Tampons More Dangerous Than Guns? Who Knew?
Jul12

Tampons More Dangerous Than Guns? Who Knew?

The Texas Senate is currently debating House Bill 2, the restrictive abortion legislation Wendy Davis filibustered against last month. The vote is expected to be called this evening. In the meantime, the Texas Department of Public Safety has been searching bags and confiscating paper goods they fear could be thrown at the Senators on the floor: “magazines, receipts, feminine pads and tampons.” News of the latter two items...

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Summertime in Gilead: Will We Reclaim Our Opportunities?
Jul07

Summertime in Gilead: Will We Reclaim Our Opportunities?

As conservatives trample on our rights, they’re also snatching our opportunity, foreclosing on women’s American Dream.

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Fourth of July Leftover News
Jul05

Fourth of July Leftover News

We’re still savoring our Fourth of July leftovers: grilled veggies and meats… and news items we weren’t able to get to until now… … Like this Ms. Magazine blog post commemorating the century that has passed since women in New York launched their suffrage campaign. The right to vote did not come easily, and as we have learned over the last ten days, it can be eroded and even lost in an instant — so...

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SCOTUS Guts the Voting Rights Act
Jun25

SCOTUS Guts the Voting Rights Act

Whoever said that news slows down in the summer did not anticipate a week like this one. Let’s begin with the Supreme Court, which issued a decision this morning that gutted the landmark Voting Rights Act. Those of you who remember your history lessons already know that this isn’t the first Court that has chipped away at rights established by Congress. We linked to a heartbreaking NPR report today on how Jim Crow laws came...

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Watch It Live: Texas Senator Wendy Davis Filibusters the Abortion Bill
Jun25

Watch It Live: Texas Senator Wendy Davis Filibusters the Abortion Bill

We’ve been following the drama in Texas, where Governor Rick Perry called a special emergency legislative session in order to pass yet another restrictive abortion bill — one that would leave the entire state with just five providers. The bill is down to the wire: The emergency session ends tonight, and Democratic Senator Wendy Davis is hoping to run down the clock by filibustering the bill — and it’s amazing....

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