Today in Feminist History: 14th amendment passed

On July 28, 1868, the 14th Amendment officially became part of the US Constitution. The 14th amendment is best known for iterating that African-Americans were officially citizens, but it’s language about citizenship is actually quite broad. It also stipulates that people have the right to due process. From section one:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of ...

On July 28, 1868, the 14th Amendment officially became part of the US Constitution. The 14th amendment is best known for iterating that African-Americans were officially citizens, but it’s language about citizenship is actually quite broad. ...

What We Missed

Phyllis Schlafly’s latest gem: Obama is “subsidizing” illegitimate babies to increase his voter base.

New research on gay adoption shows (as expected) positive results on gay and lesbian couples’ ability to raise healthy and happy kids.

Amanda on why “Trust Women” is such an important motto for the pro-choice movement.

A third woman has come forward saying Roman Polanski raped her.

Phyllis Schlafly’s latest gem: Obama is “subsidizing” illegitimate babies to increase his voter base.

New research on gay adoption shows (as expected) positive results on gay and lesbian couples’ ability to raise healthy and ...

NOM Rally Highlight: Sign Calling for Lynching of Gay Couples

Remember the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)’s ridiculous and sort of hilarious “Gathering Storm” ad featuring anti-gay scare tactics using bad weather? And their creepy mandatory heterosexuality bus tour gave us even more reason to cringe — but also snicker a bit. Thing is, things with NOM have gotten very unfunny, and very quickly:

That’s right — their “One Man, One Woman” bus tour included an attendee who proudly held this sign, offering a biblical quote (Leviticus 20:13) as the “Solution to Gay Marriage”:

“If a man also lie with mankind as he lieth with woman. Both of them have committed an abomination: They shall surely be put to death: Their blood shall be upon ...

Remember the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)’s ridiculous and sort of hilarious “Gathering Storm” ad featuring anti-gay scare tactics using bad weather? And their creepy mandatory heterosexuality bus tour gave us ...

Nalini Nadkarni: Life science in prison

Nalini Nadkarni, “the queen of canopy research,” questions what we think of as static and what we think of as movement. She invites us all to explore unlikely intersections in our continued social justice movements. I’m sold.

Nalini Nadkarni, “the queen of canopy research,” questions what we think of as static and what we think of as movement. She invites us all to explore unlikely intersections in our continued social justice movements. I’m sold.

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Sex Workers Protest Discrimination on the World Stage

Photo Courtesy of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects

As you all may know (because we like to talk your ear off about it here on Feministing), the United States currently endorses an explicitly discriminatory policy against sex workers, via PEPFAR, our international HIV/AIDS aid policy that contains an anti-prostitution pledge requirement. This requirement states that no funds “may be used to provide assistance to any group or organization that does not have a policy explicitly opposing prostitution and sex trafficking” which basically means that life-saving materials like condoms, contraceptives, and even information about sex and sexuality can’t legally be distributed to sex workers by any international agencies that accept US funding (domestic ...

Photo Courtesy of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects

As you all may know (because we like to talk your ear off about it here on Feministing), the United States ...

File This Under: Seriously Messed Up

For $15, you too can “take a stand against monotonous travel” by making a joke about having a woman gagged and bound and stuffed into your suitcase. Funny! Except, it’s really, really not.

:-/

h/t to Ann.

via.

For $15, you too can “take a stand against monotonous travel” by making a joke about having a woman gagged and bound and stuffed into your suitcase. Funny! Except, it’s really, really not.

:-/

h/t to Ann.

via.

Nalini Nadkarni: Life science in prison

Nalini Nadkarni, “the queen of canopy research,” questions what we think of as static and what we think of as movement. She invites us all to explore unlikely intersections in our continued social justice movements. I’m sold.

Nalini Nadkarni, “the queen of canopy research,” questions what we think of as static and what we think of as movement. She invites us all to explore unlikely intersections in our continued social justice movements. I’m sold.

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