Tag Archives: Military

What We Missed

TweetAmanda Marcotte recounts an evening of feminist writing, and the sort of vitriol we put up with doing this work. A same-sex spouse was excluded from a military spouse group despite DADT repeal. Elizabeth Warren was appointed to the Banking committee, as well as Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP), which is a BFD. The Senate finally [...]
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Are all job programs created equal?

TweetThe Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a sexual descrimination suit against Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministry (ABCCM) of Asheville, North Carolina.  The SPLC  alleges that women veterans were given unequal access to job training classes, as well as, resident support in comparison to men. The SPLC filed the complaint on behalf of Bagby, an Army [...]
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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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Air Force Academy graduates first openly gay cadets

TweetYesterday was an historic day. The President spoke at the commencement ceremony of the Air Force Academy, and nearly eight months after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the Academy graduated its first openly gay cadets.  The cadets were not identified but school officials confirmed that since repeal of the policy at least four [...]
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Rep. Joe Walsh on “female, wounded veteran”: “Let’s move on. What else has she done?”

TweetWhether he’s refusing to pay his child support so he can afford to fund his campaign and go on luxury vacations, lying about not being able to afford it, calling President Obama a liar, or yelling at constituents, Illinois congressman and Tea Party darling Joe Walsh knows how to keep it classy. So, I shouldn’t [...]
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