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Wednesday: a Google Hangout with creators and advocates about Obvious Child

We’re excited to announce that Feministing is partnering with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the 1 in 3 Campaign to bring you a live chat about the abortion rom-com, Obvious Child. You may have noticed we’re fans of the movie around these parts. Obvious Child is a major breakthrough in terms of how abortion – and stories about women in general – are told in Hollywood.

On Wednesday, Feministing’s Lori Adelman will host a Google Hangout with two of the film’s creators – writer and director Gillian Robespierre and producer Elisabeth Holm- and two advocates – Dawn Laguens from Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Julia Reticker-Flynn from Advocates for Youth.

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We’re excited to announce that Feministing is partnering with Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the 1 in 3 Campaign to bring you a live chat about the abortion rom-com, Obvious Child. You

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Feministing Chat: Individualism, violence, and victim blaming

At this point, the cycle is familiar. A commentator writes an article telling women how they can avoid rape through individualistic, ineffective methods. Dress conservatively! Shout loudly! Stay sober! The piece never addresses how we, as a community, can resist violence, and it shifts the focus from perpetrators’ wrongdoings to the “mistakes” of survivors. In response, the feminist internet rises up to condemn the victim-blaming. The fury dies down and, a few weeks later, another, similar article emerges again.

In these reactive conversations, we rarely get the chance to dig deeper and proactively consider the roots and harms of victim blaming. We sat down (at our individual computers, thousands of miles from ...

At this point, the cycle is familiar. A commentator writes an article telling women how they can avoid rape through individualistic, ineffective methods. Dress conservatively! Shout loudly! Stay sober! The piece never addresses ...