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It's a pop song like no other. But not every woman is allowed to hear it.

It's a pop song like no other. But not every woman is allowed to hear it. | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Some women risk their lives for the simple right to listen to a song like this one.
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A powerful message and a well delivered song.  Take a few minutes to appreciate the courage it takes for women in many parts of the world to express themselves and to call for equality.

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He Beat Her And Murdered Her Son — And She Got 45 Years In Jail

He Beat Her And Murdered Her Son — And She Got 45 Years In Jail | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News investigation.
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Did they have a responsibility to their children? Of course they did, BUT:  The law needs to be changed to recognize the helplessness of battered women, but society also has to make the necessary counseling and information available to these women to help them help themselves and their children. 

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Ted Cruz has no idea how birth control works

Ted Cruz has no idea how birth control works | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Cruz should probably review his facts on contraception since he hates it so much VIDEO
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How can it be wrong if Ted Cruz says it? Besides being a chronic liar, he doesn't know what he's talking about. Is this the face of the GOP? If it is, then I suggest that the Republican Party is mooning us all.

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North Dakota Senate passes “personhood” bill granting legal rights to fertilized eggs

North Dakota Senate passes “personhood” bill granting legal rights to fertilized eggs | Upsetment | Scoop.it
The measure now moves to the House, where abortion rights advocates fear it will pass
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Women of America take notice, the far right wants to make you an incubator rather than a person capable of making your own reproductive choices.

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MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month

MLK's Mother Was Assassinated, Too: The Forgotten Women Of Black History Month | Upsetment | Scoop.it
On June 23rd, 1973, Alberta Williams King was gunned down while she played the organ for the “Lord’s Prayer” at Ebenezer Baptist Church. As a Christian civil rights activist, she was assassinated...just like her son, Martin Luther King, Jr. But most people remember only one. Until a month ago, I was one of those people.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

I never knew that she, too, was martyred to the cause of equality. I would suggest that much of the preoccupation behind the Second Amendment when it was enacted was fear of Black slaves rebelling and of Native Americans defending their lands. Today, it seems like that same goal of oppressing others continues, but the gun culture would tell us that it is they who are oppressed.

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How could I not know this?

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Syria's female refugees facing poverty, harassment and isolation

Syria's female refugees facing poverty, harassment and isolation | Upsetment | Scoop.it
UN report reveals toll of war on women as the sole providers for a quarter of the families who have fled the fighting
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Wherever there is internal unrest it is the women and children who suffer most. Whether it is these hapless victims of the civil war in Syria or the children being sent by their families to escape the upheaval in Guatemala, the story of suffering and misery is in their eyes and will unquestionably come back to haunt another generation and another. Humans, we are often a disgusting species, given to killing one another for what -- so our leader can be more important than the other group's leader? Shame on us.

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Charts: This Is What Happens When You Defund Planned Parenthood

Charts: This Is What Happens When You Defund Planned Parenthood | Upsetment | Scoop.it
A look at Texas, where dozens of clinics have shut down, leaving nearly 200,000 women in search of affordable health care.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

Now the serious questions: How many of the women whose health services have been impacted are registered to vote? How many members of their families are registered to vote? How many of them will vote in every election? How many of them will never again vote for a Republican?

Until the women of America realize that the Republican party is their enemy, there will be no change. Sorry, Ladies, but that's the reality; so change it.

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Leeches, Lye and Spanish Fly

Leeches, Lye and Spanish Fly | Upsetment | Scoop.it
Desperate to end pregnancies, women have endured agony.
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I cannot imagine that any woman is pro-abortion, that wants to get pregnant in order to have an abortion. No, it is rather that women who have become pregnant are desperate to terminate what they believe will destroy that for which they live. This piece discusses what the cost of that desperation has looked like historically. If you care about women, you will read this and care about protecting the right to choose even if you wish that no woman would ever need to choose an abortion.

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