The Organization "doma" and Its Role in Empowering... →
The inspiring organization in central Ohio gives women a chance at a new life.
Mitt Romney Accidentally Confronts A Gay Veteran;... →
This might be the single greatest “oblivious Romney” moment of the entire campaign. Enjoy.
In a recent statement that was both factually inaccurate and horribly offensive,...– Letter from SANDRA FLUKE, in support of President Obama’s re-election efforts. (via inothernews)
I had my father get sick when I was 22. And I was poor, alright. And my father...– Chris Rock [video] Bringing this back, because some people don’t seem to understand that there is a discrepancy in the quality of care among poor, middle-class, and wealthy people, NO MATTER HOW DEBILITATING THEIR RESPECTIVE DISEASES MAY BE. (via cgdageek) Forever reblog. (via missgingerlee)
An interesting fictional Hindi film about the real-life global problem of selling daughters into prostitution. Human trafficking, the sex-trade industry, and forced prostitution still exist in every corner of the globe. Western countries are just as guilty in the exchange of women, for money. http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/
This really shouldn’t even be an issue; cases like this are shocking and horrifying. Protect women’s rights and stand up in your area.
Super PAC's and how they influence the upcoming... →
Read the narrative by Aaron Westendorf about my blog womenandnews.tumblr.com and how Super PAC’s can be a major influence on the upcoming election concerning women’s rights.
CHALLENGE: Read and try NOT getting angry- http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/pregnancy-begins-2-weeks-before-conception-now-the-law-in-arizona/politics/2012/04/13/37993
White Trash Carnival: People Power: Kony 2012 and... →
damnedmag: If you - like 750 million other people in this world - have Facebook, I have no doubt that you will have encountered the video entitled Kony 2012 that’s currently spreading faster than Keyboard Cat. The brainchild of director Jason Russell, Invisible Children Inc. has been…
As we mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we must remember that this...– President Obama’s statement on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade (via barackobama)
As a female legislator, I often speak to groups of women — from Girl Scouts and...– Michigan State Senator Gretchen Whitmer says sexism is rampant at the State Capitol | Michigan Radio (via mimitakestheleftturn) I love her. (via iamateenagefeminist)
Caroline's Story 30 years and 2 worlds apart... →
(womenandnews): This is one of the greatest pragmatic illustrations of why limiting women’s rights to abortion is counterproductive, ineffective, cruel, and very dangerous. Abortions will still be done if bill after bill is passed, the only thing that changes and is compromised is the woman’s safety. Please click the link to continue reading this great article. jesteractivist: My...
Uruguay Abortion Bill Expected to Pass →
“We don’t have the right to pass moral judgement by saying that the woman who continues her pregnancy and has her baby is in the right whereas the one who doesn’t, for whatever reason, is in the wrong,” said Senator Monica Xavier, a member of the ruling leftist coalition of President Jose Mujica.
Women who strive to be equal to men lack ambition.
Women Who Made Headlines in 2011 via BBC →
Transitioning to a world with increased political...
“This year, millions of women have taken to the streets in the Arab world to demand change. Women played a vital role during the uprisings. They seized the moment of the Arab spring and voiced their hopes for democracy and participation in society and politics. They rose up and called for change. For many women, the demonstrations represented their first chance to take part in public life. ...
If a man says that God is wise, the man is lying because anything that is wise...– The Gargoyle, Andrew Davidson
Women cannot be expected to struggle alone against the forces of discrimination...– Benazir Bhutto in a 1995 speech in Beijing at the World Conference of Women. This is a beautiful speech, go read all of it. (via thepoliticalnotebook)
2011: A Quick Rundown
A year in women: The pursuit for higher education led to the removal of a woman’s fingers by her husband. A 20 year old woman was shot to death in an “honor killing” by her family after deciding to live in Belgian and defying an arranged marriage. Women’s reproductive rights slowly stripped away. The heartbeat bill continues to be pushed through Ohio, Planned...
So, just so we’re clear: a 15-year-old who had unprotected sex and knows that...– Teen Girls Can Suck It: No Morning-After Pill Without Doc’s Consent (via feminismduh) he or they, too. (via raspberryflavored)
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be...– bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions (via youveescaped)
RT @pressfreedom: #journalists attacked and arrested in Iraqi #Kurdistan and six media offices attacked in the past four days http://t.c …
Nice guys finish last, because they make sure their woman comes first.
The Victorian ideal of femininity demands the control of female appetites and...– Victorian Femininity and Anorexic Culture: Starvation as the Suppression of the Monstrous Feminine by Clementine Cannibal http://clementinecannibal.com/2011/11/25/victorian-femininity-and-anorexic-culture-starvation-as-the-suppression-of-the-monstrous-feminine-by-clementine-cannibal/ (via...
The Legality of Abortion Still Threatens Equality
There is no greater obstruction of equal rights for women than the illegalization of abortions. Denying women the right to abortion is a flagrant misguided attempt to project others’ religions out of ignorance of the facts and an uncouth consideration for the woman and her right to privacy. In the book, Feminism is for Everybody by Bell Hooks, she clarifies, “And we were clear that there could be...
Women are seen so much as public property, as objects to look at and judge, that...– Jessica Valenti - He’s a Stud, She’s a Slut and 49 Other Double Standards Every Woman Should Know (via goodgirls-like-to-sin)
Sexual harassment is about the lust for sexual gratification, obviously, but...– Daily Beast, Leslie Bennetts explains why what Herman Cain is accused of doing was wrong, and why it should be taken seriously.
“In addition, girls who have been raped or molested are quickly married...– http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/world/europe/turkish-television-takes-on-topic-of-child-brides.html?_r=1&ref=europe
Politicians aren't innocent, but children are
The closer it is to elections, the more the nefarious blood bath escalates to claim a spot in the white house. Yet, in this time, it is important to be wary and remember ALL politicians aren’t innocent. There is no cure, fix, or happy ending. But there are more pressing matters. Children around the world are innocent, and being victimized without much help from international powerhouses. ...
“The systematic looting of language can be recognized by the tendency of its users to forgo its…” http://t.co/EG1Zgs7U
“In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, students of magic battle a boggart, a creature that…” http://t.co/3JQ0q2L5