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h/t: Mariah Blake at Mother Jones

My #WCW this week goes out to the six heroes of the women’s reproductive rights movement.

They are: Sonia Sotomayor, Sandra Fluke, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sarah Slamen, Wendy Davis, and Cecile Richards. 

h/t: Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress Health

Fox News freaks out over 4Chan hoax that feminists are plotting to end Father’s Day (via Raw Story )

The host of Fox & Friends on Sunday fell for an Internet hoax that feminists had hatched a plot for bringing down Father’s Day, and possibly “ending men” altogether. As Death and Taxes reported on Friday, pranksters at the website 4Chan had created…



 

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Republican Habitual Whiner Dana Loesch Completely Misses The Point of The #YesAllWomen Hashtag & In Doing So, Contributes To Misogyny Herself

Not surprising to hear this from Dana Loesch. She continually misses the point of the hashtag. 

I’m speechless. Please, some of you help me figure these crap tweets out.

She’s cray-cray beyond belief.

h/t: John Byrne at Chicago Tribune

Conservative scholar: Feminist ‘mob’ ruining colleges with ‘rape culture crusade’ (via Raw Story )

The American Enterprise Institute’s “Factual Feminist” podcast declared this week that while sexual assault on campus is a genuine problem, a “rape culture crusade” is a counter-productive and hysterical “solution” to it. In the podcast…



 
Michele Bachmann ties women’s museum to ‘eugenics’ and the ‘elimination’ of blacks (via Raw Story )

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Wednesday opposed the National Women’s History Museum by connecting it to “eugenics” and same-sex marriage. During a House debate on whether or not Congress should appoint a commission to study how to move forward…



 
Fox News host: ‘Feminism is to blame’ when boys do poorly in school (via Raw Story )

Fox New host Andrea Tantaros on Wednesday asserted that “feminism is to blame” for the recent news that boys were not performing well in school. Earlier this week, The New York Times reported that the Washington research group Third Way had found…



 

Dear Ms. Schlafly,

I’m a teenage girl who has been reading about you quite a bit in the news lately. It seems to me that you have absolutely no idea what women of my generation are all about. I can understand that because I often deal with older people who think that their generation is superior and my generation is the worst thing ever just because we’re different. Really though, I think since you want to be all up in the public eye, it would really do you a lot of good to understand things from the perspective of one of the young women who will be taking over this country soon.

I’ve been thinking about how I can explain what feminism means to my generation in a way you might not have thought of before. I wanted to try to work from something we have in common, and it’s been kind of hard to find something I have in common with you. Then, it came to me. I bet you wear a bra.

I was reading recently about a company called Yellowberry that was started by a young woman because she took her younger sister bra shopping and her sister didn’t like any of the choices. None of the bras fit her, and she felt the selections were too sexual. So she started a line of bras so that girls would have more options. As for myself, I shop at Victoria’s Secret. It’s not because I want to be sexy or have any grand delusions of looking like one of their models. I shop there because they have different styles of bras so I can find something I think is pretty that fits me. I don’t know where you shop for your bras, but I bet you have a favorite one. I bet you have that one bra that’s comfortable and goes with just about everything. I bet the last thing you were thinking about when you bought that bra was what a man would think about it.

Well, making choices in our lives as young women is kind of like finding that favorite bra. Not all of us are going to fit into the same kind and not all of us are going to find the same style attractive. We all deserve to have as many choices as possible, and as women, we shouldn’t be judging the choices made by other women. Choosing a bra is a very personal choice and is none of anyone else’s business. We should be, as women, looking for ways we can expand the choices both for ourselves and other women, just as Megan Grassell did when she started Yellowberry. Equality doesn’t mean women will all make the same choice. It means women will be treated the same no matter what choices they make.

This brings us to the idea you have that women shouldn’t have equal pay because it will make it more difficult for them to find husbands. What you’re doing is attempting to limit my choices, and I don’t appreciate that. Let’s get one thing straight here. When I’m thinking about what kind of career I want to have, it’s a lot like shopping for a bra. I want to find something that fits me and appeals to me, and I’m not thinking about pleasing a man. Anyone who wants to be my partner in life is going to have to truly respect me, appreciate me for who I am, and honor the choices I make.

What you’re doing, Ms. Schlafly, is contributing to something very disturbing I see happening with some of the teenage girls I know. At a time in their lives when they should be free, independent, and exploring and preparing for the possibilities they have in the future, many of them are worried about getting or keeping a boyfriend. There are young women my age who are extremely smart but they hide it because they get messages from women like you that if they are too smart or successful, boys won’t like them. They get messages from women like you that pleasing a man should be their number one goal. You’re contributing to making young women uncomfortable when they go bra shopping because they’ve learned to analyze every choice based on what other people will think instead of having the freedom and confidence to choose what’s best for them.

I’m going to continue the work my mother and my grandmothers started, the work you have fought so hard against. I’m going to work to help get the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) ratified in my lifetime. Once this is done, it’s going to take some time to undo a lot of the damage women like you have caused. It’s going to take time for society to evolve once women finally have the equality we deserve. But I believe that my daughters will look at history and see women like you the same way I see women who tried to prevent us from getting the right to vote. I believe that bra shopping is going to be a lot easier for my daughters than it is for girls today.
Sincerely,

Madison Kimrey

Madison Kimrey, from Samuel-Warde.com

h/t: Tara Culp-Ressler at Think Progress Culture

h/t: Brian Tashman at RWW

National Review Online (NRO) has a problem with feminism and how it’s embodied by Democratic women running for office like Sandra Fluke and Texas State Senator Wendy Davis.

NRO roving correspondentKevin D. Williamson penned a February 6 column decrying modern feminism, which he defined as, “Feminism is the words ’I Want!’ in the mouths of three or more women, provided they’re the right kind of women.”

According to Williamson, feminism is now a “career path,” where cunning politicians can succeed by “defending the position favored more heavily by women than by men [which] becomes, through the magic of feminist rhetoric, anti-woman, even part of a ‘war on women.’” In other words, a policy that appears to be anti-woman may simply be an innocuous proposal with disparate support among the genders that’s become tainted by feminist rhetoric.

The author’s examples of such conniving feminist politicians were California state senate candidate Sandra Fluke and Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, popular targets in the conservative media sphere as of late. “Whatever Sandra Fluke is up to, you can be sure she’s looking for somebody else to pay for it,” Williamson wrote, summarizing her 2012 congressional testimony in support of contraception coverage in health plans as a petulant “‘I WANT!’”

Davis, who conducted a filibuster against Texas’s new abortion restrictions in June 2013, Williamson accused of “thwarting the interests of a majority of those women she is campaigning to govern,” painting her as an opportunist.

Indeed, Williamson’s post is full of invective, but low on the facts regarding the very events he highlights as revealing the “Feminist Mystique.” 

h/t: MMFA

the-witchlight-stone:

I think he had confused feminism with an episode of American Horror Story: Coven.

the-witchlight-stone:

I think he had confused feminism with an episode of American Horror Story: Coven.

The wife is to voluntarily submit, just as the husband is to lovingly lead and sacrifice.

An actual member of Congress said that. (via think-progress)

The Washington Post reports that a chapter from Pearce’s new book emphasizes wives and husbands each have roles in the household, and the wife’s role is obedience. “The husband’s part is to show up during the times of deep stress, take the leadership role and be accountable for the outcome, blaming no one else,” Pearce writes. “The wife’s submission is not a matter of superior versus inferior; rather, it is self-imposed as a matter of obedience to the Lord and of love for her husband.”