“My vote isn’t about candidates”

Go read Angry Black Bitch’s thoughts on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. A taste:

Members of my family…men and oh yes, women…earned the protected vote in 1965. And I wish my Grandmère was alive today to cast her vote for whoever she damn well would want to. My vote isn’t about candidates…I’ve been in this game too long to fall in love with politicians or be romanced by campaigns.
No, my vote is all about me and mine.

Now go read the rest.

Go read Angry Black Bitch’s thoughts on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. A taste:

Members of my family…men and oh yes, women…earned the protected vote in 1965. And I ...

Abortion rights upheld in Mexico City

Mexico’s high court voted to uphold legalized abortion in Mexico City!
And yeah, it appear the Mexican court has its own version of Scalia:

Magistrate Mariano Azuela, who was one of two justices to speak against the law, declared that life begins at conception. “I feel that a woman in some way has to live with the phenomenon of becoming pregnant,” he reportedly said. “When she does not want to keep the product of the pregnancy, she still has to suffer the effects during the whole period.”

A pretty succinct summary of the view that women who dare to have sex should be “punished” with pregnancy.
Anyway, awesome news!

Mexico’s high court voted to uphold legalized abortion in Mexico City!
And yeah, it appear the Mexican court has its own version of Scalia:

Magistrate Mariano Azuela, who was one of two justices to speak against ...

Resistance art by young women


From the NYTimes City Room:

Paratroopers are drifting down to earth — well, down the side of a Brooklyn apartment building — and slowly being helped back on their feet. This scene has finally come into full view in Sunset Park, where a group of young women this summer painted a mural that was their response to military recruiters in their schools and neighborhoods.

The mural project was sponsored by the Groundswell Community Mural Project.
Badass.
Thanks to Veronica for the link.


From the NYTimes City Room:

Paratroopers are drifting down to earth — well, down the side of a Brooklyn apartment building — and slowly being helped back on their feet. This scene has finally come into ...

Not Oprah’s Book Club: The Journalist and the Murderer

I had been meaning to read this journalistic classic by Janet Malcolm for years, after having read an excerpt of it in grad school, but, you know, life happens. I finally picked it up and devoured it on a plane a few days ago on my way home to visit my parents.
Essentially, Janet Malcolm revisits the case against Joe McGinniss, a journalist who was sued after publishing a book about convicted murderer Jeffrey MacDonald. MacDonald felt that McGinniss had deliberately lured him into thinking that they were friends, that he believed in his innocence, and then written a scathing indictment. McGinniss denied intentional subterfuge and, also, argued that it is the writer’s practice to coax the subject ...

I had been meaning to read this journalistic classic by Janet Malcolm for years, after having read an excerpt of it in grad school, but, you know, life happens. I finally picked it up and ...

Quick Hit: Sad attempts to make abstinence trendy

Our gal Vanessa has a piece up at AlterNet today on a topic that won’t be a surprise to regular Feministing readers: how the Christian right is trying to make abstinence cool.

Study after study has shown that those schooled in abstinence rhetoric are just as sexually active as those who aren’t, leaving the right wing with virtually no credibility on the subject. Now, conservatives have to be a little savvier if they want to lie about condoms’ effectiveness against sexually transmitted infections, make bogus claims about a link between abortion and breast cancer, or manipulate teens into thinking that premarital sex is damaging to one’s self-worth. That’s why conservative ideologues have taken abstinence-only discourse outside of the ...

Our gal Vanessa has a piece up at AlterNet today on a topic that won’t be a surprise to regular Feministing readers: how the Christian right is trying to make abstinence cool.

Study after study ...

Dating advice from assholes: “Stop treating women well”

Today the Washington Post covers a new book with the earth-shattering thesis that, if women want to “keep a man” they should start scrubbing floors in lingerie, learning to cook steaks to order, and giving blowjobs in between.

Is that cover condescending or what? And that’s not even getting into the content of the book…

Moore’s slim treatise purports to explain how women should go about sex, relationships and marriage — according to men. Here is his mission as a self-described reeducator: “I want to express my anger and frustration as a man with the women I feel are miseducated, misinformed, and ill-prepared about their responsibilities in getting and maintaining a relationship with a man of quality,” he writes ...

Today the Washington Post covers a new book with the earth-shattering thesis that, if women want to “keep a man” they should start scrubbing floors in lingerie, learning to cook steaks to order, and giving blowjobs ...

Miss the first episode of The Cho Show? Watch it here!

We here at Feministing heart Margaret Cho, so we couldn’t have been happier to find out she was getting her own show on VH1. If you missed the first episode, you can watch it right here!

Rest of episode after the jump….

We here at Feministing heart Margaret Cho, so we couldn’t have been happier to find out she was getting her own show on VH1. If you missed the first episode, you can watch it right ...

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