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To help us moderate comments across the site, we’re looking to bring someone on to the Feministing team to focus on comments and community moderation. With the awesome growth of the community blog and traffic to the ...

New bill requires Baltimore CPCs to post signage about lack of abortion information

File this one under the WIN category. The Baltimore City Council passed a law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to post signs in their waiting rooms.

It requires all pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion information to post signs in English and Spanish to that effect.
If the mayor signs the legislation, they’d be required to put up a sign in the waiting room making it clear they don’t offer the service.

Catholic groups and folks from these centers tried to claim being forced to put up these signs was harassment, but the City Council felt differently.

“It’s a simple sign that you can make on your computer and printer in five minutes. It doesn’t say anything other than what is ...

File this one under the WIN category. The Baltimore City Council passed a law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to post signs in their waiting rooms.

It requires all pregnancy centers that do not offer abortion information to ...

Second time’s a charm for Bitch Magazine

Back in August I wrote about Bitch Magazine’s new redesign and that I wasn’t a big fan of the new pink spot color.
Andi Zeisler, the Editor of Bitch explained in her response to my post that they were planning on rotating colors each issue.
Well the new one just arrived in my mailbox and I have to say–much better!
This edition’s spot color is green, which happens to be my favorite color, but is overall a much easier read. In the Letters section of the new edition they mentioned the backlash to the pink redesign and even mentioned my blog post (thanks for the shout out!).
Check out their content or subscribe to the magazine at t

Back in August I wrote about Bitch Magazine’s new redesign and that I wasn’t a big fan of the new pink spot color.
Andi Zeisler, the Editor of Bitch explained in her response to my ...

Abstinence-only rap: “Gimme the Christian side hug”

Christian Side Hug from The Fathers House on Vimeo.

A very rough estimate of the first few lines of the rap (not easy to transcribe/understand with all those sirens and shotguns in the background):

Gimme that christian side hug, that Christian Side hug. Gimme that Christian Side hug, that Christian side hug. I’m a rough rider teamed up with Christ. Gimme that Christian Side hug, that Christian side hug.
These are the E-G rules, so pay attention cause this is essential. This ain’t no front hug zone. Stop and listen. No front hugs and no kissin.

There is so much to say on this one. First of all, appropriation much?
Secondly, as Jill at Feministe asked, do you think ...

Christian Side Hug from The Fathers House on Vimeo.

A very rough estimate of the first few lines of the rap (not easy to transcribe/understand with all those sirens and shotguns in the background):

Gimme that ...

U.S. Sailor acquitted on rape charges despite admitting to “lockdown maneuver”

A U.S. Navy servicemember was acquitted on charges of raping a sex worker although he admitted he used a “lockdown maneuver” to pin her to the bed when she wanted to stop. Via AP:

The woman told the court she had protected, consensual sex with Davis at the brothel where she worked, but said he became aggressive when she told him his time was up and forced her to have unprotected sex. The jury was shown police photographs of scratches on the woman.
Davis denied forcing the woman to have sex, but admitted in court that he used a “lock down maneuver” to pin her to the bed when she said she wanted to stop. He told the court he ...

A U.S. Navy servicemember was acquitted on charges of raping a sex worker although he admitted he used a “lockdown maneuver” to pin her to the bed when she wanted to stop. Via AP:

The woman told ...

“Love defeats hate” Miriam Mercado’s words about the death of her child

I’m in awe of her strength and compassion at such a difficult time for her family and such a horrific act of violence. Miriam’s child, Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, was brutally murdered last week.
Via Out for Justice
Video taken by Pedro Julio Serrano and translated into English by Andrés Duque of Blabbeando.

I’m in awe of her strength and compassion at such a difficult time for her family and such a horrific act of violence. Miriam’s child, Jorge Steven Lopez Mercado, was brutally murdered last week.
Via

What We Missed

Pam Spaulding: How many fundie parents passed out when Adam Lambert did this on the American Music Awards? See video above at 1:13. Awesome.
Popular “chick flicks” that secretly hate women.
A new poll shows that most women are likely to ignore the new mammogram guidelines.
A group of women ski jumpers lost their lawsuit by British Columbia’s highest court ruling, stating that Vancouver Olympic organizers didn’t violate their rights by not allowing them to play because the International Olympic Committee is the power behind it. Sign the petition.

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