Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

Woman dies after being refused medically necessary abortion

“This is a Catholic country” was what Irish doctors told Savita Halappanavar after she learned she was miscarrying her pregnancy and asked for an abortion to avoid further complications. She spent three days in agonizing pain, eventually shaking, vomiting and passing out. She again asked for an abortion and was refused, because the fetus still had a heartbeat.

Then she died. Continue reading

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Shorter GOP pundit: Women, black people, young people do not read.

Gee I wonder why women and people of color don’t vote Republican so often? Continue reading

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More things that will get you raped: Being an unpleasant drunk

Apparently being an asshole when you’re drinking is especially problematic for young women because it gets you raped. That’s what I’m pretty sure Prudie is saying here, anyway:
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Posted in Sexual Assault | Tagged , | 42 Comments

Excellent Reads

I’m about a week behind on my New Yorker reading, and am currently breezing through the Nov. 12th issue. It is a really good issue! A few highlights: Continue reading

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