What We Missed

The Virginia Senate passed its mandatory ultrasound bill today. A Democratic Senator tried to amend it so that the Virginia women who are subjected to a mandatory medically unnecessary medical procedure aren’t also required to cover the cost of that procedure. Republicans said, “No thanks.”

The Alabama State Senator who proposed a mandatory transvaginal ultrasound bill has changed it so that a woman would be able to choose between a medically unnecessary transvaginal sonogram and a medically unnecessary abdominal sonogram. Damn, it feels good to have choice, doesn’t it ladies?

Personhood politics: America’s worst export.

Feeling upbeat and chirpy today? I doubt it, if you clicked on any of the above links, but if you are, these figures on women’s bylines in prestigious magazines in 2011 should take care of that.

Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire has apologized for taking so long to come around on marriage equality.


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  1. Posted February 28, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Great………now Virginian women have to pay for crap they didn’t choose?

  2. Posted February 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Permalink

    There really never is any good news is there? It’s frustrating to be a young feminist in college with nothing to keep your spirits up

  3. Posted February 29, 2012 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    … I don’t know what to say. Right now I’m just so incredibly glad to not live in the US, but at the same time sorry for it, as I would be so incredibly active in fighting this misogynistic state mandated rape crap! ARGH! *ragemode*

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