Monthly Archives: April 2009

Take a Minute for Fair Pay

Are you blogging for fair pay today? Submit your posts to the National Women’s Law Center, and check out all the great bloggers who are covering this issue. While you’re at it, urge the U.S. Senate to support the Paycheck … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Business, Class, Gender, Work | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Criminalizing Sex

This is disturbing: A German musician has been arrested on suspicion of infecting a sexual partner with HIV. The prosecutor’s office in the western town of Darmstadt said Ms Benaissa had been detained because of the “urgent suspicion” that she … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Sex | Tagged | 172 Comments

What about the children?

A trans parent writes about raising her sons, and it will make you cry. With all the hand-wringing we hear about non-traditional families, it’s easy to forget that a little empathy goes a long way — and that what matters … Continue reading

Posted in Gender, Trans | Tagged , | 25 Comments

Boys Teach Me Things.

Because I need a little humor to break up what has been a fairly depressing news day, a g-chat conversation between myself — who is apparently perceived as an expert on all things vagina-related — and a male friend. Laugh … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism | Tagged | 47 Comments

Mapping Our Rights

All the way back at WAM (wow, was that really a month ago already?), I attended a workshop with Loretta Ross of Sister Song called New Technology, New Activism.  Loretta Ross is one of my personal activist heroes, which is … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, GLBTQ, Health, Law, Reproductive Rights | Tagged | 4 Comments

That was even faster than I expected.

With swine flu now hitting the United States, I figured it was only a matter of time before someone started to blame Mexican people. But this is an impressive turn-around, even for Michael Savage and Neil Boortz. Plus they get … Continue reading

Posted in Health, Racism | Tagged , | 12 Comments

Feminism: Not a Religion. Men’s Rights Activists: Still Not Getting Laid Much.

Feminism is not a religion any more than physics, says a District Court judge in response to a “guys’ rights” lawsuit brought against Columbia University. And… yeah. No shock there. The contention? That Columbia uses government aid to preach a … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gender | Tagged , | 103 Comments

Denist Defends Sexual Assault of Patients as Medical Treatment

Trigger Warning Since I’ve been blogging, I’ve come across a whole slew of excuses for rape and other sexual assault, made both by perpetrators themselves and their supporters.  The stream is almost never-ending, and they’re usually pretty easy to recognize.  … Continue reading

Posted in Medicine, Sexual Assault | Tagged , | 24 Comments

Congratulations to Iowan Newly Weds

Earlier this month, a court ruling declared an Iowa ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional.  Today, that decision took effect, and the first same-sex couples have applied for their marriage licenses.  Apparently, all over the state there are couples lined up … Continue reading

Posted in GLBTQ, Marriage | 8 Comments

RIP, Bea Arthur

We lost a good one this weekend.

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Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday

It’s a little bit late today folks, but self-promote away.  Leave a link in the comments to something you’ve written this week, along with a brief description.  Be specific — don’t just link to your whole blog.

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Dominican Republic Passes Complete Ban on Abortion

RH Reality Check clues us into the horrible news that the Dominican Republic has approved an amendment to the Constitution that outlaws all abortion.  The amendment states that “the right to the life is inviolable from conception until death” — … Continue reading

Posted in Law, Politics, Pregnancy, Reproductive Rights | Tagged , , , | 25 Comments