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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

from Medium

I Was a Working Single Mom Twice — Here’s What I Learned – Working Parents

"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."

Right to Life, but no right to live. The hypocritical crux of the Neoliberal/Religious right "pro-life" movement.

"Just Have the Baby? A New Mom Reveals Why There is No “Just,” and Not Necessarily Any Justice, Either ." And her experience was not as complicated and expensive as mine.

from Slate Magazine

Why Men Don't See the Harassment Women Experience. Yes, All Women.

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."

Hillary Clinton spoke before the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference this weekend and rather unsurprisingly proved that on certain matters of human rights—namely those of women in the Global South—she is even more conservative than Donald Trump himself. At the gathering of some of the most powerful—and most racist—lobbyists in Washington, Clinton used her ...

How Women Are Pressured into Being Sexy, But Punished for Being Sexual via Everyday Feminism: There is a feedback loop between the way our culture views women, the way women are portrayed in the media, and the way we respond to these portrayals. The result is a social climate that paradoxically pushes women into performing sexy, and then punishes them for it.

from The Daily Beast

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her ‘Puffy’ Appearance

Ashley Judd Slaps Media in the Face for Speculation Over Her 'Puffy Appearance' via The Daily Beast-- great article that I came across a while ago but never got around to posting: "That women are joining in the ongoing disassembling of my appearance is salient. Patriarchy is not men. Patriarchy is a system in which both women and men participate. It privileges, inter alia, the interests of boys and men over the bodily integrity, autonomy, and dignity of girls and women."