Did The Election Reinvigorate Pro-Choice Support?

  • All the rapey nonsense of the 2012 election seems to have reinvigorated support amongst Americans to identify themselves as “pro-choice.” We have to remember, though, that when asked about support for legal abortion, people give different answers depending on how the question is phrased: “pro-choice” versus “pro-life,” “support legal abortion in all cases” versus “support legal abortion in some cases” versus “never support legal abortion.” So while I’m happy to hear that in a recent Rasmussen Reports poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voted described themselves as “pro-choice,” I know it’s not as simple as that.  [Jezebel]
  • Check out this trailer for “Why Do You Have Black Dolls?”, a new documentary about why little kids need black babydolls. [Uptown Magazine]
  • The United States now only ranks 79th in the world for women’s political representation. Only 79th, you guys! (That’s sarcasm, in case you didn’t pick up on it.) [Ms. Magazine]
  • Jessica Lynn, a trans woman in California, is fighting her ex-wife for the right to see her 13-year-old son and inform him about her transition. [Think Progress]
  • How video technology has improved abortion access for women in rural Iowa. [Think Progress]
  • I guess not a single woman could direct the new “Star Wars” movie, huh? [Wired]
  • On the clueless dads in movies and their daughters who behave more like wives. [Bitch Magazine]

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