Posts Tagged Election

Quick hit: By conflating sex work with trafficking, CA’s newly passed Prop 35 does more harm than good

“Under Prop 35, anyone involved in the sex trade could potentially be viewed as being involved in trafficking, and could face all of the criminal penalties associated with this redefinition of who is involved in “trafficking,” which include fines of between $500,000 and $1 million and prison sentences ranging from five years to life. This is in addition to having to register as a sex offender, and surrender to lifelong internet monitoring: that is, turning over all of one’s “internet identifiers,” which includes “any electronic mail address, user name, screen name, or similar identifier used for the purpose of Internet forum discussions, Internet chat room discussion, instant messaging, social networking, or similar Internet communication….

Advocates say Prop 35’s conflation of the ...

“Under Prop 35, anyone involved in the sex trade could potentially be viewed as being involved in trafficking, and could face all of the criminal penalties associated with this redefinition of who is involved in “trafficking,” which ...

Todd Akin

Yay! Obama won big last night. So, how’d all those GOP rape apologist candidates do?

We know Obama won big last night, and that the election just may have come down to female voters (who somehow seem to have a way of shutting that whole thing down). So how did all those GOP rape apologist candidates do? A summary below.

Todd “the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down” Akin

Background: Todd Akin is a [white male] Republican Rep. who was running for Senate against the incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri.

Offenses: Oh, where to begin. This summer, Rep. Akin expressed his belief that a woman cannot get pregnant from “legitimate rape” because “the female body has ways to shut that whole thing down.” Then, just when it seemed unlikely ...

We know Obama won big last night, and that the election just may have come down to female voters (who somehow seem to have a way of shutting that whole thing down). So how did ...

Breaking: President Obama wins re-election

 

At least 18 women – a record high – will serve in the Senate starting in 2013.

Marriage equality, marijuana legalization propositions do well country-wide.

While female candidates fared well, GOP anti-woman anti-abortion rights candidates were overwhelmingly defeated.

Stay tuned for additional coverage and analysis.

 

 

At least 18 women – a record high – will serve in the Senate starting in 2013.

Marriage equality, marijuana legalization propositions do well country-wide.

While female candidates fared well, GOP anti-woman anti-abortion ...

Why every woman should vote tomorrow

This is just one of many crucial stats Mother Jones has put together (in poster form) for why the ladies need to GOTV this year.

A few more stats: 

1 in 4 voting age women is single 60 percent of female voters in swing states say birth control is very important in this election 247 US house members and 46 US Senators are anti-choice

Chilling facts–check them out. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just one of many crucial stats Mother Jones has put together (in poster form) for why the ladies need to GOTV this year.

A few more stats: 

1 in 4 voting ...

Make GOTV calls to battleground states for Obama this weekend

This is the last weekend before Tuesday’s election.  Even if you don’t live in a battleground state you can make calls for President Obama and Democrats to any state (hint: OHIO) to help get out the vote.

Click here to make calls now!

Click here to check your polling location so that you can vote on Tuesday!

This is the last weekend before Tuesday’s election.  Even if you don’t live in a battleground state you can make calls for President Obama and Democrats to any state (hint: OHIO) to ...

Republican men need to shut up about rape forever

As a rape survivor, I’m having a really hard time this election cycle.  The constant talk about rape by Republican men in a way that is misogynistic, stupid, and insensitive is triggering.  I’m sick and tired of all this triggering talk about rape and I really wish they would just shut up!

The latest in the long list of Republican rape apologists to speak about rape and abortion is John Koster, the Republican nominee for Washington’s 1st district.  When asked about his opposition to abortion in the cases of rape and incest, Koster first noted that incest is extremely rare because forcing only a couple of 12 year olds to bare their father’s baby is no big deal and everyone ...

As a rape survivor, I’m having a really hard time this election cycle.  The constant talk about rape by Republican men in a way that is misogynistic, stupid, and insensitive is triggering.  I’m sick and tired of ...

Racing Obama: Are critiques of ethnic solidarity useful?

The conflict between different race ideologies has been ongoing during President Obama’s term. There are those who recognize the historic importance of a black president in a country as racially divided as the US. And there are those who are frustrated–despite having our first black president, some argue, there hasn’t been an actual shift in the quality of life of black and/or poor Americans. These two viewpoints are often overlapping, making race talk rather complicated.

Fredrick C. Harris writes of the latter in the Sunday Review pages:

But the triumph of “post-racial” Democratic politics has not been a triumph for African-Americans in the aggregate. It has failed to arrest the growing chasm of income and wealth inequality; to improve prospects ...

The conflict between different race ideologies has been ongoing during President Obama’s term. There are those who recognize the historic importance of a black president in a country as racially divided as the US. And there ...

Colbert to Trump, “1Million to the charity of your choice for me to dip my balls in your mouth”

I sat down today to write a really serious post about racism and belonging (like Zerlina did) in light of Donald Trump’s “big announcement” yesterday. But its hard to engage with someone that makes it their business to annoy people or is a Known GOP Blowhard. His brand is to be a jerk–so I think the best reaction to Donald Trump’s bribe to Obama of 5Million dollars to a charity of his choice, is Stephen Colbert’s:

“Nothing would make me happier than to write this check,” said Colbert. “And nothing would make America happier than have something going into your mouth than coming out of it.”

Yep, that’s right. Stephen Colbert offered Trump 1Million dollars to the charity of his choice, if ...

I sat down today to write a really serious post about racism and belonging (like Zerlina did) in light of Donald Trump’s “big announcement” yesterday. But its hard to engage with someone that makes it their business ...

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