Posts tagged Women
Democratic state lawmaker proposes 'Testicular Bill of Rights' in protest of abortion 'heartbeat bill'


Despite her realization that it has little hope of passing, Georgia Democratic state Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick told Rolling Stone she's "dead serious" about her much ballyhooed "Testicular Bill of Rights" she trumpeted Monday morning on Twitter.

As a way of protesting the Georgia House of Representatives passing a bill last week banning abortions after the fetal heartbeat detection, Kendrick spelled out how she wants to "regulate" men's bodies:

Before men can get Viagra or or "any erectile dysfunction medication," they have to get permission from their sexual partners.

  • Vasectomies are banned, and doctors who perform them are charged with crimes.

  • It's "aggravated assault" for men to have sex without condoms.

  • Paternity testing is required between six and eight weeks of pregnancy — and then fathers-to-be must start paying child support "IMMEDIATELY."

  • Men who want to purchase porn or sex toys must endure a 24-hour waiting period.

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What the ‘Captain Marvel’ premiere meant to these women

Wet snow is falling outside a Washington, D.C., movie theater as Christie Joesbury spots her target: a man wearing a baseball cap with the word “geek” bolted to the front in plastic letters. As the organizer of a D.C.-based group called Geek Nite Out, Larry Waldman, the man in the cap, has arrived two hours before the theater’s 7 p.m. showing of “Captain Marvel.” He traveled from his home in Maryland to secure a spot in line and to greet the 30 or so group members who have signed up to attend the film’s opening night. Joesbury, a data support specialist originally from England, is the first to arrive.

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Women's national soccer team players sue for equal pay

Players for the U.S. women's national soccer team have filed a federal gender discrimination lawsuit seeking pay equal to that of their male counterparts.

The action comes just three months before the team will defend its title at the Women's World Cup.

The class-action lawsuit was filed Friday in federal court in Los Angeles under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. It alleges gender-based discrimination by the U.S. Soccer Federation.

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Single women are defying the usual gender gap by purchasing more homes than single men

Single women are defying the usual gender gap by purchasing more homes than single men, even though female workers earn just 80 percent of what their male counterparts make.

Unmarried American women own around 22 percent of homes, while unattached men own fewer than 13 percent in the 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, according to online loan broker LendingTree, which used Census Bureau data from 2017 to reach its conclusions.

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PDXWIT AT THE UNITED STATE OF WOMEN

I met sisters Jean and Christine Templin, cofounders of Purple Patriot. These women are powerhouses of tech industry experience, and wanted to create a tool that gave women a shortcut to participating in politics. They were galvanized by the 2016 election, like so many of us, and wanted to give people a place to find information. They encouraged me to send them feedback on their app (available for iOS and Android), and I’m sure they’d love to hear from you too.

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