Mary Geyer

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How a Victorian Astronomer Fought the Gender Pay Gap, and Won

That time a brilliant female scientist called bullshit on 'lady privileges.'<p>On this day in 1818, astronomer and women's rights pioneer Maria Mitchell was born in Nantucket, Massachusetts. She spent the next seven decades establishing herself as a forward-thinking paragon of intelligence and …

Gender

Scott Walker’s office ‘obstructed’ probe of missing veterans funds, investigators allege

Lukas Keapproth / Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism<p>Investigators in the closed John Doe probe argued in a federal court brief that Scott …

Scott Walker is a pastier Donald Trump: The Wisconsin governor’s ethno-nationalism is just as egregious

A conservative pundit blames Trump for racism in the GOP. But is governor union-buster also “the Donald’s” fault?<p>A few days ago, the Daily Beast published an article by self-styled Reasonable Conservative Matt K. Lewis on “cuckservative,” a relatively new term of abuse that has recently set off …

Mike Huckabee,US elections 2016,Republicans,US politics,Abortion,Planned Parenthood,US healthcare,US news,World news,Iowa<p>Republican: ‘I will not pretend there’s nothing we can do to stop this’<br>• Asked if he will use national guard or FBI, replies: ‘We’ll see’<p>If Mike Huckabee becomes president, he will …

National Guard

Cabbage White butterfly holds secret to better solar panels

The Cabbage White butterfly holds its wings at 17 degrees, which is the also best angle to solar panels, scientists have discovered<p>The Cabbage White butterfly may irritate gardeners with its unrelenting taste for brassicas but it may hold the key to making solar panels more efficient.<p>A team of …

Solar Panels

Abortion supporters get help from courts in video fight

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Abortion rights advocates locked in a public relations battle with abortion opponents over videos of Planned Parenthood leaders …

The Asterisk to the Constitution: *Rights Exist Only for Those Who Can Enforce Them

Source: The New York Post<p>There's an old question: If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Today's Constitutional analog: Do rights exist if you can't enforce them?<p>Civil rights advocacy organizations have long conducted "know your rights" trainings …

23 states make it harder for a wife to accuse husband of rape

On Monday, a top adviser to Donald Trump told the Daily Beast, "there's very clear case law" that a man cannot rape his wife.<p>Of course, that isn't remotely true. Spousal rape is illegal in the United States.<p>"It's absolutely shocking to hear an attorney say something like that in this day and age," …

Michael Cohen

Sandra Bland, Citizen

Sandra Bland's "mistake" was to act like a first-class citizen of a free country. She was punished for that by the side of the road in Texas, and now she is dead.<p>When she was pulled over in Prairie View she didn't make nice, act surprised and apologetic, or flirt. She didn't pretend she was happy …

‘Maternity paranoia’: Women face discrimination when returning to work after having a baby, report says

<i>A new report proves there’s a very real reason why women have ’maternity paranoia’, says Tanith Carey</i><p>Almost every woman who has been on maternity …

Karl Rove-linked groups haul in $12 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> The quartet of powerful outside groups allied with Republican strategist Karl Rove raised $12 million during the first half of 2015, a spokesman confirmed to CNN.<p>Rove's Crossroads network -- which includes two super PACs and two political nonprofit group -- has been one of the biggest …

Paul to try to block Planned Parenthood funding during rare Sunday voting session

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, said Sunday that he’ll try this afternoon on Capitol Hill to force a vote to block federal funding for Planned Parenthood, following the release of videos showing group officials discussing how they provide aborted fetal organs for …

Iran's nuclear programme,Iran,Nuclear weapons,Mike Huckabee,Israel,US news,US elections 2016,Obama administration,US foreign policy,US national security,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Holocaust,US politics,Republicans,Democrats<p>Republican presidential hopeful joins chorus of hostility to …

Iran Nuclear Deal

Planned Parenthood chief slams 'sensationalized videos'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Planned Parenthood's president on Sunday lambasted "militant anti-abortion activists" who have released secretly-recorded videos of the organization's officials discussing the alleged sale of fetal tissue.<p>Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, said he plans to push for legislation that would …

• ‘Just because something is part of your past doesn’t make it right’, Obama says<br>• Rousing address in Nairobi also offers insight into his African heritage<p>Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to Kenya on Sunday with a strong condemnation of female genital mutilation and other “bad traditions” that treat …

Africa

Bernie Sanders is in with the enemy, some old allies say

BURLINGTON, Vt. — It was one of the first political events Bernie Sanders ever went to in Vermont: a 1971 discussion by a small group of left-wingers, the Liberty Union Party.<p>These people were not winners, in the electoral sense. The closest they had come to winning a statewide race, at that point, …

'It sucks': The Republican criticism of their own debate process is starting to heat up

But six other candidates will be shut out — including, possibly, a former US senator who won 11 states in the 2012 Republican primary, a Republican senator with 20 years of congressional experience, and the governor of the state where the debate is being held.<p>That's because Fox News and CNN, which …

15 Weird Risk Factors for Kidney Stones

Anyone who’s ever passed a kidney stone before has probably wondered how something so small (usually, anyway!) can cause so much pain. Unfair, we …

Factory farming is killing the planet: Why the meat industry’s future needs to look more like its past

Sonia Faruqi visited 60 farms in eight countries. Here’s what she learned<p>What happens when you go from never thinking about where your meat comes from to visiting 60 farms across three continents?<p>One thing's for sure: your food will never again look the same.<p>That was the case for Sonia Faruqi, …

Why I'm sick of people asking about my virginity

Female authors who dare to have female protagonists in their novels are always accused of secretly writing about themselves. Author Radhika Sanghani begs to differ<p>I used to think that having a novel published would be the best thing that could ever happen to me; that every time I’d pick up a book …

Feminism

Sandra Bland death findings to be reviewed in second autopsy

Sandra Bland’s autopsy report was released in full on Friday, which will allow the second autopsy conducted at her family’s request to move closer to completion.<p>Cannon Lambert, the family’s attorney, told the Guardian that an independent autopsy was conducted last Saturday morning but has not yet …

Autopsy

Social media speculates whether Bland is dead in mugshot

Mystery deepens around the case of Sandra Bland, the Illinois woman who headed south to Texas to start a new job and who was found dead in a jail cell earlier this month.<p>Bland's police mugshot is circulating on social media, and debate has erupted over whether Bland might actually be dead in the …

Graphic: Your rights during police encounters

Following conversations about the nature of a confrontation between a Texas state officer and motorist Sandra Bland, questions have yet again been raised about individual rights when engaging with law enforcement.<p><b>A:</b> If you disobey a police officer's order to leave, you may be arrested. But is the …

India Blocks Abortion For Raped Child

A judge denied an abortion for a 14-year-old whose family says she was sedated and raped by her doctor.<p>An Indian court has denied an abortion to a …

McConnell Voted In 1993 To Legalize Fetal Tissue Donations After Abortion

Now he's trying to defund Planned Parenthood over the practice.<p>WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked a bill to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday because of an undercover video of a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing the donation of fetal tissue after …

Texas Trooper Had No Right to Ask Sandra Bland to Put Out Her Cigarette

Asking a woman sitting in her vehicle to put out her cigarette during a traffic stop is not a reasonable request for a law enforcement officer to …

Navigating Food Policy

Food