Feminism / Films / TV

Abortion Depictions in Pop Culture: Why “Reproduction and Abortion Week” At ‘Bitch Flicks’ Is So Crucial

Abortion is healthcare — a routine, normal and legal medical procedure. 1 in 3 women will get an abortion in her lifetime. Yet we rarely witness film and TV characters obtaining an abortion or even talking about abortion. It’s “Reproduction and Abortion Week” at Bitch Flicks (my virtual home away from home!). All week-long, the … Continue reading

Feminism / Food & Gender / Veganism

CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: “Whose Food Justice? OUR Food Justice” Workshop

This post is part of the series of posts on CLPP’s 2012 Reproductive Justice Conference. Food justice is an integral aspect of social justice. Just as Katherine Cross in the Opening Plenary said, “A right is the recognition of your humanity.” Access to food – clean, fresh, organic, healthy, sustainable, and delicious – is a … Continue reading


CLPP Reproductive Justice Conference: Speaking Out for Reproductive Freedom Opening Plenary

So on Saturday at 9am, I was ready to kick off my weekend of badass repro and social justice at the CLPP From Abortion Rights to Social Justice Conference!!! In the Opening Plenary, speakers shared their experiences, struggles, activism and passions. Tk karakshian tunchez, Denise Larocque and Mariposa and the a capella group Crazy Pitches, … Continue reading


Off to CLPP 2012 Conference “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom”

It’s that time of year again…time to head to Western Mass for the 26th Annual  Civil Liberties and Public Policy (CLPP) Conference: “From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom.” With over 150 speakers and 75 workshops, it’s a 3-day conference held at Hampshire College sponsored by CLPP and Population and … Continue reading


Bowling for Abortion Access! Only 1 Day Left to Donate to My EMA Fund Triathlon Team and 1 Day Until Triathlon Celebration!

Only 1 day left!!! 1 day left to fundraise and 1 day until the Eastern Massachusetts Abortion (EMA) Fund’s 2nd annual Triathlon! If you read my blog regularly (c’mon, you know you want to!) or follow me on Facebook and Twitter, you know I’m fundraising for reproductive justice. Under the team name “The Opinionators,” I’m raising money … Continue reading


Bowling for Abortion Access! Donate to My EMA Fund Triathlon Team This Weekend & Have Your Donation Doubled

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter (and if you don’t, you should really ask yourself why not…I mean you’re missing out on all my awesomeness), you may know that I’m participating in this year’s National Abortion Access Bowl-a-Thon. I’m fundraising under the team name “The Opinionators” (The Opinioness…“The Opinionators”…not wildly clever but still … Continue reading


‘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

Feminism / Veganism

Activist Nicole Clark Features The Opinioness in Her Ally Alert Series!

Hey fabulous readers! The Opinioness (that’s me!) is featured in her very first interview!! Social worker, consultant and activist Nicole Clark asked me to participate in her Ally Alert series, which “highlights organizations, people, and campaigns who stand with women and girls of color, particularly around sexual/reproductive health, social justice, and overall wellness.” I’m so honored to … Continue reading


“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


Losing My Religion: Catholic Bishops Attack Reproductive Rights, Hoping to Undermine Birth Control Coverage

As an atheist who was born Catholic, I’m all too aware of the Catholic Church’s ridiculous no birth control stance. While the U.S. contains far more religiosity in its laws and customs than many of us may realize or admit, politicians and lobbyists often forget one crucial thing. The separation of church and state. But … Continue reading