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High rent limits Housing Solutions 30.1.2015 Durango Herald
Federal money flowed in again this year to help stabilize local families in need, but the dollars aren’t going as far as they have in the past. Housing Solutions for the Southwest received $139,910 this week for a transitional housing program that serves mostly women and children fleeing domestic violence, said Elizabeth Salkind,...
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Proposal seeks $5 million to give contraceptives to Colorado teens 30.1.2015 Headlines: All Headlines
A bipartisan proposal would seek $5 million in state funds to continue giving intrauterine contraceptive devices to teenagers, a program state officials say has dramatically reduced the teen birth rate.
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Transitional housing’s reach limited by high rent 30.1.2015 Durango Herald
Federal money flowed in again this year to help stabilize local families in need, but the dollars aren’t going as far as they have in the past. Housing Solutions for the Southwest received $139,910 this week for a transitional housing program that serves mostly women and children fleeing domestic violence, said Elizabeth Salkind,...
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Mike Huckabee informed by Megyn Kelly about women 29.1.2015 Daily Kos
Mike Huckabee appeared on Fox New's The Kelly File. He was doing what he has been doing since he quit his Fox News show Huckabee , peddling his new book, God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. ” Megyn Kelly allowed him to give his prose about the crudeness of our current society. He did not disappoint. She reminded Huckabee that in his book he said he longed for the days of Goldie Hawn. She then showed video of Goldie Hawn dancing suggestively in a bikini. "I was a kid during that time," Mike Huckabee said. "I know exactly what it was. But it was suggestive but not explicit. But what we have now is really a culture that is so explicitly crude. And it is intentionally crude. My point in the book is that a lot of people who live in their own bubbles do not see the culture the same way that people do in the land of God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy. That's the point. And whether it is related to firearms, whether it is related to the way we speak, that's the point, Megyn." Megyn could not contain herself. She was ...
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"The Hunting Ground": Film Exposes How Colleges Cover Up Sexual Assault and Fail to Protect Students 29.1.2015 Truthout.com
As a jury in Tennessee has convicted two former Vanderbilt University football players of raping an unconscious student in a dorm room, we look at a groundbreaking new documentary about sexual assault on college campuses across the country. Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey could face decades in prison after being convicted of a combined total of 16 felony counts, including aggravated rape. Two other former Vanderbilt football players, Brandon Banks and Jaborian McKenzie, are awaiting trial over their role in the rape. However, the court cases mark a rare example where students accused of sexual assault have actually faced punishment. Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, The Hunting Ground shows how colleges and universities across the nation are covering up sexual assaults and failing to protect students from repeat offenders. We speak with the film’s director, Kirby Dick, and producer, Amy Ziering. Their previous film, The Invisible War, which exposed the epidemic of sexual assault in the ...
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Ohio Blue Dog Dem Finally Changes His Mind On Abortion 29.1.2015 Crooks Liars
Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) has held a strong anti-abortion stance ever since he entered office. In 2009, though, he was kicked out of Democrats for Life of America over sponsoring a bill providing access to birth control and (oh noes!!) sex education. Because everyone knows such slutty slut-supporting services are unnecessary when all women have to do is hold that aspirin firmly between their knees, amirite? Anyway, Ryan credits actual conversations with actual live women with changing his mind -- although his desire to run for the Senate might have a teensy little bit to do with it. Who knows? Tim has set an example for how to effectively change your public position, and that's all that matters. Via Mediaite: Now, in an editorial for the Akron Beacon-Journal, Rep. Ryan says that after talking to numerous women in his district, his views on abortion have changed drastically: while he now believes that the decision to have a child should be a “personal decision,” “the heavy hand of government must not make this ...
Morning Hot Dish: 'Listening' kerfuffle and what really works 29.1.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
At 8:30 a.m. Gov. Mark Dayton will provide remarks at the 2015 Minnesota Women's Economic Security Summit.
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Mad Men: Inside the Men's Rights Movement—and the Army of Misogynists and Trolls It Spawned 28.1.2015 Mother Jones
Warren Farrell Photograph by Winni Wintermeyer On a balmy afternoon last June, dozens of demonstrators carrying "Stop the Violence" and "Rape is Rape" placards descended on the Hilton DoubleTree in downtown Detroit. They had come to protest the first-ever national gathering of the men's rights movement, which aims to battle discrimination against men but has drawn criticism for stirring up hatred of women. Two weeks earlier, a sexually frustrated 22-year-old named Elliot Rodger had gone on a suicidal rampage in Santa Barbara, California, killing 6 people and injuring 13. He had left behind a chilling 137-page manifesto suffused with a bitter misogyny and language commonly found in men's rights forums. "The girls don't flock to the gentlemen. They flock to the alpha male," Rodger wrote. "Who's the alpha male now, bitches?" His attack ignited a firestorm online, spurring women to share their experiences of misogyny via the hashtag #YesAllWomen, and bringing major media attention to the men's rights ...
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Emanuel, mayoral challengers face off for first time 27.1.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s challengers are criticizing his economic development efforts outside of downtown as the candidates answer questions in a group setting for the first time Tuesday at the Chicago Tribune editorial board’s endorsement ...
Rep. King's summit previews Iowa's crazy. Biggest winner—Bush; biggest loser—Palin 27.1.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Red meat abounded at Rep. Steve King's Iowa "freedom"* summit over the weekend (*excepting gays, immigrants, and women—no freedom for them). The people who had the most to lose were likely New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, unless you really think Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have a shot at winning anything other than the GOP Iowa caucus only to tank in the general. If you believe that, add Sarah Palin to your list because, yes, she's " seriously interested " in a 2016 candidacy. (Brace yourself for more Palin below.) As for Christie, King boosted his chances to appeal to a younger generation of voters by praising the fact that he vetoed New Jersey's marriage equality law. Just call him the "anti-luv guv"—it's a slam dunk for wooing millennials. Here's some other highlights from James Hohmann of Politico . Chris Christie is pro-life, anti-women enough to win Iowa, and America for that matter. “The notion that our party must abandon the sanctity of life to compete in blue ...
Australian foreign minister plays down aid cuts on Afghan visit 26.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Julie Bishop reassures Afghan government of her country’s continued commitment after aid budget reduced Continue reading...
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Why we need to address population growth's effects on global warming 25.1.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Earlier this month, Pope Francis made news when he said that not only was climate change real, but it was mostly man-made. Then, last week, he said that couples do not need to breed “like rabbits” but rather should plan their families responsibly — albeit without the use of...
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Fighting Extremism With Schools, Not Guns 24.1.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Karachi - As a wave of outrage, crossing Pakistan's national borders, continues a month after the Dec. 16 attack on a school in the northern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, some citizens are turning away from collective expressions of anger, and beginning the hard work of building grassroots alternatives to terrorism and militancy. While many millions of people are lashing out at the Taliban for going on a bloody rampage in a school in the province's capital, Peshawar, killing 141 people including 132 uniformed children in what is being billed as the group's single deadliest attack to date, The Citizens Foundation (TFC), a local non-profit, has reacted quite differently. Rather than join the chorus calling for stiff penalties for the attackers, it busied itself with a pledge to build 141 Schools for Peace , one in the name of each person who lost their life on that terrible day. "We dedicate this effort to the children of Pakistan, their right to education and their dreams of a peaceful future," Syed Asaad ...
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Making, gender, and doing 24.1.2015 Boing Boing

Deb Chacra, a brilliant engineer, teacher and thinker, explains why she doesn't identify as a "maker" -- because when we elevate "makers" over maintainers, carers, and do-ers, we carry on the tradition of elevating traditionally male work over traditionally female work. Read the rest

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The unstoppable tradition of the book club 24.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
From secret meetings to Oprah Winfrey, book clubs have a rich and storied history. Now Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's on the scene.
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Complaint alleges gender discrimination against U athletics 24.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
A complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of gender in the University of Minnesota’s athletic program has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education, university officials acknowledged Friday.
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New challenges come with new leadership in Saudi Arabia 24.1.2015 Washington Post: Editorials
SAUDI KING Abdullah had a not-undeserved reputation as a relative moderate and modernizer of his hidebound and autocratic monarchy. He waged war against Islamic extremists, both at home and abroad; invested heavily in education, including for women; worked to preserve good relations with the United States and to check Iranian expansionism; and proposed a landmark plan for Arab peace with Israel. Read full article ...
The Truth About How King Abdullah Treated Women, Including His Own Daughters 24.1.2015 Think Progres

“In a very discreet way, he was a strong advocate of women." It's very, very discreet.

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Young women and men seek more equal roles at work and home 23.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
But young couples also realize workplace policies and child care can make that goal a tough go in real life.
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Lagarde calls King Abdullah ‘advocate of women’ - despite ban on driving 23.1.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
Human rights campaigners said his reign brought marginal advances for women but failed to secure fundamental rights Continue reading...
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