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Today’s Lady News: Mama’s Day Cards For Every Mother

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  • We’re loving this Mama’s Day e-card from the group Strong Families, which seeks to be inclusive of all families and all mothers in all forms. You can check out all the other gorgeous Mama’s Day e-cards here. [Strong Families via Feministing
  • Rep. Bob Dold, a Republican in Illinois, has introduced a bill today called the Protecting Women’s Access to Health Care Act. The bill would prevent lawmakers from blocking family planning funds to Planned Parenthood simply because PP provides abortions. Recently, defunding PP has been a new tactic of anti-abortion lawmakers. [Huffington Post]
  • Colorado’s House Speaker said legislation to allow civil unions won’t get a vote, as the bill will die along several other bills. [New York Times] Keep reading »

Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Wear Makeup In Public & Jerks Freak Out

Hillary On Politics
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The secretary of state on the double standard against women. Read More »
Hillary Says STFU
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Hillary Clinton tells religious extremists to STFU about women. Read More »
Hill Busts A Move
Hillary got party-hearty don a Colombian dance floor. Read More »
Women Shouldn't Vote
Says a reverend who is a complete misogynist. Read More »
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On Monday, the Drudge Report posted a picture of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton without makeup, save a bit of red lipstick, with the headline “Au Naturel.” 

As blogger Erin Gloria Ryan at Jezebel put it, “A woman didn’t wear makeup and this is news?” This dig at Clinton’s appearance, especially her makeup-less appearance, should be all the proof you need that sexism is alive and well in America today. Keep reading »

President Obama Believes Same-Sex Marriage Should Be Legal

NC Gay Ban
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North Carolina voted to add gay marriage ban to state constitution. Read More »
"Gay Conversion" BS
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Psychiatrist retracts BS "gay conversion" therapy study. Read More »
Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
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[O]ver the course of several years as I have talked to friends and family and neighbors when I think about members of my own staff who are in incredibly committed monogamous relationships, same-sex relationships, who are raising kids together, when I think about those soldiers or airmen or marines or sailors who are out there fighting on my behalf and yet feel constrained, even now that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell is gone, because they are not able to commit themselves in a marriage, at a certain point I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same sex couples should be able to get married. …

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Adorable Couple’s Swing Dancing First Dance At Wedding Is The One To Beat

Weddings Are Dumb
Here's 11 reasons weddings are actually pretty stupid. Read More »
Grandma's Marriage Tips
Five marriage tips from Grandma and Grandpa! Read More »
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Notes To Self:

  1. Learn to swing dance.
  2. Find husband.
  3. Choreograph adorable swing dance routine to Benny Goodman’s “Sing Sing Sing” which is pretty much the best first dance I’ve ever seen in my life.
No sweat. I’m on it. [Vimeo] Keep reading »

Today In People Are Terrible: Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson Says Women Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Vote

Teaching Boys Feminism
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How to teach boys to be feminists. Read More »
Dump That Misogynist
Dear Wendy advises a reader to dump a man who disrespects all women. Read More »
Jay-Z Regrets Lyrics
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Jay-Z regrets that "Big Pimpin'" was all about using women for sex. Read More »
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Today In People Are Terrible, a reverend named Jesse Lee Peterson has claimed women “can’t handle stress,” “go nuts,” and “freak out” and therefore shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

In a speech for his organization, BOND, a conservative African-American group which claims to promote “Men, Families and Faith,” Rev. Peterson longed for “the good old days” when “men were tougher” and “in charge.”  (Are we shocked to learn this gentleman is also a frequent guest of Sean Hannity’s on Fox News?)  Why, he even calls his own grandma “crazy” — and is nostalgic for the days when men like his grandfather would “deal with it.”

You can watch Rev. Peterson’s speech, or I’ve transcribed most of his  misogyny-spewing speech after the jump (with the most WTF-iest WTF parts in bold!): Keep reading »

North Carolina Votes To Add Gay Marriage Ban To State Constitution

Bigots "Lost" Gay Marriage
Bigots admit they've lost the gay marriage battle in our generation. Read More »
Marriage Equality In WA
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The state of Washington passed a marriage equality bill. Read More »
Gay Marriage Ad
This marriage equality ad will give you chills. Watch »
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Last night North Carolina became the 3oth state in the country to approve a constitutional amendment defining “marriage” as a union between a man and a woman. NC law has already had a law banning gay marriage for the past 16 years, but Amendment One will include the specific definition of marriage to the state constitution. According to reports from 95 percent of counties, 61 percent of the votes supported Amendment One. Meanwhile, only six states — Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Iowa — plus the District of Columbia allow gay marriage. In response to the NC ban, President Obama’s campaign released a statement saying the president was “disappointed” in the outcome and found the amendment to be “divisive and discriminatory.” 

[Christian Science Monitor]

[Guardian UK]

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