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A spokesman for Rep. Nan Hayworth (R, NY) insists his public comments that someone should “hurl some acid” at female Democratic senators are being totally blown out of proportion. Apparently when women object to suggestions of a violent attack in the style of the Taliban they are “manufacturing” controversy. Good to know.
A New Jersey Rite Aid reportedly refused to sell a man emergency contraception simply because he’s a man. These cases are becoming more common as religious conservatives feel emboldened to push individual conscience exceptions and double-down on legal access to contraception.
American nuns are not going to be pushed around by the Pope and have arranged for a meeting to discuss efforts to crack down on perceived doctrinal infidelity by the sisters. With reports that Cardinals were paying off pedophiles to leave the priesthood and go abuse kids somewhere else, maybe the nuns feel like they have the upper hand here.
A New York appellate court ruled that wrongly calling someone gay is of itself no longer considered slanderous.
Now would be a good time to remind you all that a Mitt Romney presidency would effectively mean a hostile takeover of the federal judiciary.
With all the attention last week on the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) one Republican lawmaker comes clean and admits the bill is part of a larger effort to simply criminalize abortion.
Part of that effort includes selectively using, or ignoring all together, widely accepted medical research.
After taking on Planned Parenthood in one of the most self-destructive acts of political ax-grinding, participation in the Susan G. Komen charity races is at a new low.
If Super PAC spending drives political discourse and significantly control our elections then, for the time being, women need to spend a lot more money in politics.
Former Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm is mad as hell and thinks you should be too.
Senior Advisor and Assistant to President Obama Valerie Jarrett makes the case for prioritizing low-income families as one way of creating opportunity for every American.
Student debt load is at nearly $905 billion in this country and threatens to be the next big economic bubble to burst.
Silicon Valley is supposed to be progressive and forward-thinking, not another hotbed of sexual harassment.
A new show gives a close-up look of the lives of women in wheelchairs.
Here are more summer reading recommendations, this time 5 great fantasy books that break the mold. Enjoy!
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