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Video: How Obamacare is a win for women

Back when the media was in a frenzy over the Obamacare Web site “glitches,” I wrote a post about how they were missing the point. Access to affordable healthcare is life changing and once the Web site got fixed, which it did, people would sign up in droves. Nearly 9 million did.

Women no longer face codified gender discrimination under the old health insurance system. That is life changing. That’s why I was so frustrated back in November when the media was in hysterics over the web site rollout debacle. Did it take me a few tries to sign up for health care? Yes. But it took me longer to upgrade my iPhone and I had the patience ...

Back when the media was in a frenzy over the Obamacare Web site “glitches,” I wrote a post about how they were missing the point. Access to affordable healthcare is life changing and once ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Compiled by Alexandra and Jos

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Don’t sanitize Nelson Mandela.

Six things Mandela believed most people won’t talk about.

Colorlines reminds us that Reagan vetoed the Anti-Apartheid Act.

Palestinians remember Mandela.

Ted Cruz thinks his fight against Obamacare is basically the same as Nelson Mandela’s resistance to apartheid. Zerlina covered the backlash at The Grio.

Free CeCe.

Activists demand Mexican-American Studies courses in high schools.

Attorney says trans woman murder victim’s life not worth as much as higher class victims.

Compiled by Alexandra and Jos

We’ve got less than two weeks until the end of our Kickstarter campaign, Feministing #TimesTen. Can you help us reach our stretch goal?

Don’t sanitize Nelson Mandela.

Six things Mandela

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Check out WITNESS’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, featuring videos on how to conduct interviews with sexual assault survivors.

On the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat, meet the side of Parks they don’t teach you about: anti-rape organizer and investigator.

Woman is forcibly sedated, forced to undergo a c-section and has her baby taken from her… and it’s perfectly legal.

Check out WITNESS’s 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, featuring videos on how to conduct interviews with sexual assault survivors.

On the 56th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her ...

Breaking: Supreme Court will decide if companies can deny their workers contraception coverage because #WWJD?

The Supreme Court announced it will rule on two cases asking that companies be allowed to deny workers insurance coverage for contraception if it violates the corporation owners’ beliefs. Let’s hope the court prioritizes not violating reproductive rights.

The Supreme Court announced it will rule on two cases asking that companies be allowed to deny workers insurance coverage for contraception if it violates the corporation owners’ beliefs. Let’s hope the court prioritizes not violating ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

The importance of ENDA.

A must-read from Janet Mock: “Why I chose silence on Trans Day of Remembrance.”

Do you want to orgasm every time?

“Rest is a luxury for the rich.”

Melissa Harry-Perris  was not pleased with that Politico piece.

Being my friend does not make you a hero.

The importance of ENDA.

A must-read from Janet Mock: “Why I chose silence on Trans Day of Remembrance.”

Do you want to orgasm every time?

“Rest is a luxury for the rich.”

Melissa ...

Via Healthcare.gov

Forget the headlines: Here are 5 fundamental facts about Obamacare (with bonus GIFs)

1. You have until December 15th to sign up.

I’m currently uninsured and I’ve gone onto the New York exchange to compare my options.  Like I’ve said before, I had 124 choices, so going through them is taking time.  But let’s be real: I’m probably going to be like this until the first deadline on December 14th:

And for people who are uninsured who want to avoid the $95 penalty, you have until March 31st to sign up.  Only the people who want coverage beginning on January 1st, have to sign up by December 15th.  We all procrastinate.  Most Americans will sign up at the very last minute.    

1. You have until December 15th to sign up.

I’m currently uninsured and I’ve gone onto the New York exchange to compare my options.  Like I’ve said before, I had 124 choices, so going through them ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

“Oklahomans brag that theirs has become the reddest state.”

Living with breast cancer at 26.

The difference between Malala and Nabila.

The 5 billion dollar food stamp cut is reverberating across the country.

“A wall is just a wall. It can be broken down.”

“Oklahomans brag that theirs has become the reddest state.”

Living with breast cancer at 26.

The difference between Malala and Nabila.

The 5 billion dollar food stamp cut is reverberating across the country.

“A ...

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