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Apparently, SCOTUS thinks firing women for breastfeeding isn’t discrimination

The Supreme Court refused to consider the case of Angela Ames, a woman who was forced to quit her job because she needed to breastfeed, deciding that firing a woman for breastfeeding isn’t discrimination because men can lactate. The argument may sound progressive and inclusive, but it’s the total opposite.

The Supreme Court refused to consider the case of Angela Ames, a woman who was forced to quit her job because she needed to breastfeed, deciding that firing a woman for breastfeeding isn’t discrimination because men can ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Christina Sharpe on Goffman’s On the Run. 

France acknowledges abortion as key step to gender equality.

L Word Mississippi: Hate the Name, Love the Show.

Wagatwe, killing it.

Legal guide to breastfeeding in New York.

This week in repro justice.

“If we’re going to run our businesses like its the 1960s, I’m going to act like it.”

 

Christina Sharpe on Goffman’s On the Run. 

France acknowledges abortion as key step to gender equality.

L Word Mississippi: Hate the Name, Love the Show.

Wagatwe, killing it.

Legal guide to breastfeeding in ...

Photo of the Day: #normalizebreastfeeding

When Karlesha Thurman, a 25-year-old mom and recent graduate of California State University Long Beach, posted the above image on the Facebook group page Black Women Do Breast Feed, a group dedicated to promoting awareness as well as remove the stigma of breastfeeding in black community, she wasn’t looking to stir up controversy.

If anything, it was a celebration and acknowledgement that her daughter was her inspiration for her finishing her degree. Thurman wrote in a separate Facebook note, “I found out I was pregnant my last year of college. She was my motivation to keep going, so me receiving my BA was OUR moment.” After publishing this snapshot from college graduation, Thurman was subject to some nasty comments ...

When Karlesha Thurman, a 25-year-old mom and recent graduate of California State University Long Beach, posted the above image on the Facebook group page Black Women Do Breast Feed, a group dedicated to promoting awareness ...

Why Bruce Willis & Demi Moore’s daughter wants us to see her nipples

The media is quick to mock and dismiss Scout Willis’s topless protest against Instagram and her campaign to “Free The Nipple.” But if more celebrities used their social media, high profiles and boobs the way Scout Willis did, the world would be a better place. Because as Willis herself knows, the issue is bigger than her own nipples.

The media is quick to mock and dismiss Scout Willis’s topless protest against Instagram and her campaign to “Free The Nipple.” But if more celebrities used their social media, high profiles and boobs the way Scout Willis ...

Three reasons I wish I could quit you, Susan G. Komen!

Yesterday, Lori  blogged the then-breaking news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would stop funding Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings, bowing to pressure from ironically named “pro-life” groups and their ironically named “pro-life” new Vice-President, Karen Handel. Handel unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Texas Georgia on an anti-Planned Parenthood platform, saying “Let me be clear, since I am pro-life, I do not support the mission of Planned Parenthood.” Since the Foundation’s cuts will mean a loss of hundreds of thousands of dollars that would have gone to breast exams, these organizations and this Handel, are less pro-life and more anti-life, pro-cancer and, ultimately pro-death.

Of course, people are encouraging ...

Yesterday, Lori  blogged the then-breaking news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would stop funding Planned Parenthood’s breast cancer screenings, bowing to pressure from ironically named “pro-life” groups and their ironically named “pro-life” ...

Quick Hit: On teets, tots and spats

Our own Jessica Valenti has a must-read about how shaming women who can’t or don’t want to breastfeed — and choose to use formula — is really fucking problematic (something she’s experienced recently):

I support breastfeeding women – long before I had my daughter I was blogging about the heinous lack of resources for breastfeeding mothers and the various ways they are discriminated against. I think we need mandated paid maternity leave, insurance that pays for lactation consultants and breast pumps, employers who are required to have a space and breaks for pumping moms, hospital- and state-funded breastfeeding support groups and more. But I also believe that formula ...

Our own Jessica Valenti has a must-read about how shaming women who can’t or don’t want to breastfeed — and choose to use formula — is really fucking problematic (something she’s experienced recently):

I support breastfeeding ...

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