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“House Republicans have added a measure aimed at limiting contraceptive coverage to the spending bill coming up for a vote Saturday night, a spokesman for Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Kansas, told CNN.”
GOP adds ‘conscience clause’ to spending bill – CNN (via brooklynmutt)
Because only sluts want birth control… and of course it’s in the spending bill… *exasperated sigh*
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If you’re in the Houston area, you should think about attending this event on Monday. It’s going to be amazing.
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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 :)”
Marissa Mayer personally helped craft the new Yahoo logo. Because of course she did. (via shortformblog)
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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I’m not asking you to do this because Jessica Luther is an amazing person and you should do it to help her or because all the cool kids in Texas are doing it (or should be doing it). I’m asking you to do this, because personal stories are the only way we WILL turn Texas Blue and this is an amazing panel full of women who know their stuff with a discussion that needs to be held in March of 2014, when we will choose a new Governor in the state of Texas, as well as many other statewide offices, such as the Attorney General.
If the ability to choose what to do with your own body matters to you, vote.
What SXSW is, How PanelPicker works, and How to Vote For My Panel - “Can Stories Turn Texas Blue? Digital Media And HB2”
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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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August 18, 1920 - the 19th Amendment is ratified to the U.S. Constitution. Women can vote!