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Weekly Feminist Reader: Mother’s Day Edition

TweetHappy Mother’s Day! A Mother’s Day letter by Gloria Malone: “The problem with being a teen mom is that I don’t hate myself nearly as much as you wish I did.” To celebrate Mother’s Day, give the gift of prison phone justice. Mamas in the South continue the fight for reproductive justice. Download a Mother’s [...]
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GOP lawmakers pushing for government investigation of Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice groups

TweetConservative lawmakers would like to put your taxpayer dollars to good use by launching a ridiculous witch hunt investigation of pro-choice groups. A group of 72 lawmakers have revived an effort to ask the government’s watchdog agency to scrutinize taxpayer dollars going to Planned Parenthood and five other organizations who provide family-planning services. The request [...]
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Military women who have been raped will finally have insurance coverage for an abortion

TweetGood news! Looks like Senator Shaheen’s amendment expanding abortion coverage for women in the military is going to pass: A bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate members approved an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill on Tuesday that will extend the insurance coverage of abortion to military women who have been raped. Sen. Jeanne [...]
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I give to abortion funds because…

TweetToday is Giving Tuesday and the National Network of Abortion Funds is kicking off their holiday fundraising campaign. You should really donate if you can afford to and submit a photo with your reason for giving. I wrote last year about why abortion access is such an important issue to me. I rarely feel like I’ve adequately expressed just how [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Chloe talks “Parks and Recreation” on Bloggingheads. As usual, Jay Smooth nails it. Also Occupy-related: The People of Color Occupying Wall Street Working Group works to improve racial diversity in the movement. Urban Outfitters sell a ridiculously offensive “Navajo” line of clothing — then quietly erases the line from their site. As an update [...]
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