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khw @katyhwest ?

active 2 years, 2 months ago
"I’m very happy to see the new look feministing. I wish it well and am excited to be a (small) part of it!" · View
  • khw commented on the blog post Breaking: George Zimmerman has a new social media strategy!   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    When I checked, it had 1215 ‘likes’, for what it’s worth I reported it as hate speach.

  • khw commented on the blog post The real secret service scandal: NOT paying for sex   2 years, 3 months ago · View

    As someone who has lived in Colombia for many years, I can state that the ‘prepagos’ or high class prostitutes are used to dealing with foreigners and / or high class Colombians. Here, the idea that these men didn’t pay just shows how ‘low class’ they were and how entitled the idiots felt themselves to [...]

  • khw commented on the blog post Youth Suicides, Andrew Shirvell, and America’s Tolerance of Anti-LGBT Hate   3 years, 10 months ago · View

    My thoughts and positive energy are with these young men’s families and loved ones.

    When will we realise the terrible costs that hate produces in our society.

    We must not tolerate intolerance.

  • khw commented on the blog post A New Addition to the Feministing Family   4 years ago · View

    Best wishes to both mother and baby (and of course to the rest of the family!).

  • khw commented on the blog post Quick Hit: Latin America Ahead of U.S. on Same-Sex Marriage   4 years ago · View

    In Colombia, while there has been filbustering on the legislation front, the surprisingly open-minded Constitutional Court has ruled in favour of recognising “unión marital de hecho” of same-gender partners, which is essentially a common-law marraige. considering that few straight people get married, it is quite an even handed treatment of the issue. As the Court [...]

  • khw commented on the blog post What We Missed: Gender Policing, Prop 8 and more   4 years ago · View

    bloody hell, I NEVER played with dolls and spent most of my childhood up a tree. Now I am a happily married woman (to a man!) and enjoy playing with makeup, even though I don’t think I need it, she’s a child, leave Shiloah alone, she’ll find her own identity

  • katyhwest posted an update:   4 years ago · View

    I’m very happy to see the new look feministing. I wish it well and am excited to be a (small) part of it!

  • khw wrote a new blog post: Face Transplant Woman Shows New Face   5 years, 3 months ago · View

    Connie Culp, a woman whose face was destroyed by her now dead husband with a shotgun blast has had the courage to show her transplanted face to the word.
    Please check out the full article.
    I have no other words.

  • khw wrote a new blog post: Good news from Bogota on Sexual and Reproductive Rights   5 years, 9 months ago · View

    Sorry if this is rather long, but while I am waiting for the election results, I thought I’d post something to give you all hope regarding the state of reproductive rights here in Colombia– I promise a happy ending! Honest! Approximately two years ago the Constitutional Court decriminalised the voluntary interruption of pregnancy (ie abortion) in the [...]

  • khw wrote a new blog post: Family planning in the community   5 years, 11 months ago · View

    From the centre of Bogota, it is a good fifty minute drive, heading south along the Autopista Sur and, at a determined point, turning left onto a dirt-paved road alongside fields filled with diminutive ‘social interest’ houses and cows.  When we arrived at our final destination – Barrio la Esperanza in Soacha – one of the [...]

  • khw wrote a new blog post: Rape compensation cut for drunk victims in U.K.   6 years ago · View

    What the bejaysus? According to the London Independent, compensation for rape victims has been reduced if "they asked for it" in any way.  (link:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/rape-compensation-cut-for-drunk-victims-891816.html ).  This is in a country where successful rape prosecutions have actually gone own since the seventies, which is a bit of a head-wrecker.  Somehow the protestations by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority [...]

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