Browsing All posts tagged under »Pregnancy«

The rapey news trend of late

August 23, 2012

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The news has been awfully rapey lately.  And I mean awful.  Obviously it began with Todd Akin’s comment about Legit Rape and women’s superawesome magical defense against pregnancy in such cases of Legit Rape. “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in an interview posted Sunday. “If […]

what, exactly, is the “moment of conception”

September 13, 2011

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Mississippi to vote on reversing abortion rights by redefining ‘person’ | World news | guardian.co.uk.: Another flyover state is on the “Repeal Roe V. Wade” Bandwagon.  Not so shocking.  What is really bugging me though is this idea that life and personhood begins at “conception”: Mississippi voters will be allowed to vote on an initiative that […]

Iowa GOP Debate – Rick Santorum’s “beautiful” answer to an abortion question

August 17, 2011

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Iowa GOP Debate Rick Santorum on abortion – YouTube .   Just notice how Mr. Santorum talks about the father (read: violent perpetrator) and the fetus, but there is barely a mention of the woman who would be victimized perpetually.  (transcript below) Funny how for so many men (especially those of the religious persuasion) only view […]

The politics of abortion.. a thought

June 15, 2011

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I know I post a lot of articles about women’s reproductive justice, especially abortion, and most often these posts include long-winded rants wherein i deconstruct common notions around the issue (sums up most of my blogging, really). But here’s something really simple to think about: 1 in 3 women have at least one abortion in their lifetime. […]

How Conservatives Treat Young Women Who Choose “Life”

May 2, 2011

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The Heartless Way Conservatives Treat Young Women Who Choose to Have Babies | | AlterNet If you choose life, but want to still be a person with goals like an education: The girls were arrested for holding a sit-in to protest the closing of their school, the Catherine Ferguson Academy, which was established to serve students […]

Is it “chivalry” if women do it as often as men? — Feministe

March 10, 2011

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Is it “chivalry” if women do it as often as men? Not only is this article hilariously written and right on point with how these statistics were covered, i agree with the consensus that it’s not chivalry, it’s being a decent fucking person. The comments are awesome, too.