Are Pregnant Women Persons? The Assault on Women’s Subjectivity

  My uncle Lars (not his real name) was troubled for much of his life.   He had three daughters by two mothers.   Well after his daughters were grown, with children of their own, he impregnated a young Mexican woman–let’s call her Elena–and then had her imprisoned on charges that she was harming “his” Read More …

Lies, Lies, and More Lies: Mike Pence and Jason Miller Edition, December 6, 2016 — Rewire

Here’s an excellent article about the profound mendancity in the top tiers of racist Donald Trump’s team:   With roughly 44 days before the inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, we are awash in a flood of lies, falsehoods, conspiracy theories, and dissembling emanating from Trump tower. If we have Read More …

Trump Campaigner in Michigan Faces Prison for Election Fraud — Rewire

                         A member of President-elect Donald Trump’s Michigan election team faces up to five years in prison for election fraud. Brandon Hall, 27, was found guilty Wednesday of ten counts of election fraud by a Ottawa County jury, as the Grand Haven Tribune reported. Read More …

Wisconsin to Pay Abortion Providers $1.6 Million After GOP’s Failed Anti-Choice Measure — Rewire

The Wisconsin Office of the Attorney General has agreed to pay the state’s abortion providers a $1.6 million lawsuit settlement to cover legal fees they amassed while fighting an unconstitutional 2013 admitting privileges law passed by the state’s GOP-held legislature. The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Thursday that the state Read More …

Petition on academic purge in Turkey — Feminist Philosophers

Please sign. As academics and administrators affiliated with colleges and universities around the world, we the undersigned strongly condemn the recent attacks on academic freedom by President Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP). On July 19, over 15,000 teachers and staff have been removed from their jobs, and Turkey’s Higher Education Board […] via Read More …

Women-only spaces and the ‘wrong kind’ of woman — Feminist Philosophers

As we’ve discussed before, feminist and women-only spaces are often less inclusive than we’d hope, especially to women of color. And this is of course an ongoing issue that intersectional feminism seeks to wrestle with and improve on. But there’s an interesting question that’s specific to feminist and women-only spaces in philosophy – are they […] Read More …

United Methodists Elect 1st Gay Bishop; Canadian Anglicans OK Same-Sex Marriage; Iraq’s Sadr Issues Fatwa Against Violence Against Gender Noncomformists; Tanzanian Politician Declares War on ‘Gayism’; Global LGBT Recap — Religion Dispatches

Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research, is a biannual, multilingual and peer-reviewed “progressive,… via United Methodists Elect 1st Gay Bishop; Canadian Anglicans OK Same-Sex Marriage; Iraq’s Sadr Issues Fatwa Against Violence Against Gender Noncomformists; Tanzanian Politician Declares War on ‘Gayism’; Global LGBT Recap — Religion Dispatches