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This Week in Poverty: Me, Mom and Reagan | The Nation

This Week in Poverty: Me, Mom and Reagan | The Nation | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by GREG KAUFMANN, The Nation

 

A new report on single mothers in the United States shatters some of The Gipper's favorite myths that still persist today. [MORE]


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Women Still Pay More for Health Insurance, Data Shows

Women Still Pay More for Health Insurance, Data Shows | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Research shows that most women still pay more for health insurance than men, though the 2010 health care reform law will prohibit such “gender rating” beginning in two years.
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If Sandra Fluke’s a "Slut," What Am I? HIV and (Institutional) Violence Against Women | RH Reality Check

If Sandra Fluke’s a "Slut," What Am I? HIV and (Institutional) Violence Against Women | RH Reality Check | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
As a woman living with HIV and working with HIV-positive women throughout the U.S., I know all too well what character assassinations, funding restrictions, and the overall environment can do to women.

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The Sexual Double Standard Cuts Both Ways | Hooking Up Smart

The Sexual Double Standard Cuts Both Ways | Hooking Up Smart | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
37%), reflecting the increasing divide between the minority of men who have sexual options and the rest. I've stated before that my interest in sex (and who's having it) is a strategic one. I'm not concerned with moral questions ...

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Sasha and Malia versus the FDA

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Within the United States, it is becoming increasingly difficult for women to maintain reproductive health. 46 states have pushed forward “pro-life” legislation and in 2011 alone, state legislators introduced over 900 bills limiting reproductive services


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Up to 400,000 rape kits remain untested | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Up to 400,000 rape kits remain untested | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
The kits can quickly link rapists to their crimes, but at $1,200 per test, many cities choose to leave them untested. For the victims, they live in constant fear their attackers are still on the streets.

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Why My Mother Wants Me Dead

Why My Mother Wants Me Dead | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
When Sabatina James refused an arranged marriage, she sparked a violent war within her family—and a threat on her life.

 

The trouble started when I was 15. At the time, my family was living in the Austrian city of Linz, a world away from our native Pakistan, where I had grown up in a rural village in the shadow of the Kashmir mountains. I loved the freedoms of my new life in Europe—the T-shirts and jeans, the lipstick and eyeliner. My conservative parents didn’t. We fought about swimming lessons and acting classes, which my father said were for prostitutes. Tampons were an issue, too—my mother thought they would ruin my virginity.


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Why Are Religious Beliefs Off Limits?

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When a person's religious beliefs cause him to deny the evidence of science, or for whom public policy morphs into a battle with the devil, shouldn't that be a subject for discussion and debate?

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sydneydiana: get involved www.now.org www.rawa.org...

sydneydiana: get involved www.now.org www.rawa.org... | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
“ sydneydiana: get involved www.now.org www.rawa.org www.womenslaw.org www.amnestyusa.org www.globalissues.org www.globalfundforwomen.org ”...
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Meryl Streep introduces Hillary Clinton at the...

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Meryl Streep introduces Hillary Clinton at the Women in the World Summit: “ I find a lot of similarities: We’re roughly the same age, we both have two brothers — mine are annoying — we both grew up in...
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I Read, I Write: The Kitsch Slapped Link Round-Up

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Why you ought to buy Girl Scout cookies.

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Small Feminist Art V Neck by MODERNWOMEN on Etsy

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You Are Nothing Without Feminist Art." Get the shirt.

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Five Right-Wing Violations Against Women That We Must Crush

Five Right-Wing Violations Against Women That We Must Crush | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

by: Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet | Op-Ed

 

Don't be fooled by the Limbaugh backlash. It's true that progressives and women's groups are fighting back with unprecedented vigor, and the campaigns against Komen, against Rush Limbaugh's sexist smears, against the Blunt Amendment, show that women can organize quickly and powerfully over social media. And yes, it remains crucial that the nasty sexism and racism emitting from the shock jock is finally getting its deserved public airing.

 

But extremist politicians haven't gotten the message yet: the policies that mirror and feed from Limbaugh's smears still exist, and may in fact be worsening. The GOP War on Women is in full throttle over a year since it kicked off, taking its toll in particular on the state level where recent data shows that all the posturing has dramatically changed living conditions for women--and not for the better.

 

Here are five ways the GOP are continuing their onslaught on women's rights that are crying out for the kind of intense pushback that we now know women's and reproductive justice advocates are capable of. [MORE]


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Mockery: Women’s new weapon

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By Tracy Clark-Flory

 

From a sex strike to satirical anti-Viagra bills, the war on reproductive rights has some responding with laughs.


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Unpacking the POWER of Picture Books: Sharing Titles About Women in Canada's History!

Unpacking the POWER of Picture Books: Sharing Titles About Women in Canada's History! | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it
Check out this fab post from Unpacking the POWER of Picture Books: Sharing Titles About Women in Canada's History!
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Gender Equality: What's Behind the "War on Women"?

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Women are being attacked for their accomplishments, which only shows we've got more work to do (Thanks to Limbaugh and Santorum, We now have a clear picture of what we women are up against | http://t.co/wTW7nQyt ...
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Lesbian judge refuses to marry heterosexual couples

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by CHRISTINE DHANAGOM, LifeSiteNews.com

 

DALLAS, February 28, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A lesbian judge in Texas says she will not perform wedding ceremonies for heterosexuals until the state allows homosexuals to “marry” as well.


Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker told the Stonewall Democrats of Dallas at a meeting last Tuesday that it would be “oxymoronic” for her to perform wedding ceremonies that can’t be performed for her.


She said that when couples appear in her courtroom, she directs them to another judge, but not before using the opportunity to “give them a lesson about marriage equality.”

 

“I usually will offer them something along the lines of, ‘I’m sorry. I don’t perform marriage ceremonies because we are in a state that does not have marriage equality, and until it does, I am not going to partially apply the law to one group of people that doesn’t apply to another group of people,’” she said. [MORE]

 


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We Are Woman: We Are Woman March on Washington, D.C. Planned for September

We Are Woman: We Are Woman March on Washington, D.C. Planned for September | Dare To Be A Feminist | Scoop.it

The 'Unite Against the War on Women' marches will still be held in each state and many local areas on April 28th. This includes a march on D.C. organized by a local D.C. group. The 'We Are Woman' March on Washington, D.C. is currently in the planning stages for September. [MORE]


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Today's (banned) Doonesbury: "Affrontal Assault"

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Senate women lead fight to expand domestic violence law

by ROB HOTAKAINEN AND SEAN COCKERHAM, Anchorage Daily News

 

After winning a fight just last week to preserve contraceptive health insurance coverage for women, Senate Democrats on Thursday battled conservative Republicans who say they don't want to expand an 18-year-old federal law that created a national strategy to prevent domestic violence against women.

 

While Democrats say they're shocked at any opposition to renewing the Violence Against Women Act, which passed in 1994 with bipartisan support, opponents are trying to block the legislation because, they say, they fear it would broaden American Indian tribal rights and has too many protections for gay and illegal immigrant victims of violence.

 

A bill to renew the law, introduced by Vermont Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy and co-sponsored by Idaho Republican Sen. Mike Crapo, passed the Senate Judiciary Committee last month on a 10-8 vote, without a single Republican voting in favor.

 

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Sign Of The Times: 2012

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David Parrish photos of the Protest at the Virginia State Capitol. Which leads us to Rush Limbaugh… Use BoycottRush.org as a starting point. (Via Cult Of Gracie.) See also: The...
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National Organization for Women (NOW)

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The National Organization for Women (NOW): Taking action for women's equality since 1966.
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Amber Tamblyn: Hero

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I’m no celebrity stalker; I can rarely identify an eighth of the folks plastered on the publications which stare at me while I’m in the supermarket check-out line. But I...
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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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Colorful Prism Of Racism
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It's as easy to romanticize the past as it is to demonize it; instead, let's learn from it. More than living simply, more than living 'green', thrifty grandmas knew the importance of the 'economics' in Home Economics. The history of home ec, lessons in thrift, practical tips and ideas from the past focused on sustainability for families and out planet. Companion to http://www.thingsyourgrandmotherknew.com/
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