Monthly Archives: August 2006

For Beauprez, abortion is a “black and white” issue

TweetColorado Congressman and gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez is getting in trouble for spouting off about black women and abortion without actually researching the issue. On Colorado Public Radio on Monday morning (audio here), he said, “in some of our ethnic communities we’re seeing very, very high percentages of babies, children, pregnancies end in abortion… I’ve [...]
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Illegal abortions kill Kenyan girls.

TweetYes that’s right. Abortion is illegal in Kenya and as a result thousands of girls and women die every year from back alley abortions. Now I don’t know much about the government of Kenya, but I do know that part of Bush’s foreign policy in Africa (in general, recognizing the Western bullshit of discussing Africa [...]
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Women, Islam and Syria.

TweetI had wanted to write about this, but Jill at Feministe beat me to it. The New York Times discusses the revival of Islamic teachings in the secular state of Syria predominantly led by women. Naturally, this is a complicated issue between the growth of religious conservatism and clear empowerment of women through learning, reading [...]
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Somaliland women challenge Muslim roles.

TweetWomen in the de facto soveriegn republic of Somaliland are challenging their expected role as subservient. Hargeisa’s marketplace is teeming with female workers, challenging assumptions about the subservient place of women in Islam. “Of course women are working, they are strong, they do not have the luxury of being anything but strong,” said Edna Adan [...]
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I heart feminist graffiti

Tweet So I’ve recently become obsessed with finding feminist-related graffiti on Flickr. I love it. It makes me happy. So if anyone has anything they want to share (pics, sites, whatever), pretty please send it my way. H/t to dpwolf for the above pic. Tweet
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