NRA Puts Nancy Pelosi + Gaby Giffords Out For Target Practice. Will Sandy Hook Ruling Dampen Their Machismo?

NRA Puts Nancy Pelosi + Gaby Giffords Out For Target Practice. Will Sandy Hook Ruling Dampen Their Machismo?

NRA Puts Nancy Pelosi + Gaby Giffords Out For Target Practice. Will Sandy Hook Ruling Dampen Their Machismo?

The National Rifle Association left little to the imagination in their March 2019 issue of American Rifleman, citing Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and gun control advocate, former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Gifford — herself an assault rifle victim — as in the line of fire and perhaps in need of a little target practice.

There’s no doubt that these are macho men. The white nationalist assassin from Australia who Facebook livestreamed with his assault on two New Zealand mosques Friday is also a macho man. that currently leaves 50 dead and 50 hospitalized — many in critical condition.

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SIA Legal Team + If/When/How Unite As Pro-Choice Counter To Anti-Women Federalist Society

SIA Legal Team + If/When/How Unite As Pro-Choice Counter To Anti-Women Federalist Society

SIA Legal Team + If/When/How Unite As Pro-Choice Counter To Anti-Women Federalist Society

Two powerful groups fighting for women’s reproductive rights have joined forces under the If/When/How name. Their goal? Creating a national network to push back against restrictive abortion legislation in every state, helping those ‘whose rights are being trampled.’

The merger of SIA Legal Team and If/When/How—two existing pro-choice groups that already shape policy, file lawsuits, and inform lawyers around reproductive rights issues — launched today March 13. To date, most legal work in the reproductive rights arena has focused on protecting clinics and providers. Executive director Jill Adams says the new organization will also focus on providing a network of attorneys for everyday people facing reproductive rights challenges.

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Abortions Rise Worldwide When US Cuts Funding To Women’s Health Clinics, Study Finds

Abortions Rise Worldwide When US Cuts Funding To Women’s Health Clinics, Study Finds

By Yana Rodgers, Professor of Labor Studies, Rutgers University. First published on The Conversation

Fulfilling Republican efforts to “defund Planned Parenthood,” the Trump administration announced on Feb. 22 it would end federal funding to health providers that perform abortions.

This new ruling is the domestic version of the “global gag rule” that Trump imposed in 2017. It cuts U.S. global health funding from organizations abroad that perform – or even talk about – abortions, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation.

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Eye: Ethan James Green Delivers 'Young New York', Portraits Of People Unleashing Cultural New Wave

Eye: Ethan James Green Delivers 'Young New York', Portraits Of People Unleashing Cultural New Wave

Eye: Ethan James Green Delivers 'Young New York', Portraits Of People Unleashing Cultural New Wave

‘Young New York’, Ethan James Green’s first monograph, presents a selection of striking portraits of New York’s millennial scene-makers, a gloriously diverse cast of models, artists, nightlife icons, queer youth, and gender binary–flouting muses of the fashion world and beyond. Under the mentorship of the late David Armstrong, Green developed a sensitive and confident style and an intense connection with his subjects; his luminous black-and-white portraits, many taken in Corlears Hook Park on the Lower East Side, bring to mind Diane Arbus’s midcentury studies of gender nonconformists. Although he often shoots on commission for fashion brands and magazines, for ‘Young New York’, Green photographed his close friends and community for more than three years, and his humanist approach transcends the trends of the moment.

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Linda Sarsour Accuses Nancy Pelosi Of Upholding Patriarchy As Ilhan Omar Calls Obama A Pretty-Face Murderer

Linda Sarsour Accuses Nancy Pelosi Of Upholding Patriarchy As Ilhan Omar Calls Obama A Pretty-Face Murderer

Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour had choice words for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as House Democrats struggled this week to respond to Rep. Ilhan Omar accusing Jewish lawmakers of displaying "allegiance to a foreign country."

Sarsour, who served as co-chair of the Women's March in 2017 and 2019, accused Pelosi of "doing the dirty work of powerful white men" by condemning Omar’s words, writes the San Francisco Chronicle. .

"Nancy is a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men," she wrote in a Facebook post. "God forbid the men are upset - no worries, Nancy to the rescue to stroke their egos."

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NH Legislators Insist Wearing Pearls To Oppose Gun Control Legislation Doesn't Mock Moms With Dead Kids

NH Legislators Insist Wearing Pearls To Oppose Gun Control Legislation Doesn't Mock Moms With Dead Kids

NH Legislators Insist Wearing Pearls To Oppose Gun Control Legislation Doesn't Mock Moms With Dead Kids

It seems that Republican male legislators in New Hampshire are really taking the gloves off -- wearing pearls to mock moms involved in trying to act against gun violence. The trope of pearl-clutching, easily-offended liberals has a tradition in American politics.

"Male New Hampshire lawmakers on the hearing committee wearing pearls to mock Moms Demand Action volunteers and gun safety advocates," wrote Shannon Watts, founder of the gun control group Moms Demand Action, to describe the picture above.

Her post condemning the men quickly spread, accruing more than 6,000 shares and almost 5,000 comments, writes the BBC.

Debra Altschiller, a Democratic representative who sponsored the bill, tweeted: "Disappointed in the pearl clutching by @NHGOP [New Hampshire Republicans]. There are families who have lost loved ones here and this mocking prop shows how little they empathise with suicide."

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Sexism Has Long Been Part of the Culture of Southern Baptists

Sexism Has Long Been Part of the Culture of Southern Baptists

Sexism Has Long Been Part of the Culture of Southern Baptists

By Susan M. Shaw, Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Oregon State University. First published on The Conversation

Recent media reports have revealed decades of abuse by Southern Baptist pastors.

Denominational leaders are offering apologies and calling the sexual abuse “evil,” “unjust” and a “barbarity of unrestrained sinful patterns.” Many Southern Baptist leaders are considering action.

As a scholar who has written a book on Southern Baptist women and the church, I’d argue that this scandal has its origins in how Southern Baptists have long and purposefully pushed back against women’s progress.

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Kamala Harris Says Passing Equal Rights Amendment Will Be High Priority of Her Presidency

Kamala Harris Says Passing Equal Rights Amendment Will Be High Priority of Her Presidency

Kamala Harris Says Passing Equal Rights Amendment Will Be High Priority of Her Presidency

Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said at an Iowa campaign stop, we must pass the ERA and it would be "one of her first orders of business." I don't know the total poll votes, but 86% of Marie Claire respondents say PASS THE ERA.

Arizona could be the 38th state, now that more Dems are in the legislature. There is a 38 mile march scheduled for Arizona Mar. 11-13, ending at the state capitol.

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Miley Cyrus' Mind Runs Fabulously Wild In Vanity Fair US March Cover Story, Lensed By Ryan McGinley

Miley Cyrus' Mind Runs Fabulously Wild In Vanity Fair US March Cover Story, Lensed By Ryan McGinley

Miley Cyrus' Mind Runs Fabulously Wild In Vanity Fair US March Cover Story, Lensed By Ryan McGinley

Super talent Miley Cyrus covers the March 2019 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine. The new bride, now married to Liam Hemsworth in the aftermath of Malibu’s November 2018 deadly fires that destroyed a thousand homes, is styled by Samira Nasr in images by Ryan McGinley. / Hair by Recine; makeup by James Kaliardos

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Oliver Hadlee Pearch Flashes Priestly Men In 'Angels In America' Fashion For Vogue L'Uomo Spring 2019

Oliver Hadlee Pearch Flashes Priestly Men In 'Angels In America' Fashion For Vogue L'Uomo Spring 2019

Oliver Hadlee Pearch Flashes Priestly Men In 'Angels In America' Fashion For Vogue L'Uomo Spring 2019

Oliver Hadlee Pearch turns his lens to the flagrant, in our faces hypocrisy of the Vatican and the Catholic Church worldwide on the topic of homosexuality. Carlos Nazario styles the cast in ecclesiastical-inspired menswear, heavy with the drapes of sartorial concealment, in ‘Angels in America’ for Vogue L’Uomo Spring 2019.

One assumes that the relaunched publication is long-seeped in knowledge about the Vatican’s hypocrisy on gay rights and women’s rights. I have no knowledge — and have never inquired — about the magazine’s position on this critical topic. A Google search brings up no first 5 pages commentary directly associated with the Vatican scandals from Vogue L’Uomo. The women’s magazines generally are doing noticeably better in talking about this difficult topic.

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