I will never, ever understand the way conservatives think, not in a million years: Prosecutors in Charleston, South Carolina are arguing that the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law doesn’t apply in the case of domestic abuse victims who strike out against people they live with. You see, it’s for intruders, and it really wouldn’t be […]
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Who’d a thunk it? CAMDEN — A federal judge today turned back an effort by lawyers for Merck & Co. to dismiss a $100 million lawsuit filed by female sales representatives who claim the drug maker fosters a “boys club” that rewards male “breadwinners” with promotions and demotes women after they return from pregnancy leave. […]
It’s been going on for the past 10 years, and while I’ve only had to deal with a full-fledged attack once, it was really scary. (By the way, just about every female political blogger has had this happen at least once.) There are people on the internet who turn into jackals when someone points them […]
Abortion clinic on a boat, where they’re in international waters.
I saw this go past my Twitter stream during the Taney game last night and just had to respond: She's good & all, but why does a girl have to play baseball? Play softball! Good grief! #LLWS @MichaelBerrySho — Carrie Paul (@CarriePaul) August 18, 2014 She describes herself as “Christian, wife, mom, Aggie, conservative, Aggie […]
What would women do without brave doctors like this? Yet another hero: After medical school, he bought a big house and a nice car and overstuffed his refrigerator the way people from poverty do, but those satisfactions soon seemed empty. He dated but never quite settled down. Inspired by Gandhi’s idea that the Gospel should […]
From Raw Story… Come and Take It Texas, a group affiliated with the open carry movement, is complaining that topless protestors are ruining their monthly walks in support of gun rights. They are being “trolled by skanky topless libtards,” one post on the group’s Facebook page reads. Another post identifies the counter-protestors as members of […]
How consistently male-dominated extremist religions turn to abusing women as a public good: GENEVA – Militants have ordered all girls and women in and around Iraq’s northern city of Mosul to undergo female genital mutilation, the United Nations said on Thursday. The “fatwa” issued by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) would potentially […]
This trend toward punitive attacks on mothering styles has a lot to do with lost ground in women’s rights, to the point where a female parent’s decisions are open to criticism and criminal charges from everyone else: I grew up in the ’70s, when we kids were expected to entertain ourselves, which meant, largely, that […]
Yadda, yadda, yadda, blah blah blah. Yes, this stay at home mom regrets that she shot herself in the foot financially, and now that’s she’s divorced, she’s really struggling to find work. But what I wish she’d said is that money issues aside, mothering is not enough. It just isn’t. I’ll use the example closest […]