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Presidential debate moderators announced: Crowley is first woman in 20 years

Presidential debate moderators announced: Crowley is first woman in 20 years | UNITE AGAINST THE WAR ON WOMEN | Scoop.it

by Aaron Blake, Washington Post

 

PBS’s Jim Lehrer, CBS’s Bob Schieffer and CNN’s Candy Crowley will moderate the three presidential debates... [MORE]


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No, we don't understand.

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Word.

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Words Used to Silence Us — A Glossary

Words Used to Silence Us — A Glossary | UNITE AGAINST THE WAR ON WOMEN | Scoop.it

It happens all the time, every day, in ways we don’t even notice until someone points it out to us. And then they’re everywhere and we’re asking ourselves, “Why oh why didn't I..."


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I'm Worth More than You Are (According to SuperPACs)

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by MICHAEL CHARNEY

 

I feel pretty strongly about this whole SuperPAC thing, about the way that money in politics has so dramatically bastardized the election process.

 

Long ago it was "one person/one vote," but now it seems to be "one dollar/one vote."

 

According to this NPR video (full credit where credit is due), it's not even that anymore... Seems that I'm worth over $5.00 because I live in New Hamphsire. Only Nevada's denizens are worth more than I am and, if you're in California, you're worth pretty much nothin'.

 

Don't believe me? Watch...


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Party Recon's comment, November 6, 2012 1:13 PM
Uh huh. And it's thanks in part to the Electoral College my friend.
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Believe me, there is worse than Texas… | Second Council House of Virgo

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5 Minute Citizen: Read, share, tell your story

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by DEBILYN MOLINEAUX,

5 Minute Citizen

photo by Unite Women


Building connections with our neighbors, our family and in our communities is the strength of our country. It rebuilds our trust in each other, which is the fabric of America. While campaigned for local office, I would ask most people what they wanted for the community. The top answers were always the same. People want to live in a safe environment, have good quality of life (via good jobs/business opportunities), good education and leave the world a better place for their kids. We have much in common with each other, if only we take the time to find it.


Please read these stories, follow the page and/or blog, share them widely and be inspired to get involved. Then share your story with us.
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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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Midwives Say Limiting Their Freedom to Practice Hurts Mothers, Children, Low-Income Families

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At the turn of the 20th century, more than 95 percent of newborns entered the world at home, with the aid of midwives.

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Christina Lander's comment, February 22, 2013 8:12 AM
I found it very interesting that during the 20th century 95% of babies were born in the home using a midwife. However, today in age it's less than 1%. They say that midwifery fell down so much is because its not classified as an actual profession. Approximately 85% of women start labour with no complications therefor, the need for all the medicines and equipment is unnecessary. Ad even though midwifery isn't a profession, they are classified as Certified Nurse Midwives or Certified professional midwives.
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Support the Shaheen Amendment

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Marriage Equality Marches ON!

Marriage Equality Marches ON! | UNITE AGAINST THE WAR ON WOMEN | Scoop.it

It happens all the time, every day, in ways we don’t even notice until someone points it out to us. And then they’re everywhere and we’re asking ourselves, “Why oh why didn't I..."


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Rachel Maddow on Obama's Re-election: from my hero to a goddess

There are no words. Just watch. And share.


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Deanna Dahlsad's comment, November 9, 2012 7:07 PM
I think you are having difficulty with the facts.
Deanna Dahlsad's comment, November 9, 2012 7:11 PM
Fact One: We do have the Electoral College and in that sense, along with the increase of democrats in other elected positions, it was a loud & clear message. Fact Two, everything Rachel Maddow listed was a fact for the nation -- and to be celebrated in the spirit of us as a nation. Fact Three, when it comes to compromise, the democrats are not to blame; republicans declared their refusal to participate in government, and fulfilled that one promise. Need more facts? Let me know.
Gracie Passette's comment, November 9, 2012 9:45 PM
I don't view a listing of the facts as destructive. Maddow listed facts ~ sure, facts that progressives like, but facts nevertheless. It's like Party Recon over there, didn't watch/listen to the whole piece or they would have known that facts are needed, not only to have discussions, but for having reality based discussions, something too many, especially those on the far-right like FOX & their viewers, are incapable of facing.
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Escaping the morass of incivility

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Character Counts in Iowa


Our 2012 Iowa Character Awards dinner was held on August 3.  Among the 13 award recipients was Dr. David Maxwell, president of Drake University.  The following is an excerpt from Dr. Maxwell’s speech.


‘. . .  We realize that freedom of thought and freedom of expression produce conflict and challenge.  We encourage civil debate and discussion of divergent perspectives and opinions in a manner that affirms our community.  We seek to create a community in which shared purpose transcends difference and respect for human dignity transcends conflict. . .


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[A Coffee Party Core Value, Civility: We empathize and engage with one another exercising humility, listening, honesty and respect, in order to provide an emotionally safe environment even when we disagree. (Thanks to CitizenNow for providing inspration and contributing heavily to this work.) - jkl]


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Money in Politics: Where Is the Outrage?

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by BILL MOYERS, On Democracy

 

Bill Moyers and historian Bernard Weisberger review examples of systemic corruption flourishing at the shadowy intersection of money and politics.

 

[If you are not angry about money in politics now you will be by the time you finish reading this article. Surrender or fight? Well, I'll never surrender.... -jkl]


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video: Elizabeth Warren 1st to Stand against GOP natl strategy to eviscerate Women's Rights

“ ElizabethWarren 1st to Stand against #GOP’s natl strategy to eviscerate Women’s Rights in AD ow.ly/db8XY #masen #fem2 #forciblerape — waterwynd (@WaterWynd) August 23, 2012” (video: Elizabeth Warren 1st to Stand against GOP natl strategy to eviscerate...
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Wham, Bam, Sonogram! Meet the Ladies Setting the New Pro-Life Agenda

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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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Presidential debate moderators announced: Crowley is first woman in 20 years

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by Aaron Blake, Washington Post

 

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