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Weekly Feminist Reader

Tweet A photographer examines the struggle to provide women with safe, respectful care during childbirth. Rush Limbaugh says VAWA is just a mean plot by the Democrats to make the GOP look bad. Obviously. There’s a profile of feminist bad-ass Ruth Bader Ginsburg in this week’s New Yorker. A interesting discussion of women’s position within Sikhism. [...]
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Breaking: The House likely to pass Senate version of VAWA

TweetGood news: House Republicans are expected to let their watered-down version of the Violence Against Women Act die in order to pass the Senate version of the bill, which includes a provision that licenses Native American courts to prosecute non-Indians on tribal land and protections for LGBT and immigrant victims of violence. The House plans to hold [...]
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Conservative SuperPAC interns make a fake sex tape with a panda and Hillary Clinton

TweetFreedomWorks is an astroturf conservative tea party group financed in large part by the Koch Brothers and Big Tobacco.  Elements of the tea party may have started on the grassroots level, but that didn’t last for long when rich conservatives saw the movement as an opportunity to capitalize on the tea party’s energy.  Enter FreedomWorks. [...]
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A GIF Guide to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

TweetIn 1993, U.S. Senator Joseph Biden and the majority staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee conclude a three‐year investigation into the causes and effects of violence against women. In his introduction to the report, Senator Biden states, “Through this process, I have become convinced that violence against women reflects as much a failure of our nation’s collective moral imagination [...]
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A list of dudes who oppose the Violence Against Women Act

Tweet**Trigger warning** Welcome to the new Washington, where it’s now perfectly acceptable to take a basic sentiment, like “I think we should make life easier for women who’ve been beaten, assaulted, or raped,” and declare yourself publicly in opposition to it. Or at least, there are some Republicans who consider it acceptable. These Senators, all [...]
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