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A Never-Ending Story

September 5, 2012


New York Times, September 5, 2012 by LINDA GREENHOUSE An article in the paper the other day caught my eye and led me to ponder something I’d rather not have to think about at all: the Republican Party platform. The article that prompted these unwanted thoughts had nothing to do with politics. It reported that […]

Code Pink vaginas visit RNC to protest GOP ‘war on women’

August 27, 2012


Global Post, August 27, 2012 by Lizzy Tomei Activists in vagina suits opposing the GOP’s stance on abortion rights and health care were among the few protestors on the opening day of the RNC. Activist group Code Pink put on a colorful display of protest at the Republican National Convention Monday, arriving dressed as bright […]

Personhood law platform is crazy

August 26, 2012

0, August 26, 2012 by Nan Lawson This personhood constitutional amendment the Republicans propose in their party platform, recognizing that life begins at conception, is just crazy talk. If this kind of legislation passes, will police investigate miscarriages? What will the penalties be? How many classifications of murder will there need to be? Will doctors […]

War On Women

August 24, 2012


Kansas City Star, August 24, 2012 by Mary Sanchez Ladies, remember what your mothers told you about men who regard women as sex objects? They’re no good. Keep that in mind when pondering the Republican Party platform this year and all those heated conversations about the “war on women.” Why is so much prime time […]

Legitimate Rape by the Renegade Raging Grannies

August 23, 2012


YouTube, August 23, 2012 by Douglas H. Ryder

Raped, pregnant and ordeal not over

August 23, 2012


CNN, August 23, 2012 by Shauna Prewitt Chicago, Illinois (CNN) — When I was in law school, my criminal law professor introduced us to the crime of rape by reading us a quote from Lord Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale, a 17th-century English jurist: “In a rape case it is the victim, not the defendant, […]

Women Rally on Capitol Against War on Women

August 20, 2012


Ms. Magazine Blog, August 20, 2012 Hundreds of women converged on the U.S. Capitol Saturday for We Are Woman, a national rally that aimed to target the war on women being waged by conservative politicians and promote reproductive rights, equal pay, and the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment Speakers at the rally included Rep. […]