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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

‘Doonesbury’s Abortion Series Tackles Bullshit Mandatory Ultrasound Legislation and Faces Censorship

So Monday morning, I woke up to the above Doonesbury comic in my inbox courtesy of the great feminist film site Feminema. I’m thrilled Garry Trudeau tackled the ridiculous and offensive mandatory ultrasound legislation in Texas. In Texas and Virgina, if you get an abortion, you’re “forced to get an ultrasound, view the image and … Continue reading

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Activist Sandra Fluke Comments on Rush Limbaugh’s Bullshit “Apology” & What His Slut-Shaming Reveals

  Sexism, misogyny and slut-shaming pervade our culture. Women’s bodies are continually policed and judged. Nothing shows that better than asshat pundit Rush Limbaugh’s recent slew of insults to activist Sandra Fluke. As you probably know by now, conservative radio pundit, aka misogynistic douchebag, Rush Limbaugh called activist Sandra Fluke a “slut” and a “prostitute.” … Continue reading

Feminism

“Blog for Choice Day:” On the 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Abortion Rights Still Under Attack

39 years ago today, in 1973, Roe v. Wade passed legalizing abortion. Almost 4 decades have passed but the abortion battle rages on, our rights still under attack. In 2011, the House voted on choice-related legislation 8 times, more than twice as much in any of the previous 5 years. The House passed H.R. 3, … Continue reading

Feminism

HPV Day and How Bachmann & Perry HPV Vaccine Debate Proves Neither Candidate Gives a Shit About Women’s Health

While I’m a novice political wonk, I’ve been resisting writing about the presidential campaigns of conservative douchebags Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Governor Rick Perry. Listening to their sexist, racist, ignorant rants makes me want to claw my ear drums out. But hiding my head in the sand isn’t going to make them go away. Although … Continue reading