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Dreamers blocked a bus deporting undocumented workers.

In case you didn’t already have a crush on Mark Ruffalo (all 3 of you), check out his open letter for Stop Patriarchy Now, in which he talks about his own mother’s illegal abortion and defends reproductive freedom.

The rate of circumcision of boys in the U.S. has dropped by 10%. Here’s why.

It turns out female priestesses used to rule Peru.

Kenya’s unsafe abortion epidemic.

Roofie-detecting glasses coming out soon.

The formerly invisible women behind the March on Washington are honored.

Sorry, rabid anti-choicers and anti-women’s health activists. The Arizona law to defund Planned Parenthood got struck down.

Women in Sweden wear hijabs to protest attack on Muslim women.

What you can do about the unbelievably insensitive, irresponsible Daily Beast “article” on prison rape that Jos wrote  about.

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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

Katie is a writer, comedian, filmmaker, and New Yorker.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/shasty/ emmie

    You know, as much as I think it is totally badass that Mark Ruffalo is pro-choice, I’ll admit I have more of a “love-hate” thing for him. I completely adore him because of his sometimes feminist views which he displays; but good grief some of his choices in films like, “The Kids Are All Right”. Such an awful movie in many ways, and really a disgrace to gay women. It was REALLY hard trying to like him again after that. But then I hear about his stance on reproductive rights, and that “intense dislike” starts to diminish quite a bit. It’s weird though, I love his views on this, but some part of me still can’t really stand him.

  • http://feministing.com/members/decius/ Dan

    So, “Take care not to have your drink spiked” is blaming the victim, but “Go to the bar that has glasses that can tell if your drink has been spiked” is preventing rape?

    I am confused by an apparent reversal on a major feminist position.