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The notorious Ruth Bader Ginsburg on men’s rights, Hobby Lobby, and the ‘dream’ reproductive freedom case

Last night I made small talk with a friend as I sipped red wine and munched on a piece of raw radish plucked from an elaborate vegetable tray behind me. We were standing in a room full of mostly women, and we were waiting for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to arrive. It was the 30th anniversary celebration of the International Women’s Health Coalition, a great organization that promotes and protects the sexual and reproductive rights and health of women and young people — particularly adolescent girls — in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. (I would know — I used to work there.)

But the mood in the room was more anticipatory than celebratory. One woman looked over ...

Last night I made small talk with a friend as I sipped red wine and munched on a piece of raw radish plucked from an elaborate vegetable tray behind me. We were standing in a room ...

Watch: Video mocks the old boys’ club of the Supreme Court

Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed from Funny Or Die

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions have been depressing and disturbing, to say the least, especially when it comes to reproductive rights. But why not laugh instead of after you cry? In this Funny or Die exclusive “Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed” video, we get a behind-the-scenes look at the old boys’ club of the court, as the male justices try to keep the ladies our of their blanket fort. The amazing Martha Plimpton (of Feministing Five fame) stars as Ruth Bader ...

Supreme Court: No Girls Allowed from Funny Or Die

The Supreme Court’s ...

Watch John Oliver obliterate the logic behind considering corporations as people

So, Hobby Lobby is a mess, y’all. When the Citizens United case was decided way back in 2010 I wrote about why categorizing corporations as people is bad for women. But I cannot say that I saw this coming. The complete othering of women’s health care in this country is pretty demoralizing.

John Oliver, for one, was able to nail the absurdity of this decision before it even came down. Oliver’s  new “Last Week Tonight” is great — an extension of his hilarious time with Jon Stewart, but a bit more global and maybe more cheeky, too. I am not just saying this because he is British. (Ok, maybe I am, a little. But I have really enjoyed the show: his segments ...

So, Hobby Lobby is a mess, y’all. When the Citizens United case was decided way back in 2010 I wrote about why categorizing corporations as people is bad for women. But I cannot say that I ...

Empty Words: The Supreme Court’s unequal view of speech

 

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Today, another Supreme Court ruling with far-reaching implications for the rights of women in this country in the much-touted Hobby Lobby case will be decided. Last week’s ruling in McCullen v. Coakley striking down the 35 foot buffer zones in front of Massachusetts abortion clinics on First Amendment grounds, however, should continue to trouble us all: it is, in many ways, the triumph of unequal speech in American public life, investing more power and protection in the already-privileged at the expense of those with weaker voices.

It’s the latest in a ...

 

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Today, another Supreme Court ruling with far-reaching implications for ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Consent, the mixtape:  “To say that love is the overriding theme of pop music is misleading.”

A step by step of what the Hobby Lobby / personhood Supreme Court case really means.

Poverty and fatherhood in Camden, New Jersey.

A portrait of trans artists changing the landscape of contemporary art. 

Consent, the mixtape:  “To say that love is the overriding theme of pop music is misleading.”

A step by step of what the Hobby Lobby / personhood Supreme Court case really means.

Poverty and fatherhood in ...

SCOTUS recognizes expansive definition of domestic violence

It’s been a rough year at the Supreme Court for feminists. The Justices curtailed voting rights; Baby Veronica was separated from her father; the Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate arguments on Tuesday didn’t seem to go our way. But a distinctly feminist decision on domestic violence (DV) law, written by Justice Sotomayor and issued on Wednesday, should restore a little of our faith.

In United States v. Castleman, the Court unanimously held that a man convicted of misdemeanor domestic assault was prohibited by federal law from owning a firearm.

It’s been a rough year at the Supreme Court for feminists. The Justices curtailed voting rights; Baby Veronica was separated from her father; the Hobby Lobby contraceptive mandate arguments on ...

Judge overturns Arkansas’s obviously unconstitutional 12-week abortion ban

Last year, Arkansas state legislators overrode a governor’s veto in order to secure the dishonor of having the most blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban in the country. Guess what prize comes with that title? Having the courts strike it down. Surprise! 

Last year, Arkansas state legislators overrode a governor’s veto in order to secure the dishonor of having the most blatantly unconstitutional abortion ban in the country. Guess what prize comes with that title?

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