Day: October 26, 2006

More Bad News for Repro Rights

Nicaragua will likely ban abortion today. Leaders in the Catholic Church have helped to draft and promote the new law, which outlaws abortion even to save the life of the pregnant woman. Women who have abortions, and people who perform…

Create your own boarding pass!

Well, I for one now feel so much safer.From Bruce Schneier we find make your own boarding pass! If that’s not quite enough, avoid security screenings, and get yourself into first class with a coach ticket. And that’s only if…

New Casualties of the War on Terror

Adama Bah, a 16-year-old girl of Guinean origin, was arrested, detained, questioned by the FBI, required to wear an electronic ankle bracelet and follow a 10pm curfew on accusations that she is an “imminent threat” to national security. The FBI…

The Paradox of Veiling

I know it’s felt like hijab month here at Feministe, and that might be getting irritating, as the hijab is really not the biggest issue facing women world-wide, and the Western obsession with it is fairly obnoxious. My only defense…

Every Mother’s Son

Here’s the backstory on Michael Sandy’s murder from the New York Times and the Blade. From the Blade: Michael Sandy, 29, logged onto the Internet Sunday night, Oct. 8, and got lucky—he met someone. A guy who went by the…

The Good Body

And here I thought it was sex that made a woman lose “the flower of her body.” How foolish. Everyone knows that it’s during pregnancy when women go from being acceptably fuckable objects to vessels which no longer exist solely…