Tagged: women’s rights

House Democrats Call on Nixon to Oppose Cuts to Shear Institute 0

House Democrats Call on Nixon to Oppose Cuts to Shear Institute

Students who have participated in a UMSL Sue Shears Institute for Women program Twenty-three Democrat women state representatives delivered a letter today to Governor Nixon governor asking him to veto SB 455, which includes an amendment abolishing the Sue Shear Institute for Women. By Eli Yokley, Missouri News Network — May 9 JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A $250,000 a year expenditure threatens to stall passage of the state’s $24 billion budget. The issue is over whether the University of Missouri should continue to fund the Shear Institute, a public policy institute for women in politics based at the University of Missouri...

Rachel Maddow Slams GOP On Equal Pay 0

Rachel Maddow Slams GOP On Equal Pay

‘For The Same Work, Dudes Get Paid More’ Huffington Post — May 1 Rachel Maddow spent a considerable amount of time on her Monday show defending her argument that men get paid more than woman. Maddow, who appeared on Sunday’s “Meet The Press,” severely clashed with Republican strategist and CNN contributor Alex Castellanos on the topic of equal pay. Castellanos continuously interrupted Maddow and disagreed with her point that men earn more money than women. Maddow fired back, calling Castellanos “condescending.” On Monday, Castellanos doubled down on his comments, saying that Maddow “restated an old and discredited liberal myth — that women...

Bill Restricting Drug-Induced Abortion is Burdensome to Women 0

Bill Restricting Drug-Induced Abortion is Burdensome to Women

ALERT:  HB1274 MAY BE HEARD ON THE HOUSE FLOOR NEXT WEEK By Jeremy Truitt – The Maneater (University of Missouri)  It is difficult not to imagine certain Missouri legislators plotting to take away women’s rights with the latest step dictating what women can and cannot do with their health and bodies.  The war on women continues. The Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act is a current bill in Missouri seeking to place tight restrictions on abortion-inducing drugs; meaning it could be tougher to obtain a medically induced abortion in Missouri. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Andrew Koenig, R-District 88, and is...

FCC Should Clear Limbaugh from Airwaves – CNN Opinion piece 0

FCC Should Clear Limbaugh from Airwaves – CNN Opinion piece

Rush Limbaugh should be taken off-air, CNN Posted March 12 — By Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan and Gloria Steinem, Special to CNN It’s time to take a look at Rush Limbaugh’s actions not just in regards to Sandra Fluke but over the past few years.  It is the time for the FCC to consider taking his hateful sexist comments off the air. (CNN) – Ironically, the misogyny Rush Limbaugh spewed for three days over Sandra Fluke was not much worse than his regular broadcast of sexist, racist and homophobic hate speech: – Female Cabinet members are “Sex-retaries.” — “The NAACP should have riot...

Women Lag Far Behind Men for Elected Office in Missouri 0

Women Lag Far Behind Men for Elected Office in Missouri

Posted March 16 — By Doug Moore, St. Louis Post Dispatch ST. LOUIS  There are more women than men registered to vote in every county of Missouri. But when it comes to holding office, men dominate at nearly every level of government. Notable disparities are in Congress and the Missouri Legislature, where only 25 percent of the state’s delegation in Washington and lawmakers in Jefferson City are women. Statewide, less than 30 percent of school board members are women. And of the 330 county commissioners across Missouri, all but 15 are men. The findings come from a county-by-county analysis of...

Unacceptable! Missouri House Speaker Wants Limbaugh Statue in Capitol 1

Unacceptable! Missouri House Speaker Wants Limbaugh Statue in Capitol

PLEASE HELP! Sign petition to  Speaker Tilley and MO House leaders here.   Rush Limbaugh deserves NO place of honor in Missouri’s Capitol. By CHRIS BLANK  - Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — While advertisers flee his radio show, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh is poised to be added to the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol. Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley said Monday that he decided to honor Limbaugh about three months ago. He is defending his choice, saying Limbaugh is among the world’s best-known radio personalities. Limbaugh’s show has lost nine advertisers since he referred last week...