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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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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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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02. 05. 2014
‘She had Spanx on’

‘She had Spanx on’

In one case, a lawyer told a woman who had been raped that they would not be pursuing her case, “particularly bearing in mind the type of underwear that you had on at...

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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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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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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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02. 03. 2014
violence against women lulz

violence against women lulz

violence against women lulz. As a feminist, one of the most frequent questions I receive is “why do you call it a war on women”. This morning, Jean Hatchet sent me a link...

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02. 03. 2014
“The question is not really when life begins…

“The question is not really when life begins…

The question is not really when life begins. The question is whether we recognize women and other people with uteri as humans whose lives have intrinsic value and the rights of agency, bodily...

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15. 01. 2014
The Pope’s beliefs about abortion will become relevant the day the Popebecomes pregnant

The Pope’s beliefs about abortion will become relevant the day the Popebecomes pregnant

Yes. On newstatesman: Oh, Pope Francis. He was doing so well. For almost a year, liberals all over the world allowed themselves to believe that this Pope was different, that this Pope was...

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06. 01. 2014
The Irish Abortion Act changes nothing for women

The Irish Abortion Act changes nothing for women

On bpas: The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act came into force in Ireland on January 1. It allows abortion in an extremely narrow set of circumstances, and in effect changes nothing for...

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02. 11. 2013
@bpas1968's ad today in @IrishTimes to remind Irish gov. that forcing women to travel abroad for abortion is #nowaytotreatwomen

@bpas1968's ad today in @IrishTimes to remind Irish gov. that forcing women to travel abroad for abortion is #nowaytotreatwomen

twitter: @bpas1968’s ad today in @IrishTimes to remind Irish gov. that forcing women to travel abroad for abortion is #nowaytotreatwomen bpas’s site: bpas.org

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12. 07. 2013
Ireland passes law allowing limited rights to abortion

Ireland passes law allowing limited rights to abortion

Hugely important progress. It’s not enough (see below re. rape cases for example) but it is a start I thought I’d never see. Irish parliamentarians passed a groundbreaking law early on Thursday allowing...

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02. 07. 2013
Six Truly Unbelievable Ways Ohio Has Just Eviscerated Women’s Rights

Six Truly Unbelievable Ways Ohio Has Just Eviscerated Women’s Rights

On alternet: The Republican Party continues to hack away at reproductive rights around the country–and Ohio is the latest place to be targeted by anti-abortion forces. Governor John Kasich signed the state budget...

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02. 07. 2013
Why Texas Abortion-Restriction Laws are a National Problem

Why Texas Abortion-Restriction Laws are a National Problem

Or, even, an international problem. We (UK) take a lot of of our lead on reproductive rights from the US. bitchmagazine: Today, thousands of Texans are crowding their state capitol, protesting Governor Rick...

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26. 06. 2013
Criminalization of Abortion Continues in Mexico

Criminalization of Abortion Continues in Mexico

In the last five years, 127 women have been put on trial for abortion in Mexico. When Laura, a 22-year-old woman from Puebla, went to the emergency room because she was hemorrhaging, she...

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26. 06. 2013
Wendy Davis’ filibustering for abortion rights is a brave and great thing

Wendy Davis’ filibustering for abortion rights is a brave and great thing

On commentisfree: It’s raining here, softly but firmly, and Wendy Davis is filibustering in Texas. She’s speaking in a low, quiet voice in the other tab, talking about admitting privileges, standing quietly as...

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18. 06. 2013
Conservatives Double Down on the War on Women

Conservatives Double Down on the War on Women

On rhrealitycheck: With all the moaning and wailing at Fox News and other right-wing media outlets about the supposed unfairness about the phrase “war on women,” you’d think conservative politicians would try to...

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08. 06. 2013
What war on women (they ask)?

What war on women (they ask)?

On @christineburns.

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