birth Control to Google "What If I Can't Afford Birth Control?" | RH Reality Check

WI Senator Tells Women Who Can't Afford Birth Control to Google "What If I Can't Afford Birth Control?" | RH Reality Check | Herstory | Scoop.it
The Republican all-male-dominated debate on contraception took a new turn this week when Teaparty Sen.
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'I was once ashamed of my mother's power' - Haaretz

'I was once ashamed of my mother's power' - Haaretz | Herstory | Scoop.it
'I was once ashamed of my mother's power'HaaretzBy Ibtisam Mara'ana "My mother, Hatam Mara'ana, is the most feminist a woman can be, but she isn't entirely aware of this," says film director Ibtisam Mara'ana.

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Forty years of feminism – but women still do most of the housework

Forty years of feminism – but women still do most of the housework | Herstory | Scoop.it

Just over one in 10 women – 13% – say their husbands do more housework than they do, while only 3% of married women do fewer than three hours a week, with almost half doing 13 hours or more. In short, the gender imbalance is alive and thriving in the British household, according to the IPPR, which says its research shows that, for real equality, society needs to see men to pick up the vacuum cleaner and do their fair share. Patterns of housework have changed only slightly. More than eight out of 10 women born in 1958 said they do more laundry and ironing than their partner, while seven out of 10 women born in 1970 agreed. "The revolution in gender roles is unfinished business," said Nick Pearce, director of IPPR. "Women still shoulder the overwhelming burden of household tasks, particularly after they have had children. When they earn more, their bargaining power with their partners increases, so closing the gender pay gap would help. Universal childcare, rather than tax relief for nannies or cleaners, is also the best way forward for a family-friendly, more equal Britain. "On most key issues, the route to modern feminist goals must pass through fathers. Men should work more flexibly, take greater responsibility for caring for their children and their homes, and have the right to reserved parental leave," says the IPPR.


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Celebrating International Women's Day Serbian Style |

Celebrating International Women's Day Serbian Style | | Herstory | Scoop.it
In celebration of International Women's Day, hundreds of people—mostly women, but men and children too along with a police escort—came out to Republic Square in Belgrade to show support for women's rights and gender equality.

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Erica Jong Defends Feminist Revolution

Erica Jong Defends Feminist Revolution | Herstory | Scoop.it
Why has feminism become a dirty word? Erica Jong says the next generation of women just don’t get it.

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Van Rij Sandra's comment, March 27, 2012 2:37 PM
If a surpressed woman demands to have her own identity, opinion, sexual orientation and freedom, she has my support. Only under one condition: I am not going to defend those humanrights under a fake name, but under the name, my parents gave me at birth. Because I stand for what I believe in. Sisters of feminism, you go! We are the 50% of Planet Earth!!
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A Slip of a Girl: Too Sexy For Your Nursing Bra? Really?! (A Rantie)

A Slip of a Girl: Too Sexy For Your Nursing Bra? Really?! (A Rantie) | Herstory | Scoop.it

Strong reactions to discussing the functionality and fun of maternity bras. And by "strong reaction" I mean people jumped to all sorts of conclusions about bras and women -- pregnant &/or nursing women, that is.

 

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If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics)

If You’re Forced To Have A Baby, Don’t Throw It Out With The Bathwater (Or, Of Margaret Sanger & Eugenics) | Herstory | Scoop.it

Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood and advocate for planned parenting & birth control before women even had the right to vote, is often misquoted or quoted out of context. And one thing is generally missing from any conversation about Sanger and her times: The subject of eugenics itself.

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