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Where My Ladies At? Part 3

justice_scalesRead Parts 1 and 2.

So, we all know what didn’t happen after Hobby Lobby. Despite some initial outcry and a few dark predictions about the fate of women’s rights, advocacy groups never coalesced around a single, coordinated response to what was clearly an epically bad and far-reaching decision. [Read more…]

Where My Ladies At? Part 2

Washington DC, April 25, 2004.

Washington, D.C., April 25, 2004

Read Part 1 here.

What went wrong? Why were the major feminist movement organizations either unprepared, or simply unwilling, to organize a public show of force in the wake of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby? A generation ago such a terrible, far-reaching SCOTUS decision would have triggered outraged protests. Just ten years ago, with the March for Women’s Lives, movement groups showed they still had some organizing spark left in them, but the inaction at the mass level since then has made that event seem like a one-off, or more likely the last gasp of a declining segment of the movement.  [Read more…]