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544 Young Women Want To Tell The UN About The Urgency Of Climate Change

The young woman selected by the UN will address more than 100 international leaders during the UN's Climate Summit in September. The post 544 Young Women Want To Tell The UN About The Urgency Of Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Why the Legacy of Katrina on New Orleans Is Different From Disasters That Befell Other Cities

  Rescue personnel search from victims as they traverse the New Orleans 8th Ward in the flooded city of New Orleans on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Water continued to rise after the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina, which pounded the coast on August 29. H ow to remember Hurricane Katrina? I consider this each year as the anniversary approaches. Show More Summary

Pro-Abortion Activist’s Play Glorifies Do-It-Yourself Abortions

So the headline in the New York Times reads “Young, Fearless and Not Into Dragons: Ruby Rae Spiegel’s Play ‘Dry Land’ Confronts Abortion.” You know the Times would drool over any play about abortion (unless, of course, the mother chooses not to abort). Add to this that the playwright is a recently turned 21 senior […]

Why Hawaii is doing chocolate right

How Manoa Chocolate is building a better food system.

Afropunk fashions: bodies as resistance

One of my favorite things about the AFROPUNK fest – besides the music, obviously – are the fashions. It’s legit the best outfit-watching of the year, and the festival is full of gorgeous people getting really creative with the ways they get dressed. For those of you wondering how a fashion post fits into a [...]

Pro-life vid of day: Do pro-lifers care about kids after birth?

by Kelli On a recent radio program, Stand to Reason’s Greg Koukl (pictured) answered an apparently pro-choice school teacher, Anne, who snarkily asked what he, as a pro-lifer, is doing to take care of children “once they’re here.” After telling her that he has adopted two children from crisis pregnancies, she still seemed dissatisfied. Show More Summary

Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015

Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015 From the FLP mailbox: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors

ANNOUNCING: Pro-lifers to hijack late-term abortionist Twitter love fest TODAY

You’ve likely heard by now that PBS, a taxpayer-funded public television station, is airing the late-term abortionist propaganda piece After Tiller throughout the month of September. I’ll write more on that in another post. For now, stop reading me for a minute and read this incredible piece by Matt Walsh on the topic. Show More Summary

Tireless Pro-Life Advocate Cookie Harris, Wife of Pro-Life Congressman Andy Harris, Passes Away

Cookie Harris was a native of Puerto Rico and attended Notre Dame of Maryland University. Andy and Cookie Harris had been married for over 30 years and have five children and two grandchildren. She has been active in Maryland Right to Life as their outreach and education coordinator. I first met Mrs. Harris at a Students […]

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Feministing Readz: Kim Gordon’s Is It My Body?

Rock star and role model Kim Gordon is best known for her band, Sonic Youth, but she’s also always been a visual and performance artist. For those who know Gordon primarily as a musician, “Is it My Body? Selected Texts,” a collection of her writings on art and performance published this past May by Sternberg [...]

Kirsten Gillibrand Should Not Name Her Harassers

Whenever a woman tells her story of sexual harassment, there are those who set to work trying to blame her—for everything from what she wore when she was harassed, to her failure to punch the harasser in the nose. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand...Show More Summary

Mother of Abortion Activist Who Attacked Pro-Lifers Sues Pro-Life Group for “Emotional Distress”

An abortion supporter attacks a group of pro-life advocates in Columbus, Ohio and was recently ordered to pay restitution in the case. Now, in a strange twist, the abortion backer’s mother has filed suit against the pro-life group claiming “emotional distress” from the publicity surrounding her daughter’s assault of their members. The abortion backer, Victoria […]

Do All Human Beings at All Stages of Life Have Rights, or Just Some?

Prof. David Schultz writes: “When it comes to the issue of abortion, this is not a scientific issue but instead a matter first of theology and then ethics. There is no scientific answer to when life begins. This is a matter of religious faith and I may not choose to agree with the theology that […]

Every Abortion Clinic in Ohio is Breaking a Law Protecting Women’s Health

What would you think if you were told that no abortion facility in your home state held a current facility license as required by law, yet all of them continued to do abortions that were technically illegal – with full knowledge of state authorities? That is not simply a hypothetical situation in Ohio. It is […]

Still Nader After All These Years

F or many Democrats who came of age after 2000, Ralph Nader is a crank who cost Al Gore the presidency. But Nader deserves a more honored place in the progressive pantheon. Over the years, Nader has understood the stranglehold of corporate power on democracy as well as anyone, and throughout his career he has creatively organized counterweights. Show More Summary

Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water In Pennsylvania 243 Times, State Agency Reports

For the first time, the state has made details of contamination cases public. The post Fracking Has Contaminated Drinking Water In Pennsylvania 243 Times, State Agency Reports appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: California legislature passes “yes means yes” bill

Huge congrats to California anti-violence activists! Yesterday, the state’s legislature passed a bill that would require affirmative consent on college campuses. The bill now awaits Governor Jerry Brown’s approval to become law. The New York Times reports: State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” [...]

Stealth Carbon Bombs Stopped In Their Tracks

North America is now the biggest producer of oil in the world thanks largely to Canada’s tar sands and North Dakota’s Bakken shale, and West Coast refineries are looking to cash in. But not all crude is created equal, and oil companies...Show More Summary

Girl, let me see that thong (over your mantelpiece)

Someone is actively soliciting all of the 5-for-$15 thongs you’ve accumulated over the course of your post-Bat Mitzvah (hopefully?) life.

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