Friday News Bites: McKinney Protests, Tony Awards, Obits + More

Greetings, all. We have some notable deaths to cover, some interesting entertainment news, and more, so let’s get started:

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This week’s dispatches has the secret to biking in a skirt without flashing the world.

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Dispatches from Ladyblogland

This edition of dispatches is full of new blogs to read and a bunch of great videos.

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An Interview with the Creators of Choice: Texas

It has been a tumultuous year for reproductive rights in this country. Too many states have passed restrictions on abortion or attempted to defund clinics and organizations associated with women’s health issues. This has caused a crisis for women’s health advocates across the nation. They have struggled to stay afloat; despite this, they are admirably fighting to keep floating on. Texas became the flashpoint in the debate thanks to the wonderful Senator Wendy Davis and her courage to throw up a middle finger at Rick Perry, Anti-Choice advocates and the Texas Republican Party. Her filibuster broke the internet. That is how important it was. People have begun to take notice. I hope they will attempt to learn more about the situation and become more informed. Read More An Interview with the Creators of Choice: Texas

Savita’s Law and the Sorry State of Reproductive Rights in Ireland

Ten months after Savita’s death, has anything changed for women in Ireland?

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Bro-Choice is Feminism for Bros Too Cool for Feminism

It really seems like putting “bro” in front of everything is the new, cool thing to do, doesn’t it? And by new and cool, I of course mean “totally obnoxious.” Now imagine someone taking the term “pro-choice,” adding a Keystone Light and a backwards baseball cap, and you have Bro-Choice. Read More Bro-Choice is Feminism for Bros Too Cool for Feminism

“Fetal Heartbeat” Bills Are the Newest Anti-Choice Fad

The assault on women’s reproductive rights never stops. It never even slows down. If there’s one thing I can commend the anti-choicers on, it’s their perseverance! Except not really, because they are set on whittling away free will and all that nice stuff. Read More “Fetal Heartbeat” Bills Are the Newest Anti-Choice Fad