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Feb 19, 2011

It might seem hyperbolic to say that Republicans have declared a war on women.

Sadly, it's not.

Just take a look at the top 10 shocking, crazy things Republicans have proposed in recent weeks. If you think this constitutes a war on women, please share this email far and wide—forward it, and post it on Facebook and Twitter

I wish I could say these were the only examples of the Republican war on women. But it's just a sampling, and more is sure to come—unless we raise a ruckus and call them out. So please, share this email today.

Thanks,

Kat

Top 10 Shocking Attacks from the GOP War on Women 

1) Republicans not only want to reduce women's access to abortion care, they're actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven't.

2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to "accuser." But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain "victims."

3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)

4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids. 

5) In Congress, Republicans have proposed a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life. 

6) Maryland Republicans ended all county money for a low-income kids' preschool program. Why? No need, they said. Women should really be home with the kids, not out working. 

7) And at the federal level, Republicans want to cut that same program, Head Start, by $1 billion. That means over 200,000 kids could lose their spots in preschool.

8) Two-thirds of the elderly poor are women, and Republicans are taking aim at them too. A spending bill would cut funding for employment services, meals, and housing for senior citizens.

9) Congress voted yesterday on a Republican amendment to cut all federal funding from Planned Parenthood health centers, one of the most trusted providers of basic health care and family planning in our country. 

10) And if that wasn't enough, Republicans are pushing to eliminate all funds for the only federal family planning program. (For humans. But Republican Dan Burton has a bill to provide contraception for wild horses. You can't make this stuff up).

Please share this email today. Just click the links to post on Facebook and Twitter

Sources:

1. "'Forcible Rape' Language Remains In Bill To Restrict Abortion Funding," The Huffington Post, February 9, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206084&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=6

"Extreme Abortion Coverage Ban Introduced," Center for American Progress, January 20, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=205961&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=7

2. "Georgia State Lawmaker Seeks To Redefine Rape Victims As 'Accusers,'" The Huffington Post, February 4, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206007&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=8

3. "South Dakota bill would legalize killing abortion doctors," Salon, February 15, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206102&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=9

4. "House GOP Proposes Cuts to Scores of Sacred Cows," National Journal, February 9, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206103&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=10

5. "New GOP Bill Would Allow Hospitals To Let Women Die Instead Of Having An Abortion," Talking Points Memo, February 4, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=205974&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=11

6. "Republican Officials Cut Head Start Funding, Saying Women Should be Married and Home with Kids," Think Progress, February 16, 2011 
http://thinkprogress.org/2011/02/16/gop-women-kids/

7. "Bye Bye, Big Bird. Hello, E. Coli," The New Republic, Feburary 12, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206104&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=12

8. "House GOP spending cuts will devastate women, families and economy," The Hill, February 16, 2011 
http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-a-budget/144585-house-gop-spending-cuts-will-devastate-women-families-and-economy-

9. "House passes measure stripping Planned Parenthood funding," MSNBC, February 18,2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206122&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=13

"GOP Spending Plan: X-ing Out Title X Family Planning Funds," Wall Street Journal, February 9, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206105&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=14

10. Ibid. 

Birth Control for Horses, Not for Women," Blog for Choice, February 17, 2011 
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=206106&id=26180-9995082-mtTePWx&t=15

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Apr 20, 2010

Young boys are sold by families to ‘entertain’ wealthy merchants and warlords. An undercover investigation into this illicit sex trade..

The Taliban banned this practice and made it almost disappear, but now it is being revived. 
Where does this practice of using young boys for dancing and sexual pleasure of powerful rich men originate from? According to the movie, military leaders have a stable of young boys, and compete with each other over their affections. From there, other merchants and business owners wanted the same thing...so it is spreading. 
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