Politics

HPV Day and How Bachmann & Perry HPV Vaccine Debate Proves Neither Candidate Gives a Shit About Women’s Health

Posted on September 16, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

While I’m a novice political wonk, I’ve been resisting writing about the presidential campaigns of conservative douchebags Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Governor Rick Perry. Listening to their sexist, racist, ignorant rants makes me want to claw my ear drums out. … Continue reading →

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Not So Jagged Little Pill: Why Women Need No-Cost Birth Control for the “We’ve Got You Covered” Blog Carnival

Posted on July 21, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Birth control free of co-pays!  In a landmark decision yesterday, the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine (IOM) recommended all insurance plans offer contraceptives and other preventive services, free of charge under the new health care law that went … Continue reading →

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The NeverEnding Story: Abortion Restrictions Onslaught Continues with Historic Number of Anti-Choice Bills

Posted on July 19, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

I feel like I’ve stepped into a time warp, to a time when women had to struggle to get abortions. When women couldn’t afford to have them. When women don’t have complete control over their bodies. Sadly, I’m talking about … Continue reading →

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Pride (In the Name of Love): Gay Marriage Legalized in New York State

Posted on June 27, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Too often, I have something to complain about: sexism, the ongoing assault on reproductive rights, having to wait until next year for the return of Mad Men. So I’m elated that I have some good news to celebrate. As June … Continue reading →

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We Need More Female Politicians Not Because Women Are More Moral, But Because Diversity Helps Us All

Posted on June 16, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

So there’s been a lot of Weinergate talk.  A LOT.  On the heels of Schwarzenegger’s infidelity, Congressman Anthony Weiner shocked many with his oh so charming penis bulge photos…especially since he’s married to the fab Huma Abedin (and no, douchebag … Continue reading →

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Under Siege: Two Years After Dr. Tiller’s Murder Reproductive Rights at the Federal & State Level Still Under Attack

Posted on May 31, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Today marks the 2-year anniversary of the tragic death of Dr. Tiller, the courageous physician in Kansas who provided late-term abortions.  Risking his life, Dr. Tiller bravely helped women in need when they had nowhere else to turn.  Sadly, a … Continue reading →

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…: GOP Restricting Abortion and Still Attempting to Redefine Rape

Posted on May 4, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Today, the House votes on H.R. 3, the douchebag misogynistic legislation that would restrict abortion coverage and redefine rape.  Now for those of you who’ve been following the onslaught of anti-choice legislation (although I’ve gotta admit it’s been a nightmare … Continue reading →

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Voices Carry: The Role of Women in North African Revolutions

Posted on May 2, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Originally published in the April 2011 edition of Italianieuropei. Civil uprisings exploded across the Middle East and North Africa in the past few months. Protests in Tunisia spurred a chain reaction. Ignited by the suicide of Mohamed Bouazizi, an unemployed … Continue reading →

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Boys vs. Girls?: Reducing the Decision to Attack Libya to Sexist Gender Wars

Posted on March 28, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

A gender war broke out last week in the media when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and National Security Council Special Director Samantha Power all advised President Barack Obama to use military force … Continue reading →

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These Boots Are Made for Walking: Walk for Choice Day Tomorrow to Stand Up Against Anti-Choice Legislation

Posted on February 25, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Just wanted to remind you all that tomorrow (Sat. 2/26) is Walk for Choice Day!  Across the country, people will stand up for reproductive rights by walking in cities such as NYC, Boston (my city hoowah!), Chicago, DC, Dallas, Atlanta, … Continue reading →

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Standing in the Way of Control: Why the GOP’s Ongoing Attacks on Planned Parenthood Affect Us All

Posted on February 22, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

For most of my working life, I’ve lived paycheck to paycheck.  As someone who worked full-time while putting myself through college, I never had a dime to spare.  I’d often forgo health insurance in order to have money in my … Continue reading →

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Attack of the Anti-Choice Clones: Legislators Wage War on Women & Reproductive Justice…It’s Time to Fight Back

Posted on February 17, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

Okay, this fucking batshit douchebaggery has GOT to stop!! You probably already know what I’m talking about.  And if you don’t, you’re in for a nightmarish awakening.  I’m referring to the assault on reproductive justice; the war being waged over … Continue reading →

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Taking It to the Streets: Egyptian Women Protest the Government Alongside the Men Yet Few Images of Women

Posted on January 31, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

As I’m sure you all know, Egypt has erupted in civil unrest a civil uprising.  The largest anti-government protest in Egypt in 30 years, civilians are protesting President Mubarak’s regime, calling for his resignation.  People have poured into the streets … Continue reading →

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No Woman’s Land?: Lack of Women’s Issues in President Obama’s State of the Union

Posted on January 26, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

As the wannabe politico that I am, I was excited for the State of the Union address last night.  Although I knew I would miss Nancy Pelosi bouncing out of her chair and clapping every 2 seconds.  President Obama always … Continue reading →

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Hands Off My Womb: Looking at New Legislation Aiming to Restrict Abortion Access on “Blog for Choice Day”

Posted on January 21, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

If you’ve been a loyal reader of my blog (a big thank you if you have!!), you probably know that I passionately believe in protecting abortion access and a woman’s right to choose.  With the 38th anniversary of Roe v. … Continue reading →

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Giving Up the Gun: How Misogyny, Hate Speech & Violent Political Rhetoric Played a Role in Rep. Giffords Shooting

Posted on January 20, 2011 by The Opinioness of the World

As the film freak/pop culture junky that I am, I try to watch all awards shows.  The Oscars, SAGs, Tonys, Emmys…I’m addicted to them all so of course I watched the Golden Globes on Sunday night.  I mean drunk celebs … Continue reading →

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Choose or Lose: Vote Today and Make Your Voice Heard

Posted on November 2, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Okay, everyone…it’s that time of year again…time to vote!  I know, I know, I keep harping on the fact that we all need to participate in the political process.  But I strongly believe in the power of choice; choosing our … Continue reading →

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Smells Like GOP Spirit: Republican Candidates Wage Battle Against Reproductive Rights

Posted on October 8, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

I will never forget the conversation I had with my mother during the 2008 presidential election.  My mother instilled in me a love of politics.  She took me with her whenever she went to vote.  Every night, she and my … Continue reading →

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Primary Colors: Voice Your Choice and Rock Your Vote

Posted on September 14, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

So I’m a not-so-secret political junky.  Politics is fascinating as it touches our lives on a daily basis.  Primary elections are being held today in Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.  They’re important as they … Continue reading →

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Iron Jawed Angels: Women’s Equality Day Celebrates Battle for Women’s Suffrage

Posted on August 26, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Happy Women’s Equality Day, Everyone!  Designated by Congress in 1971 and initiated by Congresswoman Bella Abzug (D-NY), Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment, women’s suffrage, which the U.S. government ratified on August 18, 1920.  Last week … Continue reading →

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Lost in Translation: Texas School Board’s Sexist & Conservative Rewriting of History Affect Entire U.S.

Posted on August 13, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

My fab friend Sarah H. recently posted an eye-opening article on Facebook: “Is the Texas School Board Rewriting History?”  The piece, including a video clip, aired in March on PBS’ series Need to Know.  It outlines the Texas School Board’s … Continue reading →

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8 is Enough: As Prop 8 Gay Marriage Ban is Overturned, It’s Time to Recognize LGBTQ Couples’ Equality

Posted on August 5, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

In a landmark decision yesterday, Proposition 8, the ruling in California that deemed gay marriage illegal, was deemed unconstitutional. In Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s historic ruling he wrote, “Proposition 8 singles out gays and lesbians and legitimates their … Continue reading →

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Fight for Your Right: Choice Undermined by New Legislation

Posted on April 28, 2010 by The Opinioness of the World

Last night, I did my good deed for the week and volunteered at Chocolate Madness, the annual fundraiser for NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, an organization that lobbies for pro-choice legislation and legislators and advocates for increased access to the full spectrum … Continue reading →

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