Category Archives: Students

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

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Four States Have Now Defunded Planned Parenthood ♀ The Unauthorized History of the GOP’s 30-Year War on Planned Parenthood ♀ Anti-abortion goons target NC teacher who called them ‘misogynists’ outside a women’s health clinic ♀ Woman With Abortion In Past Is Stung By Man’s Accusation ♀ Wichita police investigating possible bomb threat at abortion clinic – Read the full article

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, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Racism

Lead Story ♀ The women of New Horizons’ Pluto flyby Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons flyby team. Science team leader Fran Bagenal said, “This isn’t remarkable – it’s just how it is.” Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Who’s Behind the Planned Parenthood Sting Video? – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ, and World News

Lead Story ♀ ‘ISIS Hit List’ Targeting Law Enforcement Actually Made By Right-Wing Christians (SCREENSHOTS) – Your not going to freak out our followers unless your way more threatening.  Here, let us help you. Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ There Are No Abortion Cakes ♀ Senate Passes Compromise Bill Increasing Federal Funding for Abstinence-Only Sex Education – When exactly did our government make the decision that the best method to deal with any problem is the one that won’t work? – 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

Albatross of Student Loans

According to Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), “Student debt today, at $1.2 trillion, is the second largest category of debt in this country-more than credit card and auto loan debt.”  That is TRILLION with a T.  President Obama has heard the out-cry from millennials, but his response is not what they want, let alone need.  – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Misogyny, Rape & Rape Culture

Abortion & Abortion Rights ♀ Women seeking abortions ‘harassed by protesters to point of suicide’ – The protesters’ actions have caused such concern that health professionals have now formed their own group, Rights to Privacy. ♀ Federal Judge Strikes Down Indiana’s TRAP Law, Saving Lafayette’s Last Clinic Culture & Pop Culture ♀ Jacksonville City Council Wingnut President Wants To Defund Museum Over Pregnant Nude – “I am trying to promote a positive moral climate in our city,” Yarborough told the Times-Union by email, “and though some will defend the pornography by labeling it ‘art,’ we need boundaries in order to be healthy, especially where it concerns our children.” Pornography, like art, is sometimes in the eye of the beholder. – Read the full article

Utah’s Epic Earth Day Fail

What do you get when your state officials declare there is no such thing as climate change? You get “celebrations” of earth day that require kids to pay homage to Big Oil. Think Progress reports on Utah’s “state-sponsored Earth Day poster contest” for children: This year’s theme is “Where Would WE Be Without Oil, Gas & Mining?” Last year’s theme was “How Do YOU Use Oil, Gas, and Mining?” The contest is literally made possible by fossil fuel interests. – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Vetting Paul Ryan, Part 4: Ready To Lead Who Exactly?

This final installment of the series looks at how a Paul Ryan Commander in Chief would affect the various voting blocs that make up the country; the Vice President is after all supposed to be “ready on day one” to be President if the need arises. – Read the full article

The Citadel No Place For Schlafly’s Vitriolic Garbage

Phyllis Schlafly recently appeared as a guest speaker at the Citadel as part of a  lecture series for a new course oxymoronically titled “Conservative Intellectual Tradition in America”. If The Citadel’s intent is to set themselves back decades, or fan the flames of  gender hostility on campus, they certainly invited the right person. – Read the full article

Occupy Dallas protestor pushed off 4 foot planter, police officer covers own ass

On Saturday, November 5th, eight people were arrested at an Occupy Dallas protest after a Dallas Police officer assaulted a protester and a riot broke out. That’s the truth, but the officer told this story: After being directed to get down, one of of the protesters became aggressive and assaulted a police officer. – Read the full article