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As of today, Senate Republicans’ secret healthcare bill is no longer a secret. And, as we expected, it is not good at all. Via Planned Parenthood Action Fund, here are a few of the ways it will damage reproductive rights: The bill will also be devastating to people with disabilities, people who suffer from addiction, and low income people - among others. Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards told the Hill, “If this is the Senate’s idea of a bill with heart, then the women of America should...
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As a girl whose body could be described as womanly from a young age, I have had ample time to contemplate why men catcall. Do they think we like being sexually harassed? Do they think we will stop, delighted to be noticed, and hop in their car or hand out our numbers? Or is it simply a power play, a way to assert dominance? A new study offers some troubling insight on this rampant behavior pattern. U.N. Women and Promundo, a global gender equality advocacy organization,...
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I won’t lie to you: the Destruction of Hillary Clinton, Susan Bordo’s methodical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s drawn-out ruination is a painful read. Bordo, a media critic, cultural historian, and fellow Clinton fan, uses her preface to acknowledge the “pain, anger, and frustration” she herself is still feeling at the time of publication — though impressively, this anger never overtakes her authoritative tone nor diminishes her argument. But amongst the agony of this book is a strange satisfaction. Here is a well-informed, thoroughly researched voice confirming what...
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I identified as a feminist long before I came out as gay. My introduction to feminism was through the second-wave movement — Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinem. And while feminism helped me understand patriarchy, gender roles and oppression, the relationship between feminism and lesbianism has been a tumultuous one. The feminist movement was pretty hostile to lesbians during the 1960s. Not all women within the movement had such intolerant and homophobic views against lesbians, but some in the leadership did. Author and President of the National...
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It’s pretty clear why the GOP is coming for Elizabeth Warren next. With Hillary Clinton’s running days behind her, Senator Warren is the most high-profile woman in the thick of game for the left. She is overwhelmingly intelligent, fiercely capable, and can deliver her message clearly, making her an obvious symbol for the resistance. She’s ready to fight. Oh, and she’s persistent. The Massachusetts senator spoke to an excited Town Hall on Friday June 16 about her new book, This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle To...
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The sexual assault trial against Bill Cosby resulted in a mistrial, further reinforcing that the justice system is broken. Nearly 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault, and their stories date back to to 1960s, when Cosby first began his comedy career. While most accusations are outside of the statute of limitations, a 2004 incident reported by Andrea Constand - previously a Temple University women’s basketball team director of operations - led to Cosby’s 2015 indictment of 3 felony counts related to the assault. According...
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Halsey established herself as a feminist and an advocate for organizations like Planned Parenthood early on in musical career, but now she has taken a necessary step further. With news of Trump’s Global Gag Rule, Halsey took it into her own hands to educate the public about the impact of the Global Gag Rule on women around the world and what we can do to fight it. The Global Gag Rule started years ago with Reagan and has been undone since. Trump will not only...
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The hashtag #WhatWomenWantIn4Words started trending Friday morning, and lucky for us, men seized this opportunity to prove how complicated women are. I mean, they have a point. We're so confusing!! We truly use a secret language that men can't possibly understand. And do we REALLY even know what's best for us? If only we would just say what we mean. It's like we speak in code... Everyone knows women are incapable of making up their minds, even when it comes to the simple stuff. If only it was easier to...
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Senator Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) slayed during the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings, and (unsurprisingly) she's being chastised for her directness, both in the hearings and in the press.  After a hearing filled with “I don’t recall” and “I’m unable to answer that” statements from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Sen. Harris attempted to pin him down on his bullshit and pierce through his slow-rolling deflection. When, for the umpteenth time, Sessions invoked a “long-standing Department of Justice policy” that prevented him from commenting on private communications with...
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A teenage Irish girl seeking an abortion in Dublin in late 2016 was instead held in a mental health facility for days, according to a recent report from Ireland's Child Care Law Reporting Project. CNN writes that the girl, who is a minor and is not being identified in news reports, was evaluated by a psychiatrist as depressed and suicidal. The psychiatrist sent her to Dublin, accompanied by her mother. The girl and her mother believed they were traveling so the girl could get an abortion,...
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