Abortion & Abortion Rights
♀ Feminists Will Mobilize Nationwide for Abortion Rights on Roe v. Wade’s Anniversary – The Feminist Majority Foundation, the National Organization for Women, DC NOW, and other allies, will join together at the US Supreme Court on Thursday, January 22nd from 1-3pm, to demonstrate support for Roe.
♀ Exposing the Junk Science of the Anti-Choice Movement – And is it “junk science”, or just outright lies?
Culture & Pop Culture
♀ This Letter Perfectly Explains Why It Is Okay For A Black Man To Play James Bond (IMAGE) – A bit of inspired lunacy.
♀ The State Of The Ocean: ‘On The Verge Of A Major Extinction Event’ – “…when you see it all collected in one piece, it’s so obvious that our greed is killing the ocean that even a Republican can see it.”
♀ In High School, Feminists Tackle Outsider Status – “All of these people agreed that women should have equal rights to men, but they weren’t willing to identify themselves as a part of that movement,” says the editor in chief of a school paper that found students to be warmer to the idea of gender equality than feminism.
♀ UPDATE: George Zimmerman Arrested Charged With Aggravated Assault, Domestic Violence With A Weapon – Will someone finally put this jackass away – for life??
♀ A Virginia Delegate in Jail for a Relationship with a Minor Just Won Re-Election – OK, seriously, what do you have to do to make yourself unelectable in this country?
Good Cop (☺)/Bad Cop (☠)
(Most cops aren’t bad. Its just my job to point out the ones that are.)
♀ (☠) Big, Big News. Updated. Albuquerque DA to File Murder Charges Against Two APD Officers. – The DA did go ahead and file making it the first time that an Alburquerque Police Officer has faced charges for shooting someone in the line of duty. By way to go DA Kari Brandenburg! A lot more of these officers need to be facing such suits.
♀ (☠) Montana officer, Grant Morrison, shoots and kills his second unarmed man. No charges in either case. – Okay, WTF? What is the number that makes it no longer okay to shoot unarmed people?
♀ (☺) Good Cop Files Lawsuit Against Corrupt Department That Told Him ‘If you snitch, your career is done’ – “I never imagined that doing the right thing as a cop could cost me so much,” Detective Joseph Crystal of the Baltimore Police Department told reporters from the Daily News.
Good News For A Change (NEW Section!!)
♀ Texas Pro-Gun Group Stage Mock Charlie Hebdo Attacks with Armed Civilians—Fails Every Time – The only volunteer who survived the mock assault did so by running away, but she did not stop the attack.
♀ Rick Snyder Vetoes Gun Bill Over Domestic Violence Concerns – “We simply can’t and won’t take the chance of exposing domestic abuse victims to additional violence or intimidation,” Snyder said. It’s rare to see a Republican make an enemy of the NRA. I doubt if you’ll see it again anytime soon.
Human & Civil Rights
♀ These Tiny Hidden Cameras Can Help You Record Human Rights Violations – Anywhere (VIDEO) – We all need one of these. But what is sad is that we all need one of these.
♀ Did Gitmo “Suicides” Cover Up Murder? U.S. Sgt. Speaks Out on Deaths & Prison’s Secret CIA Site = The jury is still out on this, but sadly, it wouldn’t surprise me if it were true.
♀ This is it: Supreme Court agrees to decide same-sex marriage question – Will it be a legal decision or an ideological one? Things seem to look positive, but with this conservative court, it’s anybody’s guess.
♀ Church in Lakewood, Colorado stops woman’s funeral because she was gay – “Her casket was open, flowers laid out and hundreds of people sitting in the pews,” supporters said in a Facebook post. “He collected money for the funeral and has yet to return it.”
♀ Best Not To Exchange With Haters = If you want a really good laugh, read this. I don’t know what chain these managers work for, but they’re the best.
♀ Fox News Host: How Can We Spot Bad Guys If We Can’t See “Tone Of Their Skin” – Um, wow! Even for Fox – just wow!
Rape & Rape Culture
♀ 1 In 3 College Men In Survey Say They Would Rape A Woman If They Could Get Away With It – But, when the researchers actually used the word “rape” in their question, those numbers dropped much lower — suggesting that many college men don’t associate the act of forcing a woman to have sex with them with the crime of committing rape.
♀ No Justice This Week in Steubenville – Karin Roland, campaign director at the online women’s activist group UltraViolet, has a simple reaction to the deal struck this week keeping an Ohio school administrator out of court and jail. “This is wrong” says Roland.
♀ “You should have been crying while she was alive”: Another sentence handed down in Rehtaeh Parsons case – A man who texted a photo that showed him penetrating Parsons during an alleged gang rape was sentenced to probation
War On Mothers
♀ Republicans Are Killing Women: US Maternal Death Rate Climbs; Female Deaths Rise In GOP Counties – “Today’s mothers are twice as likely to die of pregnancy- or childbirth-related causes than their mothers were. There is no reason, given our vast resources, knowledge and technology, why we should be going backwards in this area.” – Laura Gilkey, coordinator of The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project, a nonprofit based in Sarasota, Fla.
Women In History
♀ ‘She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry’ Reveals the Radical Ordinary Women of 1960s Feminism – A new documentary well worth a look.
♀ In case you missed it, a Muslim man was the hero of the Paris grocery store siege – Further proof that you cannot paint everyone of a group of people with the same brush. Everyone is an individual. Buck up and deal with it – and send tons of love to this man!
♀ Mali-born Muslim ‘hero’ of Paris attacks gets French nationality = An update about his well-deserved reward.
♀ No More Stolen Sisters – Indigenous women are going missing and being murdered at a much higher rate than other women in Canada—a rate so high it constitutes nothing less than a national human rights crisis.
On A Lighter Note
♀ LiveLeak.com – ” Le Petit Journal ” make fun of Fox news. – Pure awesomeness.