Required Reading: “GOP: Tax breaks for everyone, except those pregnant teenage rape victims, the dirty whores”

I'm reproducing major portions of Amanda Marcotte's post because if you are a feminist, you need to read it: HR3, misleadingly named the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act”, is a perfect storm of everything that’s nasty about the modern, hyper-conservative Republican party.  It’s dishonest, since women who have federal health insurance are already banned … Continue reading Required Reading: “GOP: Tax breaks for everyone, except those pregnant teenage rape victims, the dirty whores”

Looking for work or having a baby? Leave the country: The Global Gender Gap

Of all the interesting and depressing statistics that the authors of a recent Newsweek essay on sexism at work--U.S. men still earn 20 per cent more than U.S. women do--the following seemed most important to reiterate: The Global Gender Gap Index—a ranking of women's educational, health, political, and financial standing by the World Economic Forum—found that … Continue reading Looking for work or having a baby? Leave the country: The Global Gender Gap