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This Is My Body. 

For an amazing pick-me-up, check out this video. Women standing up for their bodies and their rights. 

"Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET, please join Senator Mark Begich (D-AK), Chairman of the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and other Democratic Senators for a Tele-Town Hall on free preventive services for women under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) beginning August 1st.

Thanks to ACA, health insurance plans will cover women’s preventive services, including contraception, domestic violence counseling, and support for breastfeeding equipment, without charging a co-pay or deductible starting in August of 2012. This new law helps women get the care they need, without worrying about the cost.

Please RSVP for Dial-in information

  • Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2012
  • Time:3:00 p.m. ET
  • Title:Conference call on free preventive services for women under ACA beginning August 1st.”

RSVP Here: 

https://democrats.senate.gov/steering/tele-town-hall-on-free-preventive-services-for-women/

National Center for Women Information Technology (NCWIT) created this infographic: Women by the Numbers. 

In 2010, women earned 57% of all Undergraduate degrees, but only earned 14% of the Computer Science Degrees.

More resources here: http://www.ncwit.org/resources/

Sign the change.org petition to get this taken down. Street Harassment is never okay. 

https://www.change.org/petitions/e-allen-reeves-inc-take-down-pro-harassment-sign

formicarius:

Birth control advocate Margaret Sanger has her mouth covered in protest of not being allowed to talk about birth control in Boston. 17 Apr 1929.

You’d think by 2012 we would be so far beyond this kind of debate. Unfortunately, this picture of Sanger is awfully reminiscent of the birth control debates going on RIGHT NOW about women’s ability to choose. 

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