Category: War on Women

TAKE ACTION! –> Why “Dems for Life” miss the mark (and betray our progressive values)

TAKE ACTION! –> Why “Dems for Life” miss the mark (and betray our progressive values)

The following post was written by Dana Sutton, a digital organizer for Progress Michigan. In an era where our access to reproductive health care is under constant attack from the GOP, the last thing we need is Democrats carrying water for the anti-abortion cause. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what Michiganders will be getting when the national Dems for Life conference arrives […]

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Photo credit: Gage Skidmore.

Avoiding lady temptresses: The modern day GOP application of “The Graham Rule” & their hypocrisy regarding Trump

The following essay was written by Ann Arbor-area activist Danny Steinmetz. Enjoy. Vice President Mike Pence made the Billy Graham Rule famous when he made it public that he does not have private meetings or dinners with women. It is in the news again recently because Robert Foster, a candidate in the Mississippi Republican gubernatorial primary, refused to let lesbian […]

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UPDATED: Newly released video of Bill Schuette isn’t just “creepy” or “embarrassing”. It’s sexual harassment.

UPDATED: Newly released video of Bill Schuette isn’t just “creepy” or “embarrassing”. It’s sexual harassment.

By now you have likely seen or at least heard about a newly released video showing a young Bill Schuette acting totally inappropriately with a photo journalist. The video quickly went viral and has generated headlines like “Schuette tells woman in video: ‘I will do anything you want’” and “Schuette regrets ‘embarrassing’ exchange from 1989” and “‘I Think I Need […]

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American rape culture means ALL women experience the world with men as predators and them as prey

American rape culture means ALL women experience the world with men as predators and them as prey

The following essay was written by my good friend Desiree Cooper. Desiree, a badass women’s right activist, was a 2015 Kresge Artist Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, and is the author of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning flash fiction collection Know the Mother. Learn more about Desiree and her amazing work, activism, and advocacy at DesCooper.com. Please share widely. Now that […]

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Republican Senate candidate John James knows what women want in politics: Men

Republican Senate candidate John James knows what women want in politics: Men

Republican John James is “running” to unseat U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow. I use quotes around “running” because he’s down double digits in virtually every recent poll, 22.5 points in the most recent one. One reason James is doing so poorly is that he is completely out of touch with over half the electorate: women. At a recent men-only event in […]

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I believe the women. Once you make that decision, hard choices about Al Franken & John Conyers become easier. Not easy. Easier.

I believe the women. Once you make that decision, hard choices about Al Franken & John Conyers become easier. Not easy. Easier.

Multiple women have accused soon-to-be former U.S. Senator Al Franken and former Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of sexually harassing them. Not one. Not two. MANY. These women are completely credible. None of them has anything to gain from this, financially or otherwise. In fact, they face withering attacks, many times from women which is one of the most heartbreaking parts […]

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This one’s for all the real men out there…

This one’s for all the real men out there…

It wasn’t enough that a candidate for the president of the United States was accused by a dozen or more women of sexual assault and harassment, assault and harassment that he actually confessed to. No, a powerful so-called “Hollywood liberal”, Harvey Weinstein, had to be the perpetrator before America began to really take this seriously. Since that moment, largely thanks […]

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More on the awarding of serial child rapist joint custody: What’s the Prosecutor’s role? & AG Schuette politicizes it

More on the awarding of serial child rapist joint custody: What’s the Prosecutor’s role? & AG Schuette politicizes it

I have written extensively about the situation where a serial child rapist, Christopher Mirasolo, was given joint custody of the child conceived when he kidnapped and raped a 12-year old nine years ago (HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.) Sanilac Probate judge Gregory Ross signed an order in September awarding Mirasolo joint custody with his rape victim after the 21-year old […]

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VICTORY! Judge who awarded serial child rapist joint custody with his rape victim stays order

VICTORY! Judge who awarded serial child rapist joint custody with his rape victim stays order

Hallelujah This afternoon, Sanilac Probate Judge Gregory S. Ross, the man who awarded joint custody to a serial child rapist with the woman he raped when she was 12 years old, reversed his decision and stayed his order and ordered a new hearing next week: A Sanilac County judge Tuesday stayed his controversial ruling granting a convicted rapist joint custody […]

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ACTION: Let’s get the judge who awarded a serial child rapist joint custody with his rape victim off the bench

ACTION: Let’s get the judge who awarded a serial child rapist joint custody with his rape victim off the bench

More details have emerged in the disgusting story of Sanilac County Probate judge Gregory S. Ross who awarded a serial child rapist joint custody with his rape victim who he impregnated when he raped her as a 12-year old child. The Detroit News is reporting that his second victim, a woman he raped when she was 14, has come forward […]

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Judge who awarded Michigan rapist joint custody with the woman he raped as a child had other options

Judge who awarded Michigan rapist joint custody with the woman he raped as a child had other options

Over the weekend I posted a piece about Sanilac Probate Judge Gregory S. Ross awarding joint custody of a 9-year old boy, the child of the woman he raped when she was 12 years old. Christopher Mirasolo held the girl and her sister captive for two days, impregnating her during that time. Under a plea deal, he served only six […]

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