Defend Abortion Rights Rally in Boston TONIGHT at 6pm
Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Defend Abortion Rights Rally in Boston TONIGHT at 6pm

There’s been a horrific onslaught happening on reproductive rights in the past couple weeks. And the past year. And the past couple of years. In Texas, North Carolina, Ohio and other states, anti-abortion legislation has recently been proposed and passed. As a result, we’ve witnessed awesome resistance — such as Wendy Davis’ outstanding and inspiring … Continue reading

Why You Should Vote for Pro-Choice Massachusetts Senate Candidate Ed Markey TODAY
Politics / Politics / Reproductive Rights / Veganism / Women and Gender

Why You Should Vote for Pro-Choice Massachusetts Senate Candidate Ed Markey TODAY

With all the attacks on abortion access happening right now in Texas, North Dakota, Ohio and nationwide, it’s vital to have a reproductive rights advocate in the Senate. Vote for Ed Markey TODAY. Vote for someone who has a proven track record advocating for reproductive rights, LGBTQ rights, equal pay for women, and environment protection. Continue reading

Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls
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Why We Need Leslie Knope: What Her Election on ‘Parks and Rec’ Means for Women & Girls

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their Women in Politics in Film & TV Week. When I grow up, I want to be Leslie Knope. It’s no secret I love Parks and Rec. A female-fronted series with a hilarious ensemble cast that’s the most feminist show on TV? C’mon, how could I not? … Continue reading

Politics / Reproductive Rights / Women and Gender

Roundup of Feminist Celebs’ Political Videos

  Originally published at Bitch Flicks.   Election Day is tomorrow, people! So I’m going to chat a bit about politics.   Many assume Hollywood is a liberal nirvana (or I guess a hellhole if you’re a Republican). But that’s not exactly true. Not only do films lack gender equality, they often purport sexist tropes. … Continue reading

Elizabeth Warren’s Fight for Women vs. Scott Brown’s Faux Pro-Choice Stance
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Elizabeth Warren’s Fight for Women vs. Scott Brown’s Faux Pro-Choice Stance

Originally published at Fem2pt0. My home state of Massachusetts has never elected a woman to the U.S. Senate. But we have the chance to make history tomorrow by voting for Elizabeth Warren. Now I don’t vote for women merely because of their gender. Although I do believe we need more women in electoral office at … Continue reading

Asshat CNN Contributor Erick Erickson Wants to Silence Powerful Women by Reducing Them to Vaginas
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Asshat CNN Contributor Erick Erickson Wants to Silence Powerful Women by Reducing Them to Vaginas

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Here we go again. Another sexist conservative pundit makes yet another misogynistic slur against women. Douchebag conservative political blogger and commentator Erick Erickson, aka “CNN’s Resident Conservative Jackass,” responded to the DNC’s impressive roster of accomplished women speakers by tweeting this lovely sexist gem: First night of the Vagina Monologues … Continue reading

Ann Romney Tries Convincing Women GOP Supports Our Rights, GOP’s Misogyny Says Otherwise
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Ann Romney Tries Convincing Women GOP Supports Our Rights, GOP’s Misogyny Says Otherwise

Originally published at Fem2pt0. The GOP is trying to pull off a magic trick. They are feverishly working to convince you they support women’s rights. Yesterday at a “Women for Mitt” rally, Ann Romney told women to “challenged women to ‘wake up’,” that Mitt Romney will be there for them, that he’s “attuned to their … Continue reading

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Celebrate By Watching Media Honoring Women’s Suffrage
Films / Politics / Women and Gender

Happy Women’s Equality Day! Celebrate By Watching Media Honoring Women’s Suffrage

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment, women’s suffrage, which the U.S. government ratified the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920 enabling women to vote. Too often, people say women were given the vote. Women weren’t given anything. They valiantly spoke out, organized, protested and fought for … Continue reading