17 5 / 2012
Mississippi recently passed a law in an effort to force the last remaining abortion clinic in the state to close, which could force women to sometimes critically dangerous alternatives if they are desperate to end a pregnancy. Back ally or coat hanger abortions are life threatening self-induced abortions that have resulted in the deaths of thousands of women. But one Mississippi Republican doesn’t care about those lives.
15 5 / 2012
With the War On Women abreast, both sides of the aisle have accused the other of cynically bringing women’s health issues to the forefront of political debate in an election year. But over the last few months, it seems clear that Republicans are choosing this moment to drastically overhaul existing reproductive and female health laws.
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27 4 / 2012
Women’s issues have been all over the media lately, and not for all the right reasons. Birth control, abortion rights, the Rush Limbaugh Sandra Fluke ‘slut’ comment controversy, Hilary Rosen’s comments on Ann Romney never working a day in her life — it’s really enough to make your head spin. (At least we have one more woman onForbes’ list of billionaires, thanks to Spanx inventor , which had staff cheering.)
I overheard some young women talking about these issues on the train the other day and that got me thinking… Is there an upside to the so-called “war on women”? Could it be mobilizing a new generation of women leaders? I decided to contact some prominent women representing the interests of other women to find out. Here’s what they told me.
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17 4 / 2012
As point person for the right of right, right wing Arizona Center for Public Policy Ms. Yee sponsored the horrific HB 2838, which would have banned abortions after twenty weeks. Due to the testimony and overwhelming response (phone calls, emails, petitions) against the bill from women across the country, it was pulled from the Arizona House Health Committee. The fact that Ms. Yee chose to then employ a “strike all amendment,” a political sleigh of hand to resurrect the bill, speaks to the evil genius of the willing and ambitious puppet’s puppeteers. The point of a “strike all,” is to completely remake a bill under the shadow of darkness without the pesky inconvenience of committee hearings and public scrutiny.
15 4 / 2012
On Wednesday night, the April 11th edition of The Daily Show ran a segment all about the Oklahoma Personhood Act. Al Madrigal went to Oklahoma to sit down with Constance Johnson and a Republican supporter of the bill, Senator Ralph Shortey. The interview reveals the incredible hypocrisy of Republicans and their views of women.
14 4 / 2012
The Republican-controlled Missouri House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday afternoon that would allow the denial of certain medical services to women for religious reasons, following an emotional debate where the majority leader was forced to deny he compared women to farm animals.
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12 4 / 2012
I decided to work on our Youtube Channel this evening, by creating a playlist dedicated to the topic of feminism; however, I did not find what I was expecting. Perhaps it was a bit naive of me to expect to find an equal amount of pro-feminism and anti-feminism media. The videos that spoke about feminism in the way in which I conceive the movement were scattered sparsely throughout the search results. I scanned through the results to find many hateful anti-feminist videos. While I completely respect the opinions of others and their right to share said opinions, I have to say that I was disappointed to find so many negative viewpoints.
Perhaps these individuals perceive feminism to be represented by a group of hairy, angry, men-hating lesbians who want to act violently to overcome “the Man”. If this is true, I am truly saddened by the lack of education these individuals possess.
By no means do I wish to discount the opinions of others, and in fact I admire the passion and conviction that they have for their beliefs. I merely wish to express my own belief that education is crucial to understanding. I believe that it is my responsibility to educate myself on the views of others, whether I agree or not. And I also consider it the responsibility of WARRR to help provide information and education, not only related to feminism, but also to women’s issues as a whole. This includes, but is not limited to, reproductive rights, equality, women’s health, wages disparities, political activism, gender and transgender issues, sex education, and more.
Whether you stand with us or against us, I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this post and any other posts on our blog, and taking the time to educate yourself on our views.
12 4 / 2012
Democrats have accused Republicans of waging a war against women. Republicans have denied the accusation, explaining their efforts to ban abortion and contraception as a matter of religious freedom. But what happens when a Christian right-wing pastor says that women are subservient to men in marriage? Because that is exactly what Pat Robertson said on The 700 Club on Monday.