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" … Continue reading Are Pregnant Women Persons? The Assault on Women’s Subjectivity

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

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 … Continue reading Petition on academic purge in Turkey — Feminist Philosophers

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 […] … Continue reading Women-only spaces and the ‘wrong kind’ of woman — Feminist Philosophers

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

Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls for ‘Gender-Responsive’ Prison Policies, Trump Unleashes ‘Sexist’ Attack on Clinton — Rewire

We live in such interesting times.  This election, more than any one so far, exposes how the denigration of women remains so very entrenched in our culture, not only in the United States, but across the world.  I am voting for Hilary Clinton because she is the best qualified candidate for president of our country. … Continue reading Campaign Week in Review: Clinton Calls for ‘Gender-Responsive’ Prison Policies, Trump Unleashes ‘Sexist’ Attack on Clinton — Rewire

3 People Senselessly Killed

  I'm quoting from RH Reality Check, one of the best blogs on the net.  Jodi Jacobson, the editor-in-chief,  eloquently exposes the hypocrisy of right-wing politicians, such as Ted Cruz: Last Friday, two civilians and one police officer died and nine others were wounded in a vicious and wholly predictable attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, … Continue reading 3 People Senselessly Killed