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 been posting ironic remarks on Gov. Rick Perry’s Facebook page in protest to his cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, his infamous transvaginal ultrasound […]
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, saying that “there’s not assault on women’s rights.” It’s actually kind of funny that these men go to forums like these, bristling with male 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.
From The ObamaCrat: United Against The War On Women: Has local, national and international Facebook group links with dates and places. Check it out! We’ll keep an eye out for this event as well. By Juliana Jiménez
Although we do know these two don’t require the same amount of discomfort… Maybe the equivalent would be inserting your penis in a cold, metallic, all-seeying robot vagina? Yes, that seems more adequate.
Yet, it’s not quite the same… there is something inherently “invasive” in how women experience sex, as Simone de Beauvoir says in The Second Sex, because a foreign object is intruding into your very being, whereas for the man the penis is an extension of the being.
In any case, Colbert is spot on about the whole “potential human being” with the sperm and the male birth control pill. And let’s remember gals and guys, it’s been “50 YEARS” since the female birth control pill was made available to the public. And we’re still talking about it like it’s a huge deal. Like it’s still the 1950s.
By Juliana Jiménez Lots of different kinds of rape, we’ve got them all. Virginia Governor Bob McDonell promised to sign a bill that would require all women seeking an abortion to get a transvaginal ultrasound (although now not so unconditionally). Since most abortions happen before the first trimester, the only way to do the ultrasound is […]
By Juliana Jiménez I wasn’t planning on writing about Susan G. Komen‘s defunding of Planned Parenthood, nor about the ensuing public outcry and media criticism, nor about the embarrassing but awesome backtrack. But then I had to, more as a guide to what’s being said about it, which is a lot. This International Herald Tribune article, from the Female Factor […]
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