Monthly Archives: September 2013

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetEyricka Morgan was murdered last week. She identified as a woman. So why does the media keep referring to her as a man? And this is NOT a correction! A 6-year-old became the first child in Argentina to have her name officially changed on her identification papers. And we’re that much closer to a government [...]
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Video: Breaking Bad, a tragic gay love story

TweetSometimes all it takes is some Magnetic Fields to see the subtext. People are obsessed with the relationship between Breaking Bad’s Walter White and Jesse Pinkman. A friend who I turned onto the show told me last summer that he thought Walt was in love with Jesse. I don’t actually think that is the case, [...]
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“Thirty-seven years after the Hyde Amendment…the movement is back on offense.”

TweetToday marks 37 years since the Hyde Amendment first stripped poor women of Medicaid coverage for abortion. Stephanie Poggi of the National Network of Abortion Funds has a piece in The Nation about the new coalition of grassroots activists committed taking a pro-active stand against Hyde. I see urgency sweeping reproductive rights and justice groups—and a new commitment to [...]
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Quick Hit: What’s next for the gay rights movement?

TweetAccording to the brilliant E.J. Graff, the next battle is over gender–and it’s one we should all be fighting. In a great Newsweek cover story that explores the way our cultural ideas of “queerness” have changed, E.J. argues that, thanks to the tireless efforts of a generation of gay rights activists, the battle over the right to desire–and [...]
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Pro-choice groups take Texas’s huge anti-choice law to court

TweetRemember that epic anti-choice bill that became law in Texas, despite the inspiring efforts of pro-choice activists and made-for-TV-level-heroine and future Governor (fingers crossed!) Wendy Davis? Now the fight is headed to the courts. On Friday, Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the ACLU filed a lawsuit against part of the law. Specifically, [...]
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