• Genie Leslie posted an update:   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    @vanessa Hi. I’m a feminist in Mississippi and I love love Feministing. I was wondering if there is a way to get Feministing to feature a piece on personhood amendments, especially the one coming up for vote in Mississippi on Nov. 8, but also the fact that there are attempts at this type of amendment pending in all fifty states. Basically, I would really like to get the word out there that 1)It’s not just ”backwards MS,” the personhood problem is everywhere, 2) there are Mississippians who are actively fighting against this amendment (with mentions of groups if possible) and 3) that any support is wanted and needed, even if it’s just spreading the word about this threat to women’s rights.
    I don’t want to to presume to tell y’all what to feature on your site; I’m just asking if it’s possible and how to go about it. Is the best way to just write something and try to submit it? I submitted a personhood piece on the Community blog, but I don’t know how much traffic that gets (I just recently discovered that it existed; so exciting!). Is it even possible for anyone to submit to the main blog or is that just for the main contributors? Anyway, I would love to write a piece for this, but I’m also just interested in getting it out there, so if it’s something you were interested in featuring and wanted to get one of the writers/contributors that you know to write it, great! I would just really appreciate any feedback about getting this information out there. The Vote No Campaign in Mississippi is kind of scrambling and trying to get as much information out as quickly as possible, and as you can imagine, it’s difficult to get involvement in our state, but we do have a good group of people working on it, and many more committed to voting no. Any help from the Feministing community would be greatly appreciated.
    I have written a good bit about the personhood amendment on my blog at http://notanaughtyword.blogspot.com. Not trying to pull a shameless plus; just check it out if you want to see more info or anything. If not, don’t go to it; no big deal.

    Thanks so much,
    Genie Leslie

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