Category Archive: Abortion

Violación Legítima, Misoginia Distraída

Por Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo Héctor Abad Faciolince escribe una importante columna en el diario colombiano El Espectador, titulada “Assange, ¿el violador de qué?”. Faciolince denuncia la hipocresía del gobierno británico por hacer de… Continue reading

The Vatican is Freaking Out Over Feminist Nuns

By Juliana Jimenez The NYT reports on the latest Vatican paranoia and subsequent attempts at silencing dissent: “the Vatican has appointed an American bishop to rein in the largest and most influential group of Catholic… Continue reading

Feminist Trolls Flood Republican Legislator’s Facebook Pages, and So Can You

I’ve never been much of an internets troll, that is, until this morning. The new feminist blog on the Washington Post, She the People, reports how thousands of women (and some men) have… Continue reading

Doonesbury Goes Viral

Doonesbury Goes Viral

Here is the latest Doonesbury comic strip on the infamous ultrasound bills that has been censored by so many news outlets around the country. Slate, on the other hand seems to be embracing the controversy, and today they post an interview with the creator of the series, Gary B. Trudeau. The Washington Post also has an earlier interview with him. 

WaPo: Consider the case of the angry white woman

WaPo: Consider the case of the angry white woman

From Washington Post, Comment by Juliana Jimenez

This is one amazing article on the intersection of sexism and racism. Damn. Impressed. Goes beyond the reporting. Some commenters, men of course, were outraged that “there’s not assault on women’s rights.” It’s actually kind of funny that these men come here with their entitlement and end up showing off their willful ignorance. Have they not been following the news? Do these men have any idea what it’s like to not be able to decide when and how you have a baby, a.k.a when your body, your mind and the rest of your life are completely transformed from that moment on? Oh, they don’t? Ok, thought so. Now, shush.

More analysis on this issue to come later.

Why I Hate Women’s Day, or Every Day is Women’s Day

Yeah, yeah, Happy Women’s Day. I appreciate the thought, but it still feels condescending to me. Limiting appreciating or even noticing an entire group of people to only one day, or to only… Continue reading

‘Semen Personhood’: Fighting Back the GOP’s War on Women

By Juliana Jiménez Yeah, ladies (and men), this is what I’m talking about! What a better way to spend this endless 24 hours of cheesyness that is International Women’s Day than reading about… Continue reading

The End of Rush Limbaugh – 45 Advertisers Leave Show

By Juliana Jiménez UPDATE: As of today, 45 advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh’s show, and there might be more in sight, according to the Rachel Maddow Show blog. And as if his lame… Continue reading

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

A 100 years ago, China was probably one of the worst places to be born a woman. They had to go around with bound feet and girls were given names like “Daughter #3″.… Continue reading

12 Advertisers Drop Rush Limbaugh

By Juliana Jiménez UPDATE: According to ThinkProgress, 12 advertisers have dropped Rush Limbaugh, including AOL, in light of his comments AND the outrage that followed. Let’s be clear: they are not pulling away because… Continue reading