Posts tagged "abortion"

Emma Sulkowicz Will Attend The State Of The Union Address

Columbia University artist Emma Sulkowicz, who has been carrying her dorm mattress in protest of campus rape, will be attending the State of the Union Address. [ArtNet]
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has published a new short story! Go read it! [Medium]
Here’s a roundup of all the ridiculous abortion bills on the docket…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 20, 2015

Jenny Slate Champions Repro Rights While Accepting Award For “Obvious Child”

I am so proud to be in a movie that is joyful and thoughtful and depicts a modern and authentic experience of unplanned pregnancy…Gillian Robespierre and Elizabeth Holm, who wrote this movie, assert that even while we’re fighting for our rights we can do so creatively. Activism and creative expression can go together.
Jenny Slate

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 16, 2015

Frisky Q&A: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, Human Rights Activist & At-Sea Abortion Provider

Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a physician, artist, human rights activist, and founder of organizations Women on Waves and Women on Web, which are featured in the documentary “Vessel.” The organizations provide safe abortion options to women living in countries with restrictive abortion laws. Gomperts launched the Women on Waves, which sails a mobile abortion clinic to…

Claire Hannum / January 16, 2015

The United States Gets A “D” Grade For Women’s Reproductive Rights, According to NARAL Pro-Choice America

NARAL Pro-Choice America has graded the United States with a “D” for women’s reproductive rights. [NARAL]
Slavoj Žižek on the Charlie Hebdo massacre: “The passionate intensity of the terrorists bears witness to a lack of true conviction.” [New Statesman]
The Academy Awards (predictably) ignored black actors and directors. [The Grio]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 15, 2015

North Dakota Gets Creative In Attempt To Ban Abortion

Last year, the state of North Dakota attempted to enact a “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” that would prevent women from seeking an abortion once a heartbeat can be detected, or at 6-7 weeks. This, however, was quickly overturned by a judge because it violated the standard set by the Supreme Court of 24-25 weeks.

Robyn Pennacchia / January 14, 2015

Wendy Davis’s Replacement Wore Anti-Abortion Cowboy Boots To Her Swearing In Ceremony

In order to run for Governor last term, All-American Shero Wendy Davis had to give up her seat in the Texas State Senate. Which means someone had to replace her. That person was Tea Party favorite, Konni Burton — and not only is she Konni with a K, she’s also klassy with a K.

Robyn Pennacchia / January 13, 2015

Tusmørke’s Oculus Rift Game Autumn Seeks To Help Rape Survivors

A forthcoming Oculus Rift video game is hoping to help rape survivors. [The Atlantic]
An anti-gay group put out a pamphlet about how kids shouldn’t have to hear “the sounds of sodomy,” and of course the Internet ran with it. [RawStory]
Why has there only ever been one Jewish Miss America? [The

Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015

GOP Congress Not Wasting Any Time Trying To Ban Abortion

On Tuesday, the 114th Congress swung into session, and before any seats had the chance to warm up, two Republican legislators immediately introduced a bill meant to ban abortion after 20 weeks as opposed to the 23-24 weeks that is the present standard.

The bill, introduced by Representatives Trent Franks (R-Terrible Porn Name)…

Robyn Pennacchia / January 7, 2015

Missouri Women Will Need ‘Permission Slips’ From Fathers To Get Abortions, If This Law Passes

Watch out, Florida and Mississippi — Missouri is coming for you. Between this and Ferguson, the state may be a top contender for Absolute Worst State in the Country. Which means I may have to cancel my plans for a dream vacation to Branson for the purposes of enjoying a brunch hosted by Greg Brady.

Robyn Pennacchia / December 17, 2014

Some Very Polite Counter-Protesters Convinced UK Anti-Choice Group Abort67 To Pack Up Their Protest And Go Away

The UK anti-choice abortion protesting group Abort67 — the group that got an epic takedown from a pregnant passerby last week — was counter-protested near an abortion clinic in London. The very polite counter-protesters put a sign up in front of Abort67’s giant picture of an aborted fetus that said, “My body, my choice.” One…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 11, 2014

Watch A Pregnant Woman Tear Some Anti-Choice Protesters A New One

A UK anti-choice group, Abort67, had set up outside of a London abortion clinic with a giant picture of an aborted fetus and had been filming their protest — and possibly the women going into the clinic — when this woman happened upon the Abort67 protesters being asked to turn their cameras off and move…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 4, 2014

Watch Don Lemon’s 14-Second Apology For His Stupid Rape Advice

Don Lemon gave a 14-second “if you were offended” apology for giving one of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims terrible and unsolicited rape prevention advice. pMediaite]
Bill Cosby is far from the only scumbag in Hollywood. [The Daily Beast]
The ongoing online war between Anonymous and the KKK is just fantastic to read…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 19, 2014

Missouri Has Been Declared A State Of Emergency Prior To Darren Wilson’s Grand Jury Decision

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency in Missouri while awaiting the Ferguson grand jury decision about Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed teenager Michael Brown. [Raw Story]
Anonymous is doxxing Ku Klux Klan members who have been threatening violence in Ferguson, Missouri. [Daily Dot]
Leslie Feinberg, legendary…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 17, 2014

America Is Basically Criminalizing The Fact Of Being Female (And Pregnant) With Personhood Laws

America is, in effect, criminalizing the very fact of having a female reproductive system. [NY Times]
Bangladesh had its first trans* pride march. [Raw Story]
Comedian Tig Notaro performed a comedy set topless after a double mastectomy. [Bitch]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

Voting Results On Ballot Measures Shows There’s Still Hope For This Country

So Republicans now control the House and the Senate, and they defeated Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Maryland, Maine, Massachussetts, and (sigh) Illinois, and so control the majority of gubernatorial offices in the U.S. Don’t freak out too much; let’s be honest, politicians’ inability to care about their constituencies knows no political party. Ever listened to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 5, 2014

Many Polling Places Still Aren’t Accessible To Voters With Disabilities

Decades after the Americans with Disabilities Act, we still have polling places that are restrictive to disabled voters. [VICE]
Read this fantastic piece about why street harassment shouldn’t be criminalized in the context of an unjust criminal justice system. [The Intercept]
Oklahoma’s Supreme Court has delayed some abortion restrictions in the state. [Raw Story]…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 4, 2014

North Dakota Is Effectively Banning Abortion

North Dakota banned the abortion pill, leaving few options left for abortion in the state. [Think Progress]
Conservative pundit Dennis Prager said that rape is just “unwanted kisses” and rape culture is a “gargantuan lie.” [Salon]
The uptick in violence in inner cities has to do with mass incarceration, not poverty and…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 30, 2014

Efforts To Ban Same-Day Registration And Early Voting Are Voter Suppression

The effort to ban same-day voter registration and early voting amounts to massive voter suppression. [Slate]
PurrVerse columnist Kitty Stryker gives a thorough, nuanced analysis of all the problems involved in Jian Ghomeshi labeling abuse as BDSM. [Guardian]
Wonder Woman has a queer, kinky, feminist history, and that makes me very happy.

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 29, 2014

John Grisham Is Wrong: It’s Not Easy To Stumble Upon Child Porn

It really isn’t easy to just stumble upon child porn, regardless of John Grisham’s assertions. [Daily Dot]
In South Carolina, stand your ground laws give domestic abusers a loophole and shift blame onto victims who self-defend. [Salon]
Please read this essay about the failure of Texas’s abortion laws for a couple who…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 16, 2014

One Of TIME’s Most Influential Teens Is Trans

One of TIME’s 25 Most Influential Teens is a transgirl advocate and author named Jazz. [Advocate]
Artist Kara Walker responds to white viewers’ macabre selfies at A Subtlety, her installation at the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn this summer. [Jezebel]
#StopGamerGate2014 has been trending all day on Twitter. [Kotaku]
The National…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 15, 2014
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