We talk about employment or staying home as a matter of choice, which obscures...– Katha Pollitt in the Nation
Whenever a woman says, "I hate girls; they're...
Today's Anti-Planned Parenthood Legislative... →
“Republican state representatives in Ohio slipped an amendment into the state’s substitute budget bill on Tuesday that puts family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood at the bottom of funding priorities and blocks them from receiving funding for cancer screenings and HIV and domestic violence services.” “Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin announced on Friday that it has stopped...
I've never heard...
anyone tell young men to have enough “self-respect” to not have sex. But somehow, a young woman’s whole self-worth hinges on her “purity,” i.e. chastity.
On Equal Pay Day, Sexist Economy Doesn't Exist,... →
“Feminists may protest, but American women aren’t the victims of a sexist economy. It’s time to declare an end to the Equal Pay Day myth.” Carrie Lukas In the article, she gives prime examples of how our sexist economy works, like women’s decision to choose between children and high-paying career, as proof that we don’t have a sexist economy. The day that deciding to...
We live in a society that teaches men that women are an inevitability....– from Dare to Feel (via eclecticspectrum)
Schools have classes called “women’s studies,” and “African-American literature”...– Cunt: A Declaration of Independence. (via ratsandcandy666)
Ann Or Hilary: Either Way, Motherhood Is a Dismal... →
“What is “working woman” versus “stay-at-home” code for? For the most part it is code for “what is a woman’s relationship to a man and what is his earning potential?” It’s a paternalistic, sexist framework that subordinates women either way.” “If a woman “chooses” to be a stay at home mom, because entrenched pay...
I’m tired of hearing men say they’re concerned with treating women better only after they have a daughter.
Male privilege may be more obvious in other cultures, but in so-called Western...– When Worlds Collide: Fandom and Male Privilege by Lucy Gillam (via stfuconservatives)
Today in Arizona: Anti-Woman Trifecta →
“The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to prohibit abortions after the 18th week of pregnancy; a bill to protect doctors from being sued if they withhold health information about a pregnancy that could cause a woman to seek an abortion; and a bill to mandate that how school curriculums address the topic of unwanted pregnancies.” In other words, politicians are...
Breaking: Rick Santorum suspends presidential... →
Before we rejoice too loudly, remember that his level of crazy never disqualified him in the first place.
Wisconsin State Senator Says Women Are Paid Less... →
Whatever gaps exist, he insists, stem from women’s decision to prioritize childrearing over their careers. “Take a hypothetical husband and wife who are both lawyers,” he says. “But the husband is working 50 or 60 hours a week, going all out, making 200 grand a year. The woman takes time off, raises kids, is not go go go. Now they’re 50 years old. The husband is making 200 grand a year, the woman...
Maddow: “Women notice when you go after their... →
Terms such as ‘child,’ ‘youth,’ and ‘teenager,’ while nominally gender neutral,...– Jacqueline Warwick, Girl Groups, Girl Culture (via wearingraincoats)
When someone is a lesbian, it’s like saying to us men that we are not good...– Thulani Bhengu, 35, supporter of corrective rape in South Africa BBC: South Africa’s lesbians fear corrective rape: “Some policemen in the township mock you saying: ‘How can you be raped by a man if you are not attracted to them?’ They ask you to explain how the rape felt. It is humiliating,”...
" At 11th Hour, Georgia Passes 'Women as... →
“Georgia House passed a Senate-approved bill Thursday night that criminalizes abortion after 20 weeks.” “For anti-choice lawmakers, it is an item of faith that fetuses feel pain at 20 weeks. But scientists disagree. Reviews of all existing medical evidence have found that fetuses have not developed the neurological structures to feel pain until at least 25 weeks, and likely not...
And Today in the "Craziest State of the Union"... →
“‘Gestational age’ means the age of the unborn child as calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period of the pregnant woman.” (Page 8, COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY SENATE AMENDMENTS TO H.B. 2036) (Link goes to article that includes downloadable pdf of the bill’s amendments) Is this real life??
Mississippi Abortion Bill Threatens State's Only... →
Mississippi governor states, “As governor, I will continue to work to make Mississippi abortion-free.”
The Consequences of Retrograde Right-Wing Politics →
“Now polling released today by USA Today/Gallup confirms recent Republican missteps threaten to damage them with voters of both genders. While women are more interested in the issue, both men and women disagree with Santorum’s and Romney’s position.” (Margie Omero)