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For many women, the upcoming Women’s March on Washington is an important way for them to let the incoming administration know that they will not have their voices or their rights silenced. But what about those with disabilities? The Trump campaign made odious remarks about women and women’s healthcare, but they also targeted people with disabilities. Many women with disabilities feel they too have the right to voice their opposition to the new administration, but are often excluded from these popular protests. Via Twitter/@DisabilityMarch From this desire...
Image via PerryUndem report   Poor men. It must be so hard being the oppressed sex. The New York Times reported this week on the results of a national survey by PerryUndem. The good news is that 93 percent of Americans believe women deserve to be treated equally (who are you, other 7 percent??). But the report also showed that men underestimate the extent to which women are made to feel unequal in society. But the statistic that will really make you grind your teeth? Republican men think women...
Diners lunching at the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan on Sunday got a sneak peek at what a post-Affordable Care Act America may look like. Mid-sitting, a number of their fellow diners starting coughing, loudly and incessantly, filling the room with the awful sounds of sickness, before revealing signs saying "WE NEED OBAMA CARE" and "TRUMPCARE MAKES US SICK." The, ahem, “cough-in” was organized on Facebook by activist group Rise & Resist, to take aim at Trump and the GOP for making moves to repeal the Affordable Care...
You should do one thing every day to make yourself smile. Today, you should google "Mike Pence Queer Dance Party"— I guarantee you won’t be able to keep from smiling. Armed with the fierce tunes of Lady Gaga and Whitney Houston, protesters danced their way to Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s temporary home. Donned in glitter, tutus and party hats, the crowd held rainbow flags and glow sticks. The march was organized by WERK for Peace and #DisruptJ20. The leader and one of the organizers of...
As the country says its goodbyes to President Obama and reflects on his legacy, I am this week saying my own goodbye: not to President Obama, but to the idea of President Hillary Rodham Clinton. Like many others in the New York bubble, I was in no way prepared for the outcome on November 8. “You know what’s great?” I would declare. “In 100 years, Hillary will be the President Clinton history remembers most clearly, not Bill.” And so I have spent a good deal of the...