Day: November 5, 2007

What Did I JUST Say?

Ugh. Double Ugh. More depressing news on media censorship and such. (I never knew I had such a knack for finding stories on this) (sidenote: Do we consider Pakistan as part of the Middle East…or Asia? I mean, I’m part…

Veiled and Pissed Off

Mona Eltahawy isn’t the only amazing feminist to come out of her family. I work (and am friends with :) ) Nora Eltahawy, her sister. I wanted to write about Nora for a second, because, when I moved to Cairo…

Can I get a task force on this?

The governor of Missouri has organized a task force to examine “how abortions affect women” — and unsurprisingly, he’s stacked it full of anti-choice activists. There’s not a single pro-choice person on the team. While Gov. Blunt’s team is looking…

Don’t Mess With Texas

Texas has long been a haven of GOP-backed abstinence-only sex education, which tells young people to “just say no” until they’re married. It also teaches* them that condoms don’t work, birth control is virtually useless, men prefer helpless women, only…

Unpresidential

This seems unnecessary. Kate Michelman is a fabulous woman. She did a great job as president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, and she’s an impressive feminist activist. I’m a huge fan of hers. But her attack on Clinton follows the established…

I Leave New York and They Will Come

I’m shamelessly publicizing a really cool film festival that I cannot attend (tears…everywhere…literally) because…I live in Cairo now. But if I were in New York (man, oh man, if were in New York), and if you’re reading this and YOU…

War: Bringing Us Together Since…

From every newspaper and newscast I read/watch these days, it seems like Iranians, as, an entire nation of people, are cast as anti-Semitic bigots. And while I am almost positive there are Iranian people who fit this bill, I cannot…

Blogging from Cairo

A couple of weeks ago Jill asked me to guest blog for a bit. I’m guessing she was tired of me forwarding news articles that infuriated me to her and asking her to blog about them. So, here I am,…