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Prince AlWaleed bin Talal announced his support for allowing women in Saudi Arabia to drive on Sunday via Twitter. Bin Talal, nephew of King Abdullah, argued that allowing women drivers would benefit the Saudi economy and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign labor. He tweeted “(The question of) women driving will result in dispensing with at least 500,000 foreign drivers, and that has an economic and social impact for the country.” Currently, Saudi Arabia has approximately nine million foreign workers, which has prompted a nationwide crackdown on illegal immigration. While it is not explicitly illegal for women to drive in Saudi Arabia, many religious edicts are interpreted to prohibit women from gaining the local licenses required to drive. In June 2011, women in Saudi Arabia took to the streets to demand the right to drive as part of the “Women 2 Drive” campaign, posting videos and pictures of themselves behind the wheel. Media Resources: Jezebel 4/16/2013; CNN International 4/15/2013; Reuters 4/15/2013; Feminist Newswire 6/17/2011 Arabic Muslim woman driving car wearing traditional scarf from Shutterstock

Saudi Prince Supports Women Driving

Prince AlWaleed bin Talal announced his support for allowing women in Saudi Arabia to drive on Sunday via Twitter. Bin Talal, nephew of King Abdullah, argued that allowing women drivers would benefit the Saudi economy and reduce the country’s dependence on foreign labor. He tweeted “(The question of) women driving will result in dispensing with at least 500,000 foreign […]

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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) refuses support a group of four students who are trying to racially integrate their high school prom. When asked by a progressive non-profit organization to come out in support of desegregating Wilcox County High School’s prom, the Governor issued a statement discarding the request as a political ploy. Governor Deal’s spokesperson wrote in a statement, “This is a leftist front group for the state Democratic party and we’re not going to lend a hand to their silly publicity stunt.” However, three conservative state representatives have come out in support of the desegregation. Four high school students from Wilcox County High School are currently pushing to have one integrated prom. In the past, the county has put on two proms: one that is racially integrated and one exclusively for white students. A biracial student who attempted to attend the white prom last year was escorted off the premises by police. Since the proms are not funded through the school, but instead are privately funded by supporters in the county, it is legal to have separate, segregated prom events. Media Resources: ThinkProgress 4/15/2013; PolicyMic 4/13/2013; Huffington Post 4/12/2013 Four teen girls in formalwear from shutterstock

GA Governor Refuses to Support Integrated Prom

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) refuses support a group of four students who are trying to racially integrate their high school prom. When asked by a progressive non-profit organization to come out in support of desegregating Wilcox County High School’s prom, the Governor issued a statement discarding the request as a political ploy. Governor Deal’s […]

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Representative Steve Stockman of Texas (R) has released a controversial new bumper sticker and slogan for his re-election campaign: “If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted. Vote Pro-Life!” Stockman’s slogan gained attention when he used Twitter to post his new slogan last Friday on his @ReElectStockman account. His previous account, @SteveStockmanTX, has been suspended by Twitter. Stockman refers to himself as “the most conservative congressman in Texas” and often uses shock value to create controversy surrounding his main issue of pro-life and pro-gun legislation. In the past, he has compared President Obama to Saddam Hussein and has suggested impeachment of the president if there were executive orders given on gun control. Media Resources: The Christian Science Monitor 4/14/13; Burnt Orange Report 4/12/2013; Huffington Post 4/12/13 1000 Words / Shutterstock.com

TX Senator Campaigns for Re-Election with Controversial Pro-Life Slogan

Representative Steve Stockman of Texas (R) has released a controversial new bumper sticker and slogan for his re-election campaign: “If babies had guns, they wouldn’t be aborted. Vote Pro-Life!” Stockman’s slogan gained attention when he used Twitter to post his new slogan last Friday on his @ReElectStockman account. His previous account, @SteveStockmanTX, has been suspended […]

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A bill that would remove abortion coverage from Pennsylvania’s new federal health care program passed in a state Senate committee last Tuesday. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee passed the bill on a vote of eight to five. “Under the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states have the authority to prohibit certain abortion coverage made available in these taxpayer subsidized health plans and we intend to exercise that authority,” committee chairman Senator Don White (R-Indiana) said in a press release. “I want to make this clear, Senate Bill 3 does not ban abortions, nor does it bar insurance coverage offered in the private sector from covering abortions. This legislation extends our existing law on the use of taxpayer dollars for elective abortions to health insurance exchanges.” However, the bill does not provide an alternative to state-funded insurance coverage, leaving women to pay out of pocket for separate insurance that could cover abortion procedures. The House is currently reviewing a similar measure. In the last legislative session, both the Pennsylvania House and Senate approved similar bills, but could not resolve the difference between the bills. Media Resources: Insurance Journal 4/14/2013; ABC 4/10/2013; CBS 4/10/2013 Health Insurance Claim Form from [...]

PA Senate Committee Votes to Remove Abortion Coverage

A bill that would remove abortion coverage from Pennsylvania’s new federal health care program passed in a state Senate committee last Tuesday. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee passed the bill on a vote of eight to five. “Under the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, states have the authority to prohibit certain abortion […]

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Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, warned members of Union of Orthodox Ukrainian Women that feminism is “very dangerous” and could threaten the stability of Russia. According to new agencies, Patriarch Kirill told the meeting, “I consider this phenomenon called feminism very dangerous, because feminist organizations proclaim the pseudo-freedom of women, which, in the first place, must appear outside of marriage and outside of the family.” “Man has his gaze turned outward – he must work, make money – and woman must be focused inwards, where her children are, where her home is,” he continued. “If this incredibly important function of women is destroyed then everything will be destroyed – the family and, if you wish, the motherland.” He continued, “It’s not for nothing that we call Russia the motherland.” Patriarch Kirill has become a close ally of Vladimir Putin. The connection between Putin and the Church was challenged by the feminist punk band Pussy Riot in their iconic performance that garnered international attention. Three members of Pussy Riot were arrested and found guilty of “hooliganism” for the performance. Though one member was freed on appeal, the remaining two must serve a two year sentence in prison. Earlier this year, one [...]

Russian Orthodox Leader Warns of the Danger of Feminism

Patriarch Kirill, the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, warned members of Union of Orthodox Ukrainian Women that feminism is “very dangerous” and could threaten the stability of Russia. According to new agencies, Patriarch Kirill told the meeting, “I consider this phenomenon called feminism very dangerous, because feminist organizations proclaim the pseudo-freedom of women, which, in […]

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