Monthly Archives: October 2013

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetIt’s the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, but pregnancy discrimination is definitely not a thing of the past. Motherhood in childhood. Food stamp cuts are creating a “hunger cliff” tomorrow. “However well-intentioned this recommendation is, telling women to avoid alcohol in order to protect against rape actually gives sexual predators the license to operate.” [...]
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Domestic violence survivor: “I was shot with my own gun.”

TweetDespite what conservatives want people to think, as I’ve written before, guns are not rape prevention tools, and they also make it more dangerous for people who are suffering at the hands of the domestic abuser. Statistics show that guns don’t make you safer in domestic abuse situations. They actually have the opposite effect: abusers [...]
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Video: How to not be a “racist piece of s***” on Halloween

Tweet While some terrible people are opting for Trayvon Martin Halloween costumes, people who are not soul-less assholes may want to consider these funny political costumes and laugh at these movie remakes. Video and transcript below the jump. Tweet
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Michigan laws will block unemployment benefits for failed drug test

TweetOver at theGrio.com, I reported today that Michigan Governor Rick Snyder has just signed into law a new package of laws that allow business to report failed drug tests that job seekers submit as part of the interview process. Job seekers who fail or refuse mandatory drug tests will have their unemployment benefits blocked.  Tweet
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Instead of freedom, Marissa Alexander gets new trial date

TweetMarissa Alexander, the black Florida mother who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot against her abusive husband, will get a new trial this spring. But her supporters were calling for the charges to be dropped altogether. As we’ve previously covered, Alexander had a restraining order against her husband when [...]
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