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This Christian Company Will Win Because It’s Rich
My money’s on Hobby Lobby—not because it’s a corporation, not because it’s Christian, but because its owners are rich.
The specific issue in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores is whether a for-profit corporation may refuse to comply with mandatory employee insurance coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act, on the grounds that its employees may use their insurance for purposes the company’s owners find distasteful on religious grounds.
Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, and Mardel, a chain of Christian supply stores, are owned by the Green family of Oklahoma. The Greens are conservative Christians who object to any form of contraception that can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in a woman’s uterus. The Act requires that employee insurance policies cover all forms of FDA-approved contraception. This requirement, the company argues, is a “substantial burden” on its corporate right to “the free exercise of religion,” and thus violates the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
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My Dad posted a photo on Facebook, linking the fact that Hobby Lobby profits mostly from goods made in China, a country where “government policy has caused millions of abortions”.
Oh, the irony.
But, I guess it’s okay when they’re Communist
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Excited to be going to Annie’s List training on Saturday the 7th in Austin.
If you know any women in Texas that might be interested in going, please have them sign up.
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I’m finishing up work, finally, at Starbucks - a meeting place for canvassers on the campaign and there was a young girl having the most deliciously fantastic temper tantrum. I mean, my head hurts and I’m tired, but for once, I was kind of mesmerized by how adamant and powerful a 5-year-old could be saying, “no.” For a moment, I thought about how we often quiet our voices, shamed into politeness, restrictiveness, sometimes societal submissiveness and for a moment, even with my head hurting, even as I knew she needed to be scolded, because she was being kind of a brat, a little part of me died when she was finally removed from the coffee shop. I want little girls that have those big voices and strong emotions to live into adulthood and old age. I want them to never stop screaming at a patriarchal society that does everything it can to take rights away from fellow human beings. I want little girls with big voices, shouting, making heads hurt, hearts hurt. I want people to die when a little girl is taken out of a room for being obstinate and stubborn, especially when the rules are stacked against her.
I want little girls with big voices.
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That one Wendy Davis protested for 11 hours and Rick Perry passed anyway.
It’s good news, but not great news. Only a portion of the bill has been blocked (admitting privileges versus the 20 week ban) and it leaves open the chance to go to the 5th Circuit for a complete ruling from them.
….and if you don’t know how the 5th Circuit plays, you haven’t been paying attention.
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I meant to post this last night, but forgot.
I guess we’re back on lockdown? Damn.
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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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“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.