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On Saturday, April 28, women and men across the country gathered to voice opposition to the Republicans’ ongoing assault on women’s economic and reproductive rights. I attended the rally in Madison, Wisconsin where the event had an additional air of urgency with the recall elections in the state fast approaching. Speakers railed against Gov. Scott Walker (R)’s repeal of equal pay laws, relentless assault on reproductive choice and family planning and, of course, his campaign against worker rights. But those attending the rally wanted it to be clear that they were out not just to be against Gov. Walker’s policies, but for policies that place Wisconsin women and families first. Did you attend a rally? What did you think?
An Indiana teacher is suing her former employer and the Archdiocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend after she was fired for undergoing in vitro fertilization.
When asked about his position on the Reproductive Parity Act, one Republican gubernatorial candidate’s response to the woman asking for his position: get a job.
The GOP’s woman’s problem: caught on tape.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton (D) vetoed another TRAP law saying the bill unfairly targeted abortion clinics.
The New York Times offers this look at the human cost of zero tolerance policies.
Finally Democrats are starting to notice the misogynist behind Mitt Romney’s “Judicial Advisory Committee” and say something about it.
Rachel Maddow handles some mansplaining by GOP consultant Alex Castellanos like the pro she is.
It’s really tricky to discuss sex work and sex workers, but this documentary does a pretty good job of it.
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