Thursday BARB Up April 6, 2017

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I’m about to embark on a week of college tours. It’s exciting for me. I didn’t have the infrastructure available to me when I was in high school that The Teenager has: informed guidance counselors, an organized parent-teachers association, perspective college workshops. Her whole body of peers are focussed on where-they’re-going, as is she. The high school she is in is so competitive, on a national scale as well; they want their students to graduate and go to “good” schools. On my first Welcome-To-The-School Parent meeting, we were told that the most important date we needed to have in mind was their graduation date. I do not recall my parents being advised anything related to the future after high school, other than the goal of a MRS. degree. So going on school tours? Seeing campus life? This is all very exciting for me. And I’m so happy my Teenager is in a school, for all its faults, that can provide the guidance she needs. And that I can be along for the ride.

Shonda Rhimes: “The fact is that women’s health is under fire right now. And so to me, it feels like it’s important to help fight back.”

Dutch men! Showing the world how to stand up (and hold hands) for their brethren when a gay couple is attacked.

Cecile Richards: “I feel like anyone who works in this White House is responsible for addressing why women are in the crosshairs of basically every single policy that we’ve seen out of this administration.”

Minnesota House Minority Leader Melissa Hortman: “Representative Dettmer, I’m glad you asked me to yield. I have no intention of apologizing. I am so tired of watching Rep. Susan Allen give an amazing speech, Rep. Peggy Flanagan give an amazing speech, watching Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn give an amazing speech, Rep. Rena Moran give the most heartfelt, incredible speech I’ve heard on this House floor, as long as I can remember, watching Rep. Ilhan Omar give an amazing speech … and looking around, to see, where are my colleagues? And I went in the retiring room, and I saw where a bunch of my colleagues were. And I’m really tired of watching women of color, in particular, being ignored. So, I’m not sorry.”

Fighting for minimum wage, women of color at the forefront!!!

When Gloria Steinem and Chelsea Handler speak, we listen.

I really feel for the women who were involved in this nightmare of Bill O’Reilly. What a fucking pig.

Women and girls on a global level are also impacted by the misogyny of the American administration.

Why orgasms are important.

And now have a laugh with Nicole Byer.

 

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