What We Missed

The impact of abortion law fights on family planning clinics.

Latino workers in Rochester are suing after supervisors forbid them from speaking Spanish at work.

Cory Silverberg on National Masturbation Month, gender and the medical establishment.

A new anti-choice website has been created, and it targets the Girl Scouts for their supposed pro-choice policies.

Update: Today is also the International Day against Homophobia & Transphobia (clever acronym: IDAHO).

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  • http://feministing.com/members/elenabear/ Helen

    Unfortunately, it’s kicking off over here. Two MPs, one the Justice Secretary and another (shall we say a British protege of P*lin) are stirring it up with inaccurate, and downright dangerous statements about rape and child abuse.

    Firstly, Nadine Dorries on ‘saying “no” ‘: http://www.womensviewsonnews.org/wvon/2011/05/british-mp-urges-girls-to-just-say-no-to-sexual-abuse/ (From ‘Women’s Views on News’)

    (She’s also trying to gather support for her ‘Sexual Education (Required Content)’ 1o-Minute Bill, to introduce abstinence education in schools, also claiming that pro-choice organisations have to much influence on the curriculum).

    Then this morning, Kenneth Clarke, Justice Secretary, came out and said there were ‘lesser forms’ of rape. Clarke, charged with having to reform the prison system and cut down numbers suggested that alleged rapists who pleaded guilty should receive less harsh sentences.

    ‘Sack Ken Clarke over rape comments – Miliband': ‘http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13436429

  • http://feministing.com/members/azure156/ Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz

    Huh, just performed Scwitter’s “Ursonate” in Rochester a few weeks ago — nice to know they’ll let a Latina rant for 45 minutes in nonsensical Germanic syllables, but not speak the language native to their culture? I do hope these people win their suit against the city.