Ohio HB 200 Intrusive, Unconscionable, Unsafe, Inaccurate and UnHealthy Push Against Women’s Reproductive Rights

I’d say I’m at a loss for words for how to express my extreme discontent over Ohio House Bill 200 but I’m going to save it for a steady and increasingly louder drumbeat of arguments against it starting tonight. Make no mistake, to defeat this absolute and absolutely invasive set of provisions that completely contradict…

[videos] Not Your Mother’s Politics: Women & Gender @ Poynter Kent State Media Ethics Workshop 2012

For your reading pleasure (or displeasure, I’m afraid), check out my latest Civic Commons blog post on the he said, she said of women, journalism and political coverage. It includes the PowerPoint presentation with embedded video examples of just how egregious the slings have been. “Not Your Mother’s Politics” from “Dirty Politics” Poynter Kent State…

Sexual Assault in the Military: Court Martial Begins in Lackland Case

Because I have not seen enough or many women-oriented sites covering this. I’m not sure what’s up with that, and it’s absent from all along the political spectrum. From the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN – looks like a really excellent site): SWAN on the Lackland AFB Scandal From NPR: Military under pressure to crack…

Wall Street Women by Melissa Fisher

On the heels of recognizing the Women of Note, I learned that my friend Melissa Fisher‘s book, Wall Street Women, is now out. From Publisher’s Weekly: In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, even as the media celebrated women as potential saviors of the economy, the financial world had removed women from senior Wall…

Wayne’s World – and Madonna Would Not Like It

From the Detroit News and pretty much all around the www: State Rep. Lisa Brown’s now infamous June 13 “vagina” remark on the House floor and Rep. Barb Byrum’s disruptive yelling at Speaker Pro Tem John Walsh for not being allowed to speak on her abortion bill amendment to ban most male sterilization has gained…

Great post on value of prenatal everything, lousy performance by Santorum press secretary

Nothing like first-person accounts such as this one at Plunderbund to tell the stories Rick Santorum wants to ignore that form the basis of most people’s reality.  I just watched the Santorum campaign’s newly hired national press secretary, Alice Stewart, completely dance around the questions asked by Andrea Mitchell related to this topic. If she…