Reproductive health decisions are personal. Keep them that way.

We say amen to Vice President Biden’s take on how we talk about domestic violence in this country. People need to stop questioning the actions of Janay Rice, the wife of ex-Ravens player Ray Rice.

We say amen to Vice President Biden’s take on how we talk about domestic violence in this country. People need to stop questioning the actions of Janay Rice, the wife of ex-Ravens player Ray Rice.

plannedparenthoodsp:

Heading back to school? It’s the perfect time to think about your health. Make sure you schedule a checkup and STD test before you start: bit.ly/findPP

plannedparenthoodsp:

Heading back to school? It’s the perfect time to think about your health. Make sure you schedule a checkup and STD test before you start: bit.ly/findPP

The Price of Our Blood: Why Ferguson Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

rhrealitycheck:

The events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent weeks have revealed many tragedies, among them the fact that the death of so many youth of color in this country is still debatable in its status as a vaunted “feminist issue.” But it is, and the expansive definition of reproductive justice, which reaches into the universe of conditions necessary to create and sustain life, shows us how.”

Read more here: http://rhrc.us/1pCTHQV

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micdotcom:

Amy Poehler just schooled Neal Brennan on what it’s like to be a woman with one sentence 

Oh, Amy. How do we love thee? Let us count the ways. 

For one, she can make a feminist argument zing like a “Weekend Update” punchline, a skill she demonstrated as a recent guest on The Approval Matrix, the Sundance Network’s new panel show. During her interview, Poehler was asked about modern men and the difficult challenges men face.

Poehler has never been shy about women’s issues | Follow micdotcom

ladiesagainsthumanity:

P.S. If you’re feeling ice bucket challenge fatigue, why not do the taco/beer challenge for safe and legal abortion access instead? It’s amazing. You get to eat a taco and give money to fund reproductive freedom and WHO DOESN’T LOVE BOTH OF THOSE THINGS? Read more here.

ladiesagainsthumanity:

P.S. If you’re feeling ice bucket challenge fatigue, why not do the taco/beer challenge for safe and legal abortion access instead? It’s amazing. You get to eat a taco and give money to fund reproductive freedom and WHO DOESN’T LOVE BOTH OF THOSE THINGS? Read more here.

ilovecharts:

Here’s the bottom line: We’re making progress, but the gender pay gap still exists at all income levels, and widens as people get older.
Highly-educated women with professional degrees tend to begin their careers at approximately the same salary level as their male counterparts, but as their careers progress, a gender gap opens up. By their late 30’s, men with professional degrees earn 50% more than their female counterparts.
So how do we fix that? Beginning with the first bill he signed into law, President Obama’s been fighting to help women receive the pay they deserve. But he can’t do it all by himself. Congress needs to act to help ensure equal pay for women.
That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed our charts. I had a blast. —Betsey

We can’t get enough of these Women’s Equality day posts from ilovecharts! Make sure to check out the whole series!

ilovecharts:

Here’s the bottom line: We’re making progress, but the gender pay gap still exists at all income levels, and widens as people get older.

Highly-educated women with professional degrees tend to begin their careers at approximately the same salary level as their male counterparts, but as their careers progress, a gender gap opens up. By their late 30’s, men with professional degrees earn 50% more than their female counterparts.

So how do we fix that? Beginning with the first bill he signed into law, President Obama’s been fighting to help women receive the pay they deserve. But he can’t do it all by himself. Congress needs to act to help ensure equal pay for women.

That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed our charts. I had a blast. —Betsey

We can’t get enough of these Women’s Equality day posts from ilovecharts! Make sure to check out the whole series!

Denying a woman birth control coverage may only take a minute, but for a minimum-wage worker, paying for birth control could take days or even weeks. Check out this fact sheet from the National Women’s Law Center (the organization behind This Is Personal) to learn more about the annual cost of birth control for women: bit.ly/1kYLqGz

Denying a woman birth control coverage may only take a minute, but for a minimum-wage worker, paying for birth control could take days or even weeks. Check out this fact sheet from the National Women’s Law Center (the organization behind This Is Personal) to learn more about the annual cost of birth control for women: bit.ly/1kYLqGz

Above is an excerpt from ‘Personhood’ by Lauren Zuniga, which can  be viewed here

Today is Women’s Equality Day when we stand up and up say: #WeMatter and we won’t stop until this list of inequities is blank.

Today is Women’s Equality Day when we stand up and up say: #WeMatter and we won’t stop until this list of inequities is blank.

Top 5 most hardcore stunts pulled by suffragettes | Lawyer Inez Boissevain, wearing white cape, seated on white horse at the National American Woman Suffrage Association parade on March 3, 1913 Suffragists Parade Down Fifth Avenue, 1917 A suffragette arrested in the street by two police officers in London in 1914

sex-specs:

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day! Today we celebrate the anniversary of passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted American women the right to vote.

It was a hard-won fight, and some of their more spectacular feats make us wonder how anyone was brave enough to go toe-to-toe with the suffragettes. They were the hardest of hardcore. Here’s what we mean.

One. Million. Signatures.
Way before social media, the suffragettes were able to collect more than a million signatures in pen and ink, all through hand-to-hand contact. They displayed them as they marched down Fifth Avenue in New York with 20,000 supporters and an estimated half-million people in the crowd in 1917.

They see your charity marathon and raise you 200 miles.
To push the vote in New York in 1912, there was a 12-day, 170 mile “Hike to Albany.” The next year, the suffragettes’ “Army of the Hudson” marched 225 miles from New Jersey to Washington, D.C.

Pickets and prison time.
The National Women’s Party made history by creating the first-ever picket of the White House. The “Silent Sentinels” and their banners were present six days a week from January 1917 to June of 1919. Over 1,000 women participated in these protests, and many were arrested, refused bail, and made to serve time in solitary confinement, where they experienced beatings and force-feeding when they went on hunger strikes.

Words burned in effigy.
The suffragettes set “watchfires” as protest outside the New York City Opera while President Wilson was speaking there. Activists transcribed his words as he spoke them and then publicly burned the paper in the fires outside—symbolically condemning the hypocrisy of his words about international freedom while women were denied the right to vote.

Your big-name benefit concert pales in comparison.
The 1913 Woman Suffrage Procession was reported to include nine bands, four mounted brigades, three heralds, twenty-four floats and more than 5,000 marchers. The march concluded at the Department of the Treasury, where they then put on a play with ideas like Hope and Justice personified by women in flowing gowns.

We’ve come a long way since 1920, but the fight for the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes is by no means over. Honor the suffragettes’ fight by pledging to vote on November 4.

xoxo,
Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota

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Using bogus arguments about religious freedom to deny women access to birth control is just the tip of the iceberg. This video shows why it’s so important to #FixHobbyLobby: http://vimeo.com/99036119