Here is a link to a wonderful account of the personal politics (politics are always personal) of abortion, by Laura Lannes and Candace Russel. For a very compassionate discussion of the way that women's reproduction is determined unfairly by racial, economic, and national issues, check out this article, recently posted at Rewire. And here is … Continue reading In the Spirit of the NASW Code of Ethics: We Don’t Owe Anyone An Explanation
Are you a woman? Do you love someone who is female? Do you believe you have or she has the right to her own body and mind? Do you like tacos or beer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, please support this campaign to give women more control over their own destinies: Taco or Beer Challenge. It's a heck of a lot more fun that dumping ice on your head.
I have just thrown away an entire dumpster full of notes and essays related to the book that I've been working on for more than 10 years and that I am having some trouble giving up. I have carted these papers around -from Arlington, Virginia to St. Louis, Missouri, and then on to Pittsburgh and … Continue reading The Author on her Book
I reproduce this statement from the Sistersong website to affirm my solidarity with Black Women's Choice Statement of Solidarity with African American Women We who trust women stand in solidarity with and support of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW!, SisterLove, Planned Parenthood of Georgia, and Feminist Women's Health Center … Continue reading I Trust African American Women to Govern their own Reproductive Health
Christian extremists have not quite taken hold of the country, but they pose an emergent, lethal threat to women, men, and children in the United States of America. They do not constitute the majority of Americans, who largely trust women to make their own decisions about their reproductive health. Nevertheless, a vocal and fiercely religious minority have gained ground in state and federal legislatures and in right-wing media conglomerates such as Fox News and Rupert Murdoch's Wall Street Journal, which host women-haters and homophobes on a regular basis.
Feminist bloggers save my sanity. And their brilliant arguments against the latest spate of women-hating legislation deserve your attention. I'm going to be posting a series of notes that call your attention to some of the best feminist responses to the political efforts of the religious right in Congress: Consider this: Republicans and other Forced-Birthers … Continue reading Brilliant Feminists Protest the Women-Hating Legislators Who Deny Birth Control To The Very Same Women They Would Force To Stay Pregnant, Even to Death
When she got pregnant and wanted to keep the baby, the father of the child said he would have her beaten until she miscarried. Terrified, she hid from him. She eventually went back and stayed with him after the baby, a girl, was born. She stayed for years, even after he began to hit … Continue reading Patty’s Story, Or, Why Women Stay with their Abusers
As Amanda Marcotte explains in a recent "reality check" blog, the anti-choicers who want to deprive women of the right to make their own health-care decisions are people who want to force their own theological definitions and morals onto people who do not share their views. But many of these people are also terrorists … Continue reading Anti-choice theocrats and terrorists