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Remembering Thurgood Marshall and fighting to ensure the future of the Supreme Court 30.8.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Thurgood Marshall, associate justice of the United States Supreme Court, serving from October 1967 until October 1991. Marshall was the court's 96th justice and its first African-American justice. It was 48 years ago today that the U.S. Senate confirmed President Lyndon Baines Johnson's nomination of Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court of the United States. Thurgood Marshall was a distinguished civil rights lawyer who had been serving as solicitor general for two years when Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark resigned in June 1967. President Lyndon Johnson, a friend of Marshall and a strong supporter of civil rights, was looking to choose a black man, but worried that Marshall would face a difficult confirmation hearing. He considered other candidates with lower profiles, but former Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach urged against it. “Mr. President, if you appoint anybody, any black to that court but Thurgood Marshall, you are insulting every black in the country,” he said. “Thurgood is the black ...
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How Social Security is another front in the War on Women 29.8.2015 Daily Kos
Republicans' hostility to everyone who isn't white and male and conservative and wealthy is by now irrefutable. But how deeply those hostilities run through all facets of their policy is worth highlighting. Slate's Helaine Olen does just that in this case study about how Social Security cuts are particularly damaging to women. In national politics, the war on women isn’t always about denying women the right to choose to end a pregnancy or to have health insurance pay for contraception. It’s also about denying women their financial dignity. So is Social Security another front in the politicians’ affronts to the lives of American women? “Absolutely,” says Nancy Altman, co-founder of the advocacy organization Social Security Works and co-author of a book with the same name. “Attacks on the program are attacks on everyone, but they are especially attacks on women.” […] From the time an American can first claim eligibility at age 62, the majority of those receiving a Social Security check in retirement are ...
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A $15 minimum wage would hurt entry-level workers 29.8.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Living in poverty in Argentina was not easy. Like many Argentinians trapped at the bottom of the economy, I was determined to make something of myself. I pursued a degree in accounting, but I quickly discovered that even with an education in my country, I was on a path to a dead end.Read full article ...
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The ‘saddest bride I have ever seen': Child marrige is as popular as ever in Bangladesh 28.8.2015 Washington Post: World
On her wedding day, 15-year- old Nasoin Akhter looked “melancholic,” according to photographer Allison Joyce, who documented the teenage girl’s wedding to her 32-year-old husband, Mohammad Hasamur Rahman, last week in Manikganj, Bangladesh.Read full article ...
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Paycheck parity: Assembly backs equal pay for women 28.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
California lawmakers on Thursday approved a measure intended to help female employees receive the equal pay to their male counterparts.
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Clinton calls GOP 'extreme' on women's issues, RNC demands apology. Fat chance. 28.8.2015 Daily Kos
Republicans are in a twit because Hillary Clinton called their stances on women's issues "extreme"—as in, if you want to completely defund an organization that provides health services to nearly three million American women a year—and shut down the government over it—that's extreme. Here's Clinton in Ohio Thursday: "Extreme views about women - we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world. But it's a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States." The GOP is demanding an apology. Ha. Haha. Hahahaha. "For Hillary Clinton to equate her political opponents to terrorists is a new low for her flailing campaign. She should apologize immediately for her inflammatory rhetoric," said Republican National Committee Press Secretary Allison Moore. Republicans shouldn't hold their breath. The Clinton campaign assured them of that. But as long as we're talking apologies for inflammatory ...
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Watch The Most Awesome Pro-Planned Parenthood Sermon, In Utah 28.8.2015 Crooks Liars
Tuesday, August 25, Salt Lake City Utah- In the least likely of places for views that align with Atheists, Mormons, Agnostics, Protestants, Catholics and Jews (to name a few), Preacher Topher Mehlhoff spoke to a pink clad, pro-choice crowd in front of the Salt Lake City Capitol. The rally of over 1,000 people convened because of the latest war on women from their conservative Governor. The Republican Governor of Utah, like the rest of his party, has essentially declared war on women's healthcare and sex-education. The Salt Lake City Feminist Reports : Planned Parenthood supporters flooded the Utah State Capitol last night, many wearing pink, some holding signs, and all of them pissed off about Governor Gary R. Herbert’s decision to put politics over good policy by cutting funding for abstinence education, STI screenings, and reparations for victims of sexual assault. Over a thousand people (or more by my estimate) showed up to #StandWithPP at Tuesday’s press conference where Planned Parenthood CEO, ...
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New site saves student sexual assault reports 28.8.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
A recent report by the U.S. Department of Justice said 20 percent of student rapes and sexual assaults are reported to police. A new website called Callisto hopes to change ...
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Star Wars Snuck a New Teaser Onto Instagram 27.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
Star Wars Snuck a New Teaser Onto Instagram
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Rape, ignorance, repression: why early pregnancy is endemic in Guatemala | Linda Forsell and Kjetil Lyche 27.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Lack of sex education and the unenlightened stance of the Catholic church have left young girls in Guatemala vulnerable to rape, abuse and early pregnancy

At a hospital in northern Guatemala, Alicia is being prepped for a caesarean. She doesn’t know how old she is, and neither she nor her waiting parents have any idea what a C-section involves. Public records say she is 13. If that is correct, at 12 she became pregnant by a 22-year-old man.

Inside the operating room, the doctors play Christian music on a mobile phone. An hour later, a baby boy weighing roughly four and a half pounds is born and hurried into an incubator. The next few days will be critical.

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Mr. Robot Finale Postponed in Wake of Virginia TV Station Shooting 27.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
The finale will now air in ...
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"No Place for a Kid to Go": A Group Home for "At-Risk" Youth Sinks Into Crisis 26.8.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Level 14 group homes are meant to provide the most acute and comprehensive care for children whose psychological and behavioral problems have led to repeated treatment failures. Many in these homes come through the foster care system, but lots are sent by juvenile courts or overwhelmed school districts. (Photo: Kendrick Brinson / ProPublica) The tip came in at about 7 p.m. on Monday, July 27. It was an email from a woman named Patricia Cronan, a banker who lived next door to a group home in Long Beach, California. She said the home, run by a nonprofit called Bayfront Youth & Family Services, seemed to be in a perpetual state of chaos. Children were escaping near daily and getting violently subdued by staff in front of her home. She said that children from the home had threatened her neighbor's 10-year-old son with sexual assault while the staff laughed. Whenever Cronan tried to intervene, she said, both the teenagers and the counselors who looked after them would threaten her. "Our neighborhood is in a ...
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Just how friendly is Massachusetts for women workers? 26.8.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
In honor of Women’s Equality Day on August 26, WalletHub analyzed which U.S. states were most ...
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School banned from screening film about children of gay parents in class time 26.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Some parents of students at Burwood girls high express support of plan to show Gayby Baby as part of Wear it Purple Day, calling it a ‘wonderful initiative’

A documentary about same-sex parenting, which was to be screened as part of a campaign to support LGBTI students, will no longer be shown during class at a Sydney school after complaints by some parents.

The New South Wales education minister, Adrian Piccoli, said on Wednesday he had “directed” Burwood girls high school to move the screening of Gayby Baby to outside school hours.

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U of M gives Pitino $400K annual raise, 2-year extension 26.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The university also gave women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings and softball coach Jessica Allister raises and extended contracts.
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Tom Vilsack endorses Hillary Clinton 26.8.2015 Washington Post: Politics
Tom Vilsack endorses Hillary Clinton
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Jeb Bush: Planned Parenthood is 'not actually doing women's health issues' 25.8.2015 Daily Kos
Jeb Bush did the expected-for-a-Republican thing Tuesday morning by calling to defund Planned Parenthood, but he offered a novel reason for it: I for one don't think Planned Parenthood ought to get a penny, though, and that's the difference. Because they're not actually doing women's health issues. They're involved in something way different than that. "They're not actually doing women's health issues." So, according to Jeb, more than 4.4 million sexually transmitted infection tests or treatments in 2012, including HIV testing, doesn't count as women's health. Neither do 2.1 million women who received reversible contraception. Nearly half a million Pap tests and more than half a million breast exams. None of this is women's health, says Jeb Bush, noted women's health expert. "They're involved in something way different than that." What, abortion? Just say it, Jeb. Because three percent of what Planned Parenthood does is related to abortion, nothing they do counts as women's health? Abortion is a women's ...
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Why Are Women and Minorities Still Underrepresented In Some Medical Specialties? 25.8.2015 Think Progres

Questions that need answers.

The post Why Are Women and Minorities Still Underrepresented In Some Medical Specialties? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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New Hunger Games Banner Gives All New Meaning to #SquadGoals 25.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
The new Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 promotional banner is called "Fallen Snow." It's easy to see ...
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Saudi Arabian Women Finally Get A Vote. But Will They Have A Voice? 25.8.2015 Think Progres

Saudi Arabian women will get to cast ballots and run in the country's December elections, but other restrictions on them -- and a closed political system -- mean their votes may not amount to much.

The post Saudi Arabian Women Finally Get A Vote. But Will They Have A Voice? appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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