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 been posting ironic remarks on Gov. Rick Perry’s Facebook page in protest to his cutting funding for Planned Parenthood, his infamous transvaginal ultrasound […]

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Doonesbury Goes Viral

Starbucks Doonesbury Duke for Prez Cartoon Pla...
Starbucks Doonesbury Duke for Prez Cartoon Playing Cards (Photo credit: andertoons)

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.

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WaPo: Consider the case of the angry white woman

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Cartoon published in 14/04/1887: "Some foolish people imagine our ladies will neglect their family duties. Quite a mistake. 3 am. That dear good old creature, Mr. Speaker, is kind enough to take the blessed infant while the Hon. Member addresses the house." (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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, 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.

More analysis on this issue to come later.

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Stephen Colbert Reveals His Genius Plan to Start Giving Men Transurethral Ultrasounds

Stephen Colbert in New York City at Border's.
Stephen Colbert in New York City at Border's. Credit: Wikipedia.

From Jezebel: Stephen Colbert Reveals His Genius Plan to Start Giving Men Transurethral Ultrasounds

By Juliana Jiménez

For all the fans of the transvaginal ultrasound bill, we bring you the sequel, surely it will be just as popular!

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.

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TransVaginal UltraSound: Fake Rape, Government Rape, and ‘Rape Rape’

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 […]

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