Bag’s Take-Away:

Looks like a ticket. …And quite a rebuttal to war on women.

(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured with Sandra Fluke during an election campaign rally at the Auraria Event Center in Denver, Colorado, August 8, 2012. Fluke is an attorney and women’s rights activist who became a national figure during the debate over the administration’s contraception mandate.)

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Looks like a ticket. …And quite a rebuttal to war on women.

(photo: Reuters caption: U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured with Sandra Fluke during an election campaign rally at the Auraria Event Center in Denver, Colorado, August 8, 2012. Fluke is an attorney and women’s rights activist who became a national figure during the debate over the administration’s contraception mandate.)

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I think this is true and I still don’t understand why corporate interests, which promote right wing causes all over the U.S., still penalize women for having the children they want her to have. 
via CoverJunkie
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I think this is true and I still don’t understand why corporate interests, which promote right wing causes all over the U.S., still penalize women for having the children they want her to have.

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Think Romney will “be dogged by his pro-choice past”? (See caption on this Getty Images “blast from the past.” ) Gentlemen and ladies, start your Etch-a-Sketch!
via  BuzzFeed
(credit:  Getty Images caption: In this photo taken in January 1995 at the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) awards ceremony, Romney is pictured with Evelyn Murphy, a former Lt. Governor; Ted Kennedy fundraiser Lisa McBirney; his own 1994 campaign fundraiser Priscilla Ruzzo. MWPC, is the state affiliate of the National Women’s Political Caucus, a nonpartisan group founded in 1971 by Gloria Steinem that “prides itself in increasing the number of pro-choice women elected and appointed into office every year.” MWCP lists it’s primary issues of concern as reproductive freedoms and the right to choice, equal and civil rights for all citizens regardless of sexual orientation, religion, or race, support for the Equal Rights Amendment, and accessible and affordable child care.)
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Think Romney will “be dogged by his pro-choice past”? (See caption on this Getty Images “blast from the past.” ) Gentlemen and ladies, start your Etch-a-Sketch!

via BuzzFeed

(credit: Getty Images caption: In this photo taken in January 1995 at the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) awards ceremony, Romney is pictured with Evelyn Murphy, a former Lt. Governor; Ted Kennedy fundraiser Lisa McBirney; his own 1994 campaign fundraiser Priscilla Ruzzo. MWPC, is the state affiliate of the National Women’s Political Caucus, a nonpartisan group founded in 1971 by Gloria Steinem that “prides itself in increasing the number of pro-choice women elected and appointed into office every year.” MWCP lists it’s primary issues of concern as reproductive freedoms and the right to choice, equal and civil rights for all citizens regardless of sexual orientation, religion, or race, support for the Equal Rights Amendment, and accessible and affordable child care.)

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Win McNamee’s photo captures a “what have you done lately” vibe from the statue. Perhaps King’s expression is prescient: we clearly have far to go in this year of hoodies and state-ordered transvaginal ultrasounds. 
via  BBC Day in Pictures
(credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images  caption:  Participants gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington, DC on the 44th anniversary of his assassination.) 
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Win McNamee’s photo captures a “what have you done lately” vibe from the statue. Perhaps King’s expression is prescient: we clearly have far to go in this year of hoodies and state-ordered transvaginal ultrasounds.

via BBC Day in Pictures

(credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images caption: Participants gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial in Washington, DC on the 44th anniversary of his assassination.)

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On the positive side, both of the below ads were pulled by their respective companies.

On the less than positive side, is there something about today’s atmosphere that leads advertisers to believe this kind of ad is acceptable? Women in at least ten states (pdf file) want to know.

via The Jane Dough and AdWeek

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 Haven’t read the article (subscription only), but since women earn $.75 on every $1.00 earned by men, what this tells me we’re working longer hours than men.  Unless they’re talking about sex workers.
Time Magazine Cover for March 
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Haven’t read the article (subscription only), but since women earn $.75 on every $1.00 earned by men, what this tells me we’re working longer hours than men.  Unless they’re talking about sex workers.

Time Magazine Cover for March

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Tags #Time Magazine    #Equal Rights    #Women's Rights    #Labor    #Workforce    #Equal Pay    #News    #Culture    #Magazine design    #Economy    #Feminism   

Bag’s Take-Away:
 Plight of women in Afghanistan. All that and back where we started.
via Reuters Editor’s Choice
(photo credit:  Mohammad Ismail/REUTERS  caption:  A view of graffiti on a wall in Kabul March 5, 2012. Encased in a head-to-toe burqa, the image depicts a distraught woman slumped on a cement stairwell, the work of Afghanistan’s first street artists who use graffiti to chronicle violence and oppression. The sombre depictions of Afghan women on Kabul’s rutted streets offer rare public insight into their lives, still marred by violence and injustice despite progress in women’s rights since the Taliban was toppled over a decade ago.)
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Plight of women in Afghanistan. All that and back where we started.

via Reuters Editor’s Choice

(photo credit: Mohammad Ismail/REUTERS caption: A view of graffiti on a wall in Kabul March 5, 2012. Encased in a head-to-toe burqa, the image depicts a distraught woman slumped on a cement stairwell, the work of Afghanistan’s first street artists who use graffiti to chronicle violence and oppression. The sombre depictions of Afghan women on Kabul’s rutted streets offer rare public insight into their lives, still marred by violence and injustice despite progress in women’s rights since the Taliban was toppled over a decade ago.)

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What with State houses across the country legislating transvaginal ultrasounds, it feels cruel (if not unusual) to see the right-wing “concealed carry” crowd evoking rape as a symbol of public, not to mention, female empowerment. (If you missed it, see yellow sign.)
via:The Charlotte Observer
(photo: Seth Perlman/APcaption: Illinois gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Springfield, Ill.)
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What with State houses across the country legislating transvaginal ultrasounds, it feels cruel (if not unusual) to see the right-wing “concealed carry” crowd evoking rape as a symbol of public, not to mention, female empowerment. (If you missed it, see yellow sign.)

via:The Charlotte Observer

(photo: Seth Perlman/APcaption: Illinois gun owners and supporters participate in an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day rally at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in Springfield, Ill.)

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Tags #abortion    #concealed carry    #contraception    #feminism    #news    #politics    #protest    #women    #women's rights    #Gun Rights    #Gun    #NRA    #Photography    #Photojournalism   

Bag’s Take-Away:

Tara Godvin at TIME finds marvellous pic I missed from House contraception fiasco. That story’s got legs!

via: TIME Political Pictures of the Week, Feb. 18-24

(photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times / Redux caption: Catholic Bishop William Lori and the Rev. Matthew Harrison testify before a House committee on the Obama administration’s contraceptive policy for employees at religious institutions in Washington, Feb. 16, 2012.)



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Tara Godvin at TIME finds marvellous pic I missed from House contraception fiasco. That story’s got legs!

via: TIME Political Pictures of the Week, Feb. 18-24

(photo: Luke Sharrett / The New York Times / Redux caption: Catholic Bishop William Lori and the Rev. Matthew Harrison testify before a House committee on the Obama administration’s contraceptive policy for employees at religious institutions in Washington, Feb. 16, 2012.)

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