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Recapping Obama’s 2014 State of the Union

President Obama gave us a surprisingly hopeful State of the Union address tonight. I say surprising because he has faced intractable opposition from a GOP determined to undermine his every move. Indeed, both houses of Congress have demonstrated a keen desire to toil less on “prosperity [that] is widely shared,” as the president proffered tonight,…

Living while female

Just finished watching tonight’s Women, War & Peace, the five-part series on the toll of war and even the toll of working toward peace that women pay. Tonight’s episode, Peace Unveiled, was about the women of Afghanistan and their plight over this last 10 years of the US-led war there. (Indeed, it’s the 10th anniversary…

Tell your Planned Parenthood story

Feminist blogging consortium Shakesville and Midwestern blogger What Tami Said are hosting a blog carnival for Planned Parenthood on Thursday, July 7. They are seeking bloggers and non-bloggers alike to share their personal stories about how Planned Parenthood has helped them. This is a great opportunity to stand with Planned Parenthood. But it is more…