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Gaming Was Never a Safe Space for Women

GamerGate can and should act as the tipping point: a reminder for gamers that if they want their beloved pastime to survive, they have to work to embrace diversity rather than violently eschew it. Image: Shutterstock The post Gaming Was Never a Safe Space for Women appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Obama Expected to Nominate Loretta Lynch as First Black Female Attorney General

Lynch, a Harvard graduate and the current U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, would be the first Black woman to serve as attorney general and only the second woman to ever hold the position. Image: PBS NewsHour/Youtube The post Obama Expected to Nominate Loretta Lynch as First Black Female Attorney General appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Post-Election, Illinois Plans a Contraception Coverage Offensive

Illinois on Tuesday elected a Republican to be its next governor while voters supported a mandate on contraception coverage in employer health insurance plans, a direct response to the Supreme Court’s controversial Hobby Lobby ruling this summer. Image: Shutterstock The post Post-Election, Illinois Plans a Contraception Coverage Offensive appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Supreme Court Could Gut the Affordable Care Act in 34 States

The Affordable Care Act will be gutted by the summer if challengers get their way before the Roberts Court. Image: Shutterstock The post The Supreme Court Could Gut the Affordable Care Act in 34 States appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Fight for Reproductive Rights Too Often Excludes Disabled Parents

The right to have children and keep them is especially in danger for disabled people, who may be prevented from parenting at all or risk confiscation of their children by welfare authorities after birth. Image: Shutterstock The post The Fight for Reproductive Rights Too Often Excludes Disabled Parents appeared first on RH Reality Check.

As More Survive Ebola, Questions About Sexual Transmission Arise

Some public health experts fear that survivors who return to their homes could begin to spread the virus sexually to their partners. For instance, the World Health Organization has warned that sexual transmission could bring the virus...Show More Summary

Republicans Still Determined to Repeal Affordable Care Act, Birth Control Benefit and All

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) told reporters Thursday that the House will vote again to entirely repeal the Affordable Care Act, regardless of what the newly Republican-dominated Senate does. Image: Shutterstock The post Republicans Still Determined to Repeal Affordable Care Act, Birth Control Benefit and All appeared first on RH Reality Check.

‘The Policing of Pregnant Women': Texans Demand Obstetric Care In County Jails

A coalition of reproductive and racial justice advocates are demanding better standards of care for the 500 or so pregnant Texans—most whom are Black and Latina—incarcerated in Texas county jails each month. Image: Shutterstock The post ‘The Policing of Pregnant Women': Texans Demand Obstetric Care In County Jails appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Neo-Confederate Who Says Civil Rights Are ‘Make Believe’ Wins County Council Seat in Maryland

Michael Anthony Peroutka, who is one of the country's most extreme right-wing candidates with close ties to a national hate group, was elected Tuesday in Maryland's Anne Arundel County. Image: TheAmericanView/Youtube The post Neo-Confederate Who Says Civil Rights Are ‘Make Believe’ Wins County Council Seat in Maryland appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Just How Much Did Obama’s Delay on Immigration Reform Hurt Democrats?

As the dust begins to settle from the midterms, analysts are offering a first glimpse into how severely President Obama's hesitation—along with other missteps by Democrats—affected Latinos’ voting behavior. Image: Chad Zuber / Shutterstock.com The post Just How Much Did Obama’s Delay on Immigration Reform Hurt Democrats? appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality

The decision is the first from a federal appeals court to rule in support of state same-sex marriage bans since the Supreme Court's decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013. Image: Wikimedia Commons The post Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Marriage Equality appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Arizona Health Department Threatens to Search NARAL Official’s Home

Kat Sabine, the executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona, received a letter from the Arizona Department of Health Services on October 15. The letter stated that a complaint had been filed accusing Sabine of providing services that...Show More Summary

Voters Approve Minimum Wage Increases, Elect Republicans Who Oppose Increases

While the country watched voters in state after state elect Republicans on Tuesday, voters in many of those states also approved increases to the minimum wage that the newly-elected senators or governors vehemently opposed as harmful...Show More Summary

Street Harassment Signals a Bigger, Global Problem: What That Catcalling Video Missed

The same culture that allows men to catcall, without restriction, on the street, allows men to stalk and invade the personal space of women and threaten us without penalty. Image: Street Harassment Video/Youtube The post Street Harassment Signals a Bigger, Global Problem: What That Catcalling Video Missed appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Why ‘Personhood’ Lost, But an Anti-Abortion Tennessee Initiative Won

Why did "personhood" fail in Colorado and North Dakota, but a ballot initiative allowing radical anti-choice legislation in Tennessee succeed? Because people are moved to vote anti-choice not by "life," but by disapproval of others'Show More Summary

Latinos Demand Real Action, Not ‘Hispandering,’ in Exchange for Votes

With would-be politicians concentrating their efforts on expensive Spanish-language advertising, lukewarm get-out-the-vote efforts, or voter suppression laws, neither party actually did any impactful outreach to overcome the very deep...Show More Summary

After Midterm Defeats, Obama Stands Firm on Immigration Executive Order ‘Before the End of the Year’

"What I'm not going to do is just wait" on immigration reform, Obama said in his first press conference after a devastating midterm election night for Democrats. Image: Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com The post After Midterm Defeats, Obama Stands Firm on Immigration Executive Order ‘Before the End of the Year’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

A Movement, Not a Moment: How Even Anti-Choice Victories Show We’re Making Progress

These candidates who rode the 2014 wave to victory hid their own values from the voters, and that speaks volumes about our values. Image: Shutterstock The post A Movement, Not a Moment: How Even Anti-Choice Victories Show We’re Making Progress appeared first on RH Reality Check.

White Women: Let’s Get Our Shit Together

In the run-up to the Texas gubernatorial election, much hand-wringing was done over the Hispanic lady voter. But it was women like me—married white women, specifically—who failed Wendy Davis—and ourselves, and our families, and Texas families—on Tuesday night. Image: Shutterstock The post White Women: Let’s Get Our Shit Together appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pro-Choice Governor Narrowly Wins Re-Election in Colorado

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper narrowly defeated anti-choice Republican Bob Beauprez, who stated during the gubernatorial race that he has a “big problem” with IUDs. Image: John Hickenlooper/Youtube The post Pro-Choice Governor Narrowly Wins Re-Election in Colorado appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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