Tag Archives: economic justice

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 – Animals & the Environment, Good Cop/Bad Cop and Gun Violence

Abortion & Reproductive Rights ♀ Oklahoma Court Blocks Medication Abortion Restriction ♀ Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood – Two points. First, the title should have been “Donald Trump Defends Planned Parenthood- Sort Of”, since he’s still a member of the forced birth crowd. – 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

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

The Issues of 2016: Minimum Wage

As voters, its important to know where a candidate stands on the issues. Today I’ll start a series of posts on Hillary Clinton’s stance on various issues that affect all Americans. This week’s topic: Minimum wage. Should Congress raise it? Candidate Clinton says the following: A higher minimum wage doesn’t just help those at the bottom of the pay scale, it has a ripple effect across the economy and helps millions of American workers afford basic necessities. – Read the full article

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

Lead Story ♀ The number of Fortune 500 companies led by women is at an all-time high: 5 percent But there’s a less charitable way to look at this new. The number of female CEOs of America’s most influential companies is stuck at a 5 percent, as it was the year before. – Read the full article

Friday Feminism – Good Cop/Bad Cop, LGBTQ and Women’s Health & Image

Lead Story Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert attends the unveiling of his portrait at the U.S. Capitol on July 28, 2009. via Vox ♀Report: Ex-Speaker of the House paid hush money to cover up decades-old sexual abuse Former US House Speaker Dennis “Denny” Hastert has been indicted on two federal charges, both related to his alleged payment of millions in hush money to someone blackmailing him about “past misconduct.” Two federal law enforcement officials told the Los Angeles Times’s Richard Serrano and Timothy Phelps that the hush money was specifically designed to cover up sexual abuse by Hastert of the blackmailer, who the officials say is male. – 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

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 – 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

Are Conservatives Even Literate?

The question I pose is not a joke; Conservatives obviously don’t understand the things they read or hear. In a talk on Women and the Economy at Rhode Island College in Providence, President Obama made these statements among others: “Sometimes, someone, usually mom, leaves the workplace to stay home with the kids, which then leaves her earning a lower wage for the rest of her life as a result. – Read the full article

Water for some [Mount Sinjar, Iraq] but not for many [Detroit, Michigan]!

Humanitarian drop of water by US Marines Access denied in many Detroit homes Anyone noticed the water irony that transpired in America & Iraq? Last weekend, for humanitarian reasons, the US government dropped food and WATER in the mountains of Iraq to aid the desperate Yazidi Kurds refugees. – Read the full article