Tag Archives: war on women

Get Real. The “War on Women” is not a War, It’s an Assault

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Sexual assault and forced pregnancy have always been instruments of war; but the “war on women” is not a war. It’s just assault, straight up.     The so-called ‘war on women’ is not a war; it’s a one-sided assault. It is conservative … Continue reading

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Religious “Freedom” Laws Still Kicking in Missouri, Ohio, Washington and More

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When it comes to homophobia, xenophobia, gynephobia and other forms of reactionary drama, my old home state Arizona has a knack for winning the spotlight. Arizona’s recently proposed religious license-to- discriminate, vetoed by governor Jan Brewer, is merely the latest … Continue reading

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Right Wing Finally Notices That Women Vote–Maybe.

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On Wednesday morning after the November 5 election, a hard Right outlet, The Washington Times, headlined with the following caption: “Christie’s win, Cuccinelli’s loss: Two playbooks for defending against the ‘war on women.’” For any woman who wants the freedom … Continue reading

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Top 20 Most Popular

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Of the 300+ articles and recordings by Valerie Tarico collected here, these  20 are the most popular. The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, together receiving over 2 million views and tens of thousands of shares. Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Stupidest Budget Cuts Ever – or, Why Cutting Contraception Is Not Conservative

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 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. A stitch in time saves nine. One dollar spent on contraception saves three on pregnancy and newborn care, and that is just the beginning. Nationally, we spend 11 billion taxpayer … Continue reading

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9 Clues That Reproductive Policy Is Economic Policy

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Anybody who says that talking about reproductive rights is a distraction from talking about economics is not running the numbers. A study of 9000 women showed that access to free contraception radically dropped the rate of unintended pregnancies, two thirds … Continue reading

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What the Right Gets Right about Abortion and the Left Doesn’t Get

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The most determined abortion opponents will say or do almost anything in the service of their cause: Distortion, deception, manipulation, intimidation, even murder.  If you were trying to save millions of innocent children from butchers, wouldn’t you do the same? … Continue reading

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