For the mamas who don't get love on Mother's Day via Feministing: "“No one threw me a baby shower. No one said congratulations. My pregnancy was not celebrated. My child’s birth was seen as a failure....In spite of decades of work for girls’ and women’s health justice, a surprisingly narrow band of acceptance surrounds mothers. Jayme was too young, too single, and too poor to receive the embrace of her community."
Feministing-- 55 ways Republicans hate women Highlights: - Seventeen votes which would allow health insurance companies to discriminate against women by denying them coverage based on “pre-existing conditions” like being pregnant - Votes to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children
White Supremacy, Meet Black Rage via Salon: "Now that we have a verdict, it is clear that they didn’t see a young man who could be their own child, because white women’s sons aren’t stalked, profiled and deemed unworthy of being in middle-class neighborhoods. But young black male criminals are exactly the kind of people who plague the white imagination and spur white flight, gated communities and heavy policing"
"Poor women who choose life, just like Republicans want us to do, have to endure so much more hardship — just to get through and pay the college classes, to work as a hotel desk clerk or a fast-food worker, then leave work and go home and read a story to their child and clean the house and be out again at 6 a.m."
"No duh": Yet another study confirms that greater access to low cost/free birth control does not increase "risky" sexual behaviours among girls and women, yet it does decrease rates of unintended pregnancy and abortion. via Feministing
Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy gives birth to new conspiracies via The Guardian: The news that Hillary Clinton is to become a grandmother has prompted questions about her ability to run for presidency. It's breathtaking sexism.
Why It's So Hard for Men to See Misogyny via Slate: "Among men, misogyny hides in plain sight, and not just because most men are oblivious to the problem or callous toward its impact. Men who objectify and threaten women often strategically obscure their actions from other men, taking care to harass women when other men aren’t around...aggressive men are more likely to defer to another man’s domain than to accept a woman’s autonomous rejection of him."