Monthly Archives: October 2011

What we missed

TweetThree of my favorite feminists talk about the “unwed black woman” meme. An excerpt from Joan Morgan, This whole industry is approached from the idea that there’s something wrong with black women and that we need to be fixed. And even more offensively, “I can provide you the solution for that.” Is Steve Harvey really [...]
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How Mississippi’s personhood measure will hurt pregnant women

TweetLast week Maya wrote about an absurd and dangerous personhood measure that is poised to pass in Mississippi. On November 8th, Mississippi will vote on a constitutional amendment that would define a fertilized egg as a person, effectively banning abortion and causing a whole host of threats to the health and rights of Mississippi citizens. [...]
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It is the last day to tell HHS not to ban insurance coverage for abortion

TweetFrom Planned Parenthood Action Fund: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is on the verge of issuing new rules that will determine whether millions of women are able to purchase private health insurance that includes abortion care. Our opponents want to ban insurance coverage for abortion for every woman in America and make [...]
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Happy Birthday to the 7 billionth person!

TweetHave you heard? The world population hits 7 billion today! Conflicting reports put the 7 billionth baby as having been born in a few different places (The Philippines! India! China!) but it matters little to me: for the most part the milestone is symbolic. So .. what of it? Behind all the rhetoric and symbolism, [...]
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Feminist bloggers featured in New York Magazine

TweetThe very awesome Emily Nussbaum has an article in this week’s New York Magazine featuring feminist bloggers. The article is running in conjunction with a feature about the 40 year anniversary of Ms. Magazine and gives a brief history of the rise, importance, paradox and evolution of blogging. Similar to the conversations surrounding Ms. Magazine, blog [...]
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