Aug 24, 2012

Republicans' Worst Quotes About Women | "Mansplaining" Still a Problem | Raped and Pregnant


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The 8 Worst Things Republicans Have Said About Rape, Sex and Women's Bodies

It's not just GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin. It's practically a party tradition. READ MORE»

Sarah Seltzer, Lauren Kelley / AlterNet

I Was Raped, And It Got Me Pregnant -- What Akin and Other Extremists Will Never Understand

At 19 years old, I became an unwilling expert on the topic of rape. I learned about rape's savagery and its psychological trauma. READ MORE»

Renee Devesty / Salon

Why "Mansplaining" Is Still a Problem

Mansplaining is not a universal flaw of the gender, just the intersection between overconfidence and cluelessness where some portion of that gender gets stuck. READ MORE»

Rebecca Solnit / TomDispatch


7 of the Craziest Myths About Female Biology of All Time

From the Wandering Uterus to the Toothed Vagina, myths and misapprehensions about the female body have plagued us through the ages. READ MORE»

By Lynn Parramore / AlterNet

Why Feminists Should Be Wary of the Obsession With the GlassCeiling

Is the goal of breaking the glass ceiling preventing feminism from achieving its larger goals? READ MORE»

By Laura Gottesdiener / AlterNet

One Restaurant's 'Best Butt' Discount, and Other Tales of Everyday Sexism

It's hundreds of little things like this, every week, which add up to a whole lot when you look at them together. READ MORE»

By s.e. smith / xojane

How My Church Tried to Make Me Hate Gay People

They used a variety of tactics to make me fear and hate gays. "Hate the sin, love the sinner" is a lie. READ MORE»

By Kate "Sierra" Townsend / Patheos

16-Year-Old Girl Dies of Cancer After Being Refused Treatment for 3 Weeks Due to Pregnancy

The young woman was forced to wait to begin chemotherapy to treat her disease as hospital officials initially refused to treat her fearing it could terminate her pregnancy. READ MORE»

By Robin Marty, Jodi Jacobson / RH Reality Check


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