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  The day after the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based writer Amelia Bonow logged onto Facebook and began a post. “Hey guys!” she began. “Like a year ago I had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood on Madison Ave...."     Writer and activist Lindy West shared Amelia’s story on Twitter along with the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion, and, with the help of another "co-conspirator" Kimberly Morrison, a viral movement was born. Read More
Seriously guys? Reproductive healthcare is not a political bargaining chip, it’s a necessity for everyone (yes men too). Planned Parenthood makes this necessity a reality for people who would otherwise not be able to afford these services.  It goes without saying that defunding Planned Parenthood would be a devastating step backwards for our country, but I’ll say it anyway, since my faith in humanity is still smarting from Friday. Read More
Last week, the Harvard Spee club voted to start inviting women to apply for membership. This comes 30 years after the eight elite, all-male social clubs known as final clubs, officially disaffiliated themselves from the university so they didn’t have to adhere to the university’s gender discrimination policy. Spee was also Harvard’s first final club to admit an African American, Frank M. Snowden in 1965. Read More
One of the biggest voting blocks that has stumped Republicans for decades is women. Republican presidential candidates haven’t gotten the women’s vote since 1988. But they’ve got the solution now. They’re going to put their mothers, daughters, Rosa Parks, and a couple non-American women on the $10 bill. Carson suggested his mother, because apparently he could think of zero historically significant female Americans. Huckabee suggested his wife, because “then she could spend her own money.” Yuk yuk yuk, Huckabee, you riot. Read More
"On the day when it will be possible for woman to love not in her weakness but in strength, not to escape herself but to find herself, not to abase herself but to assert herself--on that day love will become for her, as for man, a source of life and not of mortal danger. In the meantime, love represents in its most touching form the curse that lies heavily upon woman confined in the feminine universe, woman mutilated, insufficient unto herself." -- Simone de Beauvoir Simone de Beauvoir's voice is a potent one. Read More