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Quote of the Day: “Is this okay to say to a person?”

TweetDrawing on interviews with our own Jos and Feministing friend Janet Mock, Poynter has compiled nine useful tips for journalists writing about trans folks.  Tweet
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Quote of the Day: Masturbating Fetuses

TweetAs Congress debates imposing a 20 week ban on abortion, Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) urges banning the procedure at 15 or 16 weeks. Why, you ask? Because, simply put, fetuses like to jerk off. And how could we deny them of that god-given right? Burgess, who was also an OB/GYN said: “Watch a sonogram of [...]
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Quote of the Day: Man-brain edition

TweetMaine House Minority Leader Ken Fredette explained that he doesn’t support Obamacare’s federal funding for Medicaid expansion because of his “man’s brain.” Via ThinkProgress: As I listen to the debate today and earlier debate on this bill, I can’t help but think of a title of a book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus. And it’s [...]
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Quote of the Day: State lawmaker calls women “vaginas”

TweetHere’s what New Hampshire State Rep. Peter Hansen wrote in an email to the official legislative listserv in response to a debate on a gun bill earlier this month. What could possibly be missing from those factual tales of successful retreat in VT, Germany, and the bowels of Amsterdam? Why children and vagina’s of course. [...]
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Remembering Adrienne Rich: “Poetry was a feminist practice”

Tweet Ed. note: We regret publishing this piece without acknowledging or critiquing Rich’s history of transphobia and in particular her support for Janice G. Raymond, author of the discriminatory and hateful “The Transsexual Empire: The Making of the She-Male.” To be clear: By failing to acknowledge the late author’s views on womanhood, feminists risk writing [...]
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