I’m quoting from RH Reality Check, one of the best blogs on the net. Jodi Jacobson, the editor-in-chief, eloquently exposes the hypocrisy of right-wing politicians, such as Ted Cruz: Last Friday, two civilians and one police officer died and nine others were wounded in a vicious and wholly predictable attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. … More 3 People Senselessly Killed
My uncle Lars (not his real name) was troubled for much of his life. He had three daughters by two mothers. Well after all of them had children of their own, he took up with a much younger woman, “Elena”, and got her pregnant with a fetus that turned out to be male. He … More Forced Reproduction and the Attack on Women’s Subjectivity
Losing my religion for equality…by Jimmy Carter 25 JANUARY 2013 393,009 VIEWS 31 COMMENTS Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God. I HAVE been a practicing Christian all my life and a deacon and Bible teacher for many years. My faith is a source of strength and … More Jimmy Carter is My Hero
So, today I actually spoke and said I had trouble with the “god stuff” in al-anon because I’m an atheist and do not believe in a creator or a higher power. This did not go over as badly as it might have, since I then proceeded to weep while talking about how badly I need … More Second Al-Anon Meeting
And if you’re wondering why we continually blame the patriarchy, read this: 12 year old Yemeni girl drugged, raped by 50 year old husband Filed under: Children, Civil Rights, Hodeidah, Women’s Issues — by Jane Novak at 10:30 am on Sunday, August 7, 2011 Seeks a savior Hodiedah: In an interview with Marib Press, 12 year old “Hanadi” said she was forced into … More Why We Blame the Patriarchy
If you’re bitching about the heat, check out this post from my favorite feminist on the internet: Spinster aunt begins to hallucinate. Now with seafood similes.
I feel a strong, emotional connection with Kat and Maria, best friends who are just beginning their fifth year of medical school in Northern England. They are very grounded in their femininity, very earthy, compassionate and capable. Both of them are strikingly beautiful, although quite different, like the sisters Rose-White and Rose-Red. Kat has pale, … More Compassion and Capability
Where are the brave, feminist women and men who helped to bring down Mubarak in Egypt, and who have long been agitating against Saleh in Yemen, now? About a quarter of the million protesters who brought down the Egyptian dictator were women. Tawakul Karman, who has led anti-government protests at Sana’a University for years, … More Whither the Revolution for Women in Egypt and Yemen?
A new study, reported by the New York Times, dramatically challenges the prevailing, Darwinian understanding of human social development. Not “natural selection” but cooperative behavior influenced the structure of early human societies. This view has profound feminist implications because it contradicts Darwin’s assumption that early human societies formed around dominant men competing with other men … More Cooperation in Neolithic Culture and the Implications for Feminism
Last night I had dinner with a lovely Iranian woman whose family is still living in Tehran. She is planning to go back in a few weeks to visit her parents. I will worry about her when she goes. This morning I came across this video, posted Feb 26, 2011, and Josh Shahryar’s remarkable comment about … More On #Iran and the brave Iranian protesters
Feminist bloggers save my sanity. And their brilliant arguments against the latest spate of women-hating legislation deserve your attention. I’m going to be posting a series of notes that call your attention to some of the best feminist responses to the political efforts of the religious right in Congress: Consider this: Republicans and other Forced-Birthers … More Brilliant Feminists Protest the Women-Hating Legislators Who Deny Birth Control To The Very Same Women They Would Force To Stay Pregnant, Even to Death
Today’s post began as a response to ECHIDNE of the snakes. who brought Carolin Berger to my attention She was a German erotic actor who died in her sixth breast enlargement surgery, at the age of 23: She went under the knife for the last time at the Alster Clinic and was having 800g (28oz) … More Extreme Plastic Surgery, “Artificial” Sex, and the Insane Death of Carolin Berger
Yes, yes, it’s all very wonderful (and I sincerely mean this) that Tawakul Karman has been released from prison. And I admire and respect her call for greater freedoms of expression and for her leadership of Women Journalists for Change. It’s hard to stand up to a government that forces women–look at them–to shroud themselves … More Tawakul Karman Update
What is happening in Yemen and why should we care? Tawakul Karman, a feminist activist was arrested today for her role in student demonstrations against the government last week. She and her husband, Mohamed Ismail al-Nehmi, were making their way home yesterday evening when the police came for her. He has no idea where she … More Tawakul Karman: Brave Muslim Feminist Arrested in Yemen
There is a lot that is right about Tony Porter’s “A Call to Men” speech, also a lot that is wrong. See also the website. What is right is the message. I like what he says. I preach what he preaches. I want my son to hear this. I want him to memorize every word. … More Can we talk about race? On Obama and Tony Porter.