07. 09. 2014
feminism - (prochoice) (5)

What Seeking an Abortion Was Like Before Roe v. Wade

Lest we forget what it was like. Some examples: a woman’s success in terminating a pregnancy often depended more on her social networks (i.e. in the absence of institutionalised facilities) which could mean...

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08. 08. 2014
feminism - (prochoice) - keep abortion legal

The beginning of the end of the anti-choice movement (US)

Below is a series of posts on (what seems to be) a certain slow down in the anti-choice movement in the US. If nothing else, it’s all welcome respite from the chipping away...

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24. 07. 2014
misc. - Dear Old Ireland

While Ireland may no longer be such a harsh place for unmarried pregnant women, the stigma persists

Agnes always assumed that her mother would be supportive if she got pregnant, but just as she was working up the courage to break the news, her father was diagnosed with terminal cancer....

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02. 07. 2014
‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Just the Beginning: A Flood of Corporate Religious Objections Is Coming

‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Just the Beginning: A Flood of Corporate Religious Objections Is Coming

In order to find corporations can exercise religious beliefs, Alito must conflate two very different scenarios. The first involves cases where the legal interests of employers and employees are largely aligned against those of...

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02. 07. 2014
‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Part of a Greater War on Contraception

‘Hobby Lobby’ Is Part of a Greater War on Contraception

Emphasis added. On rhrealitycheck: Hobby Lobby’s complaint in the case that the Supreme Court decided on Monday morning is that the company and its founders don’t think Hobby Lobby employees should be able...

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02. 07. 2014
“These are actual human beings – who kiss their kids goodnight hours after smirkingly calling women whores…”

“These are actual human beings – who kiss their kids goodnight hours after smirkingly calling women whores…”

These are actual human beings – who kiss their kids goodnight hours after smirkingly calling women whores – who are doing this, not just anonymous trolls. Jessica Valenti (facebook) on the abuse she...

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14. 06. 2014
‘Most “fallen” women knew well enough that they were expected to create a narrative of disappearance, usually one that involved the boat to Holyhead.’ Photograph: HJ Allen/Evening Standard/Getty Images

If shame has gone, why do we use secret abortions in England to preserve the myth of holy Ireland?

‘Most “fallen” women knew well enough that they were expected to create a narrative of disappearance, usually one that involved the boat to Holyhead.’ Photograph: HJ Allen/Evening Standard/Getty Images The Irish psychosis whose...

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13. 04. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (13th April 2014)

And here’s what else I’ve been reading this week. – The Government has a women problem – and its down to the feminist men to fix it (the guardian) – Fox News Hails...

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06. 04. 2014
feminism - prochoice abortion rights

The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion

In 1969, when abortion was completely illegal in Texas except to save a woman’s life, Karen Hulsey became pregnant. She was 20 years old and living in Dallas at the time, and the...

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05. 04. 2014
feminism - tradtional roles (5)

Back to the Fifties: why women’s rights are being chipped away

We’re 14 years into the 21st century, yet hard-won women’s rights are slowly being chipped away. It’s starting to resemble the Fifties all over again. Tanya Gold asks what’s going on… On Stylist...

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30. 03. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (30th March 2014)

Here’s what else I’ve been reading this week: – Teen spirit: the fifth-wave feminists (theguardian) – Moving Forward (everydayvictimblaming) – The Invisibility of Disability (bottomface) – No, I will not stop having ‘feelings’...

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29. 03. 2014
American women like birth control and don’t think companies have right to trample on people’s freedoms

American women like birth control and don’t think companies have right to trample on people’s freedoms

As the Supreme Court takes up the challenges to Obamacare’s contraception coverage mandate today, here are a few more numbers to add to this infographic from Ultraviolet.

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24. 03. 2014
“The same thing that motivates conservatives to try to ban abortion and restrict access to birth…

“The same thing that motivates conservatives to try to ban abortion and restrict access to birth…

The same thing that motivates conservatives to try to ban abortion and restrict access to birth control is the same thing that makes them blame single mothers’ choices regarding men and sex for...

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22. 03. 2014
good point. sometimes strawmen arguments make important points.

good point. sometimes strawmen arguments make important points.

good point. sometimes strawmen arguments make important points. While Hobby Lobby opposes offering contraceptive coverage, it does sell three types of knitting needles, just the kind that in the not-so-distant past, women who became pregnant and...

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16. 03. 2014
feminism - taking over (border)

Sunday feminist roundup (16th March 2014)

A double edition this week. Since the last roundup, we have, of course, had #IWD14. I was torn about it this year, for  reasons you can see here. – Of Frats, Rape Culture...

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14. 03. 2014
“Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women

“Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women

Two-thirds of the world’s illiterate are women. Sixty-six percent of countries have no laws to protect women from domestic abuse, and battery is the largest cause of injury to women in America. Native...

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10. 03. 2014
Birth Control Doesn’t Encourage Risky Sex. Someone Tell the GOP

Birth Control Doesn’t Encourage Risky Sex. Someone Tell the GOP

According to new study that surveyed nearly 8,000 women and teenage girls, no-cost access to birth control doesn’t encourage women to engage in risky or “promiscuous” sexual behavior. Another related study conducted the...

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10. 03. 2014
Porque Yo Decido: Spain’s war on abortion is not about morality – it’s about austerity

Porque Yo Decido: Spain’s war on abortion is not about morality – it’s about austerity

Porque Yo Decido. Because I decide. That was the title of a manifesto handed to the Spanish government on 1 February on behalf of the millions of men and women across the country...

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09. 03. 2014
It was a righteous and spirited day of resistance against the war on women in NYC

It was a righteous and spirited day of resistance against the war on women in NYC

stoppatriarchy: It was a righteous and spirited day of resistance against the war on women in NYC for International Women’s Day! Times Square did not know what what they were in for when...

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09. 03. 2014
“Jean tells me from the outset I have three options

“Jean tells me from the outset I have three options

Jean tells me from the outset I have three options. “Keep the baby, and be a parent. You have a termination. Which obviously has consequences. Or you take the brave option… for adoption.”...

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