Category: women’s rights

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MO STATE REP. GATSCHENBERGER COMPARES ABORTION DECISIONS TO CARPET SHOPPING.

THIS HAPPENED IN MY COMMITTEE TUESDAY….OH, YES. MO Rep. Gatschenberger testified before the House Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities on his anti-abortion bill Tuesday, which was captured on video. In doing so, he sounded every bit as tone deaf about the psychological difficulties that women face when considering abortion as one might expect from an old man in power deciding what’s best for women. MSNBC Video – Politics Nation w/ Al Sharpton: Video MSNBC (online story): Missouri GOPer likens abortion to car sales: It requires time, info Pitch: Missouri House representative thinks getting an abortion is like kicking the tires...

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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...

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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...

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We Need To Pass The Ohio Equal Pay Act

Rebekah Bolser is the USA Chair for the  International Youth Council, the founder of the Pocahontas Project, and organizer for the Butler County Youth Council. She is also a woman’s rights activist. Below she wrote an article about the importance of passing equal pay for equal work in her home state of Ohio.  In the year 2014, women still earn 77 cents to every dollar that a man earns.  For women of color, the wage gap is even more drastic. African American women earn 63 cents to that dollar while Hispanic women earn 58 cents. As a high school student,...

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ProgressWomen Launches “Legis-Ladies”

Announcing our newest ProgressWomen project, “LEGIS-LADIES”!   Yes, we’re most thrilled about our “new baby” and could hardly wait to share it with the blogworld.  Can you hear our enthusiasm? After tons of research, we have matched a test group of politically-minded high school and college girls from all over the country with a progressive woman legislator in each of their own states. We are encouraging participants to contact their assigned legislators, sign up for their legislative news and follow them on social media. “LEGIS-LADIES” is designed to motivate young women (who are not sure how they can make a...

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This Week’s Round-Up

Happy Friday everyone! This week was filled and we didn’t get to cover everything. So, check out the things we missed right below! Happy 41st Anniversary, Roe v. Wade! Happy 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, everyone! Although the pro-choice movement is celebrating 41 year’s of Roe, the pro-life movement is also celebrating their pro-life victories they have had in state legislatures across the country, including the 205 abortion restrictions they have imposed on women and families over the past 3 years. We have to be ready to speak out against these attacks by going to rallies, taking action online,...