Monthly Archives: March 2007

“Pro-Lifers” care about women’s lives so much that:

–They deny confidential pre-natal care to pregnant teenagers. Because scared, pregnant girls should have to choose between telling their parents and getting decent medical care. “Vast generations have been born without the type of medical care and prenatal care that … Continue reading

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Have an abortion, go to prison

This is what “pro-life” looks like. Lawmakers with Mexico’s small Green Party have sent a bill to the Senate that seeks to toughen penalties for illegal abortions, a bid to counteract efforts by leftist legislators to legalize abortion, a senator … Continue reading

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Outrage comes cheap these days, and death threats come cheaper

Bill Donohue, head of the watchdog Catholic League, said it was “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever.” “It’s not just the ugliness of the portrayal, but the timing — to choose Holy Week is astounding,” he said. … Continue reading

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Friday Random Ten

The “If I have to write one more massive paper about feminist legal issues, I might just go get a job as an accountant” edition. Two down, and three to go. One more presentation. Then it’s time for revisions. My … Continue reading

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If you go to NYU…

Tune into NYU-TV today at 4. They’re doing a piece on the recent hike in birth control prices, and I was interviewed for it. I don’t live in NYU housing, and I don’t even have a TV, so I’ll be … Continue reading

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With this ring, I thee own

At least, that’s what Phyllis Schlafly told an audience at Bates College. Get married, and you turn over ownership of your pussy to your husband, who can do whatever he wants with it. After all, you said “I do!” At … Continue reading

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I just had to clear out over 200 spam messages from the filter and from various threads where they’d gotten through. And, of course, added a whole new list of fairly common words to the spam list. So do me … Continue reading

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Anti-Feminist News Coverage Is Bad For Your Health

Funny thing about reporting and editorial decisionmaking: the goal is to sell ad space. And what sells ad space? Stories about how feminism is failing women. Not so much, I think, because advertisers want to support a retrograde 50s fantasy … Continue reading

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All of my wildest dreams have come true.

Beyonce and Shakira have done a song together. The song kind of sucks, and the video kind of sucks even worse, but I am not one to look a gift horse in the mouth. Beyonce. Shakira. Together in one song. … Continue reading

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Hump Day Perversity Blogging

Oooookay. Back when Little Light wrote that post about sacrificing virgins to Harry Benjamin, or whatever it was, she and I had this exchange in comments to the follow-up, after it fell apart for a long stretch. I said: What … Continue reading

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(I hate looking up these stories. Google “transgender murder san francisco” and, whoops, the first several links are for the wrong people.) Daphne Gottlieb wrote this post about Ruby Rodriguez (Ordenana), the transwoman who was murdered in my hometown several … Continue reading

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Key Largo

(S0 Nezua at The Unapologetic Mexican wrote this brilliant post about racist definitions of whiteness and their requirements. I’m writing about a different kind of pressure, and don’t want to conflate the two. Still, his post helped me clarify some … Continue reading

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