♀ GOP Women Declare War on Women Over – A group of conservative women say the war is over—and that they won. Of course they previously claimed there was no war on women, so I’m confused about how you can win a war that doesn’t exist. But then, after reading the article I’m also confused about how any group of women can have no understanding what-so-ever of the majority of women who don’t share their ideology.
Abortion & Reproductive Rights
♀ Montana Invents Fun Science Experiments To Do On Ladies Who Want Legal Abortions – Can someone please explain to the GOP the difference between opinion and fact? Or, for that matter, magic and science?
♀ Kansas Governor Claims Forcing Pregnancy Upon Women Is Good For The Economy (AUDIO) – Or voodoo and economics? Or anything?
Animals & the Environment (NEW Section Title!!)
♀ FEMA To States: Admit Climate Change Is Real To Get Preparedness Cash
♀ These Gory New Hunting Competitions Have Taken the Country by Storm
Culture & Pop Culture
♀ Paul Feig Says Female GhostbustersBacklash Most “Vile, Misogynistic Sh** I’ve Ever Seen in My Life” – Remember when Fandom was on the forefront of empowering roles for women? No, seriously, way back when, they were.
Geena Davis is pictured in ABC’s Commander in Chief.
♀ Geena Davis Is Still Locked And Loaded – “The one area where there’s a huge gender disparity that can change literally overnight is onscreen.” -Geena Davis
Education (NEW Section!!)
♀ 9 Billionaires Are About to Remake New York’s Public Schools—Here’s Their Story – It’s well established that the 1% (read GOP) benefit from an ill-educated population. The only thing I wonder is whether there’s an actual plan in place to dumb down our future citizens.
♀ Gov. Cuomo Declares War On Special Education – I at least understand the war on teachers, but come on, special ed?
♀ Schools Brace For Massive Cuts In Scott Walker’s Budget = business as usual.
♀ Rick Santorum’s Plan To Save America: Putting Bibles Back In Schools = Where is John Thomas Scopes when we need him?
♀ Elizabeth Warren to Obama Administration: Help Me Tackle Student Debt
♀ How Bad Media Is Driving the Collapse of Our Once-Great Public Education System
♀ Lawmakers Trample On 4th Graders’ Bill As They Watch From The Gallery – Well, you can’t say they didn’t get an education.
Gender Equality (or Equal Rights)
♀ “No Ceilings” Report Shows Major Gains and Gaps in Women’s Equalityd-gaps-in-womens-equality/
Good Cop (☺)/Bad Cop (☠)
(Most cops aren’t bad. Its just my job to point out the ones that are.)
♀ (☠)This Father Told Bystanders ‘They’re Gonna Kill Me,’ Then Cops Tasered Him To Death (VIDEO) – This story is beyond the pale, even for the police!
♀ (☠)Police were Concerned for Man’s Safety, So they Broke into His Hotel Room and Shot Him to Death
♀ (☠)This Video Shows Police Shooting Mentally Ill Man Inside His Own Door (VIDEO)
Good News For A Change
Thousands of grateful admirers showed up—some traveling across oceans—to mourn the passing of a high school principal who helped more than 10,000 underprivileged students escape poverty and attend college.
♀ Legacy of Selfless Chinese Principal Who Helped 10,000 Kids Go to College Comes to an End
♀ Texas set to allow college students to carry concealed weapons on campus
♀ WATCH: Ex-con goes off on Texas lawmakers as he demands open-carry: ‘I’m a criminal, ask me’
♀ Ashley Judd isn’t alone: most women who talk about sport on Twitter face abuse
♀ Enough Is Enough: Ashley Judd ‘Pressing Charges’ Against Twitter Trolls (VIDEO/TWEETS)
♀ Sexual harassment lawsuit has women in tech talking
♀ Danny Schechter, the News Dissector, Dies in NYC at 72 – Schechter was a renaissance progressive with a long list of achievements and creative endeavors.
♀ Betty Dorr, who promoted gay rights in her church and community, dies at 77 – Dorr, 77, was past president of the Omaha chapter of Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays and was a part of the United Methodist Church’s debate on gender issues in Omaha and nationally.
♀ Texas lawmakers just broke a record they really shouldn’t be proud of = Every state has citizens to be proud of and some not so much, but I swear Texas has more crazy per acre than any other state in the union.
♀ Iowa Senate OKs bill that would ban conversion therapy
♀ Rick Scarborough: Congressmen Back Plan To Go To Jail To Defy Gay Marriage – We might get a little peace and quiet that way.
♀ Alabama federal judge declines to lift gay marriage order
♀ Largest Presbyterian Denomination Gives Final Approval for Same-Sex Marriage
♀ Our Hero Terry Crews Dropping Serious Truth Bombs About Feminism, Misogyny, and Toxic Masculinity
♀ ‘Exclusively For White People’ Stickers Found On Texas Businesses = As I said above, more crazy per acre…
♀ Police Dog Bites Black Man
♀ Claiborne County Sheriff Speculates Body Found Hanging from Tree is Otis Byrd
♀ Revealed: Texas couple’s piñata store demolished for SXSW tech party parking
♀ Vendor banned from gun show after selling offensive target
Sexual Assault & Rape Culture
♀ Penn State Fraternity Suspended for Facebook Page of Nude, Unconscious Women
♀ Vice President Biden Pledges 41 Million to Clear Rape Kit Backlog – “Testing rape kits should be an absolute priority for the United States of America,” Vice President Biden said, referring to the estimated 400,000 untested rape kits nationwide. “If we’re able to test these rape kits, more crimes would be solved, more rapes would be avoided.”
♀ This woman just explained consent with the most perfect metaphor
Gregory McQueen, a Fort Hood noncommissioned officer, was accused by a female private of recruiting her into a ‘prostitution ring.’
♀ Fort Hood soldier pimped out cash-strapped officers, set up kinky sex parties and ‘gang bang’: report
♀ Washington DC to reform police handling of underage sexual assault – Washington DC is planning reforms to the way police investigate sexual assault against juveniles and is considering extending some of the tough new laws introduced for adult rape victims last year to improve protection for children, following a series of complaints.
Violence Against Women
♀ These Disgusting Dolce & Gabbana Ads Promoted Violence Against Women (IMAGES)
♀ Exclusive: Complete 911 Audio At Odds With New ‘Self-Defense’ Claim by U.S. Judge Mark Fuller’s Attorney in 2014 Domestic Battery Incident
War On The Poor (NEW Section!!)
♀ Most Americans Think the Wealthy Don’t Pay ‘Fair Share’ of Taxes, Poll Says
♀ GOP’s “screw the poor” budget: Republicans plan some serious pain for low-income Americans – The new GOP budget seeks to slash Medicaid spending and coverage, and in return will provide nothing
♀ If You Own a Pitchfork, You Will Grab It When You See This Chart
War On Women
♀ Cut their paychecks and take away their healthcare! The GOP’s insane plan to woo women in 2016 – The GOP wants to attract women voters by putting a happy face on policies that will make their lives miserable. Good luck with that.
Women In History
“Madame du Châtelet at her desk,” detail, Maurice Quentin de la Tour, mid-18th century
♀ NEW WEBSITE AIMS TO TRANSFORM THE PHILOSOPHY CANON BY HIGHLIGHTING WOMEN
Women’s Health & Image
♀ No, The Pill Won’t ‘Give’ You Crohn’s Disease – Have you seen the media reports about a new study that suggests women who use the contraceptive pill may be more likely to develop Crohn’s disease? The headlines are pretty alarming, but if you read a little further there’s something these headlines are leaving out, and it’s really important.
♀ Fast forward through her life for the awful ending. Then, do it again to see something amazing.
‘You can hide a microphone in a hijab’ … Sara Najafi, in a still from No Land’s Song PR Photograph: PR
♀ Rocking the casbah: the gig of a lifetime that put Iranian women back on stage
♀ Explainer: the facts behind the outrage over Tony Abbott’s Indigenous ‘lifestyle choice’ remarks – Australia’s PM says taxpayers should not ‘subsidise lifestyle choices’ of Indigenous communities living in remote rural areas. His remarks caused uproar, and here’s why.
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