US: The women who made the week (24-30 June). Abortions, Conception, and Gender Binary Politics.

Louisiana’s Woman Problem: State Ranks Dead Last In Female Representation  Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Louisiana may have gender parity amongst its United States senators, but in state government, men still rule. In fact, Louisiana has the smallest proportion of women in its Legislature. A host of factors have been proposed as reasons why …

Female Senators Debate Military Sexual Assault in Private Meeting Roll Call (blog) Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, D-Md., called a closed-door meeting of female senators Tuesday to discuss provisions included in the defense authorization bill markup to mitigate sexual assault in the military as well as other measures that still could be …

Several female senators had critical roles in SB5 filibuster MyFox Austin Senator Wendy Davis was among several powerful female senators who had pivotal roles Tuesday in the Senate Bill 5 filibuster. Tuesday morning, Senator Davis, dressed in her tennis shoes, kicked off a filibuster hoping to block the passage of a sweeping …

Wendy Davis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Edith Windsor (Photos by Eric Gay/AP [Davis], Mario Anzuoni/Reuters [Ginsburg], Jonathan Ernst/Reuters [Windsor])

The women who made the week MSNBC A state senator, an 84-year-old retiree, and a Supreme Court justice. National fights this week for women’s rights, racial justice, and sexual equality had one thing in common: they were fought by powerful women who refused to sit down and shut up. The …

Texas “women power” blocks anti-abortion bill People’s World Her supporters on the floor raised various parliamentary points, trying to extend their defense of Texas women to past the midnight voting deadline. Twenty minutes before midnight, Van de Putte, who had been struggling to have her voice heard, finally …

Wendy Davis: The woman behind the abortion filibuster Telegraph.co.uk “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Remember that? The remark made by Republican former US Senator Todd Akin last year lost him his campaign, and some argue it came to be seen as part of a more …

On Wendy Davis, The Supreme Court, and Speaking Out as Women New York Magazine At first it was just a few women speaking alone. The week began with Ruth Bader Ginsberg reading aloud her dissents in the Supreme Court’s decisions to gut the Voting Rights Act and narrow employment-discrimination protections under the withering …

Abortions, Conception, and Gender Binary Politics Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies At the end of last month, I’d argued that our fixations on gender binaries resulted in a continuing line of cultural patriarchy, i.e. the commonly-held notion that “hitting women, under all conditions, is never okay,” which can be read here. Though, as …

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