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Missouri Does It Again – Governor Vetoes 72 Hour Abortion Delay Bill

FINALLY!   Good news for women’s reproductive justice this week. From Missouri even! During the last week of session in May, women from all over Missouri filibustered outside the Capitol for 72 hours straight – protesting the 72 hour abortion delay bill moving quickly to the Governor’s desk. Women stood outside (a little chilly at times) and manned a podium for the entire 72 hours, letting the legislators INSIDE know that women need not be penalized and shamed. Today Governor Nixon did the right thing (unlike SCOTUS earlier this week) and vetoed the horrendous, demeaning and downright mean bill. CHEER...

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Women Power = #YesAllWomen

In Case You Missed All of This…. Never again think that women don’t collectively have the power to change the world.  According to Think Progress, the hashtag #YesAllWomen was trending at a rate of 51,000 per hour at it’s peak following the Isla Vista mass shooting Friday evening. Feminists’ Inspiring Online Response To A Misogynist Mass Murderer by Rebecca Leber – Think Progress, May 25, 2014 Deep-rooted misogyny appeared to play some role in Elliot Rodger’s shooting rampage that left seven people dead near Santa Barbara University on Friday night. A video showed Rodger wanted to “punish” the women “who’ve ignored...

Hillary Clinton:  Clock “Turning Back” for Women in U.S. 0

Hillary Clinton: Clock “Turning Back” for Women in U.S.

By Katie Glueck, Politco.com – January 13, 2013 Hillary Clinton warns in a new book  that the “clock is turning back” on  women across America and offers a  passionate argument for prioritizing  the advancement of women and girls. Clinton, the former secretary of state and possible presidential contender, is one of a slew of high-profile contributors to a new report set to be released Sunday compiled by author and activist Maria Shriver and the liberal Center for American Progress. “[Fighting] to give women and girls a fighting chance isn’t just a nice thing to do,” Clinton writes in “The Shriver...

GOP Staffers/Candidates Taking Classes “How Not to Offend Women”.  HUH? 0

GOP Staffers/Candidates Taking Classes “How Not to Offend Women”. HUH?

THIS IS NOT AN ONION ARTICLE.  Twitter went wild yesterday when reports of this GOP training hit  with the trending hashtag – #HowToTalkToWomen.   How to Talk to Women?  Really? Maybe if the GOP would stop harassing women they would know how to talk to them instead of interfering with their: a) private healthcare decisions, b) paycheck equality, c) anti-discrimination based on gender & sexual orientation, d) domestic violence protections e) I don’t have enough room hear to list everything. WHAT’S NEXT?  How to talk to Minorities?  How to talk to Young Voters?  How to talk to the Elderly?  How...

Hillary Clinton – Most Formidable Presidential Frontrunner in Modern Times 0

Hillary Clinton – Most Formidable Presidential Frontrunner in Modern Times

We are lucky that we are able to witness this phenomena on our times…the most qualified presidential candidate ever and a woman, to boot. We’ve been talking about breaking that ultimate glass ceiling -the one that exists in the White House. I strongly believe that Hillary is the one to do it.  Let’s all hope and pray she decides to run in 2016! By Harry Enten, The Guardian All the variables that predict primary winners from polling to endorsements are working more in her favor than in 2008 SEE ALSO NEW NBC NEWS POLL:  HILLARY CLINTON 44, CHRIS CHRISTIE 34...

“War on Women” Moves to the Voting Booth 0

“War on Women” Moves to the Voting Booth

UPDATE:  TERRY MCAULIFFE’S VICTORY YESTERDAY IN THE VIRGINIA GOVERNOR’S RACE ATTRIBUTED TO THE OVERWHELMING WOMEN’S VOTE. EFFORTS TO RESTRICT THE WOMEN’S VOTE HAVE A SUDDEN NEW PURPOSE. ——————————————— We always knew they didn’t like us women voting but now it’s clear. Voter suppression is threatening us at the polls – and spreading legislature to legislature across the country. You better  be paying attention. In Missouri, we fully expect the GOP to put Voter ID on the ballot in November 2014 (will go straight from the GOP-controlled legislature to the ballot, no stops in between).  They’ve been trying for 9 years...