Tag Archives: Policy

Prominent women’s colleges unwilling to open doors to trans women

Tweet Last summer, Calliope Wong, then a high school senior, began an open-letter campaign regarding the admissions policies of Smith College. Calliope had hoped to apply for admission to their undergraduate program. But as a trans woman, Calliope encountered an admissions policy at Smith with such prohibitively high demands and so many inconsistencies that her [...]
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Friday Roundup: How the sequester cuts will affect women, access to reproductive health

TweetThere’s not much to say about the sequester that hasn’t already been said (except, maybe, “Don’t ask me, I’m no sequexpert.” Ok, now that’s taken care of.) But hey, I’m just a blogger on a Friday afternoon trying to meet you where you’re at. And where you’re at is in sequester hell, whether you know [...]
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Senate proposes bipartisan plan for immigration

TweetLaunching a ramped up effort to prioritize immigration reform under the Obama administration–8 Senators (4 Republican and 4 Democrat) have proposed bipartisan plan to reform immigration law in this country. After four years of disastrous immigration law enforcement and border patrolling splitting up thousands of families, leaving children orphaned and subjecting undocumented immigrants to a slue of [...]
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‘God intended rape pregnancies’ and other unsurprisingly misogynistic GOP opinions

TweetUPDATE: Planned Parenthood Action Fund has called on Romney to revoke his Mourdock endorsement. UPDATE ADDENDUM: Romney ‘Disagrees’ with Mourdock’s comments, but stands by him as a candidate and will not pull his endorsement ads Good morning! It’s October 24, 2012, and Republicans still don’t believe that you should have any control at all over [...]
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Need paid sick leave? Feminists got your back.

Tweet “I was forced to ask my boss for some time off so I could take care of my sibling. When I asked for a few days of leave, my boss told me flat-out:  if you go, don’t bother coming back.” These are the words of Ai Elo, a restaurant worker from Brooklyn and member [...]
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