Texas crisis pregnancy centers exposed

Maps of texas with abortion clinics v. CPCs - there are MANY more CPCs

If you follow Feministing, you probably know about crisis pregnancy centers. We’ve written on numerous occasions about these facilities run by anti-choicers that usually disguise themselves as health care facilities but serve the purpose of preventing folks facing unintended or unwanted pregnancies from accessing abortion services. Their coded language can be hard to distinguish even for those of us who’ve spent time on campaigns to increase access to reproductive health care, and for most people they can be impossible to tell apart from actual health care facilities. Because of this, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas just released a new site exposing crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) in the state.
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UChicago misogynists threaten sexual assault survivors and activists over release of ‘rapist list’

Last year, the Department of Education opened an investigation of the University of Chicago after a complaint alleged that gender-based violence and harassment were rampant on campus, and that the University was doing little to stop it. Yesterday a group calling itself the UChicago Electronic Army (UEA) provided a good case in point. The UEA hacked the University of Chicago MODA fashion website in order to send a threatening message to campus survivors, activists, and allies:

UEA’s message, which is no longer online, was a response to the release of the Hyde Park List. As Dana reported on Monday, “concerned citizens” posted the names of several “people known to commit varying levels of gender-based violence” at the school. (After initially being removed by Tumblr, the site was back up for a time yesterday but is down again now. Based on a spokesperson’s statement to Jezebel, it seems the university asked the organizers behind it to remove it.) Singling out the activist they believed to be responsible for the list, UEA claimed to be keeping the “community safe from people who publicly accuse other people of committing varying levels of gender-based violence without any proof whatsoever.” Because nothing just screams “innocent” like using intimidation and, um, actual rape threats to silence survivors who speak out.  Read More »

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Feministing Jamz: Jam of the Week — Chasing Time by Azealia Banks

our mudflap girl, jammin on her headphones

In 2012, Azealia Banks seemed ready to take over the world. With a consistent string of fresh singles and mixtapes that won many of our hearts, a collaboration with MAC makeup, and promises of an upcoming album - Broke With Expensive Taste - the openly queer rapper was poised to become the next big MC. Read More »

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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Here’s video of an NYPD officer throwing a six-months pregnant woman to the ground. (Trigger warning)

A wonderful piece by Brittney Cooper: “The future of feminism can not be left to the hands of white women.”

Denver high school students stage a walkout to protest a school board proposal to censor what they’re taught in history class to ensure that it promotes “citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free-market system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights” and doesn’t “encourage or condone civil disorder, social strike or disregard of the law.”

Men who join fraternities are three times more likely to rape than other college men.

Meghan Daum’s moving New Yorker essay on deciding not to have kids.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone is speak out against sexism in Indian media.

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Canada’s first national survey of sex workers shows most are satisfied with their jobs

sex work is work

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Canada’s conservative government is poised to pass a bill which would criminalize sex work. But a new national study disproves many of the paternalistic stereotypes and assumptions behind the legislation.

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