Category Archives: Feminism

Sometimes It’s Hard To Be a Woman

Tammy Wynette had no idea. It’s apparently getting a lot harder, and South Dakota’s abortion bill is only the tip of the proverbial ice berg. I’ve been stowing away links related to women’s issues for the past week or so, … Continue reading

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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures

I don’t think it’s being alarmist to say that the future that the South Dakota legislature has proposed going back to bloody hanger days, that it’s only a matter of time before some of women in that state need the … Continue reading

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Your Fetus or Your Life

I’ve strayed away from political topics recently, mainly because they’re rather depressing to write about these days, and lately I find myself wondering whether all the posts on various issues and outrages make much of a difference. But there are … Continue reading

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Courting Equality

I’ve written once or twice before about the whole idea of minorities pursuing justice via the court system, and a Maryland circuit court judge’s ruling the state’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional — and state Democrats hoping the Court of … Continue reading

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Justice

Some good news, for a change. I came home this evening to find the following message from Garden State Equality in my inbox concerning the case of Laurel Hester. Today, Saturday, January 21, 2006 — the day Ocean County freeholders … Continue reading

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Inside the Mind of a Rightie

Wow. Just…wow. This post from Jill over at Feministe reminds me of something Oprah Winfrey Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” It’s probably a good rule of thumb when it … Continue reading

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Just Like a Woman, Too

It’s back. The ongoing discussion about women bloggers. Actually, it never went away, and it references some of my favorite bloggers. In fact, a lot of the ones mentioned in the article are blogs I read pretty regularly. I’ve written … Continue reading

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What is “Pro-Wife Extremism”?

After the 94/95 Republican takeover of Congress, I thought conservatives couldn’t get any crazier, based on some of the outrageous things they said and did. Boy was I wrong. They’ve got a new frame: “pro-wife extremism”. I kid you not.

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Blue State Birth Rates

This may fall into the "Modest Proposal" category, but it occurred to me last night after reading a story I saw posted over at KipEsquire’s. Michelle Duggar just delivered her 16th child, and she’s already thinking about doing it again. … Continue reading

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Indiana Legislator Yanks Orwellian Bill

Wow. That was quick. Remember that Indiana bill concerning “unauthorized reproduction”? Yanked. Gone. Just like that. A controversial proposed bill to prohibit gays, lesbians and single people from using medical procedures to become pregnant has been dropped by its legislative … Continue reading

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It Takes Two, Baby

Via Feministe comes yet another nightmare the religious right is cooking up. Indiana Republicans are cooking up a bill to make “unauthorized reproduction” illegal. In other words, only married women may legally reproduce. Republican lawmakers are drafting new legislation that … Continue reading

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Well, Now We Know

Why Bush picked Miers for the Supreme Court, that is. Bartos says that when Miers, a lawyer who worked for an old, ultra-conservative Dallas firm, expressed uneasiness about seeking gay and lesbian endorsements, Bartos realized she and Miers needed to … Continue reading

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Just Like a Woman?

Shaula has a great post up about blogging and gender that gave me a feeling of deja vu when I read it, and I knew I would have to post about it at some point. It’s a terrific no-holds-barred on … Continue reading

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Guys and Dolls

  This is a little creepy. (Note: May be NSFW, "Not Safe For Work.") Grown men and "real life dolls," life-sized silicon female dolls, are the subjects of a photo essay. From the moment a doll is lifted from her … Continue reading

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Marriage Nutzy?

“No divorce for you!” Heh. Couldn’t resist that. This was too good to pass up posting about. U.S. Rep. John Hostettler told a gathering of clergy that divorce is as dangerous to society as gay marriage and that churches are … Continue reading

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