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Black man vs. white woman – The Boston Globe: “Hillary Clinton contends with gender stereotypes, and Barack Obama with racial ones. Which bias runs deeper in the American psyche? The answer does not bode well for Clinton.” (Oppression Olympics defined. Just check out the graphic!)
Vaccinating Boys for Girls’ Sake? – New York Times: “Will parents of sons consent to a three-shot regimen that has been marketed as benefiting girls? How do you pitch that to Gardasil Boy’s parents? Think altruism. Responsibility. Chivalry, even? Oh, and yes: some explicit details about genital warts…” (Shocker: this is in the Styles section.)
Obama: First Female President? – Newsweek.com: “It has been a rarity in modern political life: a wide-open race for the nomination of both parties. But whatever happens from here on out, this campaign will always be remembered for the emergence of the first serious woman candidate for president: Barack Obama.”
Never Too Young for That First Pedicure – New York Times: “One recent rainy afternoon, Eleanor LaFauci, 7, sat with her feet in open-toed foam slippers, admiring her toenails, freshly painted watermelon pink. ‘Look, we’re reading an adult magazine,’ Eleanor told her mother, gleefully waving a copy of People…”
Want the government to pay for your sex change? Go to Iran. – FP Passport: “Last fall, Passport noted that more sex-change surgeries are performed in Iran than in any other country except Thailand. Ayatollah Khomeini approved them for “diagnosed transsexuals” 25 years ago, and today the Iranian government will pay up to half the cost for those in financial need.”

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5 Steps to Save the ACA Before It’s Too Late

While everyone’s been distracted by Trump and Russia, Senate Republicans have been crafting their dangerous Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors — and they want to vote on it by the end of the month. This is not a drill.

The House’s version of the American Health Care Act, which they passed in May, was an absolute dumpster fire for women’s health care: it would have stripped health insurance from 23 million people, dramatically raised premiums on people who could keep their insurance, and ended the ACA’s ban on discriminating against people with preexisting conditions like breast cancer, mental illness, or ...

While everyone’s been distracted by Trump and Russia, Senate Republicans have been crafting their dangerous Obamacare repeal bill behind closed doors — and they want to vote on it by the end of the month. ...

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Trump’s Budget Is Stunningly Cruel to Working-Class Women and Kids

The White House released Trump’s spending budget yesterday — and it calls for “unprecedented cuts to programs for poor and working-class families.”

Here are just a few of the stunningly cruel cuts Trump laid out:

$72.5 billion in cuts to programs for people with disabilities – most prominently, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), which already gives people with disabilities the absolute bare minimum they need to live a decent standard of living. Trump’s massive cuts to SSDI break his campaign promise never to cut Social Security. $143 billion in cuts to federal student loan programs – and it would ...

The White House released Trump’s spending budget yesterday — and it calls for “unprecedented cuts to programs for poor and working-class families.”

Here are just a few of ...