Day: October 17, 2007

Why not illegalize it?

We’ve been talking a lot the past few days about the recent study which demonstrated that the abortion rate is no higher in countries where abortion is legal than where it’s illegal. Zuzu just wrote about Matthew Yglesias’s post, and…

Why diversity is important

With not one, but two examples from the pundit class. First up: Matt Yglesias, in response to some posts from Jessica and Scott about the Guttmacher study Jill wrote about here. The other day, Jessica Valenti was touting a questionable…

Feministe All Over The World

(I moved this up because it’s a fun meme). Sitemeter has this nifty little function where we can look and see where our last 100 visitors came from. I´m pretty impressed that Feministe readers come from all over. In the…

Pro-Life… Until Birth

Surprised Baby is surprised to learn that if he wants health care, he has to somehow get himself back into his mother’s womb We know that “pro-lifers” don’t really care all that much about women’s health and lives. We know…

Feel-Good Post of the Day

Jim H from Indiana sent this story on to me a few weeks ago, and I’ve been meaning to post it ever since. I think you’ll all enjoy it: As a veteran of auto racing for 30-plus years and go-kart…

Newsweek on Feminist Bloggers

Somehow I missed this until today, but Feministe got a mention in Newsweek (last paragraph). Which is very cool. I’m glad to see mainstream news organizations covering feminist bloggers, and I’m glad they’re actually talking to some of us (like…

Feminists Do It Better

Panties never lie. Another what-we’ve-been-saying-all-along study: Feminism makes your relationships better. Contrary to popular opinion, feminism and romance are not incompatible and feminism may actually improve the quality of heterosexual relationships, according to Laurie Rudman and Julie Phelan, from Rutgers…