US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who launched her bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination this week, addressed the women’s march in Des Moines, Iowa.
She told the crowd that the 2017 march was one of the most influential political moments in her life.
“Now is the time to get off the sidelines. Our democracy only works when people like you stand up and demand it,” Gillibrand said. Continue reading Washington, D.C. – Women from across America and abroad stage anti-Trump protest for third year
On Tuesday, a new report from Amnesty International put some numbers behind those kinds of incidents, and the numbers are not good.
According to the study, which analyzed hundreds of thousands of tweets sent in 2017, female journalists and politicians were subjected to some kind of harassment or abuse on the social network roughly every 30 seconds, and women of color experienced significantly higher levels of abuse: they were 84 percent more likely to be mentioned in abusive or harassing tweets. (The full results, part of Amnesty’s Troll Patrol project, are available here.)
Continue reading Every 30 seconds, a female journalist or politician is harassed on Twitter
|AIWA! NO!|My daughter Xiomara spent the first five months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit. She was born with a number of medical conditions affecting her airway, lungs, heart, and kidneys — luckily, due to her medical care, she is thriving today.
When I look back on those 169 days I spent at her hospital bedside, I am overwhelmed with gratitude all over again. Because of the Affordable Care Act, I was able to focus on her care instead of worrying about how to afford our bills or filing for bankruptcy. Continue reading US MIDTERM ELECTIONS – I took my 3-year-old to Congress to fight for health care. I feel like we won the midterms.
|AIWA! NO!|The Vatican on Tuesday said workers have discovered human bones at one of its properties and the police are investigating the matter, reported AFP.
“During restoration works in a space annexed to the Apostolic Nunciature of Italy… fragments of human bone were found,” the Vatican said in a statement referring to the diplomatic office of the Holy See in Rome. Continue reading ITALY, ROME: Human Remains Uncovered At Vatican Diplomatic Office