Category Archives: Human Rights

How to Suck at Your Religion

The holier than thou folks on the right are using the ISIL attack in Paris and the Syrian refugees to fear monger and gin up their sheeple. They are creating an even more dangerous atmosphere of anti Muslim sentiment than we’re used to. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Racism and World News

Just a short one this week, gang, since I’m still recovering from surgery (which went very well, thank you). Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Supreme Court Sends Mixed Messages on Reproductive Rights If there’s one thing made crystal clear by a summer’s worth of anti-Planned Parenthood smear videos, it is that anti-choice activists are intent on running the reproductive health-care provider out of business and are perfectly willing to ignore or elide the law to reach that goal. – Read the full article

Jeb Bush: Save Christians, Let Everyone Else Die

From Right Wing rag Breitbart: Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush stated that while allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the US is “a bad idea if there’s no screening,” “we should take every Christian Iraqi and every Christian Syrian” in a position where if they stay, they’ll die on Thursday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ The Right’s Answer to Gutting Planned Parenthood? Elementary Schools, Homeless Shelters, Jails Indeed, most people would consider it unusual to pick a corrections facility if they were in the market for a breast exam. But that’s exactly what is suggested by a new website launched last month by some of the nation’s most prominent anti-choice groups. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story ♀ So who really won the first debate, Hillary or Bernie? Corporate media says Hillary, but the internet says Bernie. Then there’s the  big guys– are they playing fair? Does it really just depend on aesthetics? Chaffee, Webb  and O’Malley don’t seem to have much of a chance, but at least everyone came off as acting like adults, unlike the Gop debates. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story ♀ Speaker John Boehner to resign from Congress – And Vox has a thorough review of why. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Illegal Abortion Is Dangerous, Birth Control Works, and Other Inconvenient Truths for Pro-Lifers  ♀ 15 Years On, Conservatives Are Still Trying to Kill the Abortion Pill ♀ When “Pro-Life” Means “Anti-Birth Control” ♀ Anti-Abortion Group Loses Last Ditch Attempt to Avoid Legal Process ♀ Senate Democrats Block Restrictive 20-Week Abortion Ban ♀ PPFA President Agrees to Testify Before House Committee; House Dems Demand CMP Testify, Too ♀ Stat check: No, women couldn’t just “go somewhere else” if Planned Parenthood closed ♀ Senate halts Planned Parenthood defund bid – And thereby averts another government shutdown. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and Good Cop/Bad Cop

  Note: I won’t be doing Friday Feminism next Friday, 9/18,  due to our participation in a charitable event for Northern Virginia Sheltie Rescue. FF will return on 9/25. See you then. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Planned Parenthood Clinic Blaze Ruled Arson As Legislative Attacks Continue ♀ Louisiana: Women Don’t Need Planned Parenthood. – Read the full article

The History of “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights” – Hillary Clinton

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Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Good Cop/Bad Cop

Lead Story From the book Girls In Justice via Mother Jones ♀ These Photos Show What Life Is Like for Girls in Juvenile Detention In his latest collection of photographs, Girls in Justice, Richard Ross—who has spent the past eight years documenting incarcerated kids—explores the lives of young women in custody.  – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Animals & the Environment and Education

Lead Story ♀ Breaking: Clintons Got Millions from Swiss Bank Sec Clinton Shielded From IRS  Here’s the long and short of it. Shortly after she became Secretary of State, Clinton went to Switzerland at the request of her Swiss counterpart. The IRS had sued UBS demanding the identities of some 50,000 account holders. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Racism and Women’s Health & Image

Lead Story ♀ The Best Candidate for Minorities and Women (Not Hillary, Not Now) Hillary’s high polling among African Americans and championing by women, including EMILY’s List, are often viewed as signs of her strong support from minorities and women (and many who are both).   – Read the full article

What a Week for Progressives!

With a 5-4 Republican leaning Supreme Court, Obamacare survives and Marriage Equality is now legal in all 50 states. Who would have thought?! – Read the full article