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Yesterday's Annapolis, Maryland shooter had a history of harassing women, like many mass shooters do. The suspect in custody for the murder of five people at The Capital Gazette newspaper reportedly held a grudge against the newspaper because they reported about the harassment case set against him by a former high school peer. Read more at CBS News. Almost 600 Women Arrested for Protesting ICE The Women’s March organized a sit-in to protest ICE at the Senate’s Hart Office Building yesterday, and almost 600 women were arrested....
Search “#DisabledAndCute” on Twitter, and you’ll be deluged with sweet selfies—thanks to Keah Brown. Brown, who has cerebral palsy, first tweeted a few photos of herself in 2017 with that hashtag, and hundreds of disabled people from around the world responded with pix of their own. Over a year later, #DisabledAndCute is still going strong, with new photos and messages being tweeted daily. “It was just me being like, ‘Hey, guess what? I like me now,’” Brown, 26, says. “I wanted to show that you...
A recent bill in the Ohio House of Representatives would require school workers, psychologists, and social workers to tell parents if their child is trans, or else risk being charged with a felony, The Daily Dot reports. Bill 658, introduced by Republican Reps. Tom Brinkman and Rep. Paul Zeltwanger, says parents have the right to decide whether they want their minor child to undergo treatment or to transition. If passed, it would grant parents the rights to withhold “treatment or activities that are designed and intended...
Justice Anthony Kennedy announced yesterday that he’ll be retiring next month, giving Trump the opportunity to bring a dangerously conservative, pro-life judge onto the Supreme Court. There are many rights at stake—Kennedy has been a moderate swing vote since 1988, siding with the Affordable Care Act, marriage equality, and the upholding of Roe v. Wade.  You can check out Trump’s short list of nominees on Politico, but it isn’t looking great. Trump’s a fan of William Pryor, who previously called Roe “the worst abomination of constitutional law...
Rep. Maxine Waters responded to a tweet from Donald Trump in which he criticized her for encouraging people to harm his supporters by calling for public protest of his Cabinet members. Waters remarked on Monday, “Protest is civility. Protest is about peaceful resistance to the kinds of actions we are experiencing.” Read more at CNN. An Account Of Sexism At PixarA former graphic designer for Pixar gives an account of her sex-based mistreatment at the company, including open sexism and harassment from former chief creative officer John...
28-year-old Democratic candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won Tuesday night’s election against Democrat Joe Crowley on a progressive, anti-establishment platform, advocating issues including Medicare for all, abolishment of ICE, and rejection of corporate funding of political affairs. We were honored to have Ocasio-Cortez speak at the BUST Holiday Craftacular in December (photo above). Read more about her victory at BuzzFeed. Border Agent Threatens Immigrant With Daughter’s Adoption While seeking asylum in the US, an immigrant woman crossing the Rio Grande was told by a border agent that if she...
Women make up only 19 percent of the House and 21 percent of the Senate, but hopefully in 2018, that is going to change. Unprecedented numbers of women are running for public office, and at 31 years old, Lauren Underwood is the youngest Black woman seeking a position in congress. She is running for US House of Representatives in Illinois 14th congressional district, a primarily white and Republican district. On March 20th, Underwood beat out six middle-aged white men and became the first woman to receive...
The Supreme Court made three decisions yesterday and this morning, and we’re not happy about any of them. • This morning, SCOTUS ruled that Trump’s Muslim Ban is constitutional. Hooray for more racist immigration policies. Read more at NBC News. • Also this morning, SCOTUS ruled that “crisis pregnancy centers” that oppose abortion no longer have to provide women with information about abortions because it violates their right to free speech. So much for equal access to healthcare information. Read more at The New York...
For Pride Month, we decided to celebrate the LGBTQ women in Congress. Here are all the openly queer ladies who are serving in the House of Representatives and the Senate!  photo via Wikimedia Commons/US House Kyrsten Sinema is a congresswoman from Arizona’s 9th district, having served in that position since 2013. She is the first (and so far, only) openly bisexual person to be elected to Congress in its history. Sinema was reported as the most bipartisan member of the Democratic party in the House of Representatives...
At an immigration rally in Los Angeles on Saturday, Maxine Waters gave a speech urging people to continue to kick members of the Trump administration out of restauraunts and other businesses. Waters said, “I have no sympathy for these people that are in this administration who know it is wrong what they’re doing on so many fronts but they tend to not want to confront this president.” Read more at Jezebel.  Sarah Huckabee Sanders Violated Ethics Law With Her Tweet In other shocking news, Sarah Huckabee Sanders acted...