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Jill began blogging for Feministe in 2005. She has since written as a weekly columnist for the Guardian newspaper and in April 2014 she was appointed as senior political writer for Cosmopolitan magazine.
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27 Responses

  1. Kerandria
    Kerandria January 22, 2013 at 10:15 am |

    Congratulations on 5k!


    1. PrettyAmiable
      PrettyAmiable January 22, 2013 at 11:27 am |

      Ditto to this! Thanks for everything you’ve done for this community. 5000 more posts!

  2. Old Click » Wading in Uncomfortable Waters: Abortion and the Politics of Experience

    […] Roe at 40 by Jill 1.22.2013 […]

  3. Foxy
    Foxy January 22, 2013 at 11:06 am |

    We just have to look to south.In mexico and various latin american countries abortion is illegal thanks to the nefarious catholic church.Obama should atleast put pressure on these countries.

    1. PrettyAmiable
      PrettyAmiable January 22, 2013 at 11:24 am |

      I think abortion legality is super-important for women abroad (what up to the women in my extended family in abortion-ass-backwards Poland), but don’t you think Obama’s first move should be to solidify its legality in the US? I’m a little uncomfortable with our president going around to other countries and acting as a moral pillar for women’s rights when the last year has seen so many abortion restrictions enacted at the state level.

      1. hotpot
        hotpot January 22, 2013 at 12:16 pm |

        Well, the only conceivable thing Obama could do besides continue to appoint pro-Roe judges is push for federal legislation. All of these state level restrictions are having an impact on interstate commerce.

  4. Bagelsan
    Bagelsan January 22, 2013 at 11:23 am |

    Why does this cat/hat blog insist on talking about things like abortion? I will be reading elsewhere henceforth. GOOD DAY.

    1. macavitykitsune
      macavitykitsune January 22, 2013 at 11:27 am |

      What’s your theory on hat abortions? Because I still have horrid memories of the Uterus Hat Of Royal Britishness.

      1. Bagelsan
        Bagelsan January 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm |

        Abortions of hats or abortions by hats?

        1. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune January 22, 2013 at 2:57 pm |

          Does it matter? All hat abortions are Feministe’s concern!

        2. Bagelsan
          Bagelsan January 23, 2013 at 12:43 am |

          Anti-choicers really hat abortion.

        3. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune January 23, 2013 at 12:45 am |

          Hat’s the truth and no doubt about it!

        4. macavitykitsune
          macavitykitsune January 23, 2013 at 12:48 am |

          And revoking fedora-l aid for hat abortions is just the beginning.

          I suppose if they went all the way, hat abortions would be clean bowlered.

          Of course, if those asshole picketers just stopped beret-ing hats for getting abortions…

          I mean, seriously! Why do they care so much about people withe beavers and their reproductive choices?

          Honestly, it’s about enough to make a uterus-haver just pick up a gat and go with it.

        5. Radiant Sophia
          Radiant Sophia January 23, 2013 at 8:35 am |

          Groan. Groan.

          That is all.

        6. Bagelsan
          Bagelsan January 23, 2013 at 10:34 am |

          Mac wins all the internets, etc. etc. :D

      2. SaraC
        SaraC January 22, 2013 at 3:07 pm |

        Oh, I remember that hat. Well played!

  5. Alison
    Alison January 22, 2013 at 11:36 am |

    WOOHOO LOOK AT MY POWER, cats in hats, I totally called it.


    Also too, wonderful piece, Jill. Happy anniversary, Roe!

  6. auditorydamage
    auditorydamage January 22, 2013 at 11:59 am |

    Good piece.

    Is HBO showing If These Walls Could Talk today? Do they even acknowledge its existence these days? I had a chance to see it a couple of weeks ago, and I know it’s airing on a channel in Canada in early February, but beyond that the topic seems to have been banned from North American media, save for people promoting forced-birth, reproduction-at-any-cost policies.

    Incidentally, next Monday marks the 25th anniversary of the Canadian court decision R. v. Morgentaler, which struck down the kind of onerous administrative provisions restricting abortion access that the GOP is trying to re-implement on the state level.

  7. Jovan1984
    Jovan1984 January 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm |

    The 5,000th post was well timed, Jill! Congrats!

    The sentence prior to your milestone acknowledgement is also well said. I have continuously railed about the United States of America’s Culture of Misogyny and I have pointed out the fact that we are about as bad as the extreme Muslim nations that most of us are always condemning for their treatment of the women in those nations.

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