Elizabeth Warren’s Fight for Women vs. Scott Brown’s Faux Pro-Choice Stance
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Elizabeth Warren’s Fight for Women vs. Scott Brown’s Faux Pro-Choice Stance

Originally published at Fem2pt0. My home state of Massachusetts has never elected a woman to the U.S. Senate. But we have the chance to make history tomorrow by voting for Elizabeth Warren. Now I don’t vote for women merely because of their gender. Although I do believe we need more women in electoral office at … Continue reading

Do Women’s Reasons for Having Abortions Matter? No…and Yes, and Here’s Why
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Do Women’s Reasons for Having Abortions Matter? No…and Yes, and Here’s Why

Originally published at Fem2pt0. About 10 years ago, I moved in with my boyfriend at the time. Should have been exciting, right? No. While things between us were good at first, he quickly turned abusive. Arguments rapidly escalated as he punched me in the stomach, kicked me and tried to choke me. I knew I … Continue reading

Ann Romney Tries Convincing Women GOP Supports Our Rights, GOP’s Misogyny Says Otherwise
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Ann Romney Tries Convincing Women GOP Supports Our Rights, GOP’s Misogyny Says Otherwise

Originally published at Fem2pt0. The GOP is trying to pull off a magic trick. They are feverishly working to convince you they support women’s rights. Yesterday at a “Women for Mitt” rally, Ann Romney told women to “challenged women to ‘wake up’,” that Mitt Romney will be there for them, that he’s “attuned to their … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Actor Elizabeth Banks Advocates for Planned Parenthood and Reproductive Rights

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Check out Elizabeth Banks talking about reproductive rights in the video below. In this Obama for America PSA, she shares how Planned Parenthood was her healthcare provider after college when she couldn’t afford health insurance. Banks obtained birth control and says she doesn’t want to and shouldn’t have to discuss … Continue reading

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Anti-Choice Legislators Vote Today to Overturn Healthcare Reform

With the recent passage of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare) and with the Supreme Court upholding the legislation, you would think we could all breathe a sigh of relief. Ahhh, healthcare reform and healthcare coverage for all…right?? Nope. As soon as it passed, douchebag House legislators began furiously working to repeal it. Today (7/11), … Continue reading

Feminism / Films

Is ‘Prometheus’ a Feminist Pro-Choice Metaphor?

Originally published at Bitch Flicks. Warning: massive spoilers ahead! A pseudo-prequel to Alien, Prometheus raises existential themes of religion, god, faith, science, creation, mythology and evolution. While these are all worthy topics, I’m much more interested in Prometheus’ treatment of its female characters. Is director Ridley Scott’s new film a pro-choice metaphor advocating reproductive justice? Continue reading

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Anti-Choice and Racist PRENDA Bill Didn’t Pass But It Still Worries Me

So the House just voted on a horrifying bill. HR 3541, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA). Luckily, it didn’t pass. Reproductive justice prevailed! Huzzah!! But I’m going to give you background on it anyway. Now, you might be saying, why are you going to blog about something that didn’t even happen? Because if being a … Continue reading

Feminism / TV

Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘Girls’ and ‘Sex and the City’ Both Handle Abortion With Humor

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.” Vacillating between vitriolic condemnation and laudable praise, Lena Dunham’s Girls has dominated pop culture dialogue. I eagerly anticipated the series premiere. Yes, the show depicts economically privileged characters. Yes, the incredibly white and homogenous cast should be more diverse. And yes, staff … Continue reading