Tag Archives: women’s rights

What does “corporations are people” actually mean?

In light of the recent SCOTUS ruling on Hobby Lobby and other corporate giants being allowed to deny women birth control within their health coverage plans because it goes against their religious beliefs, I thought a primer on the laws surrounding corporations as … Continue reading

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Equal Pay Day Controversy

So, Tuesday was equal pay day. For those of you who somehow don’t know about this, it represents the day women have to work up to before they’ve made as much as men made the previous year.At 77 cents to the … Continue reading

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Six Outrageous Things about Texas That Have Nothing to Do with Women’s Rights

Recently, Texas has done some unbelievable things–changed the space-time continuum, made rape kits into abortions, got out of voting fraud (but wasn’t so lenient on these poor senior citizens), and managed to turn tampons into feces and urine…all before stripping the state of the majority … Continue reading

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How to Be a Housewife and a Feminist at the Same Time

I am a housewife. Well, I have a set of four-year-old twins, so, technically, that makes me a stay-at-home mom. And I do a lot freelance for pennies from my comfy orange couch in the living room, which I suppose … Continue reading

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Project Orange. Women around the world #standwithwendy

Texas human beings are continuing the hard-fought battle protecting what little bodily autonomy women have there, with Sen. Wendy Davis at the helm. Thousands of supporters are descending upon the Capital for this second special session as called by Governor … Continue reading

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Modern Sexism

The problem is subtlety. The problem is “how far we’ve come.” The problem is enlightenment. The problem is a society that congratulates itself on the freedom and equality all face when compared to how it was, when compared to where it … Continue reading

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My Story – Why the War on Women Isn’t about Abortion

Here is my story. In 2008, the economy crashed. I was pregnant with twins. We had just bought a house with 10 percent down-payment. It would cost us more than $235,000 all told. Two weeks before I had my children, … Continue reading

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Rights Clashing with Rights is Wrong

Arizona’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted six to two to endorse a bill that would allow employers in that state to deny women birth control if it is used to prevent pregnancy. This opens the door further so that should employees … Continue reading

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Bringing a Knife to a Gun Fight

Rush Limbaugh calls a law student a prostitute because she testified at a hearing in favor of requiring insurances to cover family planning. “What does it say about the college co-ed Sandra Fluke, who goes before a congressional committee and … Continue reading

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The Advice Column of Shame: On Perpetuating Rape Culture

Dear Emily Yoffe, If a woman does not consent to having sex and has sex, she is a victim of rape. It does not matter if she was biting, kicking and screaming, or if she was too drunk. It’s really … Continue reading

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