Monday 16 April 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012: Unite Against The War On Women

Unite Women ORG: A Call To Action To Defend Women's Rights!
Help defend women's rights and pursuit of equality. Join Americans all across the United States on April 28th, 2012, as we come together as one to tell members of Congress in Washington DC and legislators in all 50 states, "Enough is enough!" strongly supports diversity and welcomes men and women of all ages without regard to their race, color, creed, political affiliation, disability, religious or spiritual beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity, education or income level, marital status, employment status, or immigrant status. Everyone is invited to join, plan, and rally as we unite to demand that every person be granted equal opportunities, equal rights, and equal representation.

[Contains an interactive map to find event and rallies where you are]

Uploaded by MadMikesAmericaVideo on Feb 16, 2012
We Are Warriors
Erin Nanasi Senior Columnist for MadMikesAmerica

The Daily Beast - Mar 9/2012
Nobel Winner Gbowee: Where Are the Angry American Women? by Abigail Pesta
Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee drew cheers at the Women in the World summit Friday morning, telling the crowd, “It’s time for women to stop being politely angry.” She was referring to the recent political firestorm in America over contraception and abortion. “Why are these women not angry and beating men left and right?” she asked, adding that men aren’t qualified to dictate women’s reproductive rights, since they’ve never given birth. “You only qualify if you’ve gone through the process—you understand what the process is.”

Published on Mar 9, 2012 by TheDailyBeastVideo
Women in the World 2012: Leymah Gbowee on Women's Reproductive Rights
Gbowee brought down the house with her take on the contraception wars. In short, she summed it up best with "you only qualify [to make decisions about reproductive rights] if you've gone through the process, if you understand what the process is."

Huffington - Mar 11/2012
From Apathy to Action: Are Women Mad Enough to Get the Job Done? by Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Are you mad enough to get the job done? Here's what you can do right now (and please share with others):
* Go to the 'One Million Pissed-Off Women' page on Facebook and get motivated
* Join the men and women who are organizing the 'Unite Against the War on Women' march (April 28th)
* Start a grassroots campaign for positive change
* Read and be informed about the issues that are affecting us the most
* Work to get rid of "isms" of all kinds: ageism, sexism, racism
* Sit down and have a cup of tea with someone who is on the other end of the political spectrum so you can start to understand each other, and build consensus
* Seek out politicians who share your worldview and anger, and support them
* Run for political office
* Blog, write articles, get others mad and motivated
* Fight for your rights as a woman, as a worker, and as a mother
* If you're unemployed, keep trying to get a job or start your own company (women are the driving force behind the growth of micro-enterprises)
* Get connected to like-minded women on Facebook and websites
* Show our children that change is possible
Women of America, it's time to get the job done.

Huffington Post - Apr 13/2012
The Spring of Our Discontent: Why Women Will Take to the Streets on April 28th by Barbara Hannah Grufferman
So women will be the decisive factor in the presidential elections, huh? Well, listen up... we're steaming mad and we're going to march. But guess what? We're also going to vote. And that's why all you policy makers better pay close attention to what we have to say.

Facebook: National Protest Against the War on Women
Public Event for Organizing against the war on women
Saturday, April 28, 2012: 10:00am until 2:00pm
In cities across all 50 States, DC and the territories! Note times may differ in your State.

iVillage - Mar 14/2012
50 Best & Worst States for Women by Angela Matusik
To create our ranking, we examined each state based on six criteria: health, economy, affordable childcare, female political representation, education, accessibility to women's health care.
Top 5 States: Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachussetts, California
States 6-10: Vermont, New York, Minnesota, Washington, New Hampshire
States 11-15: New Jersey, Colorado, Maine, Illinois, Alaska
States 16-20: Rhode Island, Deleware, Oregon, Virginia, Wisconsin
States 21-25: Michigan, Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, Georgia
States 26-30: Montana, Nevada, Iowa, Kansas, Pennsylvania
States 31-35: Florida, Ohio, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah
States 36-40: Missouri, North Dakota, Texas, South Dakota, Tennessee
States 41-45: Idaho, South Carolina, Indiana, Louisiana, Alabama
Bottom 5 States: Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi

We Are Women-March!
Mission Statement:
This site is primarily intended to fight back against the war on women’s rights. You are welcome to use this site for organizing for social justice. The mission of this site is to provide organizing tools for people to use to fight back against the war on women and a positive constructive space to collaborate on our mutual goals of defending and promoting human rights and social justice for all.

Published on Mar 16, 2012 by awatson61
You've come a long way baby... uh, not so fast...
So many women have no idea what battles were fought, by women and for women. This is a brief history lesson of Women's RIghts in America... The battles we have fought and won... and now? The men in Washington are trying to take away those rights... There is only one thing to do... Lysistrata.
Unite against the War on Women.

Wikipedia: Lysistrata
Lysistrata is one of the few surviving plays written by Aristophanes. Originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC, it is a comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end The Peloponnesian War. Lysistrata persuades the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands and lovers as a means of forcing the men to negotiate peace — a strategy, however, that inflames the battle between the sexes. The play is notable for being an early exposé of sexual relations in a male-dominated society.


Wikipedia: Leymah Gbowee
Leymah Roberta Gbowee (born 1 February 1972) is a Liberian peace activist responsible for leading a women's peace movement that brought an end to the Second Liberian Civil War in 2003. This led to the election of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in Liberia, the first African nation with a female president. She, along with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman, were awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize "for their non-violent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights to full participation in peace-building work."

Wikipedia: Barbara Hannah Grufferman
Barbara Hannah Grufferman is an author and journalist. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Grufferman is the author of "The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts' Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money, and More," which purports to address concerns of women over fifty.

Wikipedia: UniteWomen.Org was formed in Michigan in February 2012. It developed in response to the War on Women, a series of legislative actions in the United States which negatively affect women. The group has organized several marches, including a march in Jackson, Mississippi, to oppose "32 bills introduced this session restricting women's access to health care" and plan a co-ordinated nationwide march on April 28, 2012, to take place in different major cities around the United States. The group has been endorsed by American Association of University Women, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, the The Coalition of Labor Union Women and The Coffee Party USA. The march in April is being promoted by Barbara Hannah Grufferman.

Published on Mar 7, 2012 by reformedwhores
Rush Limbaugh Calls Sandra Fluke a Slut - Reformed Whores' Response Video
Reformed Whores' response to Rush Limbaugh calling a female Georgetown law student a SLUT. Apparently the word doesn't mean what we thought it did...

official web site: Reformed Whores
The musical comedy duo Reformed Whores, fronted by Marie Cecile Anderson and Katy Frame, have been lassoing hearts throughout the New York City comedy scene. These southern belles sing about everything from venereal diseases to drunk dialing with sweet harmonies and old-timey flair.

my blog: Rush Limbaugh: That's spelled with one F and one U
Recently, the world has been atwitter on Twitter and other social media commenting left, right and centre about one Rush Hudson Limbaugh. Of course, it is easy to pile on by calling him an anal orifice or a Neanderthal or a meany... (I consult my notes) oops, that's a f**kin' meany... however I can't help feeling there is more, much more not just to this particular story, but to what the story represents. This is the tip of the iceberg.

my blog: Planned Parenthood: addicting children to sex!!!
The American Life League (ALL) is one of the largest pro-life organizations in the United States. ... I note that ALL has an axe to grind with Planned Parenthood. ... ALL clearly states that it is immoral for Planned Parenthood to facilitate sexual intercourse outside of marriage. Likewise, it is immoral for PP to promote and distribute products, such as those listed above [contraceptives, etc. and IUDs], as well as condoms, which artificially attempt to render procreation impossible, even to those who are married. From here, ALL goes on to say that PP is promoting "secular humanism", a non-theistic philosophy which rejects the supernatural and thus rejects God and admits to no objective moral code.

my blog: Abortion: My final word on unwanted pregnancy
My own grand-mother died of a botched abortion.

my blog: Rick Perry and Sex Education: Abstinence works!
Don't have sex. It's so obvious. It's so logical. Why are we even talking? Don't have sex and you don't get pregnant. Don't have sex and you don't get an STD. Don't have sex and you don't get AIDS. What's not to get about this?

Drive safely and you won't have an accident. Follow the posted speed limit and not only will you not get a speeding ticket, you won't have an accident. Keep your hands on the wheel and your attention focused on driving without talking on a cellphone or texting or reading or eating your lunch and you won't have an accident. Heck, who needs a seat belt? If we all follow the rules, we won't need traffic cops or radar traps. Why are we even talking?


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