This post by Kelley Calkins originally appeared on Ravishly on Jan. 22, 2015, and is reprinted with permission.
A dear “happy birthday” and a hearty “goddamn, I want to build a barricade around you to protect you from the clutches of politicians who seek to render women autonomy-less chattel” go out to Roe v. Wade today! Read More A Happy Birthday To Roe V. Wade — And A Middle Finger To Its Deadly Step-Sibling, The Helms Amendment
Ah, it’s a short week because of Thanksgiving, so there can’t be that much to talk about, right? Well… The relatively low amount of shit to report on was balanced out by how truly terrible a lot of it was. Sorry! (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.) Read More This Week in Misogyny Stands With #Ferguson
It’s time for another round of “what has the Catholic Church ever done for Ireland?”
Content note: child abuse, child death, birth abuse, forced adoption.
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The inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar concluded in Galway last week with a verdict of medical misadventure. The day of the verdict would have been her 5th wedding anniversary. Read More “Horrendous, Barbaric, and Inhumane”: Savita’s Death Ruled Medical Misadventure
Details of one report into Savita Halappanavar’s death point to medical mistakes and legal issues.
Read More Savita’s Death: Draft Report Leaked to Newspapers
“When people think they are fundamentally broken, it affects their freedom to choose.” -Mama Be Good
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