Category Archives: Human Rights

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

Friday Feminism – Abortion, Animals & the Environment

Lead Story ♀ Disappearing Trees: Using Google Earth To Map Deforestation Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀A New Model in the Fight for Abortion Rights ♀Tennessee Republican who pressured mistress to have abortion votes to restrict them for other women – Because the only rights are Republican rights.   – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Abortion & Reproductive Rights, Education and LGBTQ

Lead Story Joy Lofthouse via yle.fi/ ♀92-year-old World War Two veteran flies Spitfire again – Joy Lofthouse was a member of the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII, ferrying aircraft between units.  To celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE day, she gets behind the joystick of a Spitfire one more time.   – Read the full article

Republicans: Working Hard to Screw America

They run every campaign, everywhere, every time, on “jobs and the economy”, but as Republicans’ proposed bills show, they’re really working hard to screw America. This is how folks who don’t know how to govern, govern. As the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: A change to the minimum wage that would lead to a pay cut for thousands of tip workers passed the Republican-led Minnesota House… by a vote of 73-56. – Read the full article

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

Lead Story ♀ Wealth Inequality Is Now As Bad As It Was During The 1920s Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Abortion Rights at Risk: The GOP Opens a New Front in the War on Women ♀ Petition: President Obama: #HelmsHurts ♀UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES COST FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS $21 BILLION IN 2010 ♀I had an abortion because of extreme morning sickness. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, War On The Poor

Lead Story The ASPCA’s (and the country’s) first horse ambulance, 1895. Via Ephemeral New York ♀ April 10, 1866: The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Is Founded – The Nation reminds us of a proud anniversary today. – Read the full article

Pence Signed Discriminatory Law With Anti-LGBT Lobbyists, Including One Who Helped Write The Bill

Courtesy of GLAAD: Breaking: Just hours after Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola urged Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to veto AR’s version of a “discriminate via religion” bill, Arkansas-based retailer Walmart urged the Arkansas Governor to veto the bill. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, Racism

Lead Story Sen. Lindsey Graham, or, as he may soon be known, El Dictador. ♀ Lindsey Graham: as president I would deploy the military against Congress – Graham is proposing that his first act as president would be to use the military to force the legislative branch to pass his agenda.   – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Women in Politics, Good Cop/Bad Cop & Rape Culture

Abortion & Abortion Rights ♀ “They’re not based in science”: Why GOP’s already pulling a post-election bait-and-switch – Arizona Rep. Trent Franks and Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn wasted no time in introducing a measure that would restrict most abortions after 20 weeks, announcing the bill on the very first day of the new session. – Read the full article