The Golf Ball Incident Brings About a Larger Discussion on Millennial Feminism

Hillary Clinton

If you follow the news, you’ve probably seen the controversy surrounding president Trump’s retweet of an edited video that another user posted depicting Donald Trump hitting a golf ball so hard that it strikes Hillary Clinton in the back. In the aftermath, many political journalists have noted that if you consider the reaction to Trump’s earlier retweet of the CNN […]

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Conservatives & Abortion: Texas Tells Heidi To Go Yodel

Planned Parenthood in Texas versus The Heidi Group

I do love Texas. Whenever I need examples of really stupid government behavior for classroom use, I can count on the Lone Star State to supply them. A recent example, courtesy of the AP: Texas has been an enthusiastic participant in the war against Planned Parenthood, and in 2011 it banned the organization from a women’s health program meant to provide low-cost […]

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The U.S. Citizenship Process is Hurting Disadvantaged Women

immigration citizenship

Why did the woman take birth control before she crossed the border? Because she knew she was going to be raped. Migrants are an extremely vulnerable group, and the most vulnerable among them are women and girls. Female migrants attempting to cross the border into the U.S. from Mexico take contraceptive pills and yet do not plan on having sex […]

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A Selective Kudos: Recognizing Senator Mazie Hirono

Senator Mazie Hirono

I’m sure it didn’t have anything to do with gender bias (cough, cough), but during the fevered coverage of the GOP’s “repeal and replace” efforts, there was virtually no media coverage of a heroic Senator who–despite suffering from Stage Four cancer– came to Washington last week to cast a vote against repeal of the Affordable Care Act. She got no standing […]

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Sharp Uptick in Misogyny After Doctor Who Announcement

The new Doctor on Doctor Who will be Jodie Whittaker

After the BBC announced yesterday that Jodie Whittaker would take over this Christmas as the new Doctor as Peter Capaldi steps down, the internet saw a sharp uptick in misogyny as critics and trolls exclaimed a woman could never fill the role. Whittaker – who many already know from the hit series Broadchurch (which also starred former Doctor David Tennant) – is […]

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Triggered: Ken Ham Attacks Teens’ Planned Parenthood Dresses

Triggered: Ken Ham Attacks Teens’ Planned Parenthood Dresses

Our favorite creationist, Ken Ham, got fired up on Tuesday after Yahoo! reported two teenage girls created dresses made entirely of Planned Parenthood literature, stickers, and condoms. According to Yahoo!, the two are students at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. The school hosts an annual fashion show, and requires entrants to create their clothing using nontraditional materials. […]

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Sally Yates Out-Lawyers & Shuts Down Ted Cruz

Sally Yates and Ted Cruz

While she bested at least three Republican Senators hell-bent on using their time to discuss anything other than Russia during the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing today, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates achieved what few others have: she shut down Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) by out-lawyering him with her extensive knowledge and application of the law. Though the hearing was supposed […]

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Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty Was Thankfully Scaled Down

religious liberty executive order signing

Today, President Trump signed an executive order on “religious liberty” — a buzz-phrase that is code for “make everyone comply with my belief system.”  In it, Trump calls for less IRS enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, which prevents churches from politicking from the pulpit, not that they’ve been very successful in enforcing it anyway.  Since the law was enacted in 1954, […]

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