What We Missed

Stephen Colbert hearts Planned Parenthood and I heart Stephen Colbert.

Yesterday, the mayor of DC was arrested, along with dozens of other people, for protesting the cuts to the District’s abortion funding.

Today would have been the 36th birthday of Ali Forney, namesake of New York City’s largest shelter for homeless LGBT youth.

You know how in American culture, if you’re a talented pro athlete, you have a better chance of getting away with violence against women? That’s the case in New Zealand and Australia too.

In Indonesia, ignorance is deadly for the most HIV-vulnerable.

Rabbis are expressing concern about a rise in the prevalence of eating disorders among Jewish Orthodox women.

Our own Goddess Jaz on Ashley Judd and misogyny in hip hop.

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  1. Posted April 12, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    “if you’re a talented pro athlete, you have a better chance of getting away with violence against women”

    Do we know this to be the case? It seems like it might be a perception, resulting from lots of media coverage of athletes, but are they really more likely to get away with violence against women? It seems like the bigger problem is that lots of people, most of them men, are getting away with violence against women.

  2. Posted April 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Orthodox Jewish women suffering eating disorders? Wish the best of luck to the religious community, eating disorders are one beast that women will suffer for beauty. My Aunt listens to Catholic radio and there was a young woman recovering from an eating disorder asking about Lenten sacrifices, she was told not to give up something but to instead ADD something to her life. That was the most enlightened thing I ever heard, and that’s nothing to sneeze at. Also I wonder if stunting one’s senusality and autonomy is a surefire way to cause eating disorders. Call me crazy but I think that the pressure to be perfect good girls that don’t get lusty or angsty is a way to form a disorder in young women

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