Monthly Archives: March 2012

What if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare?

TweetAfter an unprecedented 6 hours of oral arguments, the Supreme Court wrapped up their consideration of Obamacare yesterday.  The Court’s five conservatives asked probing questions and seemed very skeptical of the individual mandate throughout the week.  After three days, it seems that President Obama’s signature achievement might be in jeopardy of a partisan ruling by [...]
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George Zimmerman’s “self defense” story of Trayvon Martin shooting falls apart

TweetABC News obtained the police surveillence video recorded right after George Zimmerman shot and killed Trayvon Martin.  Zimmerman through his attorney and his “black friend” Joe Oliver claims that he and Trayvon got into a fight on the night that Trayvon was killed. The police leaked Zimmerman’s account of the shooting to the Orlando Sentinel [...]
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What We Missed

TweetToday in Questions I Cannot Believe You Are Actually Asking, “was the sexual revolution good for women?” Rep. Gwen Moore, defending the Violence Against Women Act, told the entire United States House of Representatives about how she was raped as a girl. Georgia’s attempt to ban abortion after 20 weeks has failed. So has Arizona’s [...]
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Quick hit: Today is the Back Up Your Birth Control day of action!

TweetSometimes, condoms break. Sometimes, you forget to take your pill. Accidents happen. Sexual assault happens. That’s why it’s always a good idea to back up your usual birth control method with emergency birth control, also known as the Morning After Pill. Emergency contraception is available over the counter for people seventeen and over. You can [...]
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WMC releases media guide for gender neutral coverage of women candidates and politicians

TweetThroughout the years, we’ve written pretty extensively about sexist media coverage and the chilling effect it has on women-identified candidates and politicians. That’s why I’m so thrilled about the Women’s Media Center’s newly released Media Guide for its Name It. Change It. Project. The Guide (click for PDF ) works to identify, prevent and end sexist [...]
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