Monthly Archives: January 2008

Hurricane Poontang

TweetSome midday feminist humor… Maragret Cho explains why Bush was really afraid to grant women broader access to emergency contraception. Tweet
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Hey, Midwesterners! Register for Stop Traffic today

TweetWe’ve posted before on fundraising events for the Stop Traffic conference, to be held in late March in Columbia, Missouri. Well, last day to register for the conference is tomorrow! (More info on the conference below the fold.) Also in March, Jessica and I will be speaking at the University of Missouri-Columbia about blogging feminism! [...]
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Violence escalates in Kenya, and women demand peacemaking role

TweetWe’ve been remiss in not posting on the situation in Kenya. Violence related to national elections has already killed more than 800 people. And the violence is spreading. As is the case in many conflict situations, sexual assault is prevalent: It is now recognised that women and children are bearing the brunt of the raging [...]
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When sexist stereotypes collide

TweetWhat do you get when you combine the “lazily sensual harem woman reclining on a couch” stereotype with the “cowed housewife bullied by her religion and the men in her life” stereotype? Veil fetish art. Zeynab at Muslimah Media Watch breaks it all down. And in a follow-up post, Zeynab writes about the art of [...]
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Everyday Heroes for reproductive justice

TweetYesterday I was at NARAL Pro-Choice America‘s luncheon celebrating the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. It was really great: Sarah Weddington – the lawyer who won Roe (!) – spoke, as did Nancy Keenan and Dana Delany. But what really stuck out for me was this amazing video NARAL played at the event, Everyday [...]
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