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“We’re in court today to stop a terrible situation for women in Texas from getting even worse. Politicians are interfering with the personal medical decisions of women who already have the least access to birth control and preventive health care. If this law goes into effect, there is no doubt it will end access to safe and legal abortion for many women, leaving some to resort to desperate and dangerous measures. We won’t let that happen.”
Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, via ACLU of Texas’s Press Release: Texas Health Care Providers File Lawsuit to Protect Abortion Access In Texas
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“On a personal level, I love brands, logos, color, design, and, most of all, Adobe Illustrator. I think it’s one of the most incredible software packages ever made. I’m not a pro, but I know enough to be dangerous :)”
I’m getting to the point where I’m going to start defending this woman. I was NOT a fan of the decision to remove telecommuting from the work place, but here’s the thing: for YEARS the woman ran Google’s home page division, determining what the average user (not the high tech user) wants to look at when they go to a web site, what makes it easy for them to use, and even though as a society we are slowly becoming more tech savvy, we’re not completely there yet.
This article points out people talking about how when something is printed it’s going to come out looking strange. Seriously? How often do you print something out with a logo on it from Yahoo or Google? As a company, I’m sure they’ve got a working version of it that suits their needs and who else but Yahoo really needs the logo for printing purposes? It’s not like it’s Nike or Amazon.
But, I’m starting to get the feeling that a lot of hate is directed towards this woman because how dare she be a woman and be a new mom and be a CEO in the tech industry, or just a CEO in general.
And, in kindness to the person who sent me her laugh, while it’s an awkward laugh, it’s also her nervous laugh and I feel badly that instead of listening to what an intelligent woman, especially in the technology field had to say, someone took the time to cut and splice her laugh together to make fun of her. Really? It’s not like she doesn’t have a hard enough time of it. Especially in this field.
I doubt we would be this incredible critical of a man with the amount of degrees and knowledge that she has no only being the CEO but helping design a logo. Someone that held focus groups on 40 shades of blue kind of has a strong attention to detail. So what if her underlings were afraid to tell her no… are you trying to tell me that doesn’t happen to male CEOs? Isn’t the point of being CEO - to be a strong leader and direct the company how you see fit? Lighten up. A vagina can sit at the head of the table and the world won’t fall apart.
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A woman with an unviable pregnancy whose life was at risk was the first to benefit from Ireland’s amended abortion legislation.
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because it felt like the right time for a kind reminder that they want to restrict clinics to the point that there would be only 5 in a landmass this size, and deny this many people with uteruses their medical autonomy.
….and Paris would be SOL, because there would be no clinics west of Stuttgart, Germany.
…and we would disenfranchise the French, the Suisse, and Italy from making decisions about their own body.
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This is the story I could not write, could not find the words for on my own. This is the story of how awful it feels to be a woman going to the Capitol, to speak her mind, and this is explains why a gallery mostly full of women had just finally had enough, when Leticia uttered her famous phrase. It lit up, because this… this is how it feels to be a woman in this state, at times, especially when it comes to the Texas GOP.
This is why the Lilly Ledbetter Act being vetoed by the Governor after it was FINALLY passed by the Texas Legislature on the very day he added Abortion to the Special Session call, was such a slap in the face. Representative Senfronia Thompson, in the first photo, affectionally called Mrs. T, has worked literally decades in getting that passed.
This is absolutely why we have to elect more women to the State Legislature.
And honestly, this is why it’s extremely difficult to get a job in politics as a woman in this state, why a lot of men are astonished when I match them and surpass their knowledge. My good boss, not the one I’m having trouble with, was on hand just after the screenings ended at the AFL-CIO offices. Just before the meeting he was stepping into began and as I was leaving, he told me that someone there had asked me if I was working on his behalf, and he said, “yes”, and they told him, “boy, she really knows her stuff.” He said, “well hire her!” It was both a compliment and kind of emblematic of this problem. I’m a short woman, who lies to wear pretty dresses. But, the question lingers on whether or not the other party would have been as surprised if I had been a man.
Clarifying: I do work with some awesome men who are not surprised I know my stuff, but are surprised by how exceptional I am, the level I am at. I also work with some awesome men who have never treated me in such fashion, that didn’t judge me or let on that they judged me who compliment me in a way as not to be surprised when I speak or talk about issues / subjects.
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