Category: Women

BECOMING GILEAD – Abortion bans in America by state

BECOMING GILEAD – Abortion bans in America by state

As has becoming glaringly obvious, the forced birth lobby in America has been operating in a well-coordinated fashion to end the legal right of women to seek an abortion. Like the Sons of Jacob in A Handmaid’s Tale, they want to take away a woman’s right to control her own reproductive decisions and hand those decisions over to misogynistic religious […]

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GOP House Speaker Chatfield’s comment that AG Nessel and Gov. Whitmer are “driven purely by emotion” is TOTALLY NOT SEXIST AT ALL, says Chatfield

GOP House Speaker Chatfield’s comment that AG Nessel and Gov. Whitmer are “driven purely by emotion” is TOTALLY NOT SEXIST AT ALL, says Chatfield

INSERT PAINFUL EYEROLL HERE… The Republican Speaker of the House in Michigan’s legislature is Lee Chatfield, a 30-year old father of five and graduate of Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University who attempted to bring a loaded handgun onto a commercial flight last summer. In a recent interview, Chatfield characterized Attorney General Dana Nessel and Governor Gretchen Whitmer as “driven purely by […]

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THIS is why we can’t have nice things – like a Democratic majority in the Michigan Senate

THIS is why we can’t have nice things – like a Democratic majority in the Michigan Senate

Yes, our political opponents are worse. But we have to be better than THIS. In May of 2015, Sarah Studley was hired by the Michigan Senate Democrats into the position of Counsel and Senior Policy Adviser. For the first year, she loved the job and found it professionally fulfilling. A year later, however, that changed. After Andy Leavitt left as […]

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The new women leaders of Michigan are showing Democrats EVERYWHERE how to get down to the business of governing

The new women leaders of Michigan are showing Democrats EVERYWHERE how to get down to the business of governing

In 2018, over half of the Democratic candidates for the state legislature and Congress who won their primary and went on to the general election in Michigan were women. When you talk about women finally getting parity in terms of high elected office (or ANY elected office, for that matter), there’s only one political party who is even close to […]

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The Pink Wave Crashed in Michigan this Week

The Pink Wave Crashed in Michigan this Week

The headline of Tuesday’s election is that pissed-off women are voting Democratic. That’s what propelled Gretchen Whitmer to win a straight-up majority in a three-way race for governor and all 83 counties. That’s why women won most of the key congressional races in the state — particularly in those Democrats need to flip in November, the 7th, 8th and 11th. […]

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The national progressive movement, as run by women

The national progressive movement, as run by women

When I met Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Dearborn this weekend, she shared her experience running around Michigan in support of Abdul El-Sayed for Governor. When I asked her which city was her favorite, she said that Flint had a special place in her heart because she visited the area when she took a trip to the Midwest after the 2016 elections. […]

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What to avoid saying to a hijabi woman

What to avoid saying to a hijabi woman

Below are a list of things you should avoid saying to/asking a hijabi woman: Don’t you get hot in that thing, especially in the summer? I bet your hair would look gorgeous if you just let it out! Just get that rag off, and you’d look so much better. Poor thing, it must be so difficult for you to do […]

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Abdul El-Sayed Said He Expected Mike Duggan’s Endorsement for Governor

Abdul El-Sayed Said He Expected Mike Duggan’s Endorsement for Governor

Michigan politicos are once again atwitter about Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan and other Democrats allegedly trying to recruit an alternative to Gretchen Whitmer for governor. That’s from a Bridge story this week following up on a Detroit News column in November. And I wrote a column for Dome Magazine back in October, going through the months-long history of the effort […]

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A Poem for Erica Garner

What becomes of the broken hearted? Ventricles rotted with despair Your father lost his air for us You shared your grief with us Y’all gave your lives for us A lineage of reluctant Ancestry Two bodies Deceased prematurely Molded out of tragedy Like Whitney and Bobby Kristina We grieve your tragic endings Though we watched you suffer publicly May the […]

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The #MeToo Backlash Is in Full Swing

The #MeToo Backlash Is in Full Swing

Hi, ladies*, I’m here to tell you that it’s OK to step away from the keyboard for a few days. It’s cool not to check Twitter and especially Facebook, where you’re supposed to be linked with your actual friends. Because it is a cesspool right now over the sexual harassment and abuse scandals in Washington, especially with two Democrats (U.S. […]

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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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