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Vote early. Vote often. Just to piss ‘em off.

Vote early.  Vote often.  Just to piss ‘em off. | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
Margaret, it’s all over now. I’ve said all I can say about these asshats in the Republican Party. The fact that they would prefer to see fewer people voting rather than more should tell...
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The Politics of Fear and the Party of Non-Voters

The Politics of Fear and the Party of Non-Voters | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
The latest Pew Research Center poll shows Mitt Romney ahead of President Barack Obama among likely voters, 49% to 45%. But the latest Gallup poll shows the President Obama leading Romney among likely...
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Disdain for Workers

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These days we are getting to really see the beliefs of the party that is of the wealthy, by the wealthy, and for the wealthy.
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I'm Not a Feminist, But . . . I'm - Nursing Clio by Carrie Adkins

I'm Not a Feminist, But . . . I'm - Nursing Clio by Carrie Adkins | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
... the modern United States. Because I've been teaching for several years now, and because my courses have almost always included some kind of study of women and gender, I was not surprised when, during the very first class, one of my… ...
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Obama's Severe Limitations: The White-Racist Context ...from Racism Review

Obama's Severe Limitations: The White-Racist Context ...from Racism Review | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves, and that we're going to get to the bottom of exactly what happened.
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Program hopes to stabilize life for the metro's 1,900 single mothers living in poverty

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by MEAGAN CARD, Inforum


FARGO -The focus is on providing a more stable life for mother and child through affordable housing, education, child care services and empowerment training, said Andrea Hochhalter, the community outreach director for Jeremiah Program Fargo-Moorhead.

 

There is an obvious need for the program, she said, as 1,900 single mothers are living in poverty in the F-M area. These women are making, on average, less than $8 an hour and live with high levels of debt and poor credit ratings, Hochhalter said...[MORE]


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Gender and the Changing Workplace (UPDATE) » Sociological Images

Gender and the Changing Workplace (UPDATE) » Sociological Images | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it

Last week, Stephen Colbert discussed gender and work with guest Liza Mundy. The clip quickly hits on several trends and patterns that sociologists highlight when studying gender in the workplace: the pay gap, women disproportionately working in the helping professions, the impacts of large economic shifts that have reduced the prominence of manufacturing, and the tendency of men to flee particular jobs once large numbers of women begin to do them. It’s a brief overview of many of the major dynamics influencing the experiences of men and women in the workplace today.


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Rape-related pregnancy: estimates and descriptive characteristics from a national sample of women.

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Holmes MM, Resnick HS, Kilpatrick DG, Best CL,
American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynocology 1996
National Library of Medicine
National Institutes of Health

 

The national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5.0% per rape among victims of reproductive age (aged 12 to 45); among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year. Among 34 cases of rape-related pregnancy, the majority occurred among adolescents and resulted from assault by a known, often related perpetrator. Only 11.7% of these victims received immediate medical attention after the assault, and 47.1% received no medical attention related to the rape. A total 32.4% of these victims did not discover they were pregnant until they had already entered the second trimester; 32.2% opted to keep the infant whereas 50% underwent abortion and 5.9% placed the infant for adoption; an additional 11.8% had spontaneous abortion.

 

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[Everywhere I look I find the same number: 5%. The smarty pants "she really wanted it" crowd may not agree with the legal totals, but what ever they recognize as the true, blessed, and deemed holy number of rapes, one out of every twenty will end up in a pregnancy. Grow up, boys. You sound like fools devising dunk tests for witches. -jkl]


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In Defense of Katherine Fenton

In Defense of Katherine Fenton | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
Where is the 'study' of the other people that asked questions to the candidates? Where is the publishing of their social media accounts?
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- Chasing Glenn Beck - Right-Wing Rhetoric, Lesson One: The “Beck”

- Chasing Glenn Beck - Right-Wing Rhetoric, Lesson One: The “Beck” | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
With one debate behind us (and a few still ahead), we're now into the fourth quarter...
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Bryan Henry Illustrates That Unlike Conservatism, Progressive Values Offer Equal Access To Success

Bryan Henry Illustrates That Unlike Conservatism, Progressive Values Offer Equal Access To Success | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
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What's Sex Got to Do with It? / Library / Home - AWID by Kavita Ramdas

What's Sex Got to Do with It? / Library / Home - AWID by Kavita Ramdas | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
Reproductive rights are not. This is the strange and yet unspoken contradiction endemic in the current development discourse about gender equality. From the boardrooms of Exxon Mobil, to the World Bank, to the offices of the Nike Foundation ...
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Rape and Women's Voice -By Michael Kimmel | HuffPost « Silent All ...

Rape and Women's Voice -By Michael Kimmel | HuffPost « Silent All ... | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
My gender. Men. Just consider the gender of each of these recent examples: • In recent days, we've had a U.S. Congressman candidate draw distinctions that are so mind-numbingly wrongheaded and so politically ...
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Psychopaths in business and politics - Beware -- Sott.net

Psychopaths in business and politics - Beware -- Sott.net | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it

"You find them in business and politics. They are smooth, charming and persuasive. Sometimes they project an image of caring. Sometimes they shy away from the spotlight. But the only thing they are really interested in is power."

 

- an article from Sign of the Times (sott.net) by Johann Redelinghuys

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Pictures and Galleries

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ALTERNET, REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst


People gather for the We Are Woman rally for women's rights on the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, August 18, 2012. Speakers at the event took on conservative politicians and what they see as anti-women legislation, while asking their supporters to "remember in November" which side of politics they are on, and to vote in light of those policy differences at election time. 


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Wham, Bam, Sonogram! Meet the Ladies Setting the New Pro-Life Agenda

Wham, Bam, Sonogram! Meet the Ladies Setting the New Pro-Life Agenda | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
From transvaginal ultrasounds to attacks on Planned Parenthood, Americans United for Life is targeting reproductive rights one state at a time.

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Not For Sale: Fighting for a World Without Slavery - Culture-ist

Not For Sale: Fighting for a World Without Slavery - Culture-ist | Middle Class Values? | Scoop.it
Human trafficking is the second largest crime in the world today.

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