Daily Archives: June 24, 2008

More child rape victims for anti-choicers to torment

*UPDATED BELOW* The story of a 14-year-old Polish girl known only as Agata made headlines abroad last week when her plight stemmed controversy in her home country. The problem? The girl was raped at school, become pregnant, and wanted an … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking for a long time about what would be most effective in helping us make progressive change.  There are probably a lot of answers to that question, but lately what keeps coming up for me is this: we need to … Continue reading

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“Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.” – Gandalf, the movie version. The above phrase is what I comfort myself with when I wonder … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

As usual, too much good stuff to write about and not enough hours in the day. Since Torts calls, I give you a link round-up: Various writers tackle women and work. Some of my favorite excerpts: Dana: Over the course … Continue reading

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Let This Be a Lesson

Just in case anyone is somehow surprised by this, let me explain very carefully: if you take a man who was fired from being a radio host for saying racist and misogynistic things, and give him a new job as … Continue reading

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My Mourning Dress Is Tight

Tree hugging, maple syrup loving, beaver cuddling Cannuck that I am, I should probably refrain from commenting on American politics, but I am so irritated that I cannot stand it anymore.  All over the blogosphere, HRC supporters are declaring themselves … Continue reading

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