Tag Archives: Mother Jones

Chart of the Day: Women in the Olympics

TweetIn previous years we’ve covered why the Olympics aren’t exactly a feminist institution, even though the competitions show up some pretty bad ass ladies. I had no idea, though, that the games — and particularly the Winter Olympics — were so resistant to including women for such a goddamn long time. After the jump, check [...]
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Map of the Day: Is abortion insurance coverage banned where you live?

Tweet As we covered before, bans on insurance coverage of abortion have become a popular anti-choice tactic in recent years. Twenty-four states have banned Obamacare plans from covering abortion. But an anti-choicer’s work is never done and now states are prohibiting all private insurance plans from covering the procedure. Tweet
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Big pharma’s latest secret: the morning after pill may not work if you weigh over 165 pounds

TweetThe morning after pill may be less effective on women who weigh 165 pounds or more; it may be totally ineffective on women who weigh 176 pounds or more; in Europe, the morning after pill is not recommended for women who weigh 165 pounds or more. So why doesn’t the average American woman know that [...]
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House passes 20-week abortion ban

TweetYesterday evening the House of Representatives passed the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” a ban on legal abortions 20 weeks or more after fertilization based on dubious evidence that fetuses can feel pain during the second trimester. Sound unconstitutional? That’s because it is; courts have struck down similar state-wide bans in Arizona and Idaho (and temporarily [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Tweet MoJo’s five female vocalists to watch in 2013. Amanda Marcotte on a new low for the anti-choice movement. Happy President’s Day! Today is also Toni Morrison’s birthday. Michigan Republicans have introduced a bill to require mandatory transvaginal ultrasounds (a.k.a. state-enforced rape) before abortions. Beautiful photos of female workers during WWII. The privilege of the [...]
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