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Pro-Life Students Sue Feminist Professor Who Led Angry Mob and Assaulted Them

The pro-life students who were assaulted by University of California Santa Barbara Professor of Feminist Studies, Mireille Miller-Young have filed sit against her. In August Miller-Young was sentenced in a criminal case in connection with an assault on pro-life young people who took the pro-life message to the UCSB campus. Miller-Young was sentenced to 108 hours […]

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.

GMO labeling laws keep failing. Here’s why we can expect more

GMO-labeling initiatives have lost four times now, but proponents are tenacious. Until we actually try out the idea, we'll be stuck on infinite replay.

Uncle Sam's Databases of Suspicion

This piece originally ran at TomDispatch.com. It began with an unexpected rapping on the front door. When Wiley Gill opened up, no one was there. Suddenly, two police officers appeared, their guns drawn, yelling, "Chico Police Department." "I...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

Feministing Jamz: A fall playlist featuring women & queers of color

Sometimes when I go a bit without writing about music, it’s because I’ve been too busy to find something new to post. But most of the time I have the opposite problem – there’s just so much cool new stuff, I don’t even know where to start. I get overwhelmed, kinda like when you’re at [...]

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.

Meet the Senate's New Climate Denial Caucus

Well, folks, it wasn't such a great night on the climate action front. It looks like the millions of dollars that environmental philanthropist Tom Steyer invested in the midterms didn't buy much other than a fledgling political infrastructure to sock away for 2016. Show More Summary

Maine Keeps Republican Governor, Loses Hope of Expanding Medicaid

The Maine state legislature voted three times to expand Medicaid in the last two years, and Gov. Paul LePage vetoed it every time. Image: WMTW-TV/Youtube The post Maine Keeps Republican Governor, Loses Hope of Expanding Medicaid appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Pro-‘Personhood’ Gardner Defeats Udall

In Colorado, Republican Cory Gardner deflected repeated attacks about his long history of anti-choice positions to oust pro-choice Sen. Mark Udall. Image: Cory Gardner for Senate/Youtube The post Pro-‘Personhood’ Gardner Defeats Udall appeared first on RH Reality Check.

The Most Visibly Pro-LGBT Candidates in 2014 Were Republicans

GOP candidates running in blue-leaning states used pro-LGBT plugs to moderate their image; meanwhile, the Democrats largely remained silent as they played defense in red states. Image: Shutterstock The post The Most Visibly Pro-LGBT Candidates in 2014 Were Republicans appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Legislating Catcalling Comes With Real Risks

The piece below was first published as part of the New York Times Room for Debate feature "Do We Need a Law Against Catcalling?" The debate used this conversation starter: Hollaback!, an anti-street harassment organization, releasedShow More Summary

HeForShe or SheForHe?

On September 20th, 2014, Emma Watson made a now viral speech at the UN HeForShe event.  The HeForShe campaign was set up by UN Women to activate and emphasize the importance of male involvement in the fight for gender equality. Watson’s speech was undoubtedly the most noted part of the event. Show More Summary

Mike Rounds, Radically Anti-Choice Former Governor, Wins South Dakota Senate Seat

In 2006, Rounds signed into law one of the most sweeping anti-choice laws in the country, which banned all abortions unless a pregnant woman’s life was in jeopardy. Image: Rounds for Senate/Youtube The post Mike Rounds, Radically Anti-Choice Former Governor, Wins South Dakota Senate Seat appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Ernst Appears Primed to Win Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race

Iowa State Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) appears poised to win her bid for U.S. Senate, despite a rash of controversial comments that betrayed her hard-right stances on almost every major political issue. Image: Joni Earnst/Youtube The post Ernst Appears Primed to Win Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race appeared first on RH Reality Check.

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