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  Filibustering? Protesting? How about turning the tables on men's reproductive rights to get your point across? In the endless parade of this year's badass women leaders taking a stand, let's talk about the bill that Ohio Senator Nina Turner (D) introduced this spring. SB 307 would essentially regulate men’s reproductive health in a more invasive way than ever before. The Cleveland Democrat compared the measure to men legislating “a woman’s womb,” which gets into tricky territory, especially when it comes to reproductive health. We know that's...
  I can’t get enough of Wendy Davis – her no-bullshit attitude, unwavering resolve, colossal intellect, passion, and warmth, not to mention her seriously KILLER sneakers – but she also makes me crave more stories about the original badass women in politics, AKA the suffragettes.     Thankfully, this hankering is right on time, because a safe belonging to members of the Suffrage Movement was cracked open Wednesday in New York City. The safe has sat patiently for years, unopened and mysterious, with the inscribing “Woman Suffrage Party” on its...
  Holy Mother of Blue Ivy, this is genius. Ever find yourself staring into the depths of a gorgeous, iconic painting, only to wonder: "what the hell does this mean?" Unless you've studied works by everyone from Hyacinthe Rigaud to Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (uhh, nope), it can be really hard to puzzle out the messages behind their masterpieces. Queen B knows your pain. Or at least Leigh Silver does - she's carefully curated an impressive collection of Beyonce lyric-marked art pieces, and the results are irreplaceable. Here are some...
  Even the trolls can't be bothered with this week! Though the court took a step back with a troublesome ruling on the Voting Rights Act, it can't be denied that finding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional was a great step forward for Americans this week. Though many people lashed out at the ruling, including some of the Supreme Court judges (Scalia...ugh), the pure joy, excitement, and happiness of millions of Americans, of all sexualities, could not be dampened.  We've complied some of our favorite reactions to the...
  Who you gonna call? Filibuster! Or Kristen Schaal, because this woman is a filibustering machine. Last night's Daily Show had Kristen satirically riffing the most prominent women in Texas this week - Wendy Davis and Jodie Laubenberg. Schaal didn’t equate Laubenberg to Davis, but proclaimed that Laubenberg was hands down more impressive! Say what?     Equipped with her hot pink Mizuno Wave Riders, a portable bathroom, and a chest scarification of #istandwithwendy, Schaal is ready to keep filibusterin' all night for women's rights. But more for women's right to...