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Picture of the Day: The President on Rosa Parks’ bus. (via)

Wow: The Vatican is ordering disciplinary action against U.S. nuns for not not being anti-choice and homophobic enough, and committing “radical feminist themes incompatible with the Catholic faith.”

Well that’s that: Lesley Arfin of HBO’s new show Girls is a racist asshole.

The Nebraska legislature is overriding the governor’s veto to extend prenatal care to undocumented women. 

In anticipation of this summer’s 40 year anniversary of Title IX and the upcoming Olympics, On The Issues Magazine has released their  newest issue on women and girls in sports. (And Zerlina’s in it too!)

Amazing to see my friend and feminist bad-ass Joanne Smith of GGE represent on The Daily Show.  

Samhita talks feminist blogging at Gerf Magazine, whose headline is kind of hilarious.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ toongrrl

    Wow…..sometimes I wonder if it’s worth staying in the Church with all this happening and when it seems you can’t tell who is an independent thinker (those that oppose abortion, but that responsible sex should include birth control when there is no intent to reproduce) or in lockstep compliance (those that listen to everything on Catholic Radio and goes by what they say, word for word)

    • http://feministing.com/members/ejdoyle/ Emmett J Doyle

      Yesterday, I saw a homosexual brother of the OSB give a talk on the Church’s teachings on homosexuality. He tried in every way he could to express that he disagreed with the Church’s position- tried to show where room for theological interpretation might be, tried to emphasize the personhood of gay people- but he couldn’t come out and dissent. You could see he wanted to. Everyone knew he wanted to. You could tell it hurt every time he had to re-affirm the doctrine and tell this room full of college kids that homosexual acts were ‘intrinsically disordered’. But, he had to. The Church becomes more and more intolerant of dissenting voices every year- or at least, progressive dissenting voices. I dread to think what will happen once the SSPX gets -reintegrated. I’m increasingly glad our branch of the family left in the ’70s.

  • http://feministing.com/members/ejdoyle/ Emmett J Doyle

    Oh, Padre… the Church isn’t going back after Vatican II. The sisters run their own communities now. I think you’ll find controlling them a little harder than it once was- an obstacle in your path for which sisters and the communities enriched by them will be very thankful. We stand by the women religious.

  • http://feministing.com/members/sexoutofwedlock/ nicole mercier

    i liked GIRLS. what to do?

    • http://feministing.com/members/toongrrl/ toongrrl

      Forget Lesley Arfin the weed, and enjoy the flowers. I was struck when I found out Fairly OddParents creator Butch Hartman followed Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter on Twitter, yeah and that he was the kind of Christian that thinks society went straight into the toilet when school prayer ended. But do I still think FOP and Danny Phantom are awesome? Hell, yeah!

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

    Maybe next time nature calls I’ll name it “Lesley Arfin Shooting the Curl”