Leah DeVun, Everywoman, 2012

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Elizabeth Warren on Twitter says “I’m disgusted by Rep Akin’s remarks about rape. The GOP agenda for women isn’t just wrong. It’s dangerous.”


It’s always crazy-cool when other people like our stuff enough to post it.

But anyway, yes, there are states that can fire you for being gay. Let the world know.

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Paul Ryan: Climate Denier, Conspiracy Theorist, Koch Acolyte


This is 96-year-old Raúl Héctor Castro — a former Arizona Governor and a U.S. citizen — who was detained by border patrol in 100 degree heat.

What makes this worse? Guess how many times he’s been detained.

Openly gay Latina wins Texas state house seat


(Courtesy Mary Gonzalez)

Mary Gonzalez told them she was the best candidate to represent them and El Paso voters agreed, but along the way, the 28-year-old doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin broke her share of barriers.

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Melissa Harris-Perry describes herself as “cis” (via “MSNBC Talks To And About Trans People For An Hour, Doesn’t F*ck It Up” on autostraddle)


“Until recently, due to an Illinois law, professional hair braiders in the state were legally barred from operating a business without first attending 1500 hours of cosmetology school. It’s a regulation that not only posed a major barrier in terms of money and time, but which also didn’t make any sense, since most cosmetology schools don’t teach braiding; braiders could be perfect students and learn nothing relevant. As a result, high-skill African immigrant women entrepreneurs who’d learned their trade from their mothers were being pushed underground, and were vulnerable to legal action.

Then, in September 2011, groups like the Illinois Association of Hair Braiders and the United African Organization worked with state legislators to create a separate license for hair braiders. The new license requires 300 hours of classroom and practical experience, ensuring that applicants get relevant schooling and customers get qualified professionals. It’s a real victory for Illinois’ 24,000 professional hair braiders.

In this new video created by Emmanuel García at the Crossroads Fund, whose grant to the United African Organization helped with this lobbying campaign, the folks involved this victory discuss the old law’s skewed economic impact on African immigrant women and how they worked with the system to create a solution for everyone. “



If you are 17 or older, you can get Plan B without a prescription. If the pharmacist or pharmacy tech says you can’t, they are wrong. If you live in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Vermont, or Washington, pharmacists can prescribe and dispense EC