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Activist Sandra Fluke Comments on Rush Limbaugh’s Bullshit “Apology” & What His Slut-Shaming Reveals

  Sexism, misogyny and slut-shaming pervade our culture. Women’s bodies are continually policed and judged. Nothing shows that better than asshat pundit Rush Limbaugh’s recent slew of insults to activist Sandra Fluke. As you probably know by now, conservative radio pundit, aka misogynistic douchebag, Rush Limbaugh called activist Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” … Continue reading

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“Blog for Choice Day:” On the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Abortion Rights Still Under Attack

39 years ago today, in 1973, Roe v. Wade passed legalizing abortion. Almost 4 decades have passed but the abortion battle rages on, our rights still under attack. In 2011, the House voted on choice-related legislation 8 times, more than twice as much in any of the previous 5 years. The House passed H.R. 3, … Continue reading

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

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. But hiding my head in the sand isn’t going to make them go away. Although … 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

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 into effect last September.  With half of all pregnancies unplanned, greater access to birth control … Continue reading

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

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 2011.  Sadly, I’m not talking about the past; I’m talking about abortion in 2011.  Legislators, … Continue reading

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

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 Chris Matthews, it is NOT her fault)…who’s now pregnant.  The controversy raises compelling questions surrounding … Continue reading

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

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 long history of violence towards abortion providers exists.  Clinics endure a daily barrage of protests … Continue reading

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

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 to do so…they just keeping coming…like zombies), you might be saying, wait a minute…I thought … Continue reading