We Spleen Florida Justice

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If you’re going to fire a gun in Florida, make sure you hit your target. At least that seems the only way to evade conviction. George Zimmerman was found not-guilty in 2013 for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin; Michael Dunn was recently convicted of attempted murder for shooting at three unarmed teenagers, but a […]

We <3 NYC for Protecting Pregnant Workers

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The Ms. Blog gives a standing ovation to New York City for passing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which went into effect January 30. In 1978, the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act made such discrimination illegal in the workplace, comparing pregnant women to “temporarily disabled” employees. But by viewing a woman’s pregnancy as a “disability,” employers […]

We Heart: A&E CEO Nancy Dubuc!

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We love it when powerful women stand up for what’s right, and A&E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc did just that when she decided to suspend Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson this week after he made racist and homophobic comments in an interview with GQ Magazine, even comparing homosexuality to bestiality. It wasn’t an easy decision to make, […]

We Heart: Affordable Contraception, Thanks to ACA

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The rolling out of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) this year, despite website difficulties, has already been quite beneficial for women. A study just released by the Guttmacher Institute shows the law has greatly improved millions of women’s access to affordable contraception. A year after the ACA started requiring private insurance companies to cover contraception […]

We Heart: President Obama’s Speech on Income Inequality

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We love President Obama’s support of the fight for a living wage! On Wednesday, the President gave a speech about the economy and the Affordable Care Act in which he called income inequality the “defining challenge of our time.” In the speech, delivered in one of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in Washington D.C., Obama said, […]

We Heart: Sen. Elizabeth Warren!

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How could we not love Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., for her candid speech on the Senate floor yesterday about the government shutdown? The senator put a verbal smack-down on continued attempts to cut women’s access to birth control through assaults on the Affordable Care Act, even at the expense of our government and economy. She […]

We Heart: Mark Ruffalo for His Pro-Choice Activism

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Maybe you already loved Mark Ruffalo for his Bruce Banner roles or for the Thriller dance mob scene in 13 Going on 30 or his anti-fracking activism. Well, now you can add pro-choice advocate to the list of his feminist credentials. The actor recently penned a very personal and touching letter to be read at […]

Dear Onion Writers: Sexual Abuse Isn’t Funny

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TRIGGER WARNING: SEXUAL ABUSE DISCUSSION I’m a long-time fan of The Onion. I generally find it both intelligent and hilarious, their social and political commentary being more spot-on than that of many serious news sources. That said, I find it especially disappointing when The Onion takes an all-too-common turn into misogyny. In February, they sparked […]

We Heart: “Blurred Lines” Parodies

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Ever since Robin Thicke’s recording of “Blurred Lines” and its accompanying video was released, people have been talking about the rape-y nature of the lyrics and the nudity of the women models in the uncensored version of the video. After Thicke claimed that “Blurred Lines” is actually “a feminist movement in itself,” the talk turned […]

Ellen Page and Toni Collette Are Feminists, But Susan Sarandon Is Not?

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This month has been a mixed one for the F word in Hollywood. Just as Ellen Page and Toni Collette showed us what feminists look like, Susan Sarandon baffled many of her women fans by refusing to claim the term. In an interview with The Guardian, Page put it succinctly: How could it be any […]