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We’ve still got a ways to go until the November election, but conservatives are already sweating over the Romney campaign. Meanwhile, Robin Marty breaks down the possible female running mates for Mitt Romney which, given her analysis, is a great snapshot of just how deep the dysfunction runs in the party. Sure, it can be fun to take jabs at, but we need some actual leadership coming from the right and all they can offer up, again, is the stuff of parody and in the meantime push policies that undercut women and families. Again, it would be funny if it weren’t so serious.
Economists took a look at “stand your ground” laws and found they increased the number of murders. Crazy, huh?
Apparently the Ecuadoran foreign minister thinks the rape charges Julian Assange faces are “hilarious,” which, sigh, is just another that the attack on women’s rights are global.
Like it or not, sex work is here to stay, so let’s make sure sex workers have a seat at the table when setting policies and agendas that impact their work rather than ban them from events like International AIDS conference.
A student in a human sexuality course is suing her professor claiming he created a “sexually hostile environment” when he forced her to disclose information about past child abuse.
Like the tail end of a bad fireworks show, anti-choice bills keep cropping up and dying in California.
Judy Molland shows us the 26 ways students are learning about gardening.
Here’s your daily dose of hellzyeah: fat, awesome and suck it, haters.
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