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Read one Texas abortion doctor’s scathing ultrasound informed consent form

In Texas, abortion doctors are required by law to perform an ultrasound and display and describe the image to their patient before the procedure. But the state can’t mandate that they be happy about this intrusion into the sacred doctor-patient relationship. 

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Feministing Jamz: Notable women of Afropunk Fest 2015

We love the AfroPunk Fest at Feministing, both for booking talented queer and feminist performers and for putting their no hatefulness message all over the internet and the grounds of the festival. This year included a number of excellent women performers, from the legendary to the on-the-come-up. Check out the notable women of this year’s Afropunk fest! 

We love the AfroPunk Fest at Feministing, both for booking talented queer and feminist performers and for putting their no hatefulness message all over the internet and the grounds of the festival. This year ...

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On street harassment: Asking for it

Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first post here.

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, bird ready to flip. Most days I walk down the street with my bitch face very active. Keep away! I want to shout. My pussy secretes poison! My nipples shoot fire! Touch me and your fingers will burn off! 

Ed. note: This post is part of a series on street harassment. Read the first post here.

Most days I am a bitch. Most days I try to be a sharp woman, razor, ...

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Doctor pens anonymous essay recounting sexual misconduct in operating rooms

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. 

In an anonymous essay published in the Annals of Internal Medicine last week, a physician gives us a sickening — and potentially triggering — look behind the operating room curtain. 

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