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Refocusing Our Lens: Domestic Workers’ Rights Are a Neglected Feminist Issue

Ai Jen Poo and other organizers from the National Domestic Workers Alliance. (Feministing)

Feminists need to pay more attention to domestic workers’ rights, especially in light of how hard domestic workers toil not just in their jobs, but also to advocate for their own basic workplace protections. 

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Teen Motherhood: When “Reality TV” Doesn’t Fully Reflect Reality

The media has recently latched on to the idea of the “teen mom,” elevating her to star status—both in dramas and on reality TV. These shows feature teen pregnancy, but they do so in an unrealistic way that fetishizes and glamorizes it. The stories of the girls I spoke with at The Care Center are much different from the ones shown in half-hour snippets on TV and splashed across tabloid magazines.

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Why Wall Street’s Angst Over Elizabeth Warren is Unfounded

While Elizabeth Warren is viewed as a threat to the banks, she is just one Senator. Congress is still rife with members, both Republican and Democrat, who rely heavily on the banks for their campaigns.

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ELECTION 2012: With Historic Number of Women, Senate Will Look a Little Bit More Like America

Next year will have an historic number of female senators, and that could be very good for women.

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Child Care Increasingly Expensive, Even as Public Assistance for Low-Income Families Declines

If we still need more evidence that reproductive freedom is an economic issue, the challenge of affording child care is ripe for discussion.

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In Move That Stunned Advocates, Jerry Brown Vetoes Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

In a move that stunned activists, California’s domestic workers bill of rights was vetoed Sunday. But this will not deter the tenacious organizers at NDWA who are both motivated by love and armed with a multifaceted strategy.

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Warren Pulls Ahead in Massachusetts Polls

Elizabeth Warren. Photo: Don Treeger/The Republican/Landov via NPR.

Warren has gone from trailing to leading in two different senate polls.

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Have We Evolved in Our View of Transgender People?

Twenty states now have laws prohibiting gender discrimination against LGBT people. However, that still means that 30 states do not.

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Brown and Warren Tied In Massachusetts

Photo: AP & Republican file photos.

With less than two months until election day, the race is a nail biter.

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A Pro-Choice GOP Voice at the Convention?

Randy Moody. Eric Gregory/Lincoln Journal Star Photo.

While most of the attendees embrace a no exceptions abortion plank, some Republicans find themselves left out in the cold.

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