Monthly Archives: September 2009

Senate Committee votes to restore abstinence-only money

TweetThis one makes me nauseous. A Senate committee voted Tuesday night to restore $50 million a year in federal funding for abstinence-only education that President Barack Obama has pushed to eliminate. The 12-11 vote by the Senate Finance Committee came over objections from its chairman, Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana. Two Democrats – Kent [...]
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GirlDrive the book is out

Tweet Two years after Nona Willis Aronowitz and the missed Emma Bee Bernstein hit the road for a journey across the country and into the minds of young women on the many states and forms of feminism, their book on their findings has been released. Here’s the description: What do young women care about? What [...]
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What We Missed

TweetIf you haven’t heard already, bad news folks: the U.S. Senate Finance Committee rejected the public option with a 15-8 vote. Fuckers. The Japanese government plans to introduce legislation that will allow married women to keep their name. Just when you thought the economic gap couldn’t get wider. A new “virginity-faking” device is being used [...]
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Obama won’t protect repro rights in health reform

TweetAs you may have noticed, right now there’s some major political wrangling going on over health reform. Not only has the public option been jettisoned, but news broke today that anti-choice Democrats are really upset at the prospect of low- and moderate-income women receiving federal subsidies to access insurance plans that cover abortion. Rather than [...]
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State Rep. Emmer pulls a Michele Bachmann

TweetWhat is up with the hypocritical bullshit right wingers are pulling with their usage of pro-choice language to oppose health care reform? In a New York Times article on lawmakers who are seeking a ban on mandates for health insurance, Minnesota State Representative Tom Emmer is in the featured pic, with his quote in the [...]
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