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Today in Questions I Cannot Believe You Are Actually Asking, “was the sexual revolution good for women?”

Rep. Gwen Moore, defending the Violence Against Women Act, told the entire United States House of Representatives about how she was raped as a girl.

Georgia’s attempt to ban abortion after 20 weeks has failed.

So has Arizona’s attempt to make women get permission from their bosses before they can get birth control coverage!

Are you reading Andrea Grimes’s series “Hitched,” about getting married? You should be.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/bellecloche/ Emily Sanford

    Very glad to see Andrea Grimes’s post about the ever-present materialism associated with getting married. We’re all materialistic to some degree, but weddings and the middle class family model still assert that women ultimately want presents and shopping sprees to be fulfilled. (Men just want sex, of course, and will provide the ladies with pretty things in order to get it.) That even counter-culture brides find it hard to give up the seduction of the wedding registry makes me feel we really need to confront this assertion head-on.

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

      It’s easy to resist wedding registries. It’s hard to resist reception bars!

      Trampolines are $400? Wow. I think there was some old one on the roof, I should look tomorrow when it’s light.