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Best Tweets of Women of the World 2014 Summit

Last week, the Women of the World 2014 Summit took place. ProgressWomen has gathered our favorite tweets from the summit below! “We’re breaking glass ceilings, but we need to provide the ladders for our little sisters to break more glass ceilings” – @laylool #WITW14 — Julie Zeilinger (@juliezeilinger) “I think office holders are better when there are women demanding them to be better.” – @CecileRichards #witw14 — Alison McQuade (@akmcquade)   “Leadership is not a birthright.” – @HillaryClinton #witw14 — EMILY’s List (@emilyslist)   .@CecileRichards “Work for the world we want, where reproductive rights are understood as basic human rights”...

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Can the GOP Change Its “War on Women” Image?

Pay attention to this Ladies. Looks like a smoke screen as GOP electeds CONTINUE to make absurd statements and push their anti-women agendas, especially in state legislatures.Missouri, for example, this year has introduced 32 (and counting) pieces of legislation that do nothing but harm women, especially low-income women who have limited choices of reproductive healthcare in the state already.  In the last month, my GOP colleagues  have debated on the floor with absurd statements like “it’s not too much to ask” or ” we want to make sure women know what they’re doing” when pushing for a 72 hour abortion...

State Rep. Patricia Todd wants to change Alabama's sex-ed program and curriculum to a more modern, accepting program and curriculum.
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Let’s teach accurate sex-ed, Alabama!

In the state of Alabama, it is mandated to take classes, like English, Math, and Science. Do you know what is not mandated? Sex-education. But if a school decides to teach sex-ed, the teacher is required to teach that homosexuality is unacceptable and a crime. Alabama State Representative Patricia Todd (D) wants to change that. Todd is the first, and only, openly gay state lawmaker from the state of Alabama. She recently introduced H.B. 139, which would make changes to the current sex-ed program and curriculum.  Changes to the program and curriculum would include making the “course materials and instructions...

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MS Representation Friday!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR SISTERS AT WOMEN’S CAMPAIGN FUND – MARCH 5, 2014 WE LOVE MS REPRESENTATION SO MUCH – WE WANT YOU TO LOVE IT TOO! Daily FailFormer Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was recently profiled in the Daily Mail, but the article mostly dwelt on how her “kittenish ways” and “legendary blonde tresses” make her untrustworthy. She’s…too sexy for your trust. Too sexy for your trust. Ala-Shame-a Alabama lawmakers are attempting to advance several bills that wouldseverely restrict the time period in which a woman could obtain an abortion. It’s good to know that the big red X on their flag means...

HJR-3: More Toxic Than It Seems

  Amelia Eskenazi and Emma Troughton, both openly lesbian high school juniors from Indiana, wrote an article on how detrimental HJR-3 for their state. For the sake respecting their privacy, the name of the high school they attend is not given, along with a name of a teacher. “The fight began in 2011 when the Indiana General Assembly passed an amendment to change the definition of marriage within the state of Indiana. More recently, in its nearing threat to become implemented into Indiana law, it has become a hot button topic. In August 2013, a grassroots organization called Freedom Indiana...

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Hillary Clinton: Grow skin like a rhino!

IN CASE YOU MISSED THIS – Excellent advice from Hillary for women in the political arena!  I had to remember this just last week on the Missouri House floor.  The Speaker attacked me after my debate against his anti-women conscience bill saying my argument was “full of vitriol”.  I looked at my skin and was thrilled I had gotten under his! So, toughen up your skin (one way is to just stop moisturizing and see what it looks like) and get in the game. Don’t take their attacks as personal and stay poised after your argument.  I try to remember “what...