Persist to Resist – 8Apr24

A shadow is cast across the land.. Showdown set in Florida as the state Supreme Court bans abortion at 6 weeks but allows a ballot measure to proceed.  Will it turn Florida purple? Trump stock fails once the veil is off. But he gets gagged more deep throat this time.

Jack Smith lights a fuse on Cannon.. No labels gives up its label.. Cowboy Carter and Women BBall top the ratings, proving women can do anything!  Just wait ’til Roevember!

How did the female body drive 200 million years of human evolution? Why do women live longer than men? Are more likely to get Alzheimer’s? Why do girls score better at every academic subject than boys until puberty, when suddenly their scores plummet? Is sexism useful for evolution? And why, seriously why, do women have to sweat through our sheets every night when we hit menopause?

These questions are producing some truly exciting science – and in Eve, with boundless curiosity and sharp wit, Cat Bohannon explains the specific science behind the development of the female sex: “We need a kind of user’s manual for the female mammal. A no-nonsense, hard-hitting, seriously researched (but readable) account of what we are. How female bodies evolved, how they work, what it really means to biologically be a woman. Something that would rewrite the story of womanhood. This book is that story.

We have to put the female body in the picture. If we don’t, it’s not just feminism that’s compromised. Modern medicine, neurobiology, paleoanthropology, even evolutionary biology all take a hit when we ignore the fact that half of us have breasts. So it’s time we talk about breasts. Breasts, and blood, and fat, and vaginas, and wombs—all of it. How they came to be and how we live with them now, no matter how weird or hilarious the truth is.”

Eve is not only a sweeping revision of human history, it’s an urgent and necessary corrective for a world that has focused primarily on the male body for far too long. Picking up where Sapiens left off, Eve will completely change what you think you know about evolution and why Homo sapiens has become such a successful and dominant species.

Issa Rae is a trailblazing force in entertainment who has become an inspiration for women everywhere. As the creator, star, and co-writer of the critically acclaimed series “Insecure,” Rae shattered barriers by bringing an authentic and nuanced depiction of modern Black womanhood to the forefront of television. Her sharp wit, boldness in tackling taboo subjects, and commitment to telling stories that resonate have made her a powerful voice. Rae epitomizes hustle and perseverance, having turned her wildly popular web series “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” into a game-changing career against all odds. Through her art and entrepreneurship, she champions ownership, vulnerability, and uplifting diverse narratives. Rae’s unapologetic vision proves that when women of color get to call the shots amazing things can happen.

She has her own production company called Hoorae Media. Under this umbrella she manages all her arts and entertainment initiatives, including Raedio, ColorCreative, her Film and Television, Digital and Patreon content.

ColorCreative is a management company dedicated to supporting diverse creators and producing inclusive content. 

Raedio extends a platform across media through its music label, publishing, music supervision, music library, podcasts, digital content, and events divisions.

One thing is for sure, Issa Rae is a talent for this generation who will continue to create and inspire her many fans and colleagues for years to come.

The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) is a global legal organization that uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as human rights. They litigate cases, document violations, and shape international norms and standards.

The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the power of law to advance reproductive rights as fundamental human rights around the world.

WORK

The Center for Reproductive Rights is the only global legal advocacy organization dedicated to advancing reproductive rights. Learn about their landmark court victories, legal policy and advocacy work, resources and more.

ISSUES

The Center addresses issues that protect and advance women’s reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity as basic human rights. Explore their work on abortion, contraception, maternal health, and more..

REGIONS

Finally, working with local partners, the Center strengthens reproductive health laws and policies outside the United States. Countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean are served by the Center.

Rep. Slotkin is running to represent Michigan in the U.S. Senate to continue her life of service to the country she loves. She seeks to defend and expand Michigan’s middle class, increase manufacturing in America, keep our kids safe, and protect our rights and democracy.

Elissa has dedicated her career to serving the country she loves. She was recruited by the CIA to be a Middle East analyst, and went on three tours in Iraq alongside the U.S. military.

Thus, her time in a combat zone led her to national security roles at the White House, where she worked for Presidents Bush and Obama.

Elissa has spent her time in Congress working on issues that Michiganders care about. For example, lowering prescription drug costs, bringing critical supply chains back to the U.S., creating jobs with dignity, and getting money out of politics. Now, she’s ready to fight for all of Michigan’s working families in the U.S. Senate.

Since there are no incumbents in this race, Slotkin will run against Nasser Beydoun and Hill Harper in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate in Michigan on August 6, 2024.

Kentucky has some of the strictest abortion laws in the nation. Firstly, a trigger law banned nearly all abortions after the overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022, with narrow exceptions only for life-threatening circumstances. Then, the state prohibited mailing abortion pills to patients and now requires counseling and a waiting period before an abortion can be provided.

Earlier this year, Rep. Lindsey Burke of Lexington filed 3 bills to protect abortion and healthcare for women. The North Star Bill, HB 428, would restore abortion access in Kentucky. The Shield Bill, HB 429, formalizes legal protections for those who must travel to other states to get needed care. And finally, HB 430 addresses maternal mortality by including information about postpartum depression and anxiety in the HANDS program.

“Whether it is a fatal fetal anomaly, a non-viable pregnancy, rape or any reason, Kentucky women deserve compassionate and accessible medical care”, Burke said during her announcement.

These bills don’t have a prayer of passing the conservative legislature. Especially, now that Republican Rep. Fleming has introduced a new bill to allow exceptions for rape and incest to the current abortion ban up to 6 weeks. Many women don’t even know they are pregnant until after 6 weeks or longer. Thus, this stop gap just makes it seem like the GOP are “fixing” the current total ban.

Voters need the facts so they can decide which candidate’s plans best match the results they want. B4TW 2024’s mission is simple..

Specifically, they believe a free and fair election requires all potential voters have the facts in hand. Without facts, we can’t make good decisions about our lives, those under our care, and all the things we value. B4TW 2024 is an all-volunteer grassroots team dedicated to this mission.

Thus, they are creating a series of two-sided cards, for the two presidential candidates. The cards present verified facts about how the candidates address issues that concern all Americans. These cards are meant to be left places and passed around.

So they provide the card templates and printing instructions. You only need to provide the card stock, the printing, and some of your time.

Here are the eight single-card topics and the two constitutional amendment cards they will be releasing until mid-October:

Immigration and the Border; Economics; Women’s Rights; Climate Change and Fossil Fuels; Millennials and Gen X; Healthcare; Foreign Policy; Saving our Democracy; Amendment Card One – 13, 14, 15; Amendment Card Two – 19, 24, 26

Grab some cards and get busy in your neighborhood today!

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