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helpusdecide tweets: No its's not! (along with their twitter picture, which is an ultrasound picture of a fetus)

The folks at Birthornot.com respond via twitter to Jaz’s argument that they’re an anti-choice stunt. Their response: No its’s not! Compelling.

The TSA responds similarly to the argument that the new body scan or pat down policies are invasive.

Our girl Lori asks whether Nicki Minaj cure hip hop’s misogyny? Over at The Grio.

Chloe and I helped a group of NYC high school students start a blog for their feminism class taught by Feminist Teacher. It’s since gotten a lot of attention! Check it out at F to the Third Power.

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6 Comments

  1. Posted November 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    If they decide to have the child – or if the whole thing was a scam from the beginning, and they were always planning to have the child – I’m sure he or she will really appreciate whatever inexplicable and hazy message this couple was trying to communicate by using their future child as a pawn. I can already imagine those therapy bills.

  2. Posted November 23, 2010 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Can we please stop with the whole “can hip-hop’s misogyny be cured” thing?

    It’s obviously a real problem, but misogyny in music isn’t new, and it’s not exclusive to hip-hop, even today. There are plenty of misogynistic country songs, rock songs, pop songs, and maybe even some techno songs (not really my thing, so I don’t have the info to make that an assurance). Music in general has a misogyny problem.

    When only one genre is singled out for its misogyny, or told that it needs to be “cured” of this condition, it positively reeks of racism. Because everyone knows that hip-hop needs to be saved from itself, what with all the black people involved in it. It’s old-school stereotyping rooted in cultural colonialism.

    This isn’t to say that hip-hop doesn’t have a misogyny problem. It does. But when this problem is over-reported compared to other genres and treated differently than the misogyny of other genres one really has to wonder where this excess ire is coming from.

    The simple fact is that this site has a “Hip Hop” tag, but not a “Rock” tag or a “Country” tag. That sure as heck means something.

  3. Posted November 23, 2010 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    are the birthornot folks (or really just the guy, cuz he seems to be the mastermind, and i say that lightly, behind the whole thing) really believe that in a few weeks they will even be able to find a provide that will 1) do that late of an abortion and 2) do an abortion without some medical indication?

  4. Posted November 23, 2010 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    The local alt-weekly here in Minneapolis has dug up more dirt on the Birth-or-Not wackos: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2010/11/john_kalal_mugshot.php. Minnesotans are very embarrassed and want to do our part to expose these idiots.

  5. Posted November 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    Pst, I don’t think that’s really them on twitter.

  6. Posted November 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

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