Filament: The thinking women’s porn mag (images are NSFW).
The GOP is campaigning against Rep. Betty Sutton with fliers reading, “Let’s take Betty Sutton out of the House and send her back to the kitchen.”
Over at the Daily Beast, Peter Beinart argues that Obama should put a mom on the Supreme Court. I agree with him that role models matter. I think it’s notable, though, that so many women in positions of power don’t have kids — and while putting a mother on the Supreme Court would be nice, it would also behoove us to look at the various institutional factors that allow fathers to succeed, but put roadblocks in the way of mothers.
The more educated you are, the more likely you are to support abortion rights. Education is an even larger factor than gender in determining whether or not you think abortion should be legal. College-educated women are the most likely to think that abortion should be legal. The majority of people, male or female, take the position that abortion should be “legal only under certain circumstances.”
Trigger warning on this post by our own Cara, but a disturbing, heart-breaking must-read about sexual assault the media response, if you feel up to it: This is not an analysis of rape culture. This is a rant.
The religious right’s new racial playbook: After promoting segregation and racism, conservative religious leaders focus on African-Americans and Latin@s in their war against abortion, contraception and women’s rights.
The Art of the Confession, with this pertinent quote from Emily Gould: “If a woman writes about herself, she’s a narcissist. If a man does the same, he’s describing the human condition. But people seem to evaluate your work based on how much they relate to it, so it’s like, well, who’s the narcissist?”
One woman’s year in prison, written by a Smith College graduate who was imprisoned for money laundering. In the piece, she discusses (briefly) the racism of the prison system, which is a well-taken point. It would be nice if the media coverage of the prison system actually took that point to heart, and elevated the voices of women who live that kind of racism every day.