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Armed Neo-Nazis with Police Escort Crash Detroit Pride

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Videos from the event Saturday showed neo-Nazi protestors with police escort marching through downtown Detroit during the Motor City Pride festivities. NSM members from across the country reportedly traveled to Detroit to take part in this anti-Pride demonstration.

Katelyn Kivel, Grit Post

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http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Pride%20Flag%20Flying%20in%20Sunny%20Blue%20Sky.jpgJune 8, 2019 | June is Pride Month, when queer Americans demonstrate to honor the history, notably the riots at the Stonewall Inn in New York that ignited the modern gay rights movement. In Detroit, a very old threat to the Pride movement reared its head today as the rainbow flag fell under the shadow of a Swastika.

“[The National Socialist Movement] NSM will be armed and counter-protesting the freaks,” wrote Burt Colucci, the self-identified “commander” of the neo-Nazi NSM, on Russian social network VK. “NSM, lets put some boots on the ground!! I don’t really give a damn about op-sec or Antifa in this situation. We go in with Swastikas blazing and if people don’t like it, tough shit…”

Katelyn Kivel <https://gritpost.com/author/katelyn/>, Contributing Editor, Grit Post <https://gritpost.com>

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A Man’s Guide to Abortion

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 / Thousands of abortion opponents march in the 15th annual Walk for Life across downtown San Francisco on January 26, 2019. (AP / Juliet Williams)

  • You don’t have to be a woman to stand up for reproductive rights.
  • Related: Debunking Trump’s - and Others' - Despicable Lies On Abortion

Katha Pollitt, the Nation

 


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May 3, 2019 | As abortion bans spring up in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and elsewhere, it’s a good time to talk about men. Where are they? Polls show that in the United States there is little difference of opinion between men and women on abortion. According to Pew, 60 percent of women and 57 percent of men say abortion should be legal in “all or most cases.” But checking a box on a questionnaire doesn’t tell us much, because polls don’t measure intensity. There is no box for “sure, babe, whatever” or for “Yes! Abortion rights is the hill I would die on.”

In my experience, there’s a big difference in intensity between genders on the pro-choice side. Men are all over the anti-abortion movement—staffing and running organizations, protesting at clinics, harassing patients, and participating in mass protests like 40 Days for Life. I’ve been involved with reproductive rights for decades, and I have never seen more than a sprinkling of men at any conference, meeting, fund-raiser, or volunteer activity on the pro-choice side. With the exception of gatherings of abortion providers, many of whom are men, just about the only time I see our pro-choice brothers representing us is when there’s a really big march. And even then, they’re way under half the crowd.

Katha Pollitt is a columnist for the Nation.

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Debunking Trump’s - and Others' - Despicable Lies On Abortion,  Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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  • Part 1: Debunking Trump’s Despicable Lies On Abortion
  • A neonatal nurse sets the record straight.
  • Part 2: The Anti-Abortion Movie ‘Unplanned’ Is Loaded With Dangerous Lies
  • So HuffPost talked to an OB-GYN to debunk them.

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The Obvious Misogyny of Abortion Rights Opponents

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Opponents of abortion rights are all about misogyny, first, last, and only.

William B. Turner‬, Medium

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May 18, 2019 | Opponents of abortion rights hate women.

They like to claim that prohibiting abortion is good for women. In Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstadt, 579 U.S. __ (2016), the Supreme Court struck down Texas statutes regulating abortion clinics, advertedly, according to the State of Texas, to help ensure the safety of women undergoing the procedure. The Court found that the purported safety regulations imposed an undue burden on women seeking an abortion, to no real medical benefit.

That is, the claim to advance the safety of women getting abortions was pretextual, made up, bullshit, to use a term that judges do not use.

https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/fit/c/60/60/0*5SMjDqJytICRuhxc.jpg / ‪William B. Turner‬: Uppity gay, Buddhist, author, historian

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Debunking Trump’s - and Others' - Despicable Lies On Abortion

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  • Part 1: Debunking Trump’s Despicable Lies On Abortion
  • A neonatal nurse sets the record straight.
  • Part 2: The Anti-Abortion Movie ‘Unplanned’ Is Loaded With Dangerous Lies
  • So HuffPost talked to an OB-GYN to debunk them.

Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Part 1: Debunking Trump’s Despicable Lies On Abortion

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A neonatal nurse sets the record straight.

Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post

04/30/2019 |Listening to President Donald Trump, one might think that some American women are actually carrying babies to term, going through labor and then conspiring with medical professionals to kill their newborns.

That’s infanticide, and as medical professionals have pointed out since Trump made his frightening remarks at a Saturday rally, this is not what real women and real doctors do.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5c1128ec2400002b055871f8.png?ops=112_112 / Melissa Jeltsen is a Senior Reporter at HuffPost, where she covers domestic violence and other issues related to women's health, safety and security.

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Part 2: The Anti-Abortion Movie ‘Unplanned’ Is Loaded With Dangerous Lies

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So HuffPost talked to an OB-GYN to debunk them.

Melissa Jeltsen, Huffington Post

04/17/2019 | “Unplanned,” a new movie in limited release, charts the unusual conversion story of Abby Johnson, a real-life Planned Parenthood clinic director in Bryan, Texas, who became an anti-abortion advocate after a crisis of conscience. The R-rated film, which Vice President Mike Pence plugged on Twitter earlier this month, has grossed $15.7 million since its debut on March 29, more than double its original budget.

The film follows Johnson, played in the movie by Ashley Bratcher, on her journey from Planned Parenthood employee of the year to disillusioned opponent of abortion. Along the way, it perpetuates distortions and potentially dangerous myths about the procedure.

https://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/5c1128ec2400002b055871f8.png?ops=112_112 / Melissa Jeltsen <https://www.huffpost.com/author/melissa-jeltsen?guccounter=1> is a Senior Reporter at HuffPost <https://www.huffpost.com>, where she covers domestic violence and other issues related to women's health, safety and security.

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Turning Boys Into Men

  • Part 1: Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men
  • A young man needs guides, equipment, and maps for his journey.
  • Part 2: Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society … and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships
  • Is it time to stop treating the traditional, rough-and-tumble boy like a dangerous creature who must be toned down to suit feminized society?

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Part 1: Ten Guides for Turning Boys Into Men


A young man needs guides, equipment, and maps for his journey. These books, anddozens ofothers, can serve him as a compass.

Jeff Minick, Intellectual Takeout <http://www.intellectualtakeout.org>

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/field/image/talk_friend_man_conversation_communication-32958.jpgApril 16, 2019 | Many young men are puzzled these days about the meaning of manhood, perplexed by what they hear in a classroom, learn online, or see in their friends. They want to work, to love, to do good in the world, to emulate other men. Unfortunately, maps for these destinations seem in short supply.

Help is at hand. Literally. Put a book in his hand, the right book, and you provide him with a guide.

(Here) are ten books that might help him on his way.

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/styles/medium/public/jeff-minick_0.jpg?itok=OJl2Ms0m / Jeff Minick, an Intellectual Takeout contributor,  is a free-lance writer and teacher living in Front Royal, Virginia.

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Part 2: Boys are Growing Frustrated by Living in a Feminized Society … and That’s Showing Up in Their Friendships

Is it time to stop treating the traditional, rough-and-tumble boy like a dangerous creature who must be toned down to suit feminized society?

Annie Holmquist, Intellectual Takeout

http://www.intellectualtakeout.org/sites/ito/files/field/image/angryboy.jpgMay 21, 2018 | I burst out laughing the other day while reading a friend’s Facebook status. He explained that he and his two grade school sons were watching Anne of Green Gables when they came to the part where Anne and Diana have a conversation while standing on a cliff overlooking the sea. The youngest son suddenly blurted out, “Anne better watch out, Diana might push her off the cliff.”

In amazement, my friend looked at his son and asked if he thought girl friendships were the same as the physical, often rough-and-tumble one which existed between him and his brother. The conversation ended in hysterical laughter as all three of them recognized just how different male interactions are from female ones.

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How Women Get Trapped In The Cycle Of Being Underpaid — And How They Get Equal Pay

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The pay gap has trapped generations of women. But there’s another way.

Monica Torres, Huffington Post

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03/08/2019 | Most people go to work with the promise that their hard work will be fairly rewarded. And for 19 years, that’s what Lilly Ledbetter did.
 



Until the promise of (equal pay) is realized by vigilant policymakers, employersand employees, the pay gap will continue to be an injustice that women will need to reckon with.



At her job with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. in Gadsden, Alabama, she frequently pulled 12-hour shifts and often worked overtime as a supervisor. But in 1998, as she was nearing retirement, she said, she got an anonymous note in her mailbox at work. The scrap of paper had her name and her salary, plus the names and salaries of three men in the same managerial role. She was earning $3,727 per month, while her male peers were paid $4,286 to $5,236 per month.

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