Month: May 2008

Poor Geraldine Ferraro

She just can’t open her mouth without being accused of racism. That must be really tough. Kinda like those poor guys who just can’t say anything without crazy-ass feminists jumping down their throats. I mean, having people criticize you is…

Iowan Abortion Stories Project

Judith from the Emma Goldman Clinic, a non-profit feminist health clinic in Iowa City, emailed me about a project they’re undertaking. They are looking for women who have faced financial barriers while seeking an abortion in Iowa to share their…

“Natural Habitats”

This comment came from an article in the Independent: While I’m glad for the chance to see them in their natural habitat, I really fear for them. Now that their existence is known, they’re likely to be “helped” to the…

Webb for VP? NO.

Lots of self-styled progressives have suggested that Jim Webb would be a good choice for Obama’s VP pick. Kathy G explains why Webb is the wrong choice — especially for women. Picking another Southern white dude is not the answer…

Help Bloggers get to AMC

The Allied Media Conference is coming up, and a great many bloggers would like to go but are short on funds to get there. Head over to Donna’s place if you can offer some financial assistance — she has a…

Feministing Party TONIGHT!

Click the invite for a larger image. Come celebrate Jessica’s new book* and Feministing‘s 4th anniversary. I’m definitely going to be there, so if you can make it, come say hi! Tonight (Friday), 9pm, at the Black Door in Chelsea…

The Pill: Help Us Write Its History

Passing this along for a friend: Dear Friends (and friends of friends…), The Pill is often considered one of the most important innovations of the twentieth century. As I investigate this claim for a new book—set for release on the…