Weekly Feminist Reader

NPR had a segment on the new Amnesty campaign to end violence against Native women. One of the shelters they featured, Pretty Bird Woman House, is holding a fundraising campaign. Click here to donate.
Caryl Rivers on how the news media scare women.
A man is arrested in the attempted Austin Women’s Health Center bombing.
A new bill would make sure EC is available to women on military bases, who currently have to drive off-base to get the pill.
The debate over Kabul Beauty School.
One of the men who used the services of the “D.C. Madam” is… one of Bush’s abstinence appointees. Yep, the guy that Bush hired to push abstinence-only programs abroad was, uh, engaging in extramarital sex here at home.
Who really benefits economically from marriage?
Shocking headline: “Condom Information in Abstinence Programs Called Inaccurate.”
Ellen Bravo talks to Maria Hinojosa on PBS’s Now.
How Russell Simmons missed the point.
Somebody needs to fill Pat Robertson in on what Women on Waves actually does…
Riverbend (of the Baghdad Burning blog) is leaving Iraq.
Remembering a vocally pro-choice woman who led the Republican party in the late ’70s. (Kind of like the anti-Schlafly?)
The New England Journal of Medicine says “both health care providers and patients should be alarmed” by the recent Supreme Court decision on abortion. And Cynthia Gorney explores what this will mean for doctors.
…and in the wake of the ruling, the Supreme Court returns a handful of related cases to the states.
A sports columnist announces his upcoming surgery to make his body match his brain, which he says is “wired female.”

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