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A new script for talking about abortion

TweetWhen a friend is sick, you bring her soup. When she loses a loved one, you bring her flowers. But what do you do when she has an abortion? Last week, one of my good friends announced to me that she was two and a half months pregnant, and had booked an appointment for an [...]
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Punctuation as Feminist Activism in the Arabic World

TweetCheck out the Khede Kasra campaign, a fascinating lesson on gender and language: Thanks to Pierce for the heads up. Tweet
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Feminist vs. Humanist

TweetI was visiting a couple of friends that I’ve known since childhood this week and my feminist identity came up. My friend’s husband, a small business owner, generally pretty conservative guy, asked me how I defined feminism. When I explained (“genuine equality, educated choice, and authenticity”) he was a bit stunned. “By that definition, I’m [...]
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Spanish spoken at White House briefing for the first time

TweetAdd this one to the list of firsts under the Obama Administration. From HuffPo: The White House made history on Monday. And it wasn’t just by loosening travel and remittance restrictions for individuals looking to reach out to family members in Cuba. When Dan Restrepo, President Barack Obama’s senior adviser on Latin America, addressed the [...]
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Notes from a bitch…

TweetLet’s talk a bit about taking back words. If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me about one of my nicknames this bitch would be damn near debt free (wink). I’ve had the nickname Shark-Fu…or some variation on that theme…since I was a wee bitch of five. And the ABB nickname [...]
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