The carefully crafted Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA) S.1752, introduced by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would remove the power to decide whether to try sexual assault cases from the military chain of command and put it into the hands of an independent military prosecutor.
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Just as the people protesting outside have a right to their free speech, the people entering the facility have a right to refuse to listen to that speech and not have it pressed upon them.
They assume that women’s groups won’t care if Stand Your Ground endangers African-Americans, as long as women are thrown a bone.
To this day, we remember the blood they spilled, the prison sentences they endured, and the victories they achieved.
On Black Friday, you wait in line. On Cyber Monday, you buy all the things you wanted on Black Friday, but the line was just too long. But the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 2) — Giving Tuesday — is about giving back to the community.
We owe it to our military personnel — here at home and abroad — to provide an environment free from the threat of sexual assault. They need to know that we have their backs. It’s the least we can do for those willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for us.
Without the votes of women, the only people ever to be elected President of the United States would be white, middle aged men.
Here’s how that all adds up: women work hard, meet their responsibilities, follow the rules — and still, too often, can’t save for things like a down payment on a house in a good school district, or their kids’ college education, let alone their own retirement.
But in the real-life disaster that in the Republican Tea Party’s government shutdown, “women and children first” is the order in which victims of the shutdown are selected.
As my husband began the long and tiresome road to recovery, it became clear to me how fortunate I was to have the option and the means to stay home and help my husband convalesce. I knew that millions of women throughout the United States do not have that option, forcing them to choose between earning a paycheck or quitting their jobs to stay home and care for a sick child, spouse, partner or parent.