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TweetArizona 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. [...]
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Military women who have been raped will finally have insurance coverage for an abortion

TweetGood news! Looks like Senator Shaheen’s amendment expanding abortion coverage for women in the military is going to pass: A bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate members approved an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill on Tuesday that will extend the insurance coverage of abortion to military women who have been raped. Sen. Jeanne [...]
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Stand With Servicewomen: Support access to abortion in the military

TweetWhile all federal employees are denied coverage for abortion in most circumstances thanks to the unjust and discriminatory Hyde amendment, the more than 400,000 women who serve in our military are uniquely screwed over. Military hospitals are prohibited from providing abortions except in cases of rape, incest, or life endangerment–even if the woman pays with [...]
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Is the military labeling rape survivors as “crazy” to get rid of them?

Tweet Last year, 3,191 military sexual assaults were reported and the Pentagon estimates the actual number was about 19,000. And, although the military claims to have a zero tolerance policy for sexual assault in the ranks, the it has long been accused of not doing enough to address the problem. Now, according to a new [...]
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Sexual assault of men in the military

TweetNewsweek has an important story about the sexual assault of men in the service. “What happened to Jeloudov is a part of life in the armed forces that hardly anyone talks about: male-on-male sexual assault. In the staunchly traditional military culture, it’s an ugly secret, kept hidden by layers of personal shame and official denial. [...]
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