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  • Rachel Bogdon

    {Republican Doctor Writes Letter Explaining why Abortion Should be Legal}, (even though he doesn't personally believe it!)

  • Jacqueline Mitchell

    This May Be The Greatest Letter Any Elected Republican Has Ever Written *A forthright and sensible discussion by a Republican doctor concerning contraception. jandm

  • Shandelyn Rios

    Responding to legislation that would deny poor women contraception that would prevent abortions, Rep. Doug Cox (R-OK) , a doctor, decided to speak out in an open letter: "What happened to the Republican Party that felt that the government has no business being in an exam room, standing between me and my patient? Where did the party go that felt some decisions in a woman’s life should be made not by legislators and government, but rather by the women, her conscience, her doctor and her God?"

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“I wish someone had ever, just once, told Anna she was capable of ,” mother Jessica Kirkland fumed in a Facebook post that’s gone viral in the wake of Josh Duggar’s cheating confession. “As for my girls, I’ll raise them to think they breathe fire.”

To celebrate Women's Equality Day (Aug. 26), learn more about some of the activists who fought for women's rights on the long road toward equality. www.biography.com...

The United States is 239 years old. (White) women have been able to vote for only 95 of those years. The Amendment extended the vote to women, but at that time people of color were still denied the ability to vote. Depending on the location, it was through intimidation, economic barriers like poll taxes, educational barriers like literacy tests or exclusionary legislation. It was until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that discriminatory voting laws and practices were made illegal.

Happy Women's Equality Day! On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was added to the U.S. Constitution. The amendment's passage marked a victorious end to the 72-year long struggle to achieve equal voting rights for women which had begun at the first women's right conference organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. In commemoration of this landmark event, in 1971, August 26 was declared Women's Equality Day.

On Friday, three days after Gawker ran Dee Barnes’s essay “Here’s What’s Missing From Straight Outta Compton: Me and the Other Women Dr. Dre Beat Up,” the New York Times ran a piece that included an official apology from Dr. Dre addressed to “the woman I’ve hurt.” Barnes’s response to Dre’s apology is in article (click to article).

Pro-lifers don't want to prevent abortions. But the right has not ever had to be consistent in their beliefs.

Music Journalist Dee Barnes Says 'Straight Outta Compton' 'Ignores' Dr. Dre’s Victims Music journalist Dee Barnes is speaking out about an attack she says she suffered at the hands of Dr. Dre in the 1990s. Barnes reflected on the incident for Gawker after watching Straight Outta Compton. She notes that the N.W.A biopic leaves out the brutality she and other women allegedly suffered at the hands of Dre.

I like the term "equalist" better

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NOT his choice: Mike Huckabee says he would not allow abortion for 10-year-old rape victim. The Republican presidential hopeful says there should be no exceptions to "taking the life of an innocent child." (Jessica Reilly/Telegraph Herald via AP)

stand with Planned Parenthood

The U.S. government has warned states moving to defund women's health group Planned Parenthood that they may be in conflict with federal law, officials said on Wednesday. The agency warned Louisiana and Alabama that their plans to terminate Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood may illegally restrict beneficiary access to services, the spokesperson said in a statement.

A pregnant girl, age 11, whose case drew international scorn when Paraguay's government denied her an abortion, gave birth on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. The girl was allegedly raped and impregnated by her stepfather when she was 10. In Paraguay, abortion is banned except when the mothers life is in danger. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz, File)

Bic Apologizes for Controversial Ad That Sparked Major Backlash (every day we're told this by Hollywood. Where is their apology?)

Christopher Hitchens.

(Reuters) - Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the women's health group for its role in gathering fetal tissue from abortions for medical research. (August 3, 2015)

Documentary filmmaker Ram Devineni and illustrator Dan Goldman tackle violence against women in India with a comic book: "Priya's Shakti."

Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards. (Eric Gay/AP Photo). Following the release of two secretly recorded videos that appear to feature the discussion of the price of fetal tissue involving a Planned Parenthood employee, the organization’s president today said it has done nothing illegal and criticized those responsible for the videos. “Planned Parenthood has broken no laws," Cecile Richards, the president of the non-profit, said on "This Week."

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THISSSS!!!!! #allmencan #feminism #misogyny #genderequality #eacheverywoman

Celebrate free education worldwide! Today is Malala Yousafzai Day (July 12) "Malala Yousafzai is a courageous advocate for universal education and girls’ rights. In October 2012, she and two other girls were shot by the Taliban as they boarded their school bus. Malala is now back at school and continues to campaign for every child’s right to an education. Malala Day is not just a day to celebrate Malala Yousafzai; it is a day to stand up for education."

To be honest, whenever I think about not having kids, I feel relief.

As of July 1, 2015, all colleges and universities that receive federal funding (which is most of them) must now comply with a set of rules for reporting, adjudicating and preventing incidents of sexual assault on campus. The new rules are the product of the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination, or SaVE, Act, which President Obama signed into law alongside the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act in March 2013. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

"Rape is a criminal act whatever the circumstances. A woman riding the subway nude may be guilty of indecency, but she may not be raped..." ~ Toni Morrison [click on this image to find a short video and analysis that examines the cultural meaning of rape to illustrate intersections between gender and nationalism]