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Wisconsin defunds Planned Parenthood; NineteenPercent breaks down the bullshit

Today, Governor Scott Walker signed the bill that will defund Planned Parenthood and other Title X clinics from the state budget. So remember the bad-ass video blogger on Beyonce’s latest song that was all over the internets some weeks ago? Well, we’re thrilled to announce Feministing has asked NineteenPercent to join the team as our new vlogger — and her commentary on the GOP’s attacks on Planned Parenthood couldn’t come at a better time. Check it.

Approximate transcript after the jump.

Today, Governor Scott Walker signed the bill that will defund Planned Parenthood and other Title X clinics from the state budget. So remember the bad-ass video blogger on Beyonce’s latest song that was ...

Wisconsin Republicans vote against collective bargaining for public workers.

Yesterday, Wisconsin Republicans modified their anti-collective bargaining bill so it would not require the votes of the state Democrats and passed what they claim to be a ‘budget repair bill.’ We already know, it’s a callous and rather unpopular attempt at union busting. Not one Democrat was present.

Mr. Walker, a Republican whose efforts to diminish collective bargaining rights have placed him firmly in the national spotlight during his less than three months in office, applauded the Senate’s move on Wednesday night, and said it brought the state a step closer to balancing its budget. “The action today will help ensure Wisconsin has a business climate that allows the private sector to create 250,000 new jobs,” Mr. ...

Yesterday, Wisconsin Republicans modified their anti-collective bargaining bill so it would not require the votes of the state Democrats and passed what they claim to be a ‘budget repair bill.’ We already know, ...

What We Missed

A brutally upsetting story about a woman forced to give birth despite knowing her child wouldn’t survive because of Nebraska’s new law banning abortion after 20 weeks.

A new UN report right in time for International Women’s Day tomorrow: Gender equality can reduce world hunger.

The Wall Street Journal joins the media misinformation bandwagon around Wisconsin by reporting that the Dems are coming home, which they say couldn’t be farther from the truth.

Sarah at Feministing Campus posts on the awesome activism happening around the protests at Dickenson College against the schools’ current sexual assault policy.

Miriam and I are going to be speaking at Stanford tonight, and St. ...

A brutally upsetting story about a woman forced to give birth despite knowing her child wouldn’t survive because of Nebraska’s new law banning abortion after 20 weeks.

A new UN report right in time for International ...

Notes from a bitch…remembering the women of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory.

March is Women’s History Month and I think it fitting, given the current labor struggles going on across the United States, to remember the Triangle Factory fire.

I first heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in a women’s history class I took my first year in college. My professor was discussing the intersection of suffrage and union organizing as it relates to the feminist movement.

In 1911 a fire broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in Greenwich Village…but the story truly begins with a strike.

The factory workers were women…many of them recent immigrants…who had been on strike for 11 weeks demanding better working conditions, shorter hours and better pay. Factory workers worked 13 hours days 6 days a week ...

March is Women’s History Month and I think it fitting, given the current labor struggles going on across the United States, to remember the Triangle Factory fire.

I first heard about the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in a ...

Fox News uses fake footage to make Wisconsin protests seem violent

Doesn’t seem to get much lower than this. Remember the peaceful protests for worker’s rights in Wisconsin that Vanessa wrote about last week? Via Amanda Marcotte, it looks like ever-trustworthy Fox News is using fake footage to make it seem as if the Wisconsin protests are violent.

In the video below, protesters can be seen angrily yelling into cops faces among the noticeably palm tree covered and snow-less streets… of Wisconsin?!?

Give me a break. In fact, as Rachel Maddow explained last night, the protesters in Wisconsin are winning precisely by employing tactics of peaceful and nonviolent protest.

Doesn’t seem to get much lower than this. Remember the peaceful protests for worker’s rights in Wisconsin that Vanessa wrote about last week? Via Amanda Marcotte, it looks like ever-trustworthy Fox News is using fake ...

Wisconsin workers’ rights are a feminist issue


Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images

For a few reasons. Dana Goldstein hits the nail on the head on how directly feminist of an issue the Wisconsin labor battle is, as it’s one that addresses women workers:

[P]redominantly male professions are deliberately protected while female ones are targeted.

About 80 percent of American teachers, for example, are female; at the elementary school level, nearly 90 percent are women. Nursing is 95 percent female. Nationwide, the majority of public sector union members, represented by AFSCME and other groups, are women.

Meanwhile, over 70 percent of law enforcement workers in the United States are men. Our firefighting ranks are


Photo by Mark Hirsch/Getty Images

For a few reasons. Dana Goldstein hits the nail on the head on how directly feminist of an issue the Wisconsin labor battle is, as it’s ...

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