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I had expressed some concern before that abortions and women's healthcare coverage were going to be limited under the ACA. However I found some information that makes me feel a lot better. I did ...
by freakofsociety
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon May 12, 2014 at 03:49 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Back on Thursday, I mentioned a ghastly story out of Maryland, where two girls stand accused of bullying and torturing an autistic classmate over a four-month period. The worst of it was making him ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Mar 15, 2014 at 01:56 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
So remember when the news story about Tea Party challenger Erick Bennett's (R. ME) domestic abuse conviction surfaced and Bennett claimed his conviction showed "integrity"? If you don't, here's ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Jan 24, 2014 at 08:54 PM PST with 28 Recommends
Senator Susan Collins' (R. ME) Tea Party challenger ladies and gentlemen: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/maine-senate-gop-challenger-domestic-violence-conviction-shows-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Jan 03, 2014 at 02:00 PM PST with 13 Recommends
Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot to ward off her abusive husband, was granted no bail Wednesday ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 90 comments on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST with 243 Recommends
Six years ago, I was officially divorced from an emotionally abusive and controlling woman I'd left a year earlier. In that year, I got tripped up by several loopholes in North Carolina law that ...
by Christian Dem in NC
Comment Count 38 comments on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 06:34 AM PDT with 22 Recommends
"I am convinced that discrimination against women and girls is one of the world'€™s most serious, all-pervasive and largely ignored violations of basic human rights,€" Mr. Carter, 88, wrote ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 85 comments on Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 02:17 AM PDT with 117 Recommends
Received this e-mail from Terry McAuliffe's (D. VA) campaign regarding another one of Ken Cuccinelli's (R) extreme ideas:
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 12 comments on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:00 PM PDT with 29 Recommends
WAY PAST INSANITY High School Virginity Check: Coming to a school near you? So it’s good that these girls can get an education, but my goodness, the disrespect shown to them is unimaginable. ...
by Laura Wnderer
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Aug 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
An examination of a city ordinance in Norristown, Pennsylvania, reveals a nationwide problem: In dozens of cities, "disorderly conduct" ordinances discourage domestic violence survivors from calling ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Jun 05, 2013 at 02:04 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
So over at This Week in Blackness we talk a lot about white privilege. Hell, I did a video on it when TWiB! first started--but have you had your mind expanded to learn about black privilege?
by Elon James White
Comment Count 6 comments on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 05:28 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
“Don’t hit me! Don’t hit me!” my ex-husband yelled, his face red, veins popping from his neck, spittle sticking to his lips. He stood inches from me in the hallway outside the master suite—...
by Laura Wnderer
Comment Count 91 comments on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 06:03 AM PST with 155 Recommends
As Congress works to pass a new immigration law, legislators must realize that neither a border nor the threat of detention will keep a determined parent from trying to reach a child who needs her ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 01:25 PM PST with 0 Recommends
This year marks the 15th Anniversary of V-day and the 40th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade. So I thought it would be appropriate to draw a connection between the silenced stories of the 1 in 3 women ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 02:03 PM PST with 26 Recommends
So I've written a few diaries pushing for people to put the pressure on congress to pass the updated Violence Against Women Act which now covers LGBT and Native American couples. Diane Millich, a ...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 7 comments on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 06:30 PM PST with 18 Recommends
I know the election's sucking the air out of the room around here for most things. Even Halloween is a minor event on DK right now, though I imagine most Kossacks, like myself, are actually planning ...
by allergywoman
Comment Count 19 comments on Sun Oct 21, 2012 at 12:20 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
For domestic violence (DV) survivors who rely on the state courts for a wide range of services, budget cuts can add an extra layer of difficulty to their pursuit of a life free from abuse. Written ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 02:53 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
#1billionrising is a global movement whose audacious goal is to end violence against girls and women on the planet, one in three of whom will be raped, beaten or killed...as the result of being ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 02:40 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
It has been a brutal summer for victims of family violence. If we send someone new to Washington DC, will they take action? Will a new Senator or House Representative reauthorize the Violence ...
by RH Reality Check
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 03:01 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
I wrote the essay below the squiggle for my English Comp class in 2010. It's a huge part of the reason why I will vote for Obama again in spite of having difficulties at times with his Presidency.
by Pam LaPier
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Jul 31, 2012 at 07:52 PM PDT with 13 Recommends