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How you can fight and tweet against rape in the military 

House Speaker John Boehner thinks LGBT Employment Protections Are ‘Unnecessary’. And they say Republicans are out of touch, bigoted and homophobic.

And here’s a great example of why the gays are just fine without any protections whatsoever: Indiana hospital defies federal law and bars woman from seeing same sex partner

a high-ranking Indian policeman wishes women would just enjoy rape.

Meet the nun who is taking on the Drug War.

This prominent Israeli rabbi thinks women shouldn’t drive.

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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/rhian/ rhian

    Regarding the “Indian policeman”, what he actually said was in opposition to the argument that if gambling could not be prevented, the state should legalize and tax it. “If you cannot enforce the ban on betting, it is like saying, ‘If you can’t prevent rape, you enjoy it.”

    An awful analogy, but really not the same thing as saying that he “wishes women would just enjoy rape.”