Digby, the Assault on Women

Hullabaloo blogger and Majority Report favorite Digby (@digby56) joins Sam to talk about the unrelenting attacks on women and women’s rights. Click thru for links and a show UPDATE.  Use this post as today’s thread.

American ranks behind Bangladesh, Sudan, the UAE in female legislative representation worldwide.  Here’s a link to Leslie Bennett’s article from the Daily Beast on “Women and the Leadership Gap”.

Read about Griswold v. Connecticut

Chris Matthews to Erin Burnett, “You’re a knock-out!”

Click here to support the legal defense fund of hacker Jeremy Hammond.

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19 Responses to Digby, the Assault on Women

  1. aliceiswonderland@gmail.com says:



    The equal opportunity to learn, taken for granted by most young women today, owes much to Title IX of the Education Codes of the Higher Education Act Amendments. This legislation, passed in 1972 and enacted in 1977, prohibited gender discrimination by federally funded institutions. It has become the primary tool for women’s fuller participation in all aspects of education from scholarships, to facilities, to classes formerly closed to women. Indeed, it transformed the educational landscape of the United States within the span of a generation.


    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

  2. Sunshine Jim says:

    eya A.!

  3. aliceiswonderland@gmail.com says:

    Greg Palast, Vulture’s Picnic. Chapter 1 – Free.


    Heya, SJ…
    I don’t have enough work to do right now, and must be needing an outlet again…What a better month than National Women’s History Month 2012, I say. How’s it going?

  4. Sunshine Jim says:

    pretty good, wish i could yak with ya!

    got a bent left wrist at the moment…

    doin some neat stuff around here

  5. Sunshine Jim says:

    heh! digby pulling some good thought from Sam

  6. Mike O’Brien ‏ @mpoindc

    Kaptur 63, Kucinich 37 RT @shiratoeplitz: What do you think the #OH09 results will show tonight?

  7. White House Live ‏ @WHLive

    Happening at 1:15 ET: President Obama holds a news conference at the @whitehouse. Watch: wh.gov/live Follow: @WHLive

  8. Sunshine Jim says:

    tanks T!

  9. Nouriel Roubini Nouriel Roubini ‏ @Nouriel

    Edward Hugh – ‘Spanish Sovereign Debt is already over 80% of GDP and I think it’s getting closer to 90%’


    Spain is in as bad shape with GDP as Greece

  10. John Nichols John Nichols ‏ @NicholsUprising

    SC GOP group makes members sign pledge to give up pornography. Does that mean they must stop listening to Rush talk “sluts” and sex videos?

  11. ThinkProgress ‏ @thinkprogress

    FACT: Ann Romney was asked whether she was “oblivious given your wealth, to the everyday concerns of average folks” thkpr.gs/zf0iMI

    ANN ROMNEY: Well, you know, that’s so interesting. The one thing this disease has been for me has been a wonderful teacher. And with that comes an ability for compassion for others that are suffering. And for me, I want to make my family bigger. Those that are suffering from M.S. or cancer or any disease I feel like I want to throw my arms open and say, welcome to my family and welcome to the place where I’ve been and, so, you know, we can be poor in spirit and I don’t look — I don’t even consider myself wealthy which is am interesting thing. It can be here today and gone tomorrow, and how I measure riches is by the friends I have and the loved ones I have and the people I care about in my life and that is where my values are and those are my riches so for me having done through a difficult period in my life both with M.S. and with breast cancer it has done something to my heart and it’s softened my heart and made me realize there are many people suffering in this country and they are suffering from things that aren’t financial — and some people are suffering from things that are financial, as well — but those that are suffering, for me, I just have a larger capacity for love, and for understanding.

    [I can understand what she is saying about her empathy for people with similar medical problems, but the empathy doesn’t go far enough. I don’t see her helping those with medical problems like hers, but not with the wealth to get the medical treatment she’s received.]

  12. Sunshine Jim says:

    catchoo! )

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