Category: War on Women

GUEST POST: The election of Donald Trump is the affirmation of rape culture

GUEST POST: The election of Donald Trump is the affirmation of rape culture

The following guest post was written by Chelsea Coffey, Development Manger at Vanguard Public Affairs and a recent Political Science and Economics graduate of Saginaw Valley State University. Enjoy. If you’re a Trump supporter it may come as a surprise that as a self-proclaimed feminist I’m not all that upset that America rejected its first potential woman president. I didn’t […]

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Distinguishing “locker room banter” from confessing to sexual assault: It’s so easy even a grade school kid can do it!

Distinguishing “locker room banter” from confessing to sexual assault: It’s so easy even a grade school kid can do it!

The revelations about Donald Trump’s disgusting misogynistic comments about women on an “Access Hollywood” bus in 2005 came as a complete shock to everyone. Everyone, that is, who hasn’t been watching this odious and stunted example of manhood in action for the past 12 months. Actually, you can go much farther back than that. Trump has been talking this way […]

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Eaton County women highlight GOP Rep. Tom Barrett’s efforts to prevent reproductive justice in our state

Eaton County women highlight GOP Rep. Tom Barrett’s efforts to prevent reproductive justice in our state

Yesterday, women from Eaton County held a press conference to highlight efforts by Republican Rep. Tom Barrett (MI-71) to deny women reproductive justice in their lives. In conjunction with the press conference, they released an issue guide (HERE) that details bills sponsored and supported by Barrett and two of his colleagues, John Bizon and Holly Hughes, that serve to impede […]

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Michigan Senate to vote on “fetal tissue” bills for no good reason

Michigan Senate to vote on “fetal tissue” bills for no good reason

A crusade that will waste time and taxpayer money will do nothing but appease those who oppose legal abortion. You’ve heard all the lies about Planned Parenthood — you know, the ones peddled in those deceptively edited videos that claimed Planned Parenthood sells baby parts? Despite the fact that these allegations have been proven false in state after state, and […]

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Michigan legislators use women’s health as a bargaining chip ahead of primary deadline

Michigan legislators use women’s health as a bargaining chip ahead of primary deadline

House vote on ‘abortion coercion’ bills held to appease Right to Life. Supporters of choice have been wondering when the other shoe was going to drop on the deceptive anti-choice “abortion coercion” bills that passed out of the House Judiciary Committee in September 2015. That shoe hit the House floor on March 24, with a vote almost entirely along party […]

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GOP senator who claimed “We can’t make an African American white” accused of assault on former Lt. Gov. candidate Lisa Brown

GOP senator who claimed “We can’t make an African American white” accused of assault on former Lt. Gov. candidate Lisa Brown

Michigan State Senator Marty Knollenberg made the headlines last December when, during a Senate Education Committee hearing, he explained that we can’t fix Detroit schools because “We can’t make an African American white.” “You mentioned why these schools fail,” he said at the hearing. “You mention the economically disadvantaged and non-white population are contributors to that. And, you know, we […]

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Extremists indicted for Planned Parenthood attack videos as Michigan Republicans hold hearing on bill to stop nonexistent funding

Extremists indicted for Planned Parenthood attack videos as Michigan Republicans hold hearing on bill to stop nonexistent funding

Earlier this week, the anti-abortion extremists behind altered videos attempting to smear Planned Parenthood found the tables turned when the grand jury investigating the health services provider indicted them on a charge of tampering with a governmental record, a felony, and on a misdemeanor charge related to purchasing human organs. The two men had selectively edited a secretly-taped video to […]

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U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Texas abortion restrictions could strengthen Roe v. Wade

U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Texas abortion restrictions could strengthen Roe v. Wade

Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt has the potential to ensure a woman’s right to choose — or give abortion opponents more power than ever. It’s not news that abortion rights are under attack in America. Although seven in 10 Americans support a woman’s right to choose, anti-abortion legislators, lobbyists and extremists will stop at nothing — not a shooting spree, […]

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Female photographer on Facebook proves that everyday misogyny is a real thing but that we don’t have to allow it to be

Female photographer on Facebook proves that everyday misogyny is a real thing but that we don’t have to allow it to be

There are two things that worry me most about Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy and the national, even international, megaphone it gives him. The first is that he’s so outrageous that he makes a zealot like Ted Cruz seem “reasonable”, a terrifying prospect. Second, and equally worrisome, Trump is giving voice, cover, and even legitimacy (in some people’s eyes, anyway) to […]

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Michigan Democrats introduce legislation to mandate coverage for ‘abortion rider’ law

Michigan Democrats introduce legislation to mandate coverage for ‘abortion rider’ law

The bills stipulate that all health insurers must make rider policies available to all women. Women’s reproductive health took a giant step backward in Michigan in 2013, when legislation written and lobbied for by Right to Life passed the Michigan Legislature. The law, which took effect in 2014, requires women to buy a separate insurance rider in case they might […]

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Donate to Lady Parts Justice League on #GivingTuesday and help them score extra cash

Donate to Lady Parts Justice League on #GivingTuesday and help them score extra cash

Help LPJ League win a $25,000 prize for gathering the most donations on December 1st. Giving is always good, and the #GivingTuesday tradition on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving is a great reminder that there are organizations out there that rely on charitable contributions to do their work. There’s no shortage of worthy organizations and I hope folks will give whatever […]

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