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Sandra Fluke Running for Congress Is a Big Deal for Feminism (Updated)

Sandra Fluke

A Fluke candidacy sends a message that young women will not just serve supporting roles in the political process, but will help make the rules in the primary institutions of power themselves.

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Anti-Choicers Can’t Get Around It: Their Arguments Have No Standing

The underlying problem of the anti-choice movement is that all their arguments go back to the fundamental belief that what strangers do with their own bodies is somehow their business.

The underlying problem of the anti-choice movement is that all their arguments go back to the fundamental belief that what strangers do with their own bodies is somehow their business. No matter how hard they try to deny it, this underlying assumption is easy enough to see across a variety of issues.

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Political Battles Over Abortion Are About So Much More

Why do Republicans think such a political tactic will work to get pro-choicers to stop caring about abortion rights?

While it is true that Republicans are attacking abortion rights at every turn, rhetorically, “abortion” is a dog whistle word to stir up conservative anxieties about sexual freedom.

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Limbaugh: Planned Parenthood and NARAL Are “Death Squads”

Rush Limbaugh

Remember that time NARAL lined people up against a wall and shot them? Yeah, me neither.

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STOKING FIRE: Fundamentalist College Proud of Close Ties to Limbaugh

While many advertisers quickly denounced the cigar-chomper’s overt misogyny, Limbaugh’s evangelical base rallied to keep the advertising dollars flowing.

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WI Senator Tells Women Who Can’t Afford Birth Control to Google “What If I Can’t Afford Birth Control?”

Teaparty Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told women to hop on the popular search engine in the event they were seeking birth control and could not afford it.  Well.. at least he didn’t tell them to Google “aspirin between the legs.”

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Rush Continues to Show His True Colors with Resurrection of “NAGS”

Like any good abuser, Rush is still searching for his excuse.  This time by challenging NOW President Terry O’Neill statement of the obvious in a speech made in New Orleans.

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New Networked Feminism Just Like the Old Networked Feminism: Organize or Die.

Back in the day, we talked and connected and networked to get organized. Today, led by my younger sisters, we are doing just the same. We didn’t “chit and chat.” We organized against the abuses of power, just as we do today. This is the best history report I could imagine reading during women’s history month. Let’s keep writing this report.

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If Sandra Fluke’s a “Slut,” What Am I? HIV and (Institutional) Violence Against Women

Violence against women is linked to acquiring HIV and other poor health outcomes.

As a woman living with HIV and working with HIV-positive women throughout the U.S., I know all too well what character assassinations, funding restrictions, and the overall environment can do to women.

 

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Limbaugh, Fluke, and Feminism: Did We “Rush” to Conclusions About Privilege, Sex, Race, and Class?

Amidst the controversy around Rush Limbaugh and birth control coverage, there have been some missed opportunities to dive deeper into the underlying issues. What I had hoped (and continue to hope) for is space for a more nuanced discussion about privilege, sex and sexuality, and feminism.

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