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I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME ROAR! A Call to Arms to Fight For Women’s Rights AGAIN!

May 27, 2012


Beware the Believers Blog, May 27, 2012 While many of us who fought ferociously for women’s rights in the 60s were busy climbing career ladders, raising our children, pampering our grandchildren the religious zealots on the right were equally busy desperately trying to find ways to roll back the gains that were made! The religious […]

Game Change: How About a War FOR Women?

May 18, 2012


Huffington Post, May 18, 2012 by Barbara and Shannon Kelley You know the saying, “the best defense is a good offense?” I’m thinking that instead of expending our energy on the war on women, why don’t we wage a war for women? Right? I sometimes wonder if we women — roughly half the population and […]

The Best Of Stephen Colbert’s War For Women (VIDEO)

May 18, 2012


Huffington Post, May 18, 2012 by The so-called “War On Women” has been elevated to the forefront of national discourse after continuing disputes over stay-at-home moms, birth control and abortion. Stephen Colbert is, of course, right in the thick of it, but as he says, “This ugly ‘War On Women’ has morphed into a beautiful […]

Abortion as a feminist issue: Who decides and what?

May 14, 2012


First Post, May 14, 2012 by Nivedita Menon There is a complicated relationship between abortion as such and the selective abortion of female foetuses. This dilemma is one with which the women’s movement in India has been grappling since the late 1980s. In my discussion of this dilemma, I would like to move away completely […]

How the ‘war on women’ quashed feminist stereotypes

May 11, 2012


Washington Post, May 11, 2012 by Rebecca Traister When Phyllis Schlafly is forced to concede that not all feminists are ugly, it’s clear that something has gone awry on the right. Sure enough, in April, Schlafly, a conservative crusader who has been peddling stereotypes of women’s activists as physically and socially unappealing for decades, thought […]

Mad Women: How the Flames of Revolution Are Ignited

April 24, 2012


Huffington Post, April 24, 2012 by Barbara Hannah Grufferman Believing in the full social, political, and economic quality of women, which is what the dictionary says “feminism” means, is enough to make a revolution in itself. – Gloria Steinem Some people think about joining revolutions. Others start them. And American women, it seems, are ready […]

Social Media and Generational Shift In The War on Women

April 23, 2012


Forbes, April 23, 2012 by Liza Donnelly The battle for the female vote in the presidential campaign has suddenly become fierce. The latest? Mitt Romney hired Richard Grenell to be his national security and foreign policy advisor. So what, you ask? Should Mitt have hired a woman? That would have been nice, but no, that’s […]

These Women Refused to Stay in the Kitchen

April 19, 2012


New York Times, April 19, 2012 by Eve M. Kahn Anecdotes keep emerging about how American female artists would battle misogyny, skeptical relatives and heavy skirts to paint somewhere remote and possibly dangerous. A dozen recent and forthcoming publications and exhibitions cover such art heroines of a century and more ago. National Academy of Design, […]

Who says women don’t care about wages?

April 17, 2012


CNN, April 17, 2012, Sandra Fluke Editor’s note: Sandra Fluke is a third-year law student at Georgetown University Law Center and has served as president of Georgetown Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She gained national attention when she testified in February before a congressional committee on behalf of greater access to contraceptive coverage. (CNN) — […]

The Politics of Contraception (and Maternal Mortality)

March 31, 2012


Seattle PI, March 31, 2012 by Erin Solaro A conservative (more or less) correspondent wrote to me of his dismay and despair about the freak show that is the Republican Party’s contenders for president. Even though I’m not sure birth control is a right, what do we get out of calling Sandra Fluke a slut […]

The Daily Show: The Vulgar Games

March 25, 2012


The Daily Show, March 13, 2012 Click the link to play. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c The Vulgar Games – Republican Policy Routine Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog The Daily Show on Facebook

Nationwide rallies against the War on Women: April 28th

March 15, 2012

0, March 15, 2012 by Jacquie Piasta Rallies and protest marches will take place across the United States and territories on April 28th. This movement, Unite Against the War on Women, has been gaining momentum across the nation. Events are scheduled at state capitols and major cities in all fifty states, Washington, D.C., American territories, […]