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Photo of the Day: Pizzeria discriminates against AZ legislators

Yesterday Arizona tried to cement its reputation for passing the worst, most bigoted legislation when the State House and Senate approved a “right to discriminate” bill designed to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people on religious grounds. It now heads to Tea Party Governor Jan Brewer – gee, I wonder if she’ll sign it.

Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson, AZ quickly responded with a sign aimed at AZ legislators, which the restaurant posted on their Facebook:

A clever marketing ploy? Sure, but I’m on board. If you’re hungry and in the Tucson area, Rocco’s is probably a good place to give your business.

via Bilerico.

 

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Yesterday Arizona tried to cement its reputation for passing the worst, most bigoted legislation when the State House and Senate approved a “right to discriminate” bill designed to legalize discrimination against LGBTQ people on religious ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

 

Shameless plug: my documentary “Commie Camp” (and I) will be in the Bay Area at The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, where my movie is having its West Coast premiere at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland On Sunday August 11th. Come and say hi. (Trailer above)
Wow. I don’t even know what to say about this. The widow of one of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed battling a wildfire on June 30 is being denied salary and health benefits due to her.

Shockingly Retailers And Designers Continue To Ignore  Women  who are bigger than a size 10.

Women are being killed and amputated because of illegal buttocks injections. 

Apparently a 14-year-old girl who ...

 

Shameless plug: my documentary “Commie Camp” (and I) will be in the Bay Area at The San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, where my movie is having its West Coast premiere at the Grand Lake Theater ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Arizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom.

Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz.

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus explains that his party lost the women’s vote because they didn’t reach out to “emotional” voters. Thanks. I think I’m going to cry now.

More stories from survivors of sexual assault in the military.

Why support for marriage equality has risen so quickly.

A 13-year-old girl was raped by two football players. Now she’s being bullied online.

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Hey! Maybe Pope Francis only hates gay people half as much as we thought!

Did ...

Arizona introduces bill to prosecute transgender people for using the “wrong” bathroom.

Esquire editor says women are “ornamental” and like “cool cars.” But it’s cool, because they feature old women like Cameron Diaz.

Republican National Committee Chairman ...

What We Missed

Michelle Obama breaks a record by delivering a speech written at a twelfth grade level. It makes sense, since she and her husband treat women like adults, while Ann and her husband treat us like children.

A gay veteran busts Mitt Romney.

In a Tennessee county, defunding Planned Parenthood caused women’s services to drop by 93%.

A federal judge approves Arizona’s “show me your papers” measure.

Michelle Obama breaks a record by delivering a speech written at a twelfth grade level. It makes sense, since she and her husband treat women like adults, while Ann and her husband treat us like children.

A ...

Supreme Court: We heart racial profiling!

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law. The good news is that it struck down key parts of the law, which is  why it is being hailed as a victory for the Obama Administration, which brought the case to the Supreme Court. The bad news is that it upheld the “show me your papers” part  that encourages racial profiling, which is why Governor Jan “Finger” Brewer is praising the ruling as a victory.

Leslie Berestein Rojas at Southern California Public Radio (KPCC) lays out what the ruling does:

Strikes down Section 3, which would make it a state crime for undocumented immigrants not to carry an alien registration document. Strikes down Section 5(C), which would make ...

Today, the Supreme Court ruled on Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 immigration law. The good news is that it struck down key parts of the law, which is  why it is being hailed as a victory for the ...

Must-read long read: Arizona’s pro-life paradox

At The American Prospect, Judith Lewis Mernit has a long and very important article about the contradiction of restricting access to abortion while cutting funding for special needs children in Arizona. Arizona recently banned abortion after 18 weeks, which means there will be more babies born with chromosomal abnormalities – special needs kids. At the same time, Arizona is cutting funding for healthcare for special needs kids.

It would be logical to expect, then, that these new restrictions on abortion would be accompanied by increased public services for women and children—especially for children with developmental disabilities. The laws should also lead to stronger support for physically, intellectually, and developmentally disabled teenagers and adults—which is, after all, what the ...

At The American Prospect, Judith Lewis Mernit has a long and very important article about the contradiction of restricting access to abortion while cutting funding for special needs children in Arizona. Arizona recently banned abortion after ...

SCOTUS seems to have racist Arizona immigration law’s back

Yesterday, SB 1070 — the highly controversial Arizona law that would legalize racial profiling in the state – was challenged in the Supreme Court by the Obama administration. In the meantime, opponents and supporters mobilized outside to protest, and while supporters were outnumbered, they certainly made their stance clear:

Songs, chants and signs telling undocumented immigrants to “go back to your third-world armpit,” as well as woes of gang violence, terrorism and Obama’s birth certificate made a strong presence outside of the courthouse. In house, Chief Justice Roberts’ said to the Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. upfront:

“I just want to make clear what this law is not about…No part of your argument has to do with racial or ...

Yesterday, SB 1070 — the highly controversial Arizona law that would legalize racial profiling in the state – was challenged in the Supreme Court by the Obama administration. In the meantime, opponents and supporters mobilized outside to ...

Race in Arizona, banned books and closed minds

The ongoing saga of racialized theatrics continues in the state of Arizona. As you might remember, Arizona introduced the anti-immigrant law SB1070 last year, and then the Mexican-American studies program (also called the Ethnic Studies program) was banned at Tucson Unified School District. Now there are rumblings that Mexican-American studies programs at the university level might be targeted next. And Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer, not through meddling with education, approved the incorporation of an elective  high school course, called  “The Influence of the Bible on Western Culture,” earlier this week.

A step back, on January 10, the Tuscon School District’s governing board voted 4 to 1 to eliminate its Mexican-American Studies courses and comply with a new law forbidding classes ...

The ongoing saga of racialized theatrics continues in the state of Arizona. As you might remember, Arizona introduced the anti-immigrant law SB1070 last year, and then the Mexican-American studies program (also called the Ethnic Studies program) was banned ...

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