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

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

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Guest Post: Why I Don’t Like the Phrase “The War on Women”

Written by scATX. Originally published at scATX: Speaker’s Corner in the ATX. Cross-posted with permission. In a chat with Garland Grey that was published at Tiger Beatdown this week, I wrote the following about the phrase “The War on Women”: “I feel that even the idea that intersectionality dilutes our message is false and plays into … Continue reading

Feminism

Stop Asking, Where Are the Young Feminists? Because They’re Right Here!

Last Thursday, I watched Kathy, Kathy Griffin’s new weekly late night talk show on Bravo. The outspoken comedian, who supports abortion and LGBTQ rights, talked about how she attended the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. Anniversary Gala in which she honored her icon Gloria Steinem. While Griffin spoke, the print at the bottom of the … 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

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Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Advocates Abortion and Reproductive Rights

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.” Abortion is healthcare — a routine, normal and legal medical procedure. Yet most films and TV don’t ever broach the subject. Their characters don’t get abortions, people don’t talk about abortion. That’s why I’m thrilled about Christina Yang’s abortion storyline on Grey’s … Continue reading

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Reproduction & Abortion Week: ‘American Horror Story’ Demonizes Abortion and Suffers from the Mystical Pregnancy Trope

Originally published at Bitch Flicks as part of their “Reproduction and Abortion Series.“ ———- Warning: if you have not watched all of American Horror Story Season 1, there are massive spoilers ahead! American Horror Story co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk wanted to create a TV series that truly scared people. And they’ve definitely succeeded … Continue reading