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
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" … Continue reading Are Pregnant Women Persons? The Assault on Women’s Subjectivity
Here's a very interesting article in the Guardian about the radical, paradoxical suffragette, stockbroker, clairvoyant, and publisher, who ran for president before women could vote. For a shorter version of her story, read this at History.
What do you think? Martha Nussbaum, a famous philosopher and a woman who has, you might say, "made it," in the patriarchal halls of philosophy and academe, has this to say to women who would seek justice when famous and powerful men rape them: Law cannot fix this problem. Famous men standardly get away with … Continue reading Martha Nussbaum on sexual assault
Survey co-authored by Trae Vassallo, who testified in the Ellen Pao case, found that for women in tech and venture capital gender discrimination is common Source: Sexism Valley: 60% of women in Silicon Valley experience harassment | Technology | The Guardian
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My uncle Lars (not his real name) was troubled for much of his life. He had three daughters by two mothers. Well after all of them had children of their own, he took up with a much younger woman, "Elena", and got her pregnant with a fetus that turned out to be male. He … Continue reading Forced Reproduction and the Attack on Women’s Subjectivity
I have always loved and respected President Carter. My admiration for him increases every year. If Protestants had saints, he'd be a good candidate. Losing my religion for equality…by Jimmy Carter 25 JANUARY 2013 Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God. I HAVE … Continue reading Jimmy Carter is My Hero
I really do love my body. There is a lot more of it than there used to be, but what is here is strong, and muscular, and sensuous, and good. This blogpost is my contribution to NOW's "Love Your Body Day" Blog Carnival In our masculinist culture men and women, boys and girls, learn three … Continue reading NOW: I LOVE MY BODY AND MY MIND