Tag Archives: women’s rights

Montreal Massacre: “Remember, then organize.”

by matttbastard Record snowfall may have forced the cancellation of local commemorative events, but the memories of December 6th, 1989 remain fresh, regardless of where we wrestle with them. Though we take time today to reflect on the untimely murders of 18 … Continue reading

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Maritime Misogyny Ad Infinitum (On and On to tha Breaka Breaka Dawn!)

by matttbastard Despite repeatedly getting spanked by provincial courts, apparently New Brunswick’s provincial government  STILL fears women’s reproductive freedom enough to consider taking Dr. Henry Morgentaler’s 7-year-old lawsuit over public funding of private clinic abortions in the province all the … Continue reading

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Sec. Clinton 1, Rep. Christopher Smith (R-Douchebag) 0.

by matttbastard Oh, SNAP! h/t Impolitical (by way of Shakesville, which also has the transcript). Update: Antonia FTW: This is what happens when women get some power. The world becomes a better place. This. Recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers

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NY Times: 300 Afghan Women Protest ‘Rape Law’

by mattbastard This is probably the most inspiring and heroic thing I’ve read about in ages: The young women stepped off the bus and moved toward the protest march just beginning on the other side of the street when they … Continue reading

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On Hard Decisions, Afghanistan, and Unshitting the Bed.

by matttbastard Pale just sent me this link, which has me right back to asking ‘what the fuck are we doing in Afghanistan again?’  Is it to promote civil society, install democracy and fight for women’s rights, as the Harpercons … Continue reading

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Obama on Afghan Marital Rape Law: Fighting Terror Trumps Women’s Rights

by matttbastard While holding a press conference the NATO summit in France, Obama was just asked a tough question from Fox News’ Major Garrett (I know, even a stopped clock is right twice a day) regarding the absolutely disgusting Afghan … Continue reading

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New Challenges, New Opportunities

by matttbastard The most recent edition of openDemocracy’s 50/50 quarterly features an interview with Dr. Yakin Erturk, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, on how the global economic crisis is affecting women.  Dr. Erturk also notes the … Continue reading

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If Tennessee is the Buckle of the Bible Belt Then Utah is the Backside

by matttbastard Well, isn’t this lovely: The Utah House of Representatives will hear a controversial proposal that could hold physicians responsible for homicide if they perform abortions deemed illegal by the state. Under current state law, abortion is allowed only … Continue reading

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Lilly Ledbetter Act (Finally) Passes US Senate

by matttbastard Well it’s about damn time: The Senate approved landmark worker rights legislation on Thursday that will make it easier for those who think they’ve endured pay discrimination to seek legal help. The vote was 61-36. The House of … Continue reading

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PSA: Petition for the immediate release of Esha Momeni

by matttbastard Via For Esha, the One Million Signatures Campaign has started a petition calling for the immediate release of imprisoned graduate student and womens rights advocate Esha Momeni: To: His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad,His … Continue reading

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