Donald Trump Continues His Attack on Debate Moderator Megyn Kelly, and Women in General

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Courtesy of Gage Skidmore via Commons.Wikimedia.org

“Donald Trump found a new misogynistic low Friday, suggesting that Fox News moderator Megyn Kelly’s questions to him at Thursday night’s Republican presidential primary debate were driven by her menstrual cycle.”

– VOX.com

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The Republican Vision for America

11846702_10155820765035648_6316713843110305145_nAmid a lot of incoherent banter, Republican candidates expressed their views in an August 6th televised debate. Of all the issues discussed, a notable non-mention was climate change.

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The Big Picture: Help Families Work with Robert Reich

Tanya’s comment: These are all really good ideas. In fact, it’s crazy that there aren’t already laws for these labor rights.

JoAnn Chateau

This is the second (even though it says ‘#3’) of ‘The Big Picture: 10 Ideas To Save The Economy’ by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and MoveOn.Org.

Today, most parents are also wage earners, whether in a two-parent or single-parent household. Politicians talk a lot about the importance of family, but they need to do a better job delivering. The reality for workers has changed, but society hasn’t caught up.

Here is what we need to do: Make sure women get equal pay for equal work. Require employers to offer predictable hours, so parents can plan. Provide high-quality, universal pre-school and after-school care. Guarantee all employees paid family leave.

— MoveOn.Org

Help Workers Be Good Parents

If you want to help workers be good parents, please share this video from MoveOn.Org. You’ll also find two related petitions that you may sign.

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Abusive Acid Attacks Against Women & Children, and an Organization Trying To Help

A beautiful blog called KindnessBlog.com recently posted an article and pictures of a mother and daughter from Iran who were attacked with acid by the mother’s abusive husband.

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Victims of Domestic Violence Shouldn’t Be Made Victims to Guns

Courtesy of americansforresponsiblesolutions.org

 

I recently received this message in an email from a group called Americans for Responsible Solutions, of which I am a member. It was started by Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband to fight for gun control laws:

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The Conservative War on Women Ramps Up, Women Lose More Rights

From an email from CredoAction:

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Maya Angelou: An Inspiration to Black Women

Women on Twitter Start a National Conversation About Misogyny

 

It’s too bad that it has taken tragedy after tragedy for America to start acknowledging and talking as a nation about the consequences of rampant and overlooked misogyny. Just because American women aren’t forced to  cover themselves from head to toe in public doesn’t mean that there is no sexism in this country.

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What We Expect of Women

Photo courtesy of Flickr.com

Photo courtesy of Flickr.com

The Guardian has the best article on the Elliot Rodger shooting that I’ve read so far. It is a careful examination of the man and his motives, as well as how society’s attitudes towards women no doubt played a role in the injury and murder of his victims. We’re all asking why this happened, and this article draws attention to what I consider the most crucial aspects of the crime and Rodger’s personality (from TheGuardian.com):

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Lupita Nyong’o Wins Oscar For Role in “12 Years a Slave”

Lupita Nyongo’s image was recently altered in Vanity Fair magazine to lighten her skin tone. But as you can see in these photos, she’s absolutely beautiful just as she is. And she won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress! For a black woman to win this award, and receive glowing reviews for her dress, says that Hollywood is inching closer to acceptance of black women as just as beautiful and talented as their white counterparts. The fact that “12 Years a Slave,” a film about slavery, won for Best Picture says a great deal, as well.