Posts tagged "Women"


February 24th, 2014

However, once a child does exist in your womb, I’m not going to assume a right to kill it just because the child’s host (some refer to them as mothers) doesn’t want it.

— Republican Virginia state Senator Steve Martin in a Facebook post defending his anti-choice views. Martin later changed his post to refer to women as “bearer of children” instead of “host.” (via kileyrae)

So, again, I have less rights than an actual living human being because I am a host.

(via kileyrae)

January 28th, 2014

Today, women make up about half our workforce. But they still make 77 cents for every dollar a man earns. That is wrong, and in 2014, it’s an embarrassment. A woman deserves equal pay for equal work. She deserves to have a baby without sacrificing her job. A mother deserves a day off to care for a sick child or sick parent without running into hardship – and you know what, a father does, too. It’s time to do away with workplace policies that belong in a “Mad Men” episode. This year, let’s all come together – Congress, the White House, and businesses from Wall Street to Main Street – to give every woman the opportunity she deserves. Because I firmly believe when women succeed, America succeeds.

GOOD LORD, I’m APPLAUDING LIKE CRAZY!!!

- POTUS, SotU 2014

January 28th, 2014

With all due respect to Ms. Palin, of course, nothing that was said in that tweet is true. I’m very proud of the mother I have been to my daughters. I have always been and will always be the most important female in their lives. They are the most important thing to me and I’m very proud I’ve been able to be a role model, a friend, a mother to these two beautiful girls I’ve raised.

Wendy Davis

Democratic Candidate for Governor of Texas

Read more.

(via politico)

There’s a special place in hell for the Palins. It’s the only thing I can honestly believe in order to function in professional politics.

I REALLY wish that Senator Davis could ignore Bristol because all this is, is a publicity stunt by the younger Palin.

Someone needs to give Bristol a dictionary and possibly a class in human anatomy, maybe even a proper health care class. Bristol Palin is one if the best examples of what comes of not teaching proper sex education in school. Not only because she was a pregnant teenager but because she doesn’t understand the difference between a fetus and a “baby”.

More than that, she’s a perfect symbol of the Tea Party: privileged, clueless, rabid, and unfeeling.

The sad fact remains that according to Republicans, Senator Davis is a slut who got knocked up and dared to finish her education and be independent. Bristol Palin is a God-fearing, righteous mother who is unfairly attacked by “liberals”.

To her, I ask: “Hey, Bristol? How’s that educational thing working out for you?”

(via kileyrae)

January 21st, 2014

Feminists are constantly on the defensive. Whether it’s fighting back against sexist media depictions of women, working to hold ground on reproductive rights or arguing that rape is an actual thing that really happens—feminism’s fights are largely reactionary. In the wake of the Supreme Court fight over buffer zones, it occurs to me that we need something a bit more proactive to protect women and their rights. So I’d like to suggest that we implement a national call—a feminist addendum in the social contract—for people to Back The Fuck Up.

When a person is entering an abortion clinic, for whatever reason, protestors need to Back The Fuck Up. Because even if the media does paint antichoice protestors as “cheery grandmothers,” the people who work at clinics every day know that these people aren’t harmless—they’re harassers. So move over, “grandma.” I need to get in that building.

When we’re walking down the street minding our own business and a man implores us to talk to him or makes a comment about our bodies, a Back The Fuck Up policy would ensure women some much-needed space. Sorry dudes, I don’t make the rules. Perhaps you can tell that guy over there how much better he would look if he just smiled?

Back The F’ Up: Protect Women’s Rights by Getting Out of the Way, my latest at The Nation. (via jessicavalenti)

January 12th, 2014

greenpoffin:

bethanysworld:

Dear Microsoft - 

Didn’t realize there was only one glass ceiling and that relegating a woman to Fed Chair, instead of Secretary of State was considered shattering it.  

Multiple glass ceilings exist… and, we’ve only merely splintered it.  When Congress and the Judicial System and the History of Oval Office seat holders are represented by 51% women, as we’re represented demographically and includes multiple women of colour (legislatively and judicially occurring at the same time), only then will that glass ceiling be shattered. 

Appreciate the message, but it’s a start… not a finish line.  

Fucking bullshit.

It’s possible, but demanding that we have a specific number of women to consider the abstract glass ceiling “shattered” is just stupid. Besides, you should look at how many women are actually striving to climb the ladder that far (not how many women exist) before deciding what percentage of women should be there.

Make it so that someone’s sex doesn’t hinder them in politics. However, don’t try to make anyone be voted for solely based on their gender.

Because men have NEVER been voted for just because of their gender or never tried to insinuate that because they’re men they’re just naturally better in “leadership” roles and can handle power because they’re “not emotional”.  

Last time I looked, asking for positions of leadership in all three sectors of our government to reflect the natural demographics of the American people is not asking for women to be voted for just because they’re women.  

What you’re trying to say is that there aren’t enough women that could be considered for positions of power while singularly not considering the fact that women are still NOT told that they CAN be leaders, who still face monumental challenges because they ARE women.  Need we look any further than the BS that Marissa Mayer faces as Yahoo’s CEO faces that other CEOs don’t?  Decisions she makes that male CEOs are not?  The comments obvious: we look for how a woman fails instead of looking for ways she succeeds.   Any decision she makes is to be questioned, because she can’t possibly use logic instead of emotions.  

it’s bullshit to say women are not seeking to climb the ladder.  BULLSHIT.   Women want to have roles in business, education, they want to lead.  They are not given the power, the authority to do so, for a variety of reasons that all seem to do with the arbitrariness of “because she’s a woman”.  

Until women are not voted against or championed against because they are women, we will not have equality… and until then, feminism is a necessity.  So you can be against it all you want, but it’s here to stay. 

January 12th, 2014

Dear Microsoft - 

Didn’t realize there was only one glass ceiling and that relegating a woman to Fed Chair, instead of Secretary of State was considered shattering it.  

Multiple glass ceilings exist… and, we’ve only merely splintered it.  When Congress and the Judicial System and the History of Oval Office seat holders are represented by 51% women, as we’re represented demographically and includes multiple women of colour (legislatively and judicially occurring at the same time), only then will that glass ceiling be shattered. 

Appreciate the message, but it’s a start… not a finish line.