Tag Archives: Women’s Rights

The GOP Blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act Because . . .

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asserts that the Paycheck Fairness Act “was going to be helpful to trial lawyers.” I developed a small headache as I tried to unravel the web of contradiction while she spoke about how pro-women’s equality the … Continue reading

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Friday Feminism – Important Stories This Week

Florida made the news once again and as usual not in a good way.  Thirty-two year old, single mother, Charlene Dill, collapsed and died on a stranger’s floor late last month. She had a documented heart condition – the cause … Continue reading

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Awkward: GOP Women’s PAC Leader Says Women Too ‘Busy’ To Need Equal Pay Laws

The leader of a recently-launched politically action committee aimed at female voters in Texas said this week that equal pay lays were not “practical” because women were “extremely busy.” During a Sunday interview with WFAA’s Inside Texas… Continue reading

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Victory In Texas: Extreme Abortion Law Unconstitutional

An extreme anti-abortion law that was passed in a special session of the Texas Legislature in July has now (legally) been deemed unconstitutional – well, at least part of it has been. Women everywhere (and men with a brain in … Continue reading

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Another Page From the Book of Conservative Hypocrisy

Nebraska is one of the conservative states that has enacted a bogus “parental consent law” for minors seeking an abortion. I say bogus because anyone who believes that any conservative court would grant any minor judicial bypass is living in … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Publicly “Corrects” His Wife

In a recent post we told you about Anita Perry’s surprising, if not shocking statement about abortion: “I see it as a woman’s right… If they want to do that, that is their decision…” Well, it seems we all misunderstood … Continue reading

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Where Was Anita Perry When Texas Women Needed Her?

Back in June, after weeks of protest culminating in an 11 hour filibuster by Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (which was successful after state Republicans were caught red handed attempting to doctor the official time record), Governor Rick Perry called … Continue reading

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Everything’s Bigger in Rick Perry’s Texas, Except Equal Pay for Women

Tomorrow, August 26th is Women’s Equality Day.  The day is a celebration of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote.  The 19thAmendment became law in 1920.  Almost 100 years later women are still fighting to be treated equally.  In … Continue reading

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A Report by The National Women’s Law Center Exposes Part Deux of the GOP’s War on Women’s Rights, A State-by-State Attack

Forget the law, denigrate women’s health and ignore a majority rule, the GOP spent the last year bulldozing through the states with their oppressive ‘War on Women’ to redact women’s reproductive rights.  “Legitimate rape” GOP candidate Todd Aiken epitomized the … Continue reading

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Texas Republicans Turn to Legislating the “What If”

Texas Republicans, having realized how inept they are at governing for the here and now, have decided to begin legislating the “what if”; to no one’s surprise, the focus of their futuristic governing is… wait for it… us durned wimmin. … Continue reading

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Re-reading Dr. King in 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King said, I must make two honest confessions to you, my Christian and Jewish brothers. First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost … Continue reading

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Losing my religion…and their tax deduction

From Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun: I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why … Continue reading

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