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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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Sex or Sex Assault: The 5 Ws Checklist

Sex or Sex Assault: The 5 Ws Checklist | Herstory | Scoop.it

The American Judicial system has once again sent a clear message to America’s girls: sexual assault—even rape—is no big deal.

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Enough Is Enough: Poor Women Are Not Having Babies for Money

Enough Is Enough: Poor Women Are Not Having Babies for Money | Herstory | Scoop.it
California's Maximum Family Grant rule denies financial support to babies born while their families are receiving grants from the state's welfare program. An effort is underway to repeal the rule and to deconstruct the narrative that poor women have babies for money.
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Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too

Hobby Lobby Wants to Deny Insurance Coverage of Birth Control. It Should Stop Selling Knitting Needles, Too | Herstory | Scoop.it
While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and didn’t have access to legal abortion used to try and end their pregnancies themselves.
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President Obama Just Nominated the Very First Native American Woman For Federal Judge

President Obama Just Nominated the Very First Native American Woman For Federal Judge | Herstory | Scoop.it

Diane J. Humetewa, a member of the Hopi tribe and former U.S. attorney in Arizona, has beennominated to serve on the U.S. District Court for the district of Arizona as a federal judge. If confirmed, she would be the first active member of a Native American reservation, and first Native American woman to serve as a federal judge. Not only would this bring more diversity to the federal bench, but Arizona’s prominent Native community will finally be represented in a state that is infamous for ignoring Native issues.


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Herstory at Facebook

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History, politics & culture as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated.


A place to connect with Herstory at Facebook.

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Who's The Boss

Who's The Boss is a short film by Maxine Doogan. It poses a rhetorical question in post Proposition K, San Francisco Ballot measure in 2008 to stop the enfor...

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Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns

Facing Protective Orders and Allowed to Keep Guns | Herstory | Scoop.it

The National Rifle Association and its allies are challenging states’ efforts to take guns away from domestic violence offenders who have been served with civil protection orders.

 

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For all its rage and terror, the episode might well have been prevented. Had Mr. Holten lived in one of a handful of states, the protection order would have forced him to relinquish his firearms. But that is not the case in Washington and most of the country, in large part because of the influence of the National Rifle Association and its allies.

 

Advocates for domestic violence victims have long called for stricter laws governing firearms and protective orders. Their argument is rooted in a grim statistic: when women die at the hand of an intimate partner, that hand is more often than not holding a gun.

 

In these most volatile of human dramas, they contend, the right to bear arms must give ground to the need to protect a woman’s life.

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Penile Code Avenger: Making Noise

Penile Code Avenger: Making Noise | Herstory | Scoop.it

"If violence against women is ever going to stop we all have to express our rage to the members of the enforcement and judicial members of our society. We have to let them know that it’s not just the victims who find easy treatment of convicted abusers inexcusable, it’s all of us."

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The Legality of the Upskirt

The Legality of the Upskirt | Herstory | Scoop.it
Shocker, ladies: your bodies–covered or not–are public property.
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Rep. Wasserman Schultz talks about the Violence Against Women Act

by RepWassermanSchultz, YouTube.com

 

Rep.Wasserman Schultz spoke on the House Floor about the inadequacies of the [House version of the] Violence Against Women Act.

 

[the House has passed the redacted rights version of VAWA. jkl]


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Welfare Overhaul's Impact On America's Poorest : NPR

Welfare Overhaul's Impact On America's Poorest : NPR | Herstory | Scoop.it

Examining how restructuring the welfare program has affected the poor — and particularly poor women — during the recession.

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Idaho Woman Arrested For Abortion Is Uneasy Case For Both Sides

Idaho Woman Arrested For Abortion Is Uneasy Case For Both Sides | Herstory | Scoop.it

by JESSICA ROBINSON, OPB News

 

An Idaho woman arrested for inducing her own abortion is taking her case to federal court. Jennie Linn McCormack was charged last year under an obscure Idaho law for ending her pregnancy with RU-486. She joins an increasing number of women who get the so-called abortion pill off the internet. [MORE]


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Controversial Voter ID Measure Moves Ahead

Controversial Voter ID Measure Moves Ahead | Herstory | Scoop.it

by DAVID BAILEY, Reuters

 

A controversial voter photo ID requirement will be on the ballot in Minnesota in November after the Republican-led legislature gave its approval on Wednesday.

 

The legislature's move bypasses Democratic Governor Mark Dayton - who vetoed a voter ID bill last year - and puts the proposed amendment to the state's constitution directly in the hands of voters. 

 

The ACLU of Minnesota civil liberties group and the League of Women Voters of Minnesota have opposed the amendment and executive directors of both organizations said Wednesday they were considering several options including potential legal challenges.

 

"This is just voter suppression, they dress it up in a pretty gown and put lipstick on it, but it is voter suppression," said Charles Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota.  [MORE]


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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 | Herstory | 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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The National Domestic Violence Hotline | Building Your Case: How to Document Abuse

The National Domestic Violence Hotline | Building Your Case: How to Document Abuse | Herstory | Scoop.it

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Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence

Kentucky Lawmaker Attempts to Define Abortion as Domestic Violence | Herstory | Scoop.it
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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Abortion Restrictions Failing This Year in Court Challenges

Abortion Restrictions Failing This Year in Court Challenges | Herstory | Scoop.it
State legislatures trying to curtail
abortions have suffered a 0-for-8 losing streak after court
challenges to their new laws this year.
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Domestic Violence Is Not a "Nuisance"

Domestic Violence Is Not a "Nuisance" | Herstory | Scoop.it

Lakisha Briggs was nearly evicted from her home for involving the police one too many times when her boyfriend tried to beat her.

 

That’s because cities and towns nationwide are passing "nuisance ordinances." These measures force landlords to evict tenants who are involved in disorderly behavior – even if they are victims of domestic violence.

 

No one should face homelessness for calling the cops to stop domestic violence! Sign our open letter calling for the repeal of nuisance ordinances so that women like Lakisha aren’t punished for calling the police.

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Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota)

Infuriated & Embarrassed To Be From This State (Abortion Laws In North Dakota) | Herstory | Scoop.it
After calling Gov. Dalrymple, I called my state legislators too. And then I sent this letter via email to all as well in response to all the insanity occurring in...
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Penile Code Avenger: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence

Penile Code Avenger: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same: Let's Talk About Domestic Violence | Herstory | Scoop.it

For today, we don't even have the right to enjoy our homes, our private spaces, without fearing violence, rape, or worse. And when we dare to point that out, we are not merely dismissed, we are punished.

So many of us are still having to say, "That's life."

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The history of domestic violence repeating itself.

 

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Wichita Anti-Choicer Leaders Raising Funds for Multi-Million Dollar "Pro-Life Memorial" As Children Suffer From Budget Cuts | RH Reality Check

Wichita Anti-Choicer Leaders Raising Funds for Multi-Million Dollar "Pro-Life Memorial" As Children Suffer From Budget Cuts | RH Reality Check | Herstory | Scoop.it

"At a time when many of its parishioners may be having trouble paying their mortgages and wondering how to survive massive layoffs, this church wants to erect a massively expensive monument to their victory in the murder of Dr. Tiller. Kansas' career anti-choice activists are literally salivating over a "one of a kind" tourist attraction rivaling the Creation Museum, to drive an influx of cash and the credulous."

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Symbolic Consequences of the New Definition of “Forcible Rape” » Sociological Images

Symbolic Consequences of the New Definition of “Forcible Rape” » Sociological Images | Herstory | Scoop.it
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State Agency May Publicize Detailed Information About Abortion Patients

State Agency May Publicize Detailed Information About Abortion Patients | Herstory | Scoop.it

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has proposed new rules requiring abortion facilities to collect and report even more information on their patients than they already do....

 

That may sound familiar, because Republican state Rep. Bill Zedler of Arlington hoped to implement changes like these in the last legislative session—but his proposal died in committee. So Zedler skipped the legislative process and asked DSHS to collect the information anyway. They seem ready to comply.[more]


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Women Supreme Court Justices Celebrate 30 Years Since Court's First Female

Women Supreme Court Justices Celebrate 30 Years Since Court's First Female | Herstory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- The only four women to serve as Supreme Court justices gathered Wednesday night to celebrate Sandra Day O'Connor's pathbreaking arrival on the bench three decades ago.

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Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law

Scott Walker Quietly Repeals Wisconsin Equal Pay Law | Herstory | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A Wisconsin law that made it easier for victims of wage discrimination to have their day in court was repealed on Thursday, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) quietly signed the bill.

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