Steve McQueen photo gallery. You’re welcome.
Too many women are dying in the United States while having babies. Amnesty International details the American maternal health care crisis, calling it part of a systematic violation of women’s rights. Funny how “pro-lifers” aren’t exactly latching on to the cause.
Speaking of which, pro-lifers who oppose health care reform are for more abortions. Imagine that.
In praise of public abortions: “Abortion also isn’t simply justified by its legal protection of “right to privacy.” Denying a woman her right to choose is sex discrimination: Burdening women with unplanned pregnancies leads to systemic economic, social and psychological gender inequalities.”
Katha Pollitt on liberalism and women, arguing that if the left actually wants to succeed, it should embrace people who are already progressive — namely, the ladies.
The Boys of Summer: Our Lady Sady takes on 500 Days of Summer and the stories of “that bitch who didn’t want me to be her boyfriend.”
Why Rape is Not One Big Misunderstanding. Basically, that.
Healthcare reform passed, and you can thank pro-choicers for it. Here’s what the Dems can do to pay us back.
More congresspeople are receiving death threats, and now Anthony Weiner is being mailed envelopes of white powder (and apparently not the fun kind). Seems that swastika-illustrated letters calling him “Shlomo” weren’t really getting the point across. To quote the always-observant Choire, “Hey, also, remember when the right wing talking point was always “ALL MUSLIMS MUST LOUDLY RENOUNCE THE TERRORISM OF THE (40 or 50 TERRORIST) MUSLIMS?” Anyone? Because… So… You see… Oh never mind.”