What We Missed

The 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 have to go on trial with him.

Our girl Samhita on why feminists have better sex and other topics related to her new book, Outdated.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has changed their policy in regards to medical treatment for transgender people. “In summary, inmates in the custody of the Bureau with a possible diagnosis of GID will receive a current individualized assessment and evaluation.  Treatment options will not be precluded solely due to level of services received, or lack of services, prior to incarceration.”

Amazing article by my friend and fellow activist Vincent Paolo Villano about the intersection of the fight for immigrant rights and trans rights.

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3 Comments

  1. Posted September 30, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

    It is at once heartening and disturbing to know that there are so many people with stories similar to (and much worse than) my own.

    • Posted October 2, 2011 at 10:31 am | Permalink

      I agree. It’s fantastic to see so many people protesting, and for such a worthy cause — but when you think about it, it’s also very sad. Not only that this is such an intense issue, but also that other avenues of response have failed. Still, I hope for a safe, effective protest, and wish I could be there!

  2. Posted October 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    I love the ideas that Samhita expresses in this interview, but I have to admit that this and the more recent article on the book that’s been linked to come off as a little heteronormative. I realize that dating is a completely different endeavor for straight women than for gay women; all I really wanted was for that to be acknowledged. Just substituting “straight women” for”women” a few times would have made the interview feel far less alienating.

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