Monthly Archives: September 2011

What We Missed

TweetThe Occupy Wall Street protests continue. This new site, We Are the 99 Percent, shows exactly what impact the actions of the banks on Wall Street has had on ordinary Americans. The clinic employees who worked with the Philadelphia doctor charged with putting women’s lives in danger during extremely late abortion procedures are going to [...]
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NYPD to Brooklyn women: Don’t wear short skirts

TweetOn the eve of the NYC SlutWalk, it’s being reported that an NYPD officer is telling women in the South Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn not to wear short skirts or shorts to avoid being victimized by a serial sexual assaulter who has been attacking women in the neighborhood since March. From the Wall Street [...]
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Social justice as a tool for combating sexual violence

TweetOn Wednesday evening I gave a talk at Kenyon College as part of their annual Take Back the Night Week, about how we can use social justice to combat sexual violence. Via a request on twitter, I thought I’d share some of what I spoke about there. This is the second Take Back the Night [...]
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35 years of Hyde: Why the fight for true abortion access has only just begun

TweetToday marks the 35th anniversary of the passage of the Hyde Amendment. The Hyde Amendment is a piece of legislation that effectively turned access to abortion into a class issue by banning the use of federal funding for abortions. The Hyde Amendment also cemented the marginalization of abortion from the rest of health care, lending [...]
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Ms. Magazine announces essay contest in honor of 40th anniversary

Tweet In honor of Ms. Magazine’s 40th anniversary this coming year (amazing!), the folks at Stanford University are organizing a number of events, including an essay contest. Over the past forty years Ms. magazine has offered feminist reporting and perspectives on topics ranging from Marilyn Monroe to childbirth, from breast cancer to domestic violence. A [...]
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